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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 Asphalt Plant

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

Date:  1937; undated; 1937; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated photo but may be 1930s. Burlington Asphalt Plant railroad tracks, utility pole, workers with a horse

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    Title:   Burlington Dump

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

    Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    August 3, 1944. This view taken from the hill opposite the railroad tracks shows the entrance gate and road leading down the slope also the newly grassed slope on the North Bend St. side of the road as well as the new grass slope between the road and the railroad track. Only a small amount of the raw slope remains to be completed and grassed over near the Pomeroy Cottage as shown on the right side of this picture.

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      Title:   Burlington Dump

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

      Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      August 3, 1944. This view shows a panoramic of the entire development of the Municipal Refuse Disposal Grounds. Note the long easy grade of the road leading down from North Bend Street, also the salvage depot and other buildings and the smoke rising from the end of the Cat's Island area where all unsalvageable materials are burned. Note the Central Vermont Railroad tracks paralleling the road.

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        Title:   Burlington Dump

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

        Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        This view shows the embankment between the Central Vermont Railroad and North Bend Street through which the road will be constructed leading from the intersection of North Bend St. and St. Louis St. to Cat's Island a distance of approximately 1500 lineal feet. The road here will be constructed on 7-3/4 percent grade. The difference in elevation between the level of the curbs on North Bend St. at the intersection of St. Louis St. and the iron pipe on Cat's Island at the proposed City Dump is approximately 83 feet and the difference in elevation between this iron pipe and the level of the Intervale at the bottom of the dump is approximately 41 ft. Note :-The Bulldozer just starting the work of shaping the shoulders and fitting the ravine in the foreground preparatory to lining out the location of the center line of the road.

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          Title:   Burlington Dump

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

          Date:  1942; 1944; 1942; 1944

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          August 3, 1944. This view taken from a point on North Ave. over the tunnel shows the panoramic of the entire Cat's Island Area including the dumping area, the Salvage Depot and tool shack and the road leading up the grade to the intersection of North Bend and St. Louis Streets. Note the Central Vermont Railroad tracks to the left and the power line leading to the substation of the City Electric Light Plant.

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            Title:   Burlington Dump

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

            Date:  1942; 1944

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            August 3, 1944. This view shows the completed road including the entrance gate and nearly completed slopes leading from intersection of North Bend St. and St. Louis St. to Cat's Island. Note the comparison with picture 1-A taken just as work was being started on this project. The remainder of the slope will be completed this summer by surfacing with top soil and sowing grass seed similar to remainder of job as shown.

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              Title:   Burlington Lakefront

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

              Date:  1932; 1934, undated; 1932; 1934, undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              View of the Burlington lake front looking out over a brick building with smokestack toward the breakwater where a boat is approaching. Railroad cars and tracks are also pictured.

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                Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings (Pine Street)

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

                Date:  1934-1944

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                July 20, 1934. P.W.A. PROJECT No. 2215 A view of the Central Plant showing the west and south elevations and looking easterly.

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                  Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings (Pine Street)

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

                  Date:  1934-1944

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Central Plant building of the Burlington Street Department

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Battery Street (4X5)

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

                    Date:  1932

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Photograph dated Mar. 9, 1932 looking north toward Battery Streetwith view of a work crew working in the rail yard.

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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

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                                            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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