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M-500 St. Louis City Improvement Documents

ABSTRACT: Collection of manuscripts relating to St. Louis city improvements.

DATE: 1878-1897

CREATOR: St. Louis Board of Public Improvements

SCOPE: This collection, dated 1878-1897, consists of 17 memos, correspondences, invoices, and reports related to city improvement projects undertaken by the St. Louis Board of Public Improvements. The documents cover a broad range of projects, including the planned implementation of power lines and streetlights, a complaint about “defective granitoid work,” recommended adjustments to the sewer network, and protests from residents against planned improvement projects in their neighborhoods.

EXTENT: 17 items (one folder).

ACCESS: Due to the fragile nature of this collection, physical access may be restricted. Please contact the library for further information. Information on conducting research with the archival collections of the Library, including current building hours and reading room policies, can be found on our Research page. The St. Louis Mercantile Library is located on levels one and two of the Thomas Jefferson Library building on the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ north campus.

PREFERRED CITATION: The preferred citation for this collection is “From the Special Collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri – St. Louis."