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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Reviewed By nrmlodik14 September 2020

Sadly, this is a beautiful building, but you can’t look around or sit and read. I understand corona has everything closed....but to close a library for months, is a sad loss to a city that is...

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Can't sit and read here!
Reviewed By debbiebuford September 2020

I have NEVER been to a library where you can't sit and read. We visited 2 public libraries in the area and were not allowed to sit and read in either. No tables or chairs there. You can only stay...

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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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