Main Street, up a bit from #14

Louis L. McAllister, circa 1925
Facing Northeast

Sara Casten, October 2006
Facing Northeast, 180642448E 4926314N UTM

McAllister is documenting an attempt to move a truck that is stuck in the snow.  This picture is not dated but based on the picture of the High School and the type of truck it was probably taken in the 1920s.  In the background is 278 Main Street a Greek revival home, according to David Blow the house was occupied for 61 years by Dr. Allen Lyman, a physician and professor of surgery at UVM.  This also coincides with the city directories that show that Dr. Lyman lived there during the 1920s and 30s when the photo was most likely taken.[1] 


[1] Blow, 189 & Burlington City Directories, H.A. Manning, 1920-1935

The house is still standing today and is a private residence. 






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Historic Burlington Project
Depression Era Streetscapes: Old North End | Burlington 1890 | Burlington 1877 | Burlington 1869 | Burlington 1853 | Burlington 1830
Produced by University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program graduate students in HP 206 Researching Historic Structures and Sites - Prof. Thomas Visser - in collaboration with UVM Landscape Change Program
Historic images courtesy of University of Vermont Library Special Collections, Louis L. McAllister Photograph Collection