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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: Riverside Ave.

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

Date:  undated

Undated photo (1929 or early 1930s?) of road construction project along Riverside Ave. The Riverside Service Station selling Socony gasoline is to the extreme right at 152 Riverside Ave. Workmen spread out across the road resurfacing the street. A team of two horses can also be seen assisting with the work.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

    Date:  undated

    Undated photo (1929 or early 1930s?) of timber barrier constructed along embankment of Riverside Ave. Billboards are seen across the road. One advertises a new two-door sedan at a new lower price. To the right is the Fairview Garage filling station at 110 Riverside Ave.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

      Date:  undated

      Undated photo (1929 or early 1930s?) of soil embankment along Riverside Ave showing portion of a timber barrier constructed by the city street dept. The Fairview Garage is in the background to the right at 110 Riverside Ave.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

        Date:  1931

        Undated photo but may be 1929 or early 1930s view of an embankment along Riverside Ave. A timber structure runs along the lower edge of the embankment. In the background to the right is the Riverside Service Station at No. 152.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

          Date:  undated

          Undated photo but may be 1929 or early 1930s view of a portion of Riverside Ave during road construction project by the Burlington Street Dept. Eight men line up across the road spreading surface material. To the right filling gas pumps of the Fairview Garage at 110 Riverside Ave can be seen.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Willard Street

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

            Date:  1929; 10-29

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            October 29, 1940. This view shows the improvements at the intersection of Ledge Road and South Willard Street at the entrance to the Shell Gas Station where the new concrete radius sidewalk was installed connecting the northerly side of Ledge Road with the easterly side of South Willard Street. The old concrete ramp was resurfaced with plant mix asphalt as shown in the foreground. The concrete mixer and other equipment can be seen in the background. The small concrete island and sign post back of the $1.00 sign was also removed and the area surfaced with asphalt a few days later. This improvement provides a sidewalk for the school children in this are in going to and from the Adams School and Parochial School without crossing the entire width of this dangerous intersection, a cross walk being provided opposite All Saints' Chapel crossing Willard Street to the Texas Filling Station sidewalk shown in the background.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

              Date:  1931; 10-31

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              October 31, 1931. Corner of College Street and South Winooski Ave. looking north. To the left is 212 - 214 College Street with a sign painted on the brick advertising Hall Furniture Co., Inc. A horse and buggy stand nearby. To the right at the corner is "Miss Burlington" Diner. Just up the street is a tall building with a sign on top of it reading "Light, Heat, Power" and may be the Burlington Light and Power Co at 102 So. Winooski.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                Date:  1931; 08-10

                August 10, 1931. Corner of College Street and South Winooski Ave. looking north. To the extreme right corner is the "Miss Burlington" Diner. To the left is a advertisement painted on the side of the building for Hall Furniture Co.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                  Date:  1933

                  1933 view of South Winooski Ave opposite Central Fire Station showing three vehicles belonging to O. C. Taylor & Co., a wholesale tobacco business, advertising Roi-Tan cigars. Behind is Appleyard Motor Co., a used car dealer at No. 129. To the right is the A. D. Pease Grain Co. at 125 So Winooski Ave.

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                    Title:   Business Enterprises - C-D

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

                    Date:  1951

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1951 photo of a moving van owned by Chase Movers & Storage. Office and warehouse located at 77-83 College Street.

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                      Title:   Business Enterprises - C-D

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

                      Date:  1951-1952

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1951/1952 photo of a moving van owned by Chase Movers & Storage. Office and warehouse located at 77-83 College Street.

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                        Title:   Business Enterprises - C-D

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

                        Date:  1951

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1951 photo of a moving van owned by Chase Movers & Storage. Office and warehouse located at 77-83 College Street. Allied Van Lines agent.

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                          Title:   Business Enterprises - E-H

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

                          Date:  1945

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1945 photo of Gero Bros. Movers. Moving truck.

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                            Title:   Business Enterprises - E-H

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

                            Date:  1952

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1952 photo of A.C. Hathorne Co./C.P. Smith Supply Co. located at 135 South Winooski Ave.

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                              Title:   Business Enterprises - I-Z

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

                              Date:  1947

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              1947 photo of Lawrence Distilling Company, Inc. at 95-99 College Street, Burlington, Vermont.

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                                Title:   Business Enterprises - I-Z

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

                                Date:  1945

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                1945 photo of Northern Oil Co. at 201 College Street, Burlington, Vermont. To the far left is seen White's Dairy Products.

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                                  Title:   Chittenden Trust Company Construction

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  View of the Chittenden County Trust Company (123 Church Street & 173 College Street)and Western Union office (129 Church) as seen from Church Street. To the far right is McAuliffe Paper Co. retail store (117 Church Street). Automobiles are parked along the street. Trolley tracks remain embedded. Undated but may be early 1930s.

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                                    Title:   Stores - B.F. Goodrich (Burlington, VT)

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

                                    Date:  1947; 1947

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    114 Cherry Street. 3/4 view of the B.F. Goodrich store front, very likely removed during the urban renewal of the late 60s. Store next door is the Tick Tock Shoppe, now on Bank St.

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                                      Title:   Stores - F.W. Woolworth (Burlington, VT)

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

                                      Date:  1945; 1945

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Church Street (37-39). Well-stocked window displays invite shoppers to this three-story F.W. Woolworth on the corner of Church and Cherry St., which would eventually become the largest Woolworth in New England. Looking somewhat like the woolen mills in Winooski, this older structure was replaced by a modern one in 1964. Woolworth started closing its Vt. stores in the 1990s, the Church St. store closing in March, 1998.

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                                        Title:   Stores - IGA (Burlington, VT)

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

                                        Date:  1936; 1936

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1936 photo of cars (1930s Chevrolet?) parked in front of Burlington Grocery Co., 47-49 Maple St., Burlington, Vt.

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                                          Title:   Stores - People's Department Store (Burlington, VT)

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

                                          Date:  1952; 1952

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          25 Church Street : Rear entrance to People's Dept. store, with truck in foreground.

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                                            Title:   Stores - Sherwin-Williams Paints (Burlington, VT)

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

                                            Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            Including T.S. Peck Insurance Agency 154 College Street : Truck with Sherwin Williams business info parked in front of store at 152 College. (SW may have moved recently to 152 without having changed the address on the truck.)

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                                              Title:   Stores - Sherwin-Williams Paints (Burlington, VT)

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

                                              Date:  1946-1947; 1946-1947

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              T.S. Peck Insurance Agency 154 College Street : Several cars parked in front of three College St. businesses: Sherwin-Williams Paints (152), T.S. Peck, and Agel Corman furniture. Photo is taken from City Hall park.

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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.

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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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