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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: 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: Pine St.

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

      Date:  1928; 11-20

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      November 20, 1928 dated photo of Pearl Street looking east up the hill from Willard Street showing the completed pavement 6" concrete base with 2" asphalt top. Trolley tracks run up the center of the street. To the extreme right of the photo is 327 Pearl Street built around 1815. See UVM's Historic Burlington 1830 for more information.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

        Date:  Undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Undated photo of the corner of North Willard Street and Pearl Street. Street sign post is seen. This house is number 328 and still stands at this location surrounded now by a white picket fence.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Prospect Street (4X5's)

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

          Date:  1931; 11-14

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          November 14, 1931. View of So. Prospect Street looking north. On the right is Slade Hall, a Colonial/Georgian Revival styled dormitory built in 1928 for the University of Vermont. On the left from the foreground backward is 443 So. Prospect, No. 433 and then No. 429. One of many photos taken by McAllister for the Burlington Street Dept showing repaved street. More information on this photo can be found on the web site UVM Historic Burlington Project / South of Pearl Street photographs.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

            Date:  undated

            Undated but may be 1929 or early 1930s after Riverside Ave was repaved with removal or covering up of old trolley tracks. A filling station is to the left and a sign for Sherwood Hotel is seen to the right of that. Houses line the ridge towering in the background.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

              Date:  undated

              1935/1936 view of Riverside Ave. at North Prospect Street showing the street and debris on the right side. Homes and businesses are seen including a Shell filling station. The photographer's shadow was also recorded as seen at the bottom of the photo.

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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:   Houses -Identified

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

                                    Date:  undated

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Undated photo of 27 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt.

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                                      Title:   Houses -Unidentified

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

                                      Date:  1945

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      1945 photo of two unidentified houses. Home on the right has two sets of steps leading to entrances and an upper story open porch.

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                                        Title:   Houses -Unidentified

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

                                        Date:  1946-1947

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1940s photo of house at 240 Shelburne Road, Burlington after a heavy snow fall. Is that Dr. Charles W. Gates standing outside?

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                                          Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                          Date:  1949-1950

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Lower Church Street. In another photo, identified as 209 Church St. Owner: George F. LaFrance. Dated 1949 - 1950.

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                                            Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                            Date:  1957-1958

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            1950s photo of house at Grant Street and North Winooski Ave, Burlington, Vt.

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                                              Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                              Date:  1957-1958

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              1950s photo of 57 North Winooski Ave, Burlington, Vt.

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                                                Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                                Date:  1946-1947

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                1940s photo of 41 South Willard St. At the time this photo was taken, the house was vacant. Previously owned by John S. Patrick.

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                                                  Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                                  Date:  1957-1958

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  1950s photo of house at 57 North Winooski Ave, Burlington at the corner of Grant Street.

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