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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Great For Research, Very Expansive
Reviewed By Rachel J July 2016

Like most main library branches, ours does not disappoint. I have found better research materials here than in come collegiate libraries. It's also very quiet, lots of places to hang out away from...

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Gorgeous Recent Restoration
Reviewed By lauriestlaurent November 2016

For lovers of classic buildings and libraries. The hush draws visitors into various floors and subject areas. Extensive local history collection.

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Such A Spectacular Place!
Reviewed By Lorin G March 2017

The architecture of this stunning library designed by Cass Gilbert is a wonder. The library is sensational. We attended an architectural lecture that was so informative. The lecture is part of a...

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