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 Central Library Tour
Reviewed By Stuart M April 2019

I am an Architect and was not aware of this fantastic neo-renaissance Cass Gilbert Masterpiece. You will marvel at the voluminous spaces, stained glass windows, coffered renaissance ceilings, and...

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Beautiful Place To Visit
Reviewed By Christine G March 2019

I've been to the central branch of the St. Louis Public Library many times, and it still amazes me, every time, with it's beauty. It's a beautiful place to visit, and they offer guild tours...

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Great guided tour
Reviewed By Dario2788 March 2019

There is a free tour every Monday morning at 11 am. The docent was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. The building is very interesting, and the library has a great section for children.

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