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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A library family
Reviewed By Leah D July 2018

My son loves library's as well as I. This is a beautiful building and enjoyed the wood work in some areas. We visited on a Sunday so we did not get to go upstairs. Bummed about that!!

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Beautiful, Historic Building in Downtown St Louis
Reviewed By maryo7 March 2018

The tour of this magnificent library is amazing. The character of the old building and all the artwork and finishing touches have to be seen. The tour provides much more information than just...

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Beautiful building!
Reviewed By sbgKentucky June 2018

A must see in St Louis - beautiful and stunning rooms . A guided tour was not available the day we went to the library but ....an employee was very informative and shared lots of history about the...

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