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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Italian Renaissance Masterpiece
Reviewed By HkyLvr May 2019

This isn't just a library. This is part museum and definitely a architectural masterpiece. It has so much history and so many beautiful ornate details to see, you almost forget to look for a book...

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One of the best libraries in the region
Reviewed By bolla1 June 2019

When ever I want a special out of print book I seem to be able to find it at the Central Public Library. It is easy to request a book and put it on hold for pick up. Parking is easy. Library is...

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Beautiful
Reviewed By showmemo61 June 2019

We toured this magnificent library building built in 1912 and designed by Cass Gilbert. The building is quite large with beautiful ceilings, wonderful art, light-transmitting glass floors and...

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