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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: DeForest Road

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

Date:  1935-11-19; 1935-11-19

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Nov. 19, 1935 dated photo. Soil Stabilization by A.M. Bitumuls Co. Bitumuls Stabilizer being used on DeForest Road.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: DeForest Road

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

    Date:  1935-11-27; 1935-11-27

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Nov. 27, 1935 dated photo. Deforest Road, Burlington, Vermont looking east from intersection of South Willard Street. Soil stabilization of base with Bitumuls Stabilizer having been completed and 2" armour coat being constructed.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: DeForest Road

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

      Date:  1935-11-19; 1935-11-19

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Soil Stabilization by A.M. Bitumuls Co. Bitumulus Stabilizer being used on DeForest Road.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: DeForest Road (4X5)

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

        Date:  1932-10-29; 1932-10-29

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Oct. 29, 1932 dated photo. #11 DeForest St. 10-29-32 Looking easterly from Pine Grove toward Overlake Park after Telford Stone Base Constructed - Salvaged Macadam Surface.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: DeForest Road (4X5)

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

          Date:  1932-10-29; 1932-10-29

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Oct. 29, 1932 dated photo. #10 DeForest Road. Looking North from Hairpin Curve after Telford Base Construction - Salvaged Macadam Surface.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: DeForest Road (4X5)

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

            Date:  1935-11-27; 1935-11-27

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Nov. 27, 1935 dated photo. Deforest Road, Burlington, Vermont looking west from intersection of Overlake Park showing surface of street after soil stabilization work with Birumuls Stabilizer had been completed for base and one course armour coat asphalt penetration of 2" thickness had been completed. Seal coat delayed until season 1936 because of cold weather. Note parking area between curb and sidewalk being cleaned and rubbish raked into gutter before final clean up job.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: East Ave.

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

              Date:  1938-02-26; 1938-02-26

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Feb. 26, 1938 dated photo. East Avenue from near Colchester Avenue looking South, WPA (Work Projects Administration) Project No. 65-12-336. This view shows the widening project carried on during the winter months. This street was widened to a total width of thirty feet and a slope of 1 -1 1/2 was given to the shoulders. The old power line was reconstructed with new poles and fixtures and placed in a position to allow for future development. Another project is being prepared for future development of a new pavement and further widening at the south end of this street.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

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

                Date:  1931-08-28; 1931-08-28

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                August 28, 1931 dated photo. Construction crew works repaving the street. Sign atop one of the vehicles identifies it as belonging to the City of Burlington Street Dept.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

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

                  Date:  1931-08-28; 1931-08-28

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Aug. 28, 1931 dated photo. City of Burlington Street Dept vehicles and construction crew on repaving project. American Elms line the street.

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

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

                    Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                    January 12, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the drop-hammer weighing approximately 1 1/2 tons being operated by the crane to break through the frost in place of compressor and paving breakers. W.C. Kirby's power-shovel is loading the material into trucks. Three new catch basins were constructed on this intersection to replace the old one.

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

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

                      Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                      January 12, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the drop-hammer weighing approximately 1 1/2 tons being operated by the crane to break through the frost in place of compressor and paving breakers. W.C. Kirby's power-shovel is loading the material into trucks. Three new catch basins were constructed on this intersection to replace the old one.

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

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

                        Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                        January 12, 1942 Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the drop-hammer weighing approximately 1 1/2 tons being operated by the crane to break through the frost in place of compressor and paving breakers. W.C. Kirby's power-shovel is loading the material into trucks. Three new catch basins were constructed on this intersection to replace the old one.

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

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

                          Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                          June 30, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements looking southerly from the intersection of Marble Avenue. This view shows the pavement construction after the stone base had been penetrated with Asphalt Binder. A wearing course of Asphalt penetration macadam will be constructed on this base later in the season after the Curbs and Gutters have been reset or replaced with new where necessary.

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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

                            January 12, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows Hayward Street looking north from the intersection of Catherine Street. The old curbs and gutters have been removed and broken up for use as telford base. A 6" drain tile has been installed on either side of the street three fee below grade of top of curb and one foot back of curb. The drainage trench has been backfilled with crushed stone to within one foot of the surface. Tar paper has been spread over the crushed stone before backfilling the remainder of the trench to prevent dirt from filtering down into the stone drain. A 6" sand cushion has been placed over the clay sub-base and an 8" telford stone base has been placed by hand on the sand cushion as seen in the foreground. On this telford course has been spread approximately two inches of 1 1/2" stone which will later be given a penetration of asphalt binder. The power shovel and crane with drop hammer can be seen in the distance excavating the old pavement and sub-base at the intersection of Howard Street. Two new catch basins were constructed at the intersection of Catherine Street to replace the two old ones. More information can be found at the UVM web site Historic Burlington Project, Burlington, Vermont (South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s).

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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

                              May 25, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements Project: This view shows Hayward Street looking northerly to the intersection of Marble Ave. The excavation of the old pavement was partially done last winter and completed this month after which the sand cushion and telford stone base was constructed and the penetration course of chestnut stone has been spread over the telford base and roughly graded ready for rolling with the 15 ton steam roller. Note the condition of the old curbs which will be reset or replaced, as the condition warrants.

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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

                                December 12, 1942. Hayward Street Looking Northerly from Catherine Street. This view shows Hayward street looking northerly from Catherine Street after the binder course of asphalt penetration macadam had been completed and the 2 inch asphalt hot plant mix wearing surface was being constructed. Note the date of this picture, Dec 12, which is probably the latest date at which asphalt pavement construction of this type has ever been attempted in Vermont.

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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

                                  December 9, 1942. Hayward Street Looking Northerly from the Intersection of Catherine Street. This view shows Hayward Street looking northerly from the intersection of Catherine Street. Note that the new concrete curbs have been completed, the telford stone base has also been completed and the penetration binder course of crushed stone is now being layed preparatory to penetrating with asphalt.

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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

                                    December 9, 1942. Hayward Street Looking Northerly from the Intersection of Catherine Street.This view shows Hayward Street looking northerly from the intersection of Howard Street. Note that curb construction is continuing through cold weather in order to put the street in passable condition to leave for the winter. Final surfacing is to be done in the spring.

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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

                                      December 12, 1942. Hayward Street Looking Northerly from the Intersection of Catherine Street. This view shows Hayward Street looking northerly from the Catherine Street after the binder course of asphalt penetration macadam had been completed and the 2 inch asphalt hot plant mix wearing surface was being constructed. Note the date of this picture, Dec. 12, which is probably the latest date at which asphalt pavement construction of this type has ever been attempted in Vermont.

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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

                                        May 25, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements Project. This view is taken from the intersection of Howard St. looking northerly to the intersection of Marble Ave. The excavation of the old pavement was partially done last winter and completed this month after which the sand cushion and telford stone base was constructed and the penetration course of chestnut stone has been spread over the telford base and roughly graded ready for rolling with the 15 ton steam roller. Note the condition of the old curbs which will be reset or replaced as the condition warrants.

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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

                                          January 24, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the application of the hot asphalt emulsion being applied into the stone base or binder course. This binder course is approximately two inches in thickness and is laid on top of the eight inch telford stone base which is constructed on a six inch sand cushion. Note the old concrete curbs on the east side of the street and the absence of the curbs on the west side of the street where the undertile drain has been constructed. New integral concrete curb and gutter will be constructed in the spring.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Home Ave.

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

                                            Date:  1934; 1934

                                            April 14, 1934. Photo #13. City of Burlington, Vermont Federal Project P.W.A. Sewer Project No. 2353. Sewer construction - Home Ave. looking East from intersection of Richardson St. showing rock excavation. Note number of boulders encountered in this section in addition to ledge. The trench has standing water in it as the men do their work. Black metal lunch boxes are gathered on some of the boulders on the right. Dirt roads still evident in mud season.

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                                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Home Ave.

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

                                              Date:  1934; 1934

                                              April 20, 1934. P.W.A. South End Sewer P.W. A. Project No. 2353 A Section of Home Avenue looking west from Wells Street. In this section, solid ledge was encountered most of the way. A wooden sign states "Federal Public Works Project No. 2353" Men work in and above the trench.

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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 Hayward Street looking westerly. 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 bieng completed when this picture was taken. Grading between curb and sidewalk on North Side and in back of curb on South side was completed the following day after picture was taken. The 2 inch asphalt wearing surface was placed on a 3 inch penetration macadam with an 8 inch telford stone base. Drainage tile was laid the entire length of the street on the rear of the curbs on either side and in the center line of the street. All tile was drained with catch basins and manholes.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Howard St.

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

                                                  Date:  1945; 1945

                                                  July 26, 1945. Howard Street Pavement Project. This view was taken at the intersection of Hayward Street looking westerly shows the condition of the upper half of the old street surface, also the condition of old curb and gutter and sidewalk on the northerly side before excavation work was done. More info can be found on UVM's Historic Burlington Project, Burlinton, Vermont, (South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s)

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