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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I never thought a library would be a destination just to look at..... love them for books - but never visited one just to see the structure. This one is worth stopping in just to see the...Full Review
This is by far St. Louis most precious gem! The library offers tours on Saturdays at various time (with the last one being at 1pm, I believe) and it is such a treat! take your children to the...Full Review