Central Library -- St. Louis Public Library

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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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Beautiful working library
Reviewed By Leigh710 November 2016

We visited while in town and got a map from the information desk. The nice gentleman there told us all about the library and how everyone that worked there was so proud of it. We wandered through and...

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I love libraries
Reviewed By T Alexander L November 2016

I always visit libraries when I travel. It's typically quiet and beautiful, a good opportunity to take a break, charge up some electronics, do some work or research, watch other people, etc. This...

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Architecturally Beautiful
Reviewed By Christine G October 2016

This is one of my favorite places to go in the city. The architecture both inside and out still amazes me every time I see it. It's well worth a stop to see. They do have an elevator inside for...

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