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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:   Black Cat Cafe

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

Date:  1935

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1935/37 Black Cat Cafe & Sea Grill at 160 Bank St, Burlington, Vermont. Interior photo. Employees and management stand for a group photo. Charles Chantis, proprietor. The restaurant burned in the 1970s along with the rest of the block.

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    Title:   Black Cat Cafe

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

    Date:  1935

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    1930s Black Cat Cafe & Sea Grill once located at 160 Bank Street in Burlington, Vt. Booths located on the main floor. The restaurant burned in the 1970s along with the rest of the block. Photo #9.

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      Title:   Black Cat Cafe

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

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1935/37 Black Cat Cafe & Sea Grill at 160 Bank St, Burlington, Vermont. Interior photo showing staff and management personnel along with booths, several padded chairs, coat rack and stairs in the back leading upstairs. Charles Chantis, proprietor. The restaurant burned in the 1970s along with the rest of the block. Photo #1.

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        Title:   Black Cat Cafe

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

        Date:  1935-1936

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1930s interior view of the upper banquet room set up for dining at the Black Cat Cafe once located at 160 Bank St in Burlington, Vt. Tables and wait staff are ready for business.

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          Title:   Chittenden Trust Company - Interiors

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

          Date:  undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          A view of the interior of the newly constructed Chittenden County Trust Company bank (123 Church Street & 173 College Street). Seen is the long steel counter supplied by McAuliffe's, an adding machine, overhead hanging chandelier lamps, a lone desk with telephone and the architecturally elaborate wall treatment. Undated but may be early 1930s.

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            Title:   Chittenden Trust Company - Interiors

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

            Date:  undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            A view of the interior of the newly constructed Chittenden County Trust Company bank (123 Church Street & 173 College Street)looking toward the Church Street entrance. Seen is the the long counter, overhead hanging chandelier lamps, translucent ceiling panels, doorways behind the counter leading to inner offices and the architecturally elaborate wall treatment. Undated but may be early 1930s.

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              Title:   Chittenden Trust Company - Interiors

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

              Date:  undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              A view of the back offices of the newly constructed Chittenden County Trust Company bank (123 Church Street & 173 College Street). Seen are work stations, office equipment, overhead light fixtures, translucent ceiling panels and glass paneled doorways. At the far end to the left a stairway leads down. Undated but may be early 1930s.

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                Title:   Chittenden Trust Company - Interiors

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

                Date:  undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                A view of an hallway, perhaps on the lower level, in the newly constructed Chittenden County Trust Company bank (123 Church Street & 173 College Street). Seen are doorways leading of the hallway to smaller rooms. At the end of the hallway can be seen the interior of one of the rooms with a small table, chair and large windows in the back. Undated but may be early 1930s.

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                  Title:   Chittenden Trust Company - Interiors

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

                  Date:  undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  A view of the interior of the newly constructed Chittenden County Trust Company bank (123 Church Street & 173 College Street)looking toward a raised area in the distance (overlooking City Hall Park to the west). To the left is the long customer / teller counter. Also seen are overhead hanging chandelier lamps, translucent ceiling panels, glass paneled doorways behind the counter leading to inner offices and the architecturally elaborate wall treatment. Several large baskets with floral arrangements adorn the counter and floor. A stairway leads to a lower level to the right. Undated but may be early 1930s.

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                    Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                    Date:  1955

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Interior view of the newly remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street, Burlington, Vermont. Seen here is the Hardware Dept. with hand tools and nearby rows of paint cans. A sign reads "Save Money, Have Fun, Do-It-Yourself, Have the Tools to Work With". Probable date 1955.

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                      Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                      Date:  1955

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Remodeling sale in the remodeled S. S. Kresge Company department store on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Seen here are open counters filled with dental supplies, sewing notions, sunglasses. Undated but may be late summer or early fall as one of the signs indicates "Back to School".

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                        Title:   Kresge's (Burlington Store) - interiors

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

                        Date:  1955

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        September 12, 1955. A portion of the remodeled S. S. Kresge department Company store #397 on Church Street in Burlington, Vermont. Wm G. Younglove, Supt. Display counters are being assembled.

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                          Title:   Stores - Abraham's Drug Store (Burlington, VT)

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

                          Date:  1946; 1946

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Interior of Abraham's Drug Store at 111 Church St., Burlington. Arrangement of display cases forms an arch.

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                            Title:   Stores - Abraham's Drug Store (Burlington, VT)

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

                            Date:  1946; 1946

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Interior of Abraham's Drug Store at 111 Church St., Burlington.

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                              Title:   Stores - Sherwin-Williams Paints (Burlington, VT)

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

                              Date:  1944; 1944

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Interior of Sherwin-Williams Paints store in Burlington, Vt. at 152 College St., in the block across from City Hall park. Long rectangular showroom with hardwood floors has wallpaper samples on the left side and displays of other products throughout the store.

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                                Title:   Stores - Sherwin-Williams Paints (Burlington, VT)

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

                                Date:  1944; 1944

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Other side of showroom at Sherwin-Williams Paints, as seen in mcalB18F26i08. This side features paints (note pyramid display) and other finishes. Several pieces of unfinished furniture are for sale also. The 152 College St. site is across from City Hall park.

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                                  Title:   Stores, Interiors

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  Interior view of a retail business selling wallpaper. Sample books are open displaying various wallpapers available. Also a variety of different wallpapers are seen on the walls of the showroom. A decorative tin or plaster ceiling is also seen.

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                                    Title:   Stores, Interiors

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

                                    Date:  undated

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    Interior view of what may be an office supply store. Wall shelves are lined with boxes, soft sided leather brief cases and other supplies. A large selection of pens are seen in the glass display case in front. Folded American flags are also seen on the under shelves of the long front counter.

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                                      Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                      Date:  1951

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      1951 Interior view of the Vermont Structural Steel plant on 207 Flynn Ave, Burlington, Vermont.

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                                        Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                        Date:  1951

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        1951 Interior view of the Vermont Structural Steel plant on 207 Flynn Ave, Burlington, Vermont.

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                                          Title:   Vermont Structural Steel

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

                                          Date:  1951

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          1951 Interior view of the Vermont Structural Steel plant on 207 Flynn Ave, Burlington, Vermont.

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                                            Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                            Date:  1951-03

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            March 1951 photo of the interior of a Vermont Structural Steel building that covers a railroad track. Although blurry in some areas, an interesting study of perspective and light.

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                                              Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                              Date:  1951-03

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Ca. 1951 photo of the interior of a large warehouse and shop at Vt. Structural Steel.

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                                                Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                                Date:  1951-03

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Ca. 1951 photo of a large shop at Vt. Structural Steel, filled with steel processing machines, piles of beams and sheets of steel, and cylindrical tanks.

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                                                  Title:   Vermont Structural Steel Co. - Buildings' Interiors

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

                                                  Date:  1951-03

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  Ca. 1951 photo of a building interior, presumably at Vt. Structural Steel, constructed mostly of steel beams and corrugated metal, with a few air ducts woven into the rows of beams.

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