Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

What's Up

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THIS DAY IN 1972

HISTORIC DESIGNATION

The Lafayette Square National Historic District becomes the city's first National Register district. It includes more than 500 buildings, including many pastel-colored stone front townhouses.

HEADS UP

LIBRARY TOUR

The St. Louis Mercantile Library is offering a free, docent-led tour of the library, including the new exhibition Audubon and Beyond, which tells the history of the library's contributions to early St. Louis' scientific education through its imaginative and awe-inspiring primary and original collections, some of the most diversified in any early American library outside of the American Museum of Natural History itself.

The library's weekend tours provide an opportunity for discussions about topics ranging from the founding of St. Louis to the Mercantile's art collections, and railroad and steamboat travel. …

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