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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: 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: Institute Road

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

    Date:  1946; 1946

    February 11, 1946 Institute Road - Road Excavation and Street Widening Project This view was taken from a point on Institute Road just westerly of the proposed rock excavation site looking toward North Ave. The rock excavation to be removed can be seen in the south portion of the highway. Note the rock also on the north side of the road which should be removed in order to develop the street for its full width. Note: A more detailed description can be found on the original print.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Institute Road

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

      Date:  1946; 1946

      March 22, 1946 Institute Road - Rock Excavation Street Widening Project. This view looking easterly toward North Ave. shows the work after it was practically completed on the south side. Note the large stump in the center background being hauled on a stoneboat by the four-wheel drive Walter truck. Approximately 650 cubic yards of rock excavation was removed from both sides of the street and used for filling and widening the shoulders. This project was requested by the Park Department to improve the safety of the traveling public in getting to and from North Beach. The work was done by the Street Department.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Institute Road

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

        Date:  1946; 1946

        April 11, 1946 Institute Road - Rock Excavation Street Widening Project. This view taken from the intersection of the road leading to Bishop Hopkins Hall looking easterly toward North Ave. shows the appearance of Institute Road after all rock excavation and widening had been completed ready for the earth fill to be placed on the shoulders.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Lakeside Ave

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

          Date:  1945; 12-11; 1945; 12-11

          December 11, 1945. City of Burlington, Vermont, Street Department Lakeside Ave. Pavement Base Construction This view was taken from a point near the intersection of Central Ave. looking easterly toward the underpass. Note that the temporary wearing surface had been constructed for the base after the work of mixing and stabilizing the base had been completed as shown in the picture under date of Dec. 5, 1945. This stage of construction was done to enable the street to be used during the winter and early spring without experiencing the troubles of early spring break-up of the old dirt and cinder street. The pavement will be completed in the summer of 1946. Note the crushed stone base placed in the driveway after regrading to meet new grades. To the left in background is the Blodgett Co.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: North Bend Street

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

            Date:  1938-10-19

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            October 19, 1938. City street dept crew work on resurfacing the road.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: North Bend Street

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

              Date:  1939-09-15

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              August 15, 1939 PWA Project No. Vt. 1097-F This view shows the completed pavement at the intersection of North Bend Street and Ward Street. The old road bed was scarified, reshaped and treated with stabilizing emulsion late in the fall of 1938 and a base course of asphalt penetration was constructed with one application of 85-100 penetration asphalt binder. A wearing surface of two inches of Plant-Max asphalt using tempering fluid was constructed during the early summer of 1939.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                Date:  1930-08-26

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                August 26, 1930. City street dept resurfacing project covering over the now unused trolley streetcar tracks. View of North St and Park St open to traffic 3PM. A Burlington Rapid Transit bus seen at center. Behind is 78 North Street, that in 1930 was a barber shop run by Thomas M. Khoury.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                  Date:  Undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s looking south toward So. Union at the intersection of Pearl Street and South Union Street. To the right is 233 Pearl St. and to the left is 235 Pearl. City street dept. workmen do maintenance at the corner.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                    Date:  1931; 08-28

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s near the intersection of Pearl Street and Elmwood Ave. looking north along Elmwood. City street dept crew repaves the road. To the right is the iron fence surrounding the green near the Unitarian Church located at the head of Church Street.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                      Date:  1938; 10-10

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      October 10, 1938. Intersection of So. Union (at the left), Pearl St (running left to right across the photo) and No. Union (on the right). The building to the left at the corner of Pearl and So Union is 233 Pearl St. Homes and American elm trees line the street. City street dept work at the corner of Pearl and No. Union.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

                        Date:  1931; 04-23

                        April 23, 1931. View of Riverside Ave during resurfacing of the street by the city street dept. Homes line both sides of the street. A lone road construction lantern (flare) rests by the rest of the road.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

                          Date:  1931; 04-23

                          April 23, 1931 view of a portion of Riverside Ave during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Dwellings seen on both sides of the street.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                            Date:  undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            November 20, 1928. View is South Union looking north from Main Street showing the finished pavement of 2" black base with 2" asphalt top constructed on old telford base done by the Burlington Street Dept. Memorial Auditorium is to the left at the northwest corner of South Union and Main Streets. On the same side of the street just to the north is the College Street Congregational Church. On the right are residences no longer in existence. See UVM's Historic Burlington Project, Burlington, Vermont, South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s for more information.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                              Date:  undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Undated photo of So. Union Street showing the trolley tracks removed and the empty trenches where they once were. Dwellings line the street many with sloping lawns.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                                Date:  1938; 10-10

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                October 10, 1938. Intersection of Pearl Street and North Union (to the right of the photo) and South Union (leading to the left). Street Dept. crew works near the street sign post at the corner of No. Union (extreme right). To the left across Pearl Street is No. 233 Pearl (built in 1814).

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                  Date:  1931; 10-20

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  October 20, 1931. Photo # 1. View looking south toward Pearl Street during street construction project by the city street dept. showing Mixed In Place Asphalt Macadam - Showing surface after flush coat had been applied and a light carpet of sand to aid in rolling and to render surface more dense. Dwellings seen on both sides of the street.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                    Date:  1931; 10-01

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    October 1, 1931. View of No. Williams Street looking north from Pearl Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Trolley tracks still in place along Pearl Street as are the overhead cable wires. To the left is No. 366 Pearl Street. Also to the left is No. 15 No. Williams Street and to the extreme right is No. 380 Pearl.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                      Date:  1931; 10-20

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      October 20, 1931. Photo # 2. View of Williams Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Here a steam roller smooths the road surface. Caption reads "Same as #1 after rolling."

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                        Date:  1931; 10-19

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        October 19, 1931. View of Williams Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Mixed in Place Asphalt Macadam 2 1/2" of crushed stone from 1/4" to 2" uniformly mixed. This picture shows the first application of #7 Asphalt being applied at the rate of 9/10 gal. per sq. yd. with the City owned Kinney Distributor and mixed with spring-tooth farm harrow.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                          Date:  1931; 10-19

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          October 19, 1931. View of Williams Street looking south toward Pearl Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Mixed-in-Place-Asphalt Macadam 2 1/2" of crushed stone from 1/4" to 2" uniformly mixed. This picture shows the first application of #7 Asphalt being applied at the rate of 9/10 gal. per sq. yd. with the City owned Kinney Distributor and mixed with spring-tooth farm harrow.

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                                            Title:   Road Construction

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

                                            Date:  1933-07-12

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            July 12, 1933. View of a residential street in Burlington.

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                                              Title:   Sewer Projects

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

                                              Date:  1946-10-07

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              October 7, 1946. Members of a crew work in a large trench at a sewer project site. The home of a resident is seen to the left.

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                                                Title:   Sewer Projects

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

                                                Date:  1931-04-24

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                April 24, 1931. View of long dry narrow trench as it stretches across a residential area at a sewer project site. Homes can be seen in the background.

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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

                                                  View looking southwest of temporary housing on main campus. The gym (now Royall Tyler Theatre) lies beyond the housing units, with Old Mill, and Williams off to the right. The temporary structures were replaced by the "shoebox" dormitories--Chittenden-Buckham-Wills--which were considered "international" in style. Dated 1947.

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