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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Never thought I would suggest a library as a spot to visit....
Reviewed By Tom B August 2017

I never thought a library would be a destination just to look at..... love them for books - but never visited one just to see the structure. This one is worth stopping in just to see the...

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The most beautiful public library I have ever visited
Reviewed By Sunyside11 August 2017

This is by far St. Louis most precious gem! The library offers tours on Saturdays at various time (with the last one being at 1pm, I believe) and it is such a treat! take your children to the...

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Gorgeous library and great current WWI exhibit
Reviewed By Tami H August 2017

The Central Public Library in St. Louis is a gorgeous building. It was renovated in the early 2000's, but was built in the early 1900's. The architecture is amazing! The painting on the ceilings...

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