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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No better stacks, service or architecture.
Reviewed By HeyJerry2011 June 2018

Not your regular library by any stretch. The sculptures, brass filigree and North 'Writers' Reflection Pool' do hide the practical stacks and e-systems of an incomparable 21st Century library.

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A spectacular old world library, in beautiful condition
Reviewed By jviertel June 2018

We stopped in just because our innkeepers said it was worth seeing, and was it ever. Along with the lobby of the Union Station Hotel, this was the most beautiful "from a lost era" sight we saw. The...

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More than just books
Reviewed By hellogoodbye_7 June 2018

Visiting a public library is typically not the first thing on my list for vacation but the Central Public in STL is a gem. The inside architecture is a work of art itself. The staff and volunteers...

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