October 29, (Wednesday), 2014
Meet-at-the-Site Tour to Mercantile Library at UMSL
Meet at the Mercantile at 10:00 am, or for car pool from St Lucas UCC, meeting at 9:00 am leaving at 9:15 am. Car pool will meet on the east parking lot at St Lucas at the far end (north) of the lot. Get directions to St Lucas UCC church.
See special exhibit, “Mapping St. Louis history: An Exhibition of Historic Maps, Rare Books and Images Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Found of St. Louis.” Join us as we continue honoring the city’s 250th anniversary with the special exhibition Mapping St. Louis History. Visitors will be able to watch the city develop and expand through maps that are not only important documentary objects but things of beauty as well. Each map will be complemented by a contemporaneous print, painting or photograph and rare printed histories that complete the telling of St. Louis’ story.
Get directions to St Lucas UCC church.
Go to the Mercantile Library by MetroLink.
Go to the Mercantile Library by car: a parking pass is required. You can not park on the campus without a parking pass. Get a copy of the pass for our tour at the SCHS general meeting on Oct 22, or at the car pool meeting point at St. Lucas church on Oct 29 at 9:00 am.
Destination: The University of Missouri at St. Louis (UMSL) in the Mercantile Library and Thomas Jefferson Library building. We will meet on Level 2 of the Mercantile Library; when you enter the Thomas Jefferson Library building you may take the stairs or elevators down one level.
See University of Missouri at St Louis UMSL North Campus Map as pdf.
Driving directions: Find your way to highway 170 northbound. Exit Highway I-170 at the Natural Bridge Exit (#6) and turn right (east). Continue on Natural Bridge Road through the Hanley Road intersection and to West Drive. You will turn left on West Drive and the West Drive garage is down the street on your right (#52 on the map). The Mercantile Library is #12 on the map and Thomas Jefferson Library is #14. Park in the West Drive garage (#52 on the map). Walk out of the garage at the third floor (quadrangle level) exit near the elevator and the Library (bldg. 14) is the building to the right of the pyramid-shaped skylight (no. 12).The tour will begin on Level 2 of the Mercantile Library; when you enter the Thomas Jefferson Library building you may take the stairs or elevators down one level.
Library office phone: Library assistant, Amanda Schneider, 314-516-7248
Tips on finding your way if you are driving.
There is no street sign for West Drive, but there is a landmark across the street, the entrance to a subdivision called Village of Bel Nor.
West Drive looks like this.
The parking garage looks like this:
Enter the parking garage here:
Coming out of the parking garage, this is what you see to your left, the building with the libraries in it.
The front of the building with the Mercantile Library in it. Enter those doors in front of the man and woman.
After entering, just ask for the steps down to the Mercantile Library.
See page about Meet-st-the-Site Tours.
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