hese are certificates assigning street numbers to new buildings (mostly homes) in St. Louis city ca. 1880 – 1976. There are @112,000 certificates arranged chronologically by reference number. Reference numbers are found on the Building Department Atlases. If there is a reference number on a property there is a certificate for the property. The certificate includes the block number, lot number, house number, owner and contractor. Certificates also have a rough sketch of the property in relation to the street and a dated stamp of approval from the Street Department.