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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 Airport

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

Date:  1934; 1935; 1934; 1935

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

July 18, 1935. Photo #14. Caption on this 1935 photo reads "#14 Burlington Vt. 7-18-35 VERA (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Proj # 402 B25-1 Burlington Municipal Airport East end of E + W runway. Construction of Armour coat consisting of 1" chestnut stone covered with pea stone after 1st and 2nd application of quick breaking emulsion sand covering over 3rd application.

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    Title:   Burlington Airport

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

    Date:  1944-10-06; 1944-10-06

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    City of Burlington, Vermont - Municipal Airport Photo dated Oct. 6, 1944. This view shows the form work for the north wall of the concrete foundation walls being constructed by Street Department forces for the resetting of the metal hangar just south of the wooden hangar. A contract was awarded to the Street Department to build these foundation walls including all materials, labor and equipment for the sum of $1500.00. Construction workers, wooden planks for getting up to and down from the main platform and vehicles can be seen.

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      Title:   Burlington Airport

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

      Date:  1944-10-03; 1944-10-03

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      City of Burlington, Vermont - Municipal Airport Photo dated Oct. 3, 1944. This view shows the form work for the south wall of the concrete foundation walls being constructed by Street Department forces for resetting of the metal hangar just south of the wooden hangar. A contract was awarded to the Street Department to build these foundation walls including all materials, labor and equipment for the sum of $1500.00 Several workmen and automobiles seen on site.

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        Title:   Burlington Airport

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

        Date:  1941-06-19; 1941-06-19

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        June 19, 1941. Burlington Municipal Airport, WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project. This view shows construction work near the southeasterly end of the new diagonal runway. Note the supply of corrugated metal pipes for underground drainage system. The area in the foreground is the top of the fill recently made with excavated material hauled from the runway area in the distance. Two automobiles are seen in upper left.

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          Title:   Burlington Airport

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

          Date:  1935-1936

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1935/1936 photo of the construction of a garage or other building at the Burlington Airport, Vermont with an automobile parked inside.

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            Title:   Burlington Airport (4X5's)

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

            Date:  1934-1941; 1934-1941

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            June 12, 1935. Caption on photo : #2 - Burlington, VT. 6-12-35 V.E.R.A. Proj. 402-B15-1 Burlington Municipal Airport, East Section of E + W Runway, showing excavated material on either side being loaded with Power Shovel and used for grading, also drainage system being installed and crushed stone being placed on sand ? for stabilization work with Asphalt Emulsion.

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              Title:   Burlington Asphalt Plant

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

              Date:  1937; undated; 1937; undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Burlington Asphalt Plant automobile, trucks, and drivers

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                Title:   Burlington City Hall

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

                Date:  1927; 1937, undated; 1927; 1937, undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Scaffolding surrounds the cupola of Burlington City Hall in this dated September 2, 1927 photo. Three different types of automobiles (truck, car, longer car) are parked in front. Sawhorses and other construction materials seen to the left.

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                  Title:   Burlington City Hall

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

                  Date:  1927; 1937, undated; 1927; 1937, undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  June 1, 1927. Construction of Burlington City Hall showing scaffolding for cupola and partial view of the fire station. James E. Cashman, General contractor.

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                    Title:   Burlington Daily News

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

                    Date:  1945-1946

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1946/47 Eight child paper-carriers stand beside a car with writing on its side "St. Albans, Vt., Franklin County" in front of the Wells Richardson Building, College Street, Burlington, Vermont. Location of the newspaper the Burlington Daily News that later became the Burlington Free Press. This photo also appears in Images of America Burlington, p. 64.

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                      Title:   Burlington Federal Savings

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      The Burlington Federal Savings building under construction. 1958.

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                        Title:   Burlington Lakefront

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

                        Date:  1932; 1934, undated; 1932; 1934, undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        December 20, 1932. This photograph of the Burlington lake front is captioned: "Outfall end of new trunk line sewer. Old sewer shown on extreme right," Picture also shows brick building with smokestacks, automobiles, and railroad cars.

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                          Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings (Pine Street)

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

                          Date:  1934-1944

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          December 9, 1942. Burlington Street Department, Burlington, Vt. This view shows the triangular area at the Central Plant yard from which the old Robinson-Edwards Lumber Co. building was removed and rebuilt. Note the Street Department flagpole with the United States Flag and the Minute Man Flag as a reward for the 100% Department cooperation in the buying of war stamps and bonds by its employees.

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                            Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings (Pine Street)

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

                            Date:  1934-1944

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Burlington Street Department, Burlington, Vt. This view shows the triangular area at the Central Plant yard from which the old Robinson-Edwards Lumber Co. building was removed and rebuilt. Note the Street Department flagpole with the United States Flag and the Minute Man Flag as a reward for the 100% Department cooperation in the buying of war stamps and bonds by its employees.

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                              Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings (Pine Street)

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

                              Date:  1934-1944

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Central Plant building of the Burlington Street Department

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave

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

                                Date:  1939-10-21; 1939-10-21

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                View of the base of Colchester Ave at the Winooski Bridge near Barrett Street. Possibly 487 Colchester. Automobiles are parked along the store front of a corner grocery or convenience store (that may be owned by Ernest C. Potvin as listed in the 1929 Burlington City Directory) that advertises cigars, cigarettes and Salada Tea in this Oct. 21, 1929 photo.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Colchester Ave

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

                                  Date:  undated; undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Undated photo but may be late 1920s (1928-1929). View is at the base of Colchester Ave looking up the hill with Lower Winooski Road (Riverside Ave) to the right. Automobiles line up in the intersection. To the far right are billboards and an abandoned trolley car. The cable running across the photo may be for the no longer used trolley. Construction crew works on street pavement.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Howard St.

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

                                    Date:  1945; 1945

                                    November 9, 1945. Howard Street Pavement and Sidewalk Project. This view was taken at the intersection of Pine Street looking easterly. Note the new concrete sidewalk on north side and new integral concrete curbs and gutters on both sides of pavement. The Hot Plant Mix Asphalt Wearing Surface was just being completed when this picture was taken. Grading has been completed between sidewalk and curb on north side.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Lakeside Ave

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

                                      Date:  1944; 08-03; 1944; 08-03

                                      Aug. 3, 1944. This view taken from Rutland Railroad tracks over underpass looking easterly on Lakeside Ave. shows condition of shoulder on outside of concrete pavement on the right where new concrete slab is to be constructed. Entrances to parking area will have to be recessed and old transformer pole removed in foreground.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                                        Date:  1929-10-19

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Oct. 19, 1929 view of lower Main Street at the intersection of So. Winooski Ave. Trolley (cable car) tracks are not seen on the road surface but the overhead cables (wires) are still visible. On the left in foreground is the Strong Theatre, Court house just beyond and further down is the Mansard roofed building that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church. Retail stores line the right side of the street. Parked automobiles both sides of the street.

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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

                                          September 1, 1929 dated photo. Main Street looking west from the easterly side of South Winooski Ave. just before resurfacing with stone filled sheet asphalt paving. Note the old trolley (cable) car tracks and overhead wires which have been abandoned, also note the irregular and worn condition of the old brick pavement. Strong Theatre, Post Office and mansard roofed building (167-169 Main) that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church on the left. Retail businesses on the right. Automobiles parked on both sides of the street. In the far right foreground a man leans against a street light pole.

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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: Main Street (Lower)

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

                                              Date:  1929-10-19

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Oct. 19, 1929 view of Main Street looking east up the hill following the repaving of the street over the old brick surface and the trolley car tracks done by the city street dept. The overhead cable wires are still visible. To the right is the Strong Theatre and the "Vermont home of the Chilton Paint Co."

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                                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

                                                Date:  undated

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                An overturned automobile lays in the intersection of upper Main Street. A small crowd of onlookers stand by the curb. This photo appears in Images of America Burlington, p. 67. May date from the 1920s.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

                                                  Date:  undated

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Undated photo (maybe 1920s) of an automobile accident. Car has over turned near an intersection (possibly Willard Street). To the right is a directional road sign indicating Rutland, Middlebury and Vergennes. Another view of this incident is in the collection (mcalA05F1508) and another is published in Images of America Burlington, p. 67.

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