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 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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Beautiful building with great hisorry
Reviewed By Splixa March 2019

Beautiful architecture. I went to the basement where there is a small museum, with a screen, with very nice documentaries adbout St. Louis and the buildings history. I enjoyed my visit

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Stunning
Reviewed By Imaginistictravel February 2019

Amazing architecture and a stunning library for a person who isn’t really even a big library guy but was curious to walk in and see this! The grand hall is beautiful and it’s a great place to rest...

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