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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: 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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