St. Louis City Building Department House Numbering Certificates

Accession Number: SC 10: 03
Location: St. Louis Room
Dates: 1880-1976
Size:

42 half-size legal record storage boxes, 10 folio volumes, 10

newspaper boxes; 65.2 cubic feet.

Creator/Collector: St. Louis City Building Department
Acquisition info: Donated to SLPL by the St. Louis City Building Division
Accruals: Further accruals not expected.
Custodial history:

The collection was at the St. Louis City Building Division. After

scanning the atlas volumes the Building Division planned to throw

away the collection. Patron Nini Harris suggested donating them

to SLPL instead. The Building Division did so in 2010.

Language: English
Processed by: Special Collections Staff, 2011. Adele Heagney, 2018
Conservation notes:

Certificate volumes re-housed in boxes. Later set of unbound

Building Department Atlases rehoused in newspaper boxes. Street

index and the block number index photocopied for reference use.

Scope and Content:

These 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.

Arrangement:

Certificates are arranged chronologically.

There are two 10-volume sets of Building Department atlases.

One, bound (dated 11/1943) and one unbound which covers later

years. There is one index to the atlases arranged by street and

another arranged by block number.

Restrictions: Collection open for research.
Remarks:

Some certificates and atlas pages are in fragile condition.

Scanned images from the Building Department Atlases are on the Geo St. Louis website.

https://dynamic.stlouis-mo.gov/citydata/newdesign/index.cfm

St. Louis City Building Department House Numbering Certificates
42 half-size legal record storage boxes, 10 folio volumes, 10 newspaper boxes; 65.2 cubic feet.

#A-1 – A2499

Box/Folder Description
  Certificate Boxes
1/-  #A-1 – A2499
2/- #A2500 – A4999
3/- #A5000 – A7499
4/- #A7500 – A9999
5/- #A10000 – A12499
6/- #A12500 – A13499 and 1-1499
7/- #1500 – 3899
8/- #3900 – 6299
9/- #6300 – 8699
10/- #8700 – 10799
11/- #10800 – 12899
12/- #12900 – 14999
13/- #15000 – 17099
14/- #17100 – 19199
15/- #19200 – 21299
16/- #21300 – 23399
17/- #23400 – 25499
18/- #25500 – 27599
19/- #27600 – 29699
20/- #29700 – 31799
21/- #31800 – 33899
22/- #33900 – 35999
23/- #36000 – 38099
24/- #38100 – 40099
25/- #40100 – 43099
26/- #43100 – 46599
27/- #46600 – 50099
28/- #50100 – 53599
29/- #53600 – 56599
30/- #56600 – 60099
31/- #60100 – 63599
32/- #63600 – 66999
33/- #67000 – 70499
34/- #70500 – 73999
35/- #74000 – 77999
36/- #78000 – 81499
37/- #81500 – 85499
38/- #85500 – 88999
39/- #89000 – 91999
40/- #92000 – 94499
41/- #94500 – 97499
42/- #97500 – 99999
  Bound Building Department Atlas set (11/1943, enumerated on spine).
Volume Description
1 Pages 1-21
2 Pages 22-42
3 Pages 43-60
4 Pages 61-84
5 Pages 85-108a
6 Pages 109-134
7 Pages 135-159
8 Pages 160-184
9 Pages 185-209
10 Pages 210-232
  Boxed Building Department Atlas set.
Box/Folder Description
1/- Pages 1-23
2/- Pages 24-46
3/- Pages 47-70
4/- Pages 71-94
5/- Pages 95-118
6/- Pages 119-144
7/- Pages 145-168
8/- Pages 169-193
9/- Pages 194-217
10/- Pages 21
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