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St. Louis Area Historic Maps

A guide to locating historic maps of the St. Louis (Missouri) regional area.
Quick guide to online St. Louis history resources

St. Louis Area Maps (Online)

Digitized maps available freely online from various archives and libraries:

Digitized urban planning documents and maps of St. Louis, from various organizations (in date order).

Note: of the many planning documents in existence, these represent only ones available in full-text online

St. Louis neighborhood maps and information:

Census Data Sets:

Interactive St. Louis Maps (online)

Maps at WashU Special Collections


Map of St. Louis, Plate 9 of the 1947 plan "Desirable Ultimate Land Use"

(Image above from HBA Series 2, black Vol 53, part 1)

Harland Bartholomew and Associates Collection

  • Located in the Washington University Special Collections, the Harland Bartholomew and Associates (HBA) Collection is a wonderful source for detailed maps of St. Louis in the 20th century.  
  • HBA began in St. Louis, and their work included both St. Louis city, county, and other communities in the metropolitan are including in the Illinois Metro east area
  • In addition to St. Louis, HBA worked across the United States, and also did some international work.  

In addition to Special Collections, various types of historic maps are available from Washington University Libraries. 

Other sources for St. Louis Maps

Missouri Maps

Books about St. Louis Maps

More Research Guides about Maps

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