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Guide to Resources

This segment is designed to help users interested in learning more about history and historic preservation resources pertaining to St. Louis. It is also provides information to those who might be interested in using this system to describe their own community's history.

Preserving History: A How To Guide. This provides general and technical information that will be relevant to those considering the merits of customizing this system to another community.

Download the System. It is possible to download two versions of the system, one with St. Louis data and one with just that is just the shell. You will need time and computer storage space. Even in zipped format there are around 80 megabytes. You will also need three commercial software packages in order to run all aspects of the system: Microsoft's Access for the database, Macromedia's Cold Fusion for the web access, and ESRI's ArcIMS for the internet mapping.

Institutions. There are many organizations that are of value to those interested in St. Louis history, both at the local, state and national level. We encourage people to let us know what groups should be added to this list.

Reading Material. The Sources portion of the Database contains specific books, reports, individuals, and other references for the specific events, people and structures. Here we include the annotated bibliography prepared in 1996 for the St. Louis Historic Preservation Plan, and a bibliography of the primary books used in this project. We also include a partial list of history theses and dissertations at local universities.

St. Louis Community Information Network. The History and Heritage Page of CIN contains a variety of information about St. Louis History. Look here for Norbury Wayman's history of St. Louis Neighborhoods, a summary of planning documents, Eldridge Lovelace's book on Harland Bartholomew, the 1947 Comprehensive Plan and more.

Glossary. This contains terms that may be useful in reading about the architecture of buildings in St. Louis. In addition, readers are encouraged to review the Volume I of the Preservation Plan for St. Louis



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This site was made possible by: the City of St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency and
the City of St. Louis Community Information Network.

This site was funded in part by Federal funds administered by the Missouri State Historical Preservation Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, The National Park Service, and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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