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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:   Blodgett Oven Company - Buildings

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

Date:  1945-1946

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

1945/1946 Late Fall - January. G. S. Blodgett Co., Inc. at the corner of Central Ave and Lakeside Ave, Burlington, Vermont.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: Champlain Street

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

    Date:  undated; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Photo of several two story wooden clapboard houses on a corner of North Champlain Street and North Bend Street in Burlington. The street sign can be seen to the right attached to the corner of the house. A slate roof is on the second house. North Bend Street was later renamed to Manhattan Drive.

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      Title:   Burlington Streets: Cliff Street

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

      Date:  1938-08-10; 1938-08-10

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      An operator drives one of the City of Burlington Asphalt Distributor vehicles during the paving construction of Cliff Street at the intersection with Summit(?) Street sign post seen to the right. View is from the top of the street looking down the hill. McAllister studio name embossed in lower right above date. Aug. 10, 1938.

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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 Fall of 1929 with street construction crew working to repave Colchester Ave with concrete slabs. View is from the base of the avenue at Barrett Street looking up the hill. Similar photos can be seen on the UVM's Historic Burlington Project web site.

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          Title:   Burlington Streets: Hayward St. & Hayward St. Sewer

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

          Date:  1934; 1942; 1934; 1942

          December 9, 1942. Hayward Street Looking Northerly from the Intersection of Catherine Street.This view shows Hayward Street looking northerly from the intersection of Howard Street. Note that curb construction is continuing through cold weather in order to put the street in passable condition to leave for the winter. Final surfacing is to be done in the spring.

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            Title:   Burlington Streets: Howard St.

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

            Date:  1945; 1945

            November 9, 1945. Howard Street Pavement and Sidewalk Project. This view was taken at the intersection of Pine Street looking easterly. Note the new concrete sidewalk on north side and new integral concrete curbs and gutters on both sides of pavement. The Hot Plant Mix Asphalt Wearing Surface was just being completed when this picture was taken. Grading has been completed between sidewalk and curb on north side.

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              Title:   Burlington Streets: Howard St.

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

              Date:  1945; 1945

              July 26, 1945. Howard Street Pavement and Sidewalk Project. This view was taken at the intersection of Pine Street looking easterly shows the excavation being made to receive the sand cushion and telford stone base. Note the condition of the old curb and gutter and sidewalk on the northerly side of the street, and the undertile drain being laid in the center of the street near the power shovel. Undertile drainage was also laid on both sides of the street back of the curb to provide proper drainage. The sub-base was soft blue clay and very unstable and full of moisture. It was necessary to stabilize this sub-base by mixing a layer of sand with the clay and treating with asphalt emulsion before the sand cushion and Telford Base could be placed as trucks could not pass over the base with a load of material without getting stuck.

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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:  1929-09-01

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  September 1, 1929 dated photo. Main Street looking west from the easterly side of South Winooski Ave. just before resurfacing with stone filled sheet asphalt paving. Note the old trolley (cable) car tracks and overhead wires which have been abandoned, also note the irregular and worn condition of the old brick pavement. Strong Theatre, Post Office and mansard roofed building (167-169 Main) that once was a place of worship for the First Baptist Church on the left. Retail businesses on the right. Automobiles parked on both sides of the street. In the far right foreground a man leans against a street light pole.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

                    Date:  undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    November 27, 1934 view of upper Main Street looking west from East Avenue. Photo #15A 11-27-34 NRM Project #60B. Construction completed. To the left is a sign advertising Shell Motor Oil. To the right are business, town and directional signs. One sign advertises Hotel Van Ness.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

                      Date:  undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      Undated photo (maybe 1920s) of an automobile accident. Car has over turned near an intersection (possibly Willard Street). To the right is a directional road sign indicating Rutland, Middlebury and Vergennes. Another view of this incident is in the collection (mcalA05F1508) and another is published in Images of America Burlington, p. 67.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (Upper)

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

                        Date:  1934-07-20

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        July 20, 1934 view of Main Street being resurfaced. Probably the same construction project N. R. M. #60B as seen in photo mcalA05F15i09. One half of the road is laid with crushed material. To the right a sign warns motorists "Danger, street construction, workmen ahead, drive slowly"

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Pearl St.

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

                          Date:  1938; 10-10

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          October 10, 1938. Intersection of So. Union (at the left), Pearl St (running left to right across the photo) and No. Union (on the right). The building to the left at the corner of Pearl and So Union is 233 Pearl St. Homes and American elm trees line the street. City street dept work at the corner of Pearl and No. Union.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                            Date:  Undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Undated photo of the corner of North Willard Street and Pearl Street. Street sign post is seen. This house is number 328 and still stands at this location surrounded now by a white picket fence.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                              Date:  1942; 12-09

                              December 9, 1942. Lower Pine Street looking south from the intersection of Morse Place. This view shows lower Pine Street after underground work including gas main, water main and sewer main had been completed and excavation for telfold stone base was being done. A considerable amount of boulders and rock excavation was necessary in widening and relocating the limits of the street.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                                Date:  1942; 12-09

                                December 9, 1942. Lower Pine Street looking northerly from the intersection of Home Ave. The excavation for telfold stone base had been completed on the easterly half of the street at the time this picture was taken. The base course will be completed and allowed to receive traffic for several months before constructing the wearing surface.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

                                  Date:  undated

                                  Undated photo (1929 or early 1930s?) of intersection of Barrett St and Riverside Ave showing road construction project by the city street dept.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Riverside Ave.

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

                                    Date:  undated

                                    Undated photo (1929 or early 1930s?) of Riverside Ave repaving construction project by the city street dept. View is from the intersection of Barrett and Riverside looking west back toward Burlington.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                                      Date:  1931; 08-10

                                      South Winooski Ave at the corner of Bank Street as indicated by the street sign stating Bank St. Piles of dirt are heaped onto the greenbelt (tree belt) as street dept crew do work. To the right can be seen the steeple and front columns of the First Congregational Church on So. Winooski Ave.

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                                        Title:   Houses - Identified

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

                                        Date:  undated

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        45 So. Willard Street and 134 Buell Street. Three story clapboard house at the intersection of Buell St. and So. Willard St., Burlington, Vermont as the street sign states. The Buell St entrance is at the stairs seen at the far left.

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                                          Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                          Date:  1952

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          45 So. Willard Street and 134 Buell Street. Three story clapboard house at the intersection of Buell St. and So. Willard St., Burlington, Vermont as the street sign states. The Buell St entrance is at the stairs seen at the far left.

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                                            Title:   Houses, Miscellaneous Identified

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

                                            Date:  1952

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            45 So. Willard Street and 134 Buell Street. Three story clapboard house at the intersection of Buell St. and So. Willard St., Burlington, Vermont as the street sign states. The Buell St entrance is at the stairs seen at the far left.

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