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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: Cherry Street (4X5)

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

Date:  undated; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

View of newly paved Cherry Street in Burlington looking west from South Winooski Avenue. Wooden clapboard, brick buildings and retail stores line the street. The New Sherwood Hotel is the tall building in the background on the right. The taller spire in background may be the Cathedral School on the southwest corner of St. Paul and Cherry Streets. Automobiles are parked on both sides. Possibly taken in the 1920s - 1930s.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

    Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    View of Church Street looking north (Unitarian Church seen center background). A city street vehicle cleans the street. Trolley tracks run down the middle of the road (not used after 1929). Retail stores line both sides and include George G. Mylkes Antiques (#41), F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 cent store (#37-39), The New Sherwood Hotel (corner of Church and Cherry; hotel burned in 1937), Liggetts Drug Store (#30). On the right Red 46 Department Store (#38-#50)

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

      Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      View of Church Street looking south from the intersection of Pearl and Church. Trolley tracks run the length of the street (not used after 1929). Trolley lines faintly seen strung above. The old Abernethy Clarkson Wright building is on the left in foreground, retail store signs can be seen, on the right a sign for the New Sherwood Hotel.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

        Date:  1936; 1936; 1943, undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Winter view of Church Street after a major snowstorm. Traffic signal stands at the head of the street with traffic and directional instructions. The New Sherwood Hotel (burned 1937) is seen center right. Retail stores line both sides of the street. Possible date 1936.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

          Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Church Street looking north from Bank Street toward the Unitarian Church, Burlington, Vermont - July, 1931. Trolley tracks can be seen running the length of the road but no overhead lines (not used since 1929). To the left foreground is Beebe Pharmacy at 75 Church (Mason Gaylord Beebe?) in the Lambert building. Beebe will become Kelley's Pharmacy. Other retail stores seen. New Sherwood Hotel seen further up the street. Hotel burned in 1937. Name of McAllister's studio embossed in lower right along with type print label "Store No. 397 Burlington, Vt."

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Undated (may be 1920s) view of lower Main Street with the Van Ness House, on the right, a hotel that once occupied the southwest corner of Main and St. Paul Street. Up the street also on the right is seen the corner of the Hotel Vermont. Used Truck sign also on the right in foreground. Trolley (cable) car tracks run the center of the street with cable wires seen overhead. Socony gas station sign on the left.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

              Date:  1940-10-29

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Oct. 29, 1940 dated photo. This view shows the intersection of St. Paul Street and Main Street looking south from a point opposite the Central Terminal. This new asphalt pavement was constructed by the Street Department from regular and special funds with the aid of a small appropriation available from the State Highway Department for "Back Roads". This project continues from this point south to the south side of the intersection of Spruce Street including all intersecting streets within these limits comprising a total of 11,100 square yards. On the left is the Hotel Vermont. Across the street is the building that once held the Van Ness House, a hotel.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Undated view (may be late 1920s or early 1930s) of the corner of Main Street and St. Paul showing workmen (probably city street dept crew) working on the sidewalks. Portions of the sidewalks can be seen covered with a protective material. The street is paved with brick. A horse and wagon can be seen in the center of the photo. Behind is the Hotel Vermont.

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                  Title:   Queen City Park (So. Burlington, VT)

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

                  Date:  undated; undated

                  Close up portion of photo mcalB16F20i01 of group of people standing outside next to the Queen City Park Hotel (far left). Another one story building behind them. Undated.

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                    Title:   Queen City Park (So. Burlington, VT)

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

                    Date:  undated; undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Group of people standing outside next to the Queen City Park Hotel. Another one story building behind them. Undated.

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                      Title:   Queen City Park, So. Burlington

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Photo of a large three story hotel in Queen City Park, So. Burlington, Vermont. Railings wrap around the 2nd and 3rd story porches. Believed to have burned in the 1930s.

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                        Title:   Van Ness House Hotel, Burlington

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

                        Date:  1920

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Van Ness House Hotel in Burlington, Vermont. Once location on the southwest corner of Main and St. Paul Street. In the foreground is seen a portion of City Hall Park.

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                          Title:   Vergennes Inn

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

                          Date:  1945

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Clarks Hardware and the Vergennes Inn, at the corner of Main and Green Street in Vergennes. The site of a tavern in the late 18th c., this property was purchased by the Stevens family in 1793 and was eventually known as the Stevens House and Stevens House Hotel. Photo dated 1945.

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                            Title:   Winooski

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

                            Date:  1928

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1928 view of Main Street, Winooski, Vermont with buildings and concrete or cement walls near embankment of the Winooski River. In center background is the Brunswick Hotel.

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