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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: Colchester Ave

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

Date:  undated; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated photo but may be 1928-1929. Trolley track rails can still be seen embedded in the street. This is the base of Colchester Ave looking east with two retail businesses seen. Building on the right stands at 485-487 Colchester at the corner of Barrett Street. Ernest C. Potvin, grocer at number 487. Building on the left is listed in the City Directory 1929 as L. D. Mills and Son, mechanics. Sign attached advertises Socony motor oil. More information about this photo can be found on UVM's Historic Burlington Project web site.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street

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

    Date:  undated; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Undated photo of College Street near the intersection of St. Paul Street. On the left are retail stores and businesses including E. S. Adsit Coal Company and Turk's, a clothing store. On the right is Burlington City Hall Park with a sign for Bailey's Music Room on the broad side of the building, also seen is a sign for Wright's.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street

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

      Date:  undated; undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      Undated view of St Paul Street at the intersection of College Street. Construction workers lay asphalt resurfacing the street. Steam roller seen to the right. Also to the right is City Hall Park. Howard Bank building behind the workers at the intersection. Also seen on College St. is T.S. Peck Insurance Agency, E S Adsit Coal Co.

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        Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street (4X5)

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

        Date:  undated; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        Undated photo (may be 1929). View of College Street looking west. Center Street is to the right. Retail businesses line both sides. On the left is United States Rubber Co., also Adsit & Rugg. Further down with the vertical sign attached to the building stating "paper" may be Everyday Book Shop (No. 213). On the right side of the street is Hall Furniture Co. at No. 212-214. Next door and further up the street is No. 206 Elias Lyman Coal Co. (now Photogarden)

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: College Street (4X5)

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

          Date:  undated; undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          Undated photo (may be 1929 or early 1930s) with a view of College Street with City Hall Park to the right looking east. Retail businesses line both sides. To the left is the E. S. Adsit Coal Company at No. 154 College, Turk's clothing store at No. 156-158. In the center of the photo on the corner of the building is a sign for Bailey's Music Rooms (its address is 159-161 Bank Street). Further to the right a sign reads Wright's. Center distance is the steeple of the College Street Congregational Church.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

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

            Date:  1931-04-27; 1931-04-27

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            April 27, 1931 dated photo. View of Elmwood Ave. at the intersection of North Street. On the left is the Elmwood Ave Cemetery. To the right retail businesses including a place advertising a spot to stop and have lunch.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Elmwood Ave.

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

              Date:  1931-09-27; 1931-09-27

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              Sept. 27, 1931 dated photo. View of Elmwood Ave at the intersection of North Street. Elmwood Ave Cemetery on the left. Retail businesses on the right include a drug store, place to eat lunch and convenience store. Steeple of St Joseph's Church on Allen Street seen in upper right corner.

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                Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                Date:  1929-10-19

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Oct. 19, 1929 view of lower Main Street at the intersection of So. Winooski Ave. Trolley (cable car) tracks are not seen on the road surface but the overhead cables (wires) are still visible. On the left in foreground is the Strong Theatre, Court house just beyond and further down is the Mansard roofed building that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church. Retail stores line the right side of the street. Parked automobiles both sides of the street.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                  Date:  1944-02-17

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Feb. 17, 1944 dated photo. Burlington Street Department, Snow Removal Methods and Equipment. This view of Main Street looking westerly from the intersection of South Winooski Ave. showing the effect of the clear Rock Salt applied to the pavement the previous day with the equipment shown in view No. 1. Note the great amount of snow piled along the gutters and the entire absence of snow in the traveled portion of the street, thus eliminating the necessity of applying sand for traction purposes. Although the pavement is wet with the salt brine formed from the melting snow it does not create a slippery condition because the tires seem to grip the pavement as the frost is removed from the surface. On the left is the Court House and the mansard roofed building that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church. Businesses and retail stores on the right including offers for personal loans, and the Federal Savings Bank. Cars parked on both sides of the street.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Lower)

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

                    Date:  1940-03-18

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Mar. 18, 1940 dated photo. Allis-Chalmers, Model IB Tractor with 16 HP Engine, Equipped with a Baker "V" Type Sidewalk Snow Plow No. 281420-223V-111. This view shows the Allis-Chalmers Tractor #1 mounted with reversible blade plow being used to clean the ice and snow from the pavement on Main Street, March 18, 1940, pushing the ice and snow into windrows for loading by Snow King Rotary Snow Plow. Directly behind are the First National Stores and Gove the Florist. Gove is at 184 Main Street.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                      Date:  1940-03-13; 1940-03-13

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      March 13, 1940. Intersection of North Street and North Winooski Avenue. This view shows the style of new street signs just erected on North Street from North Winooski Avenue to North Avenue. These signs were designed, constructed and erected by Street Department employees during the winter months. The name plates were purchased from the Lyle Signs Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. There were seventeen of these signs constructed and erected on this street. Retail stores can be seen and include a barber shop, Kirby's Radio Shop (250 North St.) and Brockton Shoe Store (248 North St).

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                        Date:  Undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s. View is looking West on North Street from intersection of No. Champlain Street before new construction. Retail stores line both sides. Shows 143 North Champlain on the left and 106,108,110 North St. on the right. Trolley (cable) car tracks seen running down the center of the street. More information on this photo can be seen on UVM's Historic Project Burlington, Vermont Old North End 1930s and 1940s.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                          Date:  Undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Undated view (may be 1930s, 1940s) of North Street looking west. Retail stores line both sides of the street. Extreme left is Turner's Drug Store. Bloomberg's Shoe Store is at 191 North St. The tower further along the street on the left is the old Lawrence Barnes School (built 1896, torn down 1957-1958) between Rose and Murray Streets. On the right is Mazel's Department Store at 194 North St.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                            Date:  Undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Undated but most likely 1930 as the banner in the distance that is strung across the street advertises the opening of the Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts. A poster is also attached to a metal telephone pole. View is looking east from the intersection of Elmwood Ave. The Elmwood Ave cemetery is to the right. Trolley (cable) car tracks have been covered over. To the left is a sign over the door of the Paramount Cut Rate Shoppe at 204 North Street, proprietor Ernest Limoge.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                              Date:  1930-08-18

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              August 18, 1930. View looking west on construction completed at North Street and Elmwood Ave intersection. This is a five-point intersection that included Intervale Avenue. Street has been resurfaced covering the old trolley (cable) streetcar tracks. City dept. vehicle steam roller seen to the right. Louis N. Turner, druggist store to the left at the corner advertising candy and cigars. Also on the left is Bloomberg's Shoes at No. 191. To the right on the opposite corner is 202 North St location of Burlington Cut Price Shoe Shop and further down is a sign for Mazel's Dept Store at 194 North St.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                Date:  1940-03-13

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                March 13, 1940. Intersection of North Street and North Winooski Avenue. This view shows the style of new street signs just erected on North Street from North Winooski Avenue to North Avenue. These signs were designed, constructed and erected by Street Department employees during the winter months. The name plates were purchased from the Lyle Signs Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. There were seventeen of these signs constructed and erected on this street. The street lamp posts have spites projecting out from them to aid workmen climbing up. Retail stores and businesses include the The Silver Star Restaurant at 202 North. Grand Union in-between the Silver Star and Mazel's that is at 194 North. Dentist office above the Silver Star.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                  Date:  1930-09-04

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  September 4, 1930. View looking east of the North Street construction job completed at noon. Workmen lay asphalt being dumped from one of the vehicles belonging to Claude L. Holcomb Trucking. A Shell gas station fuel pump is to the right.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                    Date:  1930-09-04

                                    Resource type:   photographs

                                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                    September 4, 1930. The city of Burlington Street Dept workmen are laying quick drying Incor Cement in front of Shell filling station (not visible in photo but is to the left) at the corner of North St and North Ave. To the left is Saiger's Department Store at 87-95 North Ave, Alex Colodny, proprietor. To the right is 2 North Street owned by Joseph Arnold. More on this photo can be found at UVM's Historic Burlington Project Burlington, Vermont Old North End 1930s and 1940s.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                      Date:  Undated

                                      Resource type:   photographs

                                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                      Undated but may be late 1920s or early 1930s. Looking West on North St at the intersection of Park St. before new construction by the street dept. Trolley (streetcar) tracks run the center of the road. Shown is 73,75 North St (No. 73 was later renumbered 75). More information on this photo can be seen on UVM's Historic Burlington Project Burlington, Vermont Old North End 1930s and 1940s.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                        Date:  1930-08-25

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        August 25, 1930. Caption reads "Asphalt at intersection of North St and Park St 3PM." According to the 1930 city directory there was a First National grocery at 143 No. Champlain as seen here. So this is most likely North St and No. Champlain intersection. Street dept crew spreads asphalt as steam roller smooths it down.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                          Date:  1930-08-22

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          August 22, 1930. Burlington street dept crew apply and smooth out Encor Cement at the intersection of North Street and No. Champlain Street. First National Stores in the background at 143 No. Champlain

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                            Date:  1930-08-22

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            August 22, 1930. The crew of the Burlington city street dept apply and smooth Encor Quick drying cement at intersection of North St. and Park St. The vehicle is a Koehring Paver according to the name at the top. No. 74 North Street is in the background owned by Thomas P. Welch, a grocer.

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                                              Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                              Date:  Undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated but may be 1930. View is looking west along North Street after the street has been repaved. The First National Stores at 143 No. Champlain Street to the left. To the right across the street is the A. & P. (Atlantic and Pacific) Tea Co. What looks like to be a poster for the Flynn Theatre is on one of street light poles also on the right further along the street.

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                                                Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                                Date:  Undated

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                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                Undated but may be 1930 photo looking east of completed repaving project by the Burlington city street dept. of North Street at intersection of Park Street. Seen are 78 North Street and 140 (138) Park Street. More information on this photo can be found on Historic Burlington Project Burlington, Vermont Old North End 1930s and 1940s.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: North Street

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

                                                  Date:  1930-08-18

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                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  August 18, 1930. Caption reads "Prepairing [i.e. Preparing] road bed on North St at Champlain St prior to new construction." The Burlington Street Dept has torn up the old trolley (streetcar) tracks. To the left is drug store of Eugene Gosselin at 146 No. Champlain St. Across the street on the right is Vincent's Shoe Store at 144 No. Champlain. More information on this photo can be found on the web site Historic Project Burlington, Vermont Old North End 1930s and 1940s.

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