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 repository of information.
Reviewed By Vicsnest April 2019

I've used this library many times over the years. Very helpful were the old newspapers available on microfilm.

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Stunningly Beautiful Building
Reviewed By Lorin G February 2020

Treat yourself to a tour of this library. It is stunning. We attended a lecture on architecture, which was excellent. However, now through June, the library is hosting an architectural history...

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St. Louis Public Library
Reviewed By Pennsynative August 2019

This main branch of the St. Louis Public Library downtown has retained its original charm after renovation. The architecture alone is worth a walk-through. No admission fee, but you have to have a...

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