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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:   Athletics, unidentified

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

Date:  undated; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

8 football players from Rice Memorial High School (entire team in seen in mcalA01F04i16). Location is South Park (later named Calahan Park). Photo #3.

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    Title:   Athletics, unidentified

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

    Date:  undated; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Coach is Bill Landers, number 18 is Jimmy Leddy, and the team is from Rice. The field is South Park, later named Calahan Park. Photo #1.

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      Title:   Athletics, unidentified

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

      Date:  undated; undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Coach is Bill Landers, number 18 is Jimmy Leddy, and the team is from Rice. The field is South Park, later named Calahan Park. Photo #2.

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        Title:   Burlington City Hall Park

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

        Date:  6-4-1938; undated; 6-4-1938; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        June 4, 1938. City Hall Park, Burlington, groundskeepers

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          Title:   Burlington City Hall Park

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

          Date:  6-4-1938; undated; 6-4-1938; undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          June 4, 1938. City Hall Park, Burlington, groundskeepers working near fountain. Hotel Vermont seen beyond the elm trees and to the right behind the fountain is Van Ness House. Automobiles and even a Burlington Rapid Transit bus can be seen.

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            Title:   Burlington City Hall Park

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

            Date:  6-4-1938; undated; 6-4-1938; undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            June 4, 1938. Groundskeepers with truck working in City Hall Park near fountain with City Hall in the background

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              Title:   Burlington City Hall Park

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

              Date:  6-4-1938; undated; 6-4-1938; undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              June 4, 1938 Burlington City Hall and City Hall Park with groundskeepers working near fountain

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                Title:   Burlington City Hall Park

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

                Date:  6-4-1938; undated; 6-4-1938; undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                City Hall Park, Burlington, fountain and elm trees looking toward College Street. To the extreme right is the Chittenden County Trust bank. Undated but may be late 1930s.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                  Date:  1938-1940; undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  1938-1940 photograph of the south entrance to Battery Park (after completion of WPA [Work Projects Administration] project?) Note new light poles, widened road and the completed parapet wall.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                    Date:  1938-1940; undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1938-1940 photograph of the south entrance to Battery Park with WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project sign. Note the old light poles and that southern portion of the parapet wall has not yet been built.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                      Date:  1938-1940; undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1938-1940 photograph of Battery park prior to the start of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) project, looking south toward the observation platform. Note the piles of construction sand in road, the old light poles and the lack of the parapet wall along the walkway.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                        Date:  1938-1940; undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1938-1940 photograph of Battery Park. Original caption reads: WPA (Work Projects Administration) 65-12-344 View of the asphalt plant mix binder. Coarse on sidewalk and concrete base for parapet wall in Battery Park. Note excavation for concrete integral curb and gutter at right.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                          Date:  1938-1940; undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1938 - 1940 photograph of Battery Park. Original caption reads: Battery Park - WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-344 This view shows the 10' asphalt sidewalk after the base had been placed and rolled just prior to placing the finish coat; also the concrete footing to receive the stone masonry parapet wall. Note the old system of street light poles and the old pavement to the right. The look-off with Rock Point in the distance.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                            Date:  1938-1940; undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Photograph dated June 3, 1938, Original caption reads: Battery Park - WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-344 This view shows the construction of the stone masonry parapet wall with the reinforced concrete caps. Note the first concrete cap being polished after removing the forms also the reinforced materials in the right foreground in reinforcing the caps also the special forms used in pouring the concrete caps.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street Park

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

                              Date:  1938-1940; undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1938-1940 photograph (may be summer 1938) of the north entrance to Battery Park at the completion of the WPA (Work Projects Administration) project.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

                                Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

                                March 1, 1934. South Park at Hayward Street sewer project, Burlington, Vt. Men stand in a ditch with pick axes raised. A chain link fence runs across the path of the ditch. This picture shows a section of sewer trench leading to its junction with main leading from Shelburne Street where the flow was diverted into new system. Done under P.W.A. sewer Docket No. 2353. Note heavy clay soil.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

                                  Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

                                  April 13, 1934. P.W.A. Sewer Project No. 2353. South Park. A section of Hayward Street sewer looking north and after backfill is nearing completion. Note wet condition of terrain which necessitated pumping during excavation preceding the laying of the tile and the addition of a 6" sand cushion under tile.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

                                    Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

                                    April 13, 1934. P.W.A. Sewer Project Docket No. 2353. South Park. A section of Hayward Street sewer looking south showing manhole in center of section which was of unusual construction due to ravine intersection with sewer main.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

                                      Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

                                      April 13, 1934. P.W.A. Sewer Project Docket No. 2353. South Park This view shows a section of Hayward Street Sewer looking north. Note unusual height of manhole construction occasioned by ravine intersecting sewer main at this point. This manhole was reinforced and protected on both sides by cribbing made of old railroad ties and anchored with rubble and extra fill from sewer trench.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

                                        Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

                                        March 1, 1934. South Park & Hayward Street sewer project P.W.A. Docket no. 2353, Burlington, Vt. View of the trench.

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                                          Title:   Cathedral High School - Football Teams

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

                                          Date:  1958

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          A portrait of the Cathedral High School football team The photograph is dated 1958.

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                                            Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

                                            Date:  1937

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            A view of the completed entrance to Ethan Allen Park after the 1937 W.P.A. project.

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                                              Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

                                              Date:  1937

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Entrance to Ethan Allen Park after widening, looking from inside the park towards North Avenue.

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                                                Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

                                                Date:  1937

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                The completed stone masonry lookout house on the pinnacle at Ethan Allen Park.

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                                                  Title:   Ethan Allen Park, Burlington

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

                                                  Date:  1937

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  A view of the frame for the new stone masonry lookout house on the pinnacle at Ethan Allen Park.

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