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 Stop Worth Making
Reviewed By houlihanmc March 2017

My family of four (two daughters, ages 11 & 9) made a quick stop at the Central Public Library after our afternoon visit to City Museum. I think it is absolutely worth it from an architectural and...

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Beautifully restored public library
Reviewed By Davigeta February 2017

The St. Louis Central Public library is located in a beautiful restored building on Olive. The building is a bit over 100 years old. There is wonderful wood work, statuary, stained glass, and ceiling...

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Beautiful Carnegie Library
Reviewed By jeansteck November 2016

Recently renovated, make sure you see all the floors. Beautiful stained glass on third floor. Basement ceiling has literary quotes in the panels plus tree forts for kids to read in. Now handicapped...

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