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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:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

Date:  1952; 1952

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1952 photo of 23 Church Street. Three quarter view of the Singer Sewing machine store, with the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the background. Next to Singer is boarded up vacant lot, site of future Irving's.

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    Title:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

    Date:  undated; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    23Church St. 3/4 view of the Singer Sewing machine store. The previously empty lot at 19-21 Church St., as seen in mcalB18F27i02 and others, is now [Mortimer] Irving's ladies' clothing store. (The name is visible on the advertising.) Date must be 1952 or later. Good sampling of cars.

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      Title:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

      Date:  1951-1952; 1951-1952

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1951 / 1952 photo of 23 Church Street. Singer Sewing Machine Store, Burlington, Vt., before the construction of Irving's (ladies' ready-to-wear clothing store), which would later occupy the vacant lot at 19-21 Church St. To the left is People's Department Store. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception can be seen in the distance.

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        Title:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

        Date:  1952; 1952

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1952 photo of 23 Church Street. Singer Sewing Machine Co. retail store, on the west side of Church St. Display window has several mannequins, vacuum cleaners, and an ornate "coat-of-arms" announcing Singer's 100th anniversary. See interior of store mcalB18F27i06

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          Title:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

          Date:  1953; 1953

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1953 back lot of Singer Sewing Machine Store, 23 Church St., Burlington, Vt.

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            Title:   Stores - Singer (Burlington, VT)

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

            Date:  1952; 1952

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1952 photo of back lot of Singer Sewing Machine Store, 23 Church St., Burlington, Vt., apparently before the construction of Irving's (ladies' ready-to-wear clothing store).

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              Title:   Stores - The Allen Studio and The Camera Shop (Burlington, VT)

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

              Date:  1947; 1947

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              168 College Street storefront of the Allen Studio and Camera Shop. Owner or manager at the time was Wallace T. Blanchard.

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                Title:   Street Repair

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

                Date:  1943-16-25; 1943-6-25

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                June 25, 1943 lower Church Street removal of trolley track. Store fronts line the street and include Gover's Radio Shop at 128 Church seen to the left. Next to it is Farmers Production Credit Association at No. 132, Howe's Market at No. 134. See also mcalA04F04i11

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                  Title:   Street Repair

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

                  Date:  undated; undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Undated (but may be 1940s) photo of Salvage Project. Trolley Track Rail Removal Project in front of Burlington City Hall on Church Street.

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                    Title:   Streets, Roads: Unidentified

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

                    Date:  1946-10-07

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    October 7, 1946. Institute Road Rock Excavation Street Widening Project showing new sidewalk construction work done by the city street dept. See also mcalA05F07i12

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                      Title:   Streets, Roads: Unidentified

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      September 17, 1928. Trolley tracks can be seen running down the middle of this Burlington city street.

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                        Title:   Streets, Roads: Unidentified

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

                        Date:  undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        This is most likely South Union Street in Burlington at the intersection of Buell Street. House at the right side of the photo is number 56 So Union. 1930s?

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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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                              Title:   Surveyors

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

                              Date:  1932-12-20

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              December 20, 1932. Stadia survey party while on survey for city map and topography for sewer and drainage system in North portion of city.

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                                Title:   Trinity College - Sports & Activities

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

                                Date:  1949

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1949 Trinity College students about to board a bus parked on Colchester Ave. Purpose and destination unknown. Grocery store in the background, at corner of East Ave. and Colchester, owned by Wiley F. Danforth (note "DA").

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                                  Title:   UVM Botany Dept.

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Group of young men, including an African-American, possibly UVM students and members of a fraternity, dressed in comic "hayseed" attire and carrying scythes and pitchforks. Housing in background suggests campus setting. Horse-drawn farm implement. Warm and sunny day; occasion unknown.

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                                    Title:   UVM Buildings

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

                                    Date:  undated

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    College Row (now University Place) on a snowy day. Buildings in view include: Ira Allen Chapel, Billings Library, Williams Science Hall, and Old Mill.

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                                      Title:   UVM Fleming Museum

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

                                      Date:  undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      July 12, 1933. Colchester Ave., looking southwest, with view of Fleming Museum on the left.

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                                        Title:   UVM Ira Allen Chapel

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

                                        Date:  undated

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        Ira Allen Chapel as seen from the north end of University Place. Other buildings include: Torrey Hall (behind chapel), Billings Library, Williams Hall, and Old Mill. 2 automobiles.

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                                          Title:   Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club : Squirrel Club

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

                                          Date:  1947-1948

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          1947 or 1948 photo of ladies on a parade float (made from a flatbed truck) with sign "Queen Isabella". Veterans of Foreign Wars - Booster's Club Squirrel Club. Location outside of the First Unitarian Universalist Society church at 152 Pearl Street (head of Church Street Marketplace), Burlington, Vt. Photo #1.

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                                            Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                                            Date:  1945-08-24

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            August 24, 1945. This view was taken from the Winooski end of the bridge looking toward Colchester Ave. hill. Note the completed hot plant mix wearing surface on the right half of the bridge (asphalt spreader and roller shown in the distance) while two way traffic is suing the left half of the bridge. The crew in the left foreground is removing the old cold-patch aprons which were temporarily placed near the newly installed steel expansion lanes during the previous season. This wearing surface was placed 2 inches in thickness and tapered off on to the approaches at each end. The cost of this work was borne by the City of Winooski and City of Burlington sharing in the proportion of the grand list of each City and the State Highway Department. The State Highway Department paid for 4/5 of the total cost while the other fifth was divided between the two cities.

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                                              Title:   Winooski Bridge Repair

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

                                              Date:  1946

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              August 24, 1945. On the Winooski Bridge with view toward Burlington and Colchester Ave. Trucks and workmen doing repair. See also mcalB22F18i07 taken moments apart from this image.

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                                                Title:   Winooski Bridge Repair

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

                                                Date:  1945-08-24

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                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                August 24, 1945. On the Winooski Bridge with view toward Burlington and Colchester Ave. Trucks and workmen doing repair. See also mcalB22F18i01 taken moments apart from this image.

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                                                  Title:   Winooski, VT - Winooski River and Mills (Panormama: 7 Photos numbered left to right)

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

                                                  Date:  undated

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Undated but may be 1920s (or earlier) view of Riverside Ave (Lower Winooski Road), Burlington. Billboard along side of road advertises White's Vermont Velvet Ice Cream made by White's Pure Milk Products located at 21 Church Street, Burlington, Vt. ; A. R. White proprietor. Photo 7 of seven part panoramic view.

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