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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: Lake Street

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

Date:  1936; undated; 1936; undated

1936 photo of W.P.A. project. View is of Lake Street as it runs along the railroad tracks and crossing. To the left appear to be old trolley car tracks. Further down partially seen is a sign for Burlington Lumber Co., Inc for lumber and building supplies.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Lake Street

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

    Date:  1936; undated; 1936; undated

    Undated photo (1930s?) of Lake Street in Burlington. A view of the road repaving project looking north along its length from the intersection of College and Lake Street. To the right is Shepard & Morse Lumber Co., Inc (office 14 College St.). Further down is seen the Wilson & Co. sign for wholesale meats. On the right is a railroad car. May be W.P.A. project No. 65-12-336 of 1936.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

      Date:  1943; 07-01

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Undated photo. 1943? Pine Street - Street Improvements. This view shows Pine street looking south from the intersection of Morse Place after the rough grading and the sewer construction of the Telfold Stone Base on a sand cushion had been completed during the winter months and a layer of crushed stone had been spread over the Telfold Base and Wearing Surfaces will be done during the summer season of 1943. Final work of grading the shoulders and sidewalk area will be done as soon as the pavement construction is completed. Railroad tracks to the right.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

        Date:  1935; 06-13

        June 13, 1935. Pine Street widening project from Maple St. to Howard St. P.W.A. Project No. 2232.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

          Date:  1932; 02-19

          February 19, 1932. Men in the railroad yard working on the tracks with heavy machinery, shovels and drills.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

            Date:  1944; 09-15

            September 15, 1944. Pine Street Project, D.A. - W.I. No. 4, Burlington, Vermont. (Defense Area - War Industry No. 4) This project financed by the Federal Government as an Access Highway to a Defense Plant was handled and supervised through the Vermont State Highway Department. The construction work was done under contract by D. W. Overocker, General Contractor of Burlington, Vermont. The Pine Street Section of the Project consisted primarily of: - (a) Furnished and placed gravel base approximately 12 inches in depth over the entire length of this section from Howard Street to Flynn Ave. (b) Excavating sections near the intersection of Howard Street including the railroad crossing, the intersection of Lakeside Ave. and the intersection at Flynn Ave. where-ever the old pavement would not permit a minimum depth of 12 inches. (c) Furnishing and installing drainage pipes and constructing catch basins and cross culverts for surface drainage. (d) Constructing 3 inch mixed-in-place asphalt pavement 24 feet in width with 5 foot gravel shoulder on either side. (e) Reconstructing railroad crossing to Tuletex Plant (at expense of E. B. and A. C. Whiting Co.). This view shows item (e) railroad crossing during construction. Note 12 inch depth of forms placed on top of surface of old pavement and new rails and ties placed on top of old crossing which was left in place. Concrete was poured in one pouring with 12 inch depth. Note extra rail placed inside of main rail for flanfe protection. This view was taken at the intersection of the center line of the crossing with the westerly sidewalk. Note that the track has been raised at this point to allow for constructing the new track above the old crossing which was left in place as the old concrete street crosing extended.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

              Date:  1944; 09-15

              September 15, 1944. Pine Street Project, D.A. - W.I. No. 4, Burlington, Vermont. (Defense Area - War Industry No. 4) This project financed by the Federal Government as an Access Highway to a Defense Plant was handled and supervised through the Vermont State Highway Department. The construction work was done under contract by D. W. Overocker, General Contractor of Burlington, Vermont. The Pine Street Section of the Project consisted primarily of: - (a) Furnished and placed gravel base approximately 12 inches in depth over the entire length of this section from Howard Street to Flynn Ave. (b) Excavating sections near the intersection of Howard Street including the railroad crossing, the intersection of Lakeside Ave. and the intersection at Flynn Ave. where-ever the old pavement would not permit a minimum depth of 12 inches. (c) Furnishing and installing drainage pipes and constructing catch basins and cross culverts for surface drainage. (d) Constructing 3 inch mixed-in-place asphalt pavement 24 feet in width with 5 foot gravel shoulder on either side. (e) Reconstructing railroad crossing to Tuletex Plant (at expense of E. B. and A. C. Whiting Co.). This view shows item (e) railroad crossing during construction. Note 12 inch depth of forms placed on top of surface of old pavement and new rails and ties placed on top of old crossing which was left in place. Concrete was poured in one pouring with 12 inch depth. Note extra rail placed on side of main rail for flanfe protection. This view was taken from a point on the center line of Pine Street looking south just before the completion of placing of the concrete.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Staniford Road (4X5)

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

                Date:  1941; 11-05

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                November 5, 1941. This view was taken from the railroad crossing at the westerly end of the street approximately on the centerline looking easterly before any improvements were made. Another picture will be taken at a later date to compare the conditions before and after the improvements done by the Burlington Street Dept.

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                  Title:   Business Enterprises - A-B

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

                  Date:  1929-1960

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Colonial Beacon Oil Co. located near the railroad tracks in Burlington, Vermont.

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                    Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

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

                    Date:  1936

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    1936 photo of the arrival of a Cooper-Bessemer engine destined for a Champlain Transportation Company ferry. The engine is aboard a railroad flatbed car.

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                      Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

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

                      Date:  1936

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      1936 photo of a Cooper-Bessemer engine on a railroad flatbed car.

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                        Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

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

                        Date:  1936

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        1936 photo of a Cooper-Bessemer engine on a railroad flatbed car.

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                          Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Ferry Construction

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

                          Date:  1936

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          1936 photo of a Cooper-Bessemer engine on a railroad flatbed car. Destined for a Champlain Transportation Company ferry.

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                            Title:   Champlain Transportation Co. - Misc

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

                            Date:  1936

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            1936 photo of a photo tacked to a surface. Image is very over exposed and washed out. Barely seen is a railroad car and track with a structure being transported on it; probably components for a ferry being built for the Champlain Transportation Company.

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                              Title:   Fort Ethan Allen Artillery Range (Underhill)

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

                              Date:  undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Column of marching and mounted military men and horse drawn artillery on road with utility poles and lines. Railroad tracks along roadside. Undated. Photo #5.

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                                Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

                                Date:  1945; 1945

                                1945 photo of a group of men and women ready to board a train. Most passengers have tags attached to their clothing. Train station very likely in Essex Junction, Vt. A few cars are parked on the left. A Western Union sign can be seen in the distance, left.

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                                  Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

                                  Date:  1947; 1947

                                  1947 (perhaps Spring) photo of a group of well-dressed, influential looking men and women gathered at a train station. Identity of group or attendees, venue, occasion unknown.

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                                    Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

                                    Date:  1947; 1947

                                    1947 (perhaps Spring) photo of a group of well-dressed, influential looking men and women gathered at a train station. Identity of group or attendees, venue, occasion unknown.

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                                      Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

                                      Date:  1947; 1947

                                      1947 (perhaps Spring) photo of a group of well-dressed, influential looking men and women gathered at a train station. Identity of group or attendees, venue, occasion unknown.

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                                        Title:   Portraits - Unidentified Groups

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

                                        Date:  1947; 1947

                                        1947 photo of 4 men at the train station (seen in mcalB15F21i05). Identity of persons, venue, and occasion unknown.

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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. Wooden timbers stretch across between the double railroad tracks upon which the steamship Ticonderoga inches its way overland to its final resting place, the Shelburne Museum. The tracks were laid in 300 foot sections in front of the vessel. Crewmen work the tracks to keep the ship online. The move was made in the winter so the frozen ground could support the rails and the immense weight. Photo 124.

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                                            Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                            Date:  1955-01-26

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            January 26, 1955. The bow of the steamship Ticonderoga is seen here. The entire ship is seated and welded to a wheeled cradle upon which the ship will be moved along the double railroad tracks laid before it. The cradle had been submerged in a man made basin that was flooded, the boat positioned over the cradle and then the basin drained allowing the boat to come to rest on the cradle. Photo 107.

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                                              Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                              Date:  1955-01-28

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              January 28, 1955. Double railroad tracks are laid out in front of the Ticonderoga steamship. Curves had to be accommodated along the terrain as it made its way to the Shelburne Museum and its final resting place. Photo 110.

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                                                Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                                Date:  1955-01-26

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                January 26, 1955. The bow of the steamship Ticonderoga, is seen here. The entire ship is seated and welded to a wheeled cradle upon which the ship will be moved along the double railroad tracks laid before it. The cradle had been submerged in a man made basin that was flooded, the boat positioned over the cradle and then the basin drained allowing the boat to come to rest on the cradle. Photo 106.

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                                                  Title:   Ticonderoga - Move to Shelburne Museum

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

                                                  Date:  1955-01-26

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  January 26, 1955. The steamboat Ticonderoga sits upon its wheeled cradle on double railroad tracts. The lower half of her paddlewheels have been temporarily removed. Photo 108.

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