Incredibly fancy and ornate Public Library, there are so many wonderful details! It is really hard to believe that this was built for the public an renovated for the public. It looks like it was designed for royalty! The staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. The genealogy department has a tom of useful information. It is well worth the visit to see the ornate ceilings, fancy metal work,original stained glass, alabaster lamps, antique furniture..I could go on and on. The renovation alone was 70 million dollars! This is in my opinion of the best preserved and fancy pieces or architect in St. Louis, and it's free and open to the public. We walked there at night from our hotel, but there is street parking. There is a church across the street to the East that is worth checking out as well if you like historic churches
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