It’s something we have always known. And others soon discover. Central Library is one of the world’s grandest spaces.
Recently, Reader’s Digest named St. Louis Public Library’s flagship Missouri’s most impressive Library and although we think its grandeur extends beyond the state—we can’t argue with this newest honor.
Built in 1912, Central Library is a monument to the past and a cultural beacon for the future. Spanning an entire city block just west of the Convention Center, Central Library is one of St. Louis’ grandest works of art. The magnificent Beaux Arts building was restored to its original grandeur for is 100th anniversary.
Central Library is located at 1301 Olive Street. Stop by for a look at this impressive beauty.
Free tours are offered:
Winter hours (September 1-April 30)
Mondays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays: 11 a.m., Noon and 1 p.m.
Summer hours (May 1- August 31)
Mondays & Saturdays: 11 a.m., Noon and 1 p.m.
Call 314-539-0345 for more information.