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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 Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

Date:  1931-1944; undated

Resource type:   photographs

Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

Undated photograph of a snow plow in operation, possibly at the Burlington Airport. Embossed with McAllister name and Burlington, Vt.

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    Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

    Date:  1931-1944; undated

    Resource type:   photographs

    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

    Undated photograph of snow plows in operation, possibly at the Burlington Airport. Embossed with McAllister name.

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      Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

      Date:  1931-1944; undated

      Resource type:   photographs

      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

      1930s or 1940s photograph of a Burlington Street Dept. dump truck in operation.

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        Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

        Date:  1931-1944; undated

        Resource type:   photographs

        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

        1930s or 1940s photograph of a Burlington Street Dept. snow plow/blower

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          Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

          Date:  1931-1944; undated

          Resource type:   photographs

          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

          1930s or 1940s photograph of a Burlington Street Dept. snow plow/blower (side view)

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            Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

            Date:  1931-1944; undated

            Resource type:   photographs

            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

            1930s or 1940s photo of Burlington Street Dept. snow plow (?) vehicle.

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              Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

              Date:  1931-1944; undated

              Resource type:   photographs

              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

              1930s or 1940s photograph of a Burlington Street Dept. snow plow/blower (front view)

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                Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

                Date:  1931-1944; undated

                Resource type:   photographs

                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                Undated but may be 1940 photo taken at the Burlington Street Dept's plant of the Walter Snow Fighter Truck with snow blower equipment attachment, Snow King Rotary Plow.

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                  Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

                  Date:  1931-1944; undated

                  Resource type:   photographs

                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                  Undated photograph of a snowplow in operation.

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                    Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

                    Date:  1931-1944; undated

                    Resource type:   photographs

                    Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                    Undated photograph of a snowplow in operation.

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                      Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

                      Date:  1931-1944; undated

                      Resource type:   photographs

                      Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                      December 13, 1937. This view shows the snow loader in action while running a loading test. The capacity when a sufficient amount of snow is available is twenty-five to thirty cubic yards of snow per minute.

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                        Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

                        Date:  1931-1944; undated

                        Resource type:   photographs

                        Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                        Photograph dated Jan. 7, 1941. Original caption reads: "Street Department No. 6 truck with experimental sanding machine built by Street Department mechanics."

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                          Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment

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

                          Date:  1931-1944; undated

                          Resource type:   photographs

                          Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                          Photograph dated Oct. 6, 1944. Original caption reads: "Burlington Street Department This view of Stanley Leaf Eductor shows the equipment in operation."

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                            Title:   Burlington Street Department Buildings - Equipment (4X5)

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

                            Date:  February 22; 1940

                            Resource type:   photographs

                            Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                            Photograph dated Feb. 22, 1940. Original caption reads: "The Snow King Rotary Plow operated by the Walter Snow Fighter Truck blowing heavy frozen snow on the shoulder of the Burlington Municipal Airport runways. Both the north-south and the east-west runways were opened for a width of 250 feet and for a length of 3,600 feet after each storm, the snow being plowed back into windrows from which it is blown as seen in the picture. A total of sixty-six hours work with the Rotary Plow was necessary to dispose of the entire amount of snow accumulated on the two runways, taxi-strip and hangar areas over the period from February 11, 1940 to February 22, 1940, inclusive, during which time the Weather Bureau reported a total snow fall of 11.8 inches, some of which was combined with several hours of rain and a lowering of the temperature to sub-zero weather.

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                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Church St. (4X5)

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

                              Date:  undated; undated

                              Resource type:   photographs

                              Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                              Winter street scene with snow removal crew leaning on their shovels next to a truck filled with snow. Retail stores seen behind the truck. Stores signs advertise (left to right) furnishings, Reuss optometrist, Postal Telegraph Cable Co., Travelers Inn Rooms $1.00 at 106 1/2 Church Street. Windows in the second story bear signs for typewriters, supplies and repair services. Possible date 1930s, 1940s.

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                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Church Street

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

                                Date:  1936; 1943, undated; 1936; 1943, undated

                                Resource type:   photographs

                                Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                December 3, 1936 View of upper Church Street while Street Department was removing snow after the 13 inch storm of previous night. The trucks are being loaded by hand. Photo published in Images of America Burlington on the front and back covers. Retail store signs including Preston's jewelers, Carl's Dinette, drug store can be seen. The church of the First Unitarian Univeralist Society with clock in center background.

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

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

                                  Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                                  January 12, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the drop-hammer weighing approximately 1 1/2 tons being operated by the crane to break through the frost in place of compressor and paving breakers. W.C. Kirby's power-shovel is loading the material into trucks. Three new catch basins were constructed on this intersection to replace the old one.

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

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

                                    Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                                    January 12, 1942. Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the drop-hammer weighing approximately 1 1/2 tons being operated by the crane to break through the frost in place of compressor and paving breakers. W.C. Kirby's power-shovel is loading the material into trucks. Three new catch basins were constructed on this intersection to replace the old one.

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

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

                                      Date:  1934; 1942; 1942; 1942

                                      January 12, 1942 Hayward Street Improvements: This view shows the drop-hammer weighing approximately 1 1/2 tons being operated by the crane to break through the frost in place of compressor and paving breakers. W.C. Kirby's power-shovel is loading the material into trucks. Three new catch basins were constructed on this intersection to replace the old one.

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                                        Title:   Burlington Streets: Home Ave.

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

                                        Date:  1934; 1934

                                        May 2, 1934. South End P.W.A. Sewer Project Docket No. 2353 A Section of Home Avenue near Wells Street. Note that ledge is encountered the entire depth from ground level to grade of sewer. The truck appears to contain the power source via tubing for the hand-held jack hammer one of the workmen holds.

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                                          Title:   Burlington Streets: Institute Road

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

                                          Date:  1946; 1946

                                          June 29, 1946 Institute Road - Rock Excavation Street Widening Project. This view looking westerly shows the concrete construction in progress on June 29 at the point where the fill leaves off and the rock excavation beings.

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                                            Title:   Burlington Streets: Intervale

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

                                            Date:  1939; undated; 1939; undated

                                            June 29, 1946. Burlington Street Department - Burlington, Vermont. Intervale Road - Asphalt Stabilized base and Armor Coat Wearing Surface. This view taken from the intersection of Riverside Ave. looking northerly toward the railroad track shows the mixing process while constructing the stabilized base using asphalt emulsion (XRM) as a binder. The materials used for aggregate on this job was road gravel hauled from the Lunderville Pit in the town of Williston last October (1945) and spread approximately 28 feet in width over the entire section from Riverside Ave. to the railroad crossing, a distance of approximately 875 feet. Note the Allis-Chalmers Power Grader mixing the gravel after the asphalt emulsion had been applied by pressure distributor. The Armor Coat Wearing surface was constructed directly after the stabilized base had been completed. This is a very economical type of paving, especially where a cheaper grade of materials can be used and the location does not demand a higher type of pavement.

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                                              Title:   Burlington Streets: Lakeside Ave

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

                                              Date:  1945; 12-05; 1945; 12-05

                                              December 5, 1945. City of Burlington, Vermont, Street Department. Lakeside Ave. Pavement Base Construction. This view was taken from a point near the intersection of Conger Ave. looking westerly toward the Lake Champlain. The new factory building just completed for the Blodgett Co. is shown with parking area base recently constructed between the street line and the building. Note the asphalt emulsion stabilized base which was mixed the previous day before taking this picture. Cold weather and frost conditions had frozen the base mixture on the left half of the street but the job was continued on the north half in spite of the low temperatures as the street had to be put in condition to receive traffic for the winter, this street being on a regular bus line. The job was continued by placing a 2 inch layer of crushed stone on this stabilized base and penetrating the same with asphalt emulsion and covering with concrete sand as a "blotter" for the winter and then opened to traffic. This project will be continued to completion in the spring by constructing an integral concrete curb and gutter on the south side of a 3 inch hot plant mix wearing surface over the entire pavement area. Note the asphalt distributor applying emulsion and the tractor and harrow mixing the base.

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                                                Title:   Burlington Streets: Ledge Road

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

                                                Date:  1935; 10-09; 1935; 10-09

                                                October 9, 1935 view of intersection of Route 7 (Shelburne Road or Street) and bottom of Ledge Road as it ascends up hill to the east. City street dept workmen do road or sewer construction. A dept. truck supplies power.

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                                                  Title:   Burlington Streets: Main Street (4X5's)

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

                                                  Date:  1940-03-18

                                                  Resource type:   photographs

                                                  Resource type:   black-and-white photographs

                                                  March 18, 1940 late winter view of Main Street in front of the Strong Theatre building. The Snow King Rotary Snow Plow is mounted on the city street dept Walter's Snow Fighter Truck as it performs snow removal. Note the movie marque at the Strong, "The Marines Fly High" starring Richard Dix and Chester Morris.

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