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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There is a free tour every Monday morning at 11 am. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. The building is very interesting, and the library has a great section for children.Full Review
Beautiful architecture. I went to the basement where there is a small museum, with a screen, with very nice documentaries adbout St. Louis and the buildings history. I enjoyed my visitFull Review