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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: Main Street (Lower)

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

Date:  1943-05-05

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

May 5, 1943. Trolley track Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont by crew members of the city street dept. This view shows the rails being removed from Main St. in front of the U.S. Post Office where a hot-mix asphalt pavement had been constructed over the top of the rails to a depth of 2 to 3 inches. Note the narrow width of channel being broken each side of the rail and the method employed in pulling the rails with "A" frame attached to the end of the boom on a 7 ton Universal Truck mounted Crane. To the left is 167 - 169 Main Street location of the Alps Coffee Shop and Alps Cafe and Sea Grill. Hotel Vermont is further down the street as seen by its high rise sign. Directly across the street on the right is seen a corner of City Hall.

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    Title:   Burlington Streets: North Ave

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

    Date:  Undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    This photograph was taken before 1931 when Saiger's Store (pictured) was renamed Colodnys Public Market at 87-95 North Avenue. Note trolley tracks. Original caption reads: Looking west on North St. to North Ave., before new construction work.

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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:  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:  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:  Undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            Undated but may be August 1930. Looking East on North St at Rose St intersection before new construction work to resurface the road. Trolley (streetcar) tracks are seen running the center of the street. To the left is the I.G.A. stores at 144 - 146 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 probably 1929 or early 1930s showing the old trolley (streetcar) tracks still in place running down the center of North Street. View is looking west on North Street at the intersection of Elmwood Ave. before new construction by the Burlington Street Dept. In the middle distance is probably a Burlington Rapid Transit bus heading west. In the foreground on the left is a corner store, further west is Bloomberg's Shoe Store and further on is the tower of the old Lawrence Barnes School at 144 North St. On the right a sign for Mazel's Department Store at 194 North St.

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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

                October 27, 1928 view of Pine Street. Men work on tracks running down the center of the road.

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                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                  Date:  1928; 10-27

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  October 27, 1928 view of Pine Street. Tracks and cross timbers run down the center of the road. A man stands next to a parked vehicle near the tracks.

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                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                    Date:  1928; 11-20

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    November 20, 1928 dated photo of Pearl Street looking east up the hill from Willard Street showing the completed pavement 6" concrete base with 2" asphalt top. Trolley tracks run up the center of the street. To the extreme right of the photo is 327 Pearl Street built around 1815. See UVM's Historic Burlington 1830 for more information.

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                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Pine St.

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

                      Date:  1944; 09-15

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      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 rails for flange protection.

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                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Prospect Street

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

                        Date:  1935; 02-13

                        February 13, 1935. V.E.R.A. (Vermont Emergency Relief Administration) Sewer Project looking north on Prospect Street. Excavation is through about 5 ft. of frost at this location.

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                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                          Date:  undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Undated photo but may be 1930 trolley track removal road construction project by the Burlington Street Dept. View is along South Union Street looking south near the intersection of Maple Street. The old tracks have been dug up as they ran down the center of the street. Private homes and elm trees line both sides of the road. No. 253 South Union is seen to the right. To the left is the J. M. McGeary house at No. 266 South Union. See UVM's Historic Burlington Project, Burlington, Vermont, South of Pearl Street photographs from 1930s 1940s.

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                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                            Date:  undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Undated photo but may be 1929 or early 1930s view of So. Prospect Street during road construction for trolley track removal by the Burlington Street Dept. Tracks are seen running down the center of the street. Road surface between the tracks has been roughed up in preparation of removing the rails.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                              Date:  undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Undated view of the intersection of Main and So. Union streets during trolley track removal project by the Burlington Street Dept. Corner street sign identifies the location. A portion of the street has had the rails removed and has been filled in. Further up the street the empty trenches have not yet been filled. A danger sign warns motorists.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Union St.

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

                                Date:  undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                Undated photo of So. Union Street showing the trolley tracks removed and the empty trenches where they once were. Dwellings line the street many with sloping lawns.

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                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Williams St.

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

                                  Date:  1931; 10-01

                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                  October 1, 1931. View of No. Williams Street looking north from Pearl Street during road construction by the Burlington Street Dept. Trolley tracks still in place along Pearl Street as are the overhead cable wires. To the left is No. 366 Pearl Street. Also to the left is No. 15 No. Williams Street and to the extreme right is No. 380 Pearl.

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                                    Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                                    Date:  1931; 10-31

                                    October 31, 1931. View looking south on South Winooski Ave. from Pearl Street. Trolley tracks still visible in the road bed but overhead cable are gone as the trolleys were no longer being used as of 1929. To the left is the First Congregational Church. To the right on the corner is Charles Bombard barber shop at No. 1 So. Winooski. Carl D. Densmore Co. sign for monumental work at 7 So. Winooski. Yandow Tire & Battery Co, Inc. at No. 11 - 15.

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                                      Title:   Burlington Streets: Winooski Ave.

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

                                      Date:  1928; 09-17

                                      Photograph dated Sept. 17, 1928 with a view of North Winooski Ave. looking northward from near Pearl Street. The trolley tracks can be clearly seen. The Rugoff Electrical Co. (to the right) was located at 10 North Winooski Ave.

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                                        Title:   Street Repair

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

                                        Date:  1943-16-25; 1943-06-25

                                        Resource type:   photographs

                                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                        June 25, 1943. Trolley track rail removal project. Church Street retail stores seen to the right include Hayes and Carney Men's Clothes, Western Union office, City Hall (distant right) See also mcalA04F05i07 and mcalA04F05i05 (with note "reshot")

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                                          Title:   Street Repair

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

                                          Date:  undated; 1943

                                          Resource type:   photographs

                                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                          Salvage Project. Trolley track Rail Removal Project, Burlington, Vermont. This view taken in front of Burlington City Hall (right) while the last rail was being pulled on June 25, 1943, shows the special rail pulling equipment including the device for the "rolling pull" on the rail shown at the end of the "A" frame. See also mcalA04F04i12

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                                            Title:   Street Repair

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

                                            Date:  1943-16-25; 1943-6-25

                                            Resource type:   photographs

                                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                            June 25, 1943 lower Church Street removal of trolley track. Store fronts line the street and include Gover's Radio Shop at 128 Church seen to the left. Next to it is Farmers Production Credit Association at No. 132, Howe's Market at No. 134. See also mcalA04F04i11

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                                              Title:   Street Repair

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

                                              Date:  undated; undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              Undated (but may be 1940s) photo of Salvage Project. Trolley Track Rail Removal Project in front of Burlington City Hall on Church Street.

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                                                Title:   Street Repair

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

                                                Date:  1943-06-25; 1943-06-25

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                June 25, 1943. Trolley track rail removal project. Church Street retail stores seen to the left include Hayes and Carney Men's Clothes, Western Union office.

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                                                  Title:   Streets, Roads: Unidentified

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

                                                  Date:  undated

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  September 17, 1928. Trolley tracks can be seen running down the middle of this Burlington city street.

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