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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Amazing Gift to Society
Reviewed By MsAllFiftyStates August 2016

This place was awesome! CassGilbert design from 1912 recently renovated and "free" public access. I had a tour with Jennifer. She was a walking historian. They have a section for every age, including...

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Homeless hangout
Reviewed By Rnh8 August 2016

Nice library but so many homeless people hanging out there. Felt very uncomfortable going to the bathroom there. Neat stained glass windows but not sure I'd go back.

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Not to be missed!
Reviewed By Nancy H June 2016

Who thinks a library is a tourist attraction? But this library is full of reading and learning activities for kids (not to mention adults). Not limited to sit still and read. Colorful, well-lit, very...

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