Central Library -- St. Louis Public Library
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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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.Full Review
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...Full Review