St. Louis City Building Department House Numbering Certificates

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. 

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