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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

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Louis L. McAllister photographed people and places near Burlington, Vermont for 60 years. He was born in Columbus, Nebraska on October 16, 1876, the son of Julius S. McAllister (born 1841 in Lincoln, VT) and Rosette Gould (born in Vermont in 1851). Julius McAllister worked as a photographer and dentist in Washington D.C., Bristol, Vermont and Columbus, Nebraska. Around 1895, Julius, his third wife Amy, and their children left Nebraska for the Union Soldiers’ Colony in Fitzgerald, Georgia. By 1900, Julius and Amy were divorced, and Amy and her stepson Louis were working as photographers in Thomasville, Georgia.

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Louis L. McAllister Photographs

Published:  November 19, 2007,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections

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Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (4X5's)

Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

Date:  1940-03-18

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

March 18, 1940 late winter view of Main Street in front of the Strong Theatre building. The Snow King Rotary Snow Plow is mounted on the city street dept Walter's Snow Fighter Truck as it performs snow removal. Note the movie marque at the Strong, "The Marines Fly High" starring Richard Dix and Chester Morris.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (4X5's)

    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

    Date:  undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Undated (may be late 1920s or early 1930s) overhead view of the continuation of asphalt application over the old brick pavement on Main Street between South Winooski Ave. and Church Street. Note the old trolley car tracks which are being covered up. Cable wires are still strung and barely visible overhead. On the right is the Post Office. Further up the street is the Strong Theatre building.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

      Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

      Date:  1929-09-01

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Sept. 1, 1929. View of Main Street looking east up the hill from intersection of Church Street. Note the old trolley car tracks and overhead wires, also uneven and worn condition of the old brick pavement. This picture was taken just before constructing the new asphalt pavement by the city street dept., using the old brick pavement as a base. Parked cars and businesses line both sides of the street. On the right is the Strong Theatre with a sign along one side of the building advertising "Vermont home of Chilton Paint Co." In the distant center of photo a car cruises through the intersection of Main and South Winooski Ave.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

        Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

        Date:  1938; 12-07

        December 7, 1938 View of South Winooski Ave. looking to Main Street as Burlington Street Dept. crew do road work. Rollers are smoothing down the surface as men stand by with shovels. To the right is a sign reading Ben's Dinette located between Main and King Street at 164 So Winooski. To the left up the street is the back of the Strong Theater. Also to the left is the small white building of William R. Daley's lunch cart at No. 175.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

          Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

          Date:  undated

          Undated but may be 1939 view of So. Winooski Ave. looking south at the intersection of Main Street. To the left men work on street construction project near the corner Herbert Auto Service at 204-206 So. Winooski selling Gulf. To the right is the Strong Theater building and Strong Hardware at 205-207 So. Winooski. A two story tall billboard structure is seen to the west side of the auto service store.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

            Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

            Date:  undated

            Undated photo of two men with snowplow on skids attached to a Holt tractor so the plow could be pulled. Location is So. Winooski Ave. at the intersection of Main Street. Directly behind is the the Strong building with Strong Hardware Co. at 205-207 Main and a sign also advertising Burlington Motor Sales occupying the first floor.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

              Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

              Date:  1939; 08-15

              August 15, 1939. So. Winooski Ave. looking south from intersection of Main Street after Plant-Mix asphalt pavement with an average of one and one-half inches of hot asphalt binder course or leveling course and two inch wearing surface of American Bitumuls laykold mixture had been placed and the street opened to traffic. Sign to the left near a two story billboard structure states P.W.A. Federal Works Agency Public Works Administration Street Improvements. Billboards advertise Ritz Crackers and Chesterfield Cigarettes. Strong building on the corner to the right.

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                Title:   Strong Theatre (Burlington, VT)

                Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                1946 photo of the Strong Building, home of Strong Hardware Co. and the Strong Theatre, as well as a drugstore and ice cream shop. Date on the building is 1902. The marquee reads: Abbott and Costello: "The Naughty Nineties," with Alan Curtis. (The movie came out in 1945.) The building was destroyed by arson in 1970, and rubble at the site was used to help build the Burlington bike path.

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                  Title:   Strong Theatre (Burlington, VT)

                  Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                  Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1946 photo of the Strong Building, home of Strong Hardware Co. and the Strong Theatre, as well as a drugstore and ice cream shop. Date on the building is 1902. The marquee reads: Abbott and Costello: "The Naughty Nineties," with Alan Curtis. (The movie came out in 1945.) The building was destroyed by arson in 1970, and rubble at the site was used to help build the Burlington bike path.

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                    Title:   Strong Theatre (Burlington, VT)

                    Creator:  McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

                    Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1946 photo of the Strong Building, home of Strong Hardware Co. and the Strong Theatre, as well as Brown's Pharmacy and ice cream shop. Date on the building is 1902. The marquee reads: Abbott and Costello: "The Naughty Nineties," with Alan Curtis. (The movie came out in 1945.) The building was destroyed by arson in 1970, and rubble at the site was used to help build the Burlington bike path.

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