Central Library -- St. Louis Public Library
The rich history of St. Louis and it’s environs can be found in the maps collection at the St. Louis Public Library. The maps in this collection reflect the many different facets of cartography and predate its creation in 1865. You’ll find maps of exploration, topographic maps, military maps, thematic maps on a wide range of topics including geology industries, railroads and property ownership. You’ll find original 1812 and 1824 St. Louis plat maps, maps of many U.S. and international cities.
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The library is a wonderful building, which you can enjoy on an historical level or just as a library. The architecture is extraordinary and they have a pictorial display about the building of it...Full Review
After an extensive renovation, the downtown Central Library is both beautiful and now functioning in the 21st century. Certainly worth a walk through for visitors. The rare book dept. is an oasis...Full Review