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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Wow - wonderful renovation
Reviewed By Grandma991 April 2017

Recently went on a tour of the library. I was with a walking group but individuals can also arrange for a tour of the facility. With the docent, you got lots of facts and information - it was very...

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lovely building
Reviewed By CorrineAtlantaGa April 2017

We had some time before a wedding on a recent Saturday and we were within walking distance. What a special building. We had a very nice tour guide and enjoyed both the temporary exhibition in the...

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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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