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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:   Street Repair

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

Date:  1943-06-25; 1943-06-25

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

June 25, 1943. Trolley track rail removal project. Church Street retail stores seen to the left include Hayes and Carney Men's Clothes, Western Union office.

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    Title:   Street Repair

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

    Date:  1935-1936; 1935-1936

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1935 / 1936 winter photo of workmen digging near some residential homes. Might this be a P.W.A. or W.P.A. sewer project. See also mcalB07F33i09 Construction sites for slightly different exposure.

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      Title:   Street Repair

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

      Date:  1935-1936; 1935-1936

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1935 / 1936 road or street construction or repair.

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        Title:   Street Repair

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

        Date:  1935-1936; 1935-1936

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1935 / 1936 road or street construction or repair.

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          Title:   Street Repair

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

          Date:  1935-1936; 1935-1936

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1935 / 1936 road or street construction or repair. Wheelbarrows and plumb line seen.

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            Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

            Date:  1954-12-30

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            December 30, 1954. Engineers and surveyors signal and look through their instruments. On this date the flooding of a man made basin is taking place. The steamship Ticonderoga was pushed into the basin. The flooding allows the ship to rise as one million gallons of water per hour fill the basin. Surveyor calculations is the only way to position the ship precisely over a submerged wheeled cradle. Photo 84.

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              Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

              Date:  1955-01-19

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              January 19, 1955. Some of the men and equipment on site needed to prepare the terrain for the transport of the steamship Ticonderoga to the Shelburne Museum. The engineering firm of Merritt-Chapman & Scott were contracted to undertake the move. They subcontracted with W. B. Hill Co. of Tilton, New Hampshire to oversee the ship's overland trip. Photo 104.

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                Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                Date:  1955-02-05

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                February 5, 1955. The steamship Ticonderoga inches her way along double railroad tracks. Metal rods and wooden planks span the center between the two tracks. Men of W. B. Hill Company of Tilton, New Hampshire attend the rails helping to ensure that the boat safely navigates its 2 mile trip overland to the Shelburne Museum.

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                  Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                  Date:  1955-04-05

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  April 5, 1955. Workmen of the W. B. Hill Company lay double tracks upon which the steamship Ticonderoga will cross the Rutland Railroad tracks. The boat nears the end of its overland journey to the Shelburne Museum. The permanent Rutland tracks are seen beneath the double tracks. Photo 159.

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                    Title:   UVM - Housing (Temporary)

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

                    Date:  1947

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Foundations of new "shoebox" dormitories--Chittenden, Buckham, and Wills Halls in the foreground, with soon-to-be removed temporary housing beyond the construction area. Older university buildings (Billings Library, Ira Allen Chapel, etc.) are on the horizon. Dated 1947.

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                      Title:   Vermont National Guard Hangar - Construction (Burlington Morrissey)

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

                      Date:  1947-10

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      October 1947. Construction of the Vermont National Guard Hangar in Burlington showing the steel arch structure. Workmen and airplanes seen. Work by Wright & Morrissey Contractors of Burlington. Photo #7.

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                        Title:   Vermont National Guard Hangar - Construction (Burlington Morrissey)

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

                        Date:  1947-10

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        October 1947. Construction of the Vermont National Guard Hangar in Burlington showing the steel structure and workmen. Work by Wright & Morrissey Contractors of Burlington. Photo #6.

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                          Title:   Vermont National Guard Hangar - Construction (Burlington Morrissey)

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

                          Date:  1947-10

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          October 1947. Construction of the Vermont National Guard Hangar in Burlington showing the steel structure and workmen. Work by Wright & Morrissey Contractors of Burlington. Photo #5.

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                            Title:   Vermont National Guard Hangar - Construction (Burlington Morrissey)

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

                            Date:  1947-10

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            October 1947. Construction of the Vermont National Guard Hangar in Burlington showing the steel arches, workmen and contractors sign. Work by Wright & Morrissey Contractors of Burlington. Photo #4.

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                              Title:   Vermont National Guard Hangar - Construction (Burlington Morrissey)

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

                              Date:  1947-10

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              October 1947. Construction of the Vermont National Guard Hangar in Burlington showing the steel arches and workmen. Work by Wright & Morrissey Contractors of Burlington

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                                Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                                Date:  1943-06-03

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                June 3, 1943. This view shows a close-up of the "A" frame and special attachment for a "rolling pull". In removing the (trolley track) rails on this project without the aid of a cutting torch and with very little damage to the pavement.

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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 Burlington end of the bridge looking northerly. Note the asphalt construction crew placing the 2 inch hot plant mix asphalt wearing surface on the westerly half of the bridge while the other half is being used for two way traffic. 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

                                    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 Construction

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

                                      Date:  1928-07-07

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      July 7, 1928. 5 P.M. Construction workers rebuild the Winooski Bridge connecting Burlington and Winooki over the Winooski River. View is looking toward Winooski.

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                                        Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                        Date:  1928-07-03

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        July 3, 1928. Construction workers seen on the steel beams during the construction of the Winooski Bridge. It was destroyed in the 1927 flood and reopened in August 1928.

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                                          Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction

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

                                          Date:  1928-07-05

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          July 5, 1928. Construction workers rebuild the Winooski Bridge that had been destroyed in the 1927 flood. View is looking up Colchester Ave. on the Burlington side.

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                                            Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction (4X5's)

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

                                            Date:  1928-07-05

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            July 5, 1928. Workmen continue construction on the Winooski bridge smoothing the pavement surface. View is looking up Colchester Ave on the Burlington side. Photo No. 10

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                                              Title:   Winooski Bridge Construction (4X5's)

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

                                              Date:  1928-07-03

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              July 3, 1928. Rebar is in place as construction of the new Winooski Bridge continues throughout the summer. View is looking toward Winooski.

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                                                Title:   Winooski Bridge Repair

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

                                                Date:  1943-06-02

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                June 2, 1943. On the Winooski Bridge under repair. Champlain Mill to the right. View toward Winooski.

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                                                  Title:   Winooski Bridge Repair

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

                                                  Date:  1945-08-24

                                                  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 mcalB22F18i01 taken moments apart from this image.

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