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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: 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:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

                            Date:  undated

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Five men stand outside near some tracks and a stone wall. Behind them is a large rocky ledge with trees and other vegetation. The man in the center is in uniform and carries a whistle in his hand.

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                              Title:   Portraits, groups, unidentified

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

                              Date:  undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Five men stand outside near some tracks and a stone wall. Behind them is a large rocky ledge with trees and other vegetation. The man in the center is in uniform and carries a whistle in his hand. They all wear a metal on their jackets.

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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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                                            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 run down the middle of the Burlington city street.

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                                              Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                                              Date:  undated

                                              Resource type:   photographs

                                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                              View of the Winooski Bridge with trolley tracks in the pavement looking up Colchester Ave. on the Burlington side. Lower Winooski Road (Riverside Ave) bears to the right.

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                                                Title:   Winooski Bridge

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

                                                Date:  1943-06-03

                                                Resource type:   photographs

                                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                June 3, 1943. This view shows a close-up of the "A" frame and special attachment for a "rolling pull". In removing the (trolley track) rails on this project without the aid of a cutting torch and with very little damage to the pavement.

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                                                  Title:   Winooski Bridge (Old)

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

                                                  Date:  1927

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  View of a lot of stone rubble with dislodged tracks and exposed sewer pipes. Damage created by the 1927 flood.

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