Office of the Mayor

Central Library Turns 100 Years Old

Special occasion recognized with a Mayoral Proclamation

February 1, 2012 | 2 min reading time

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Josh Wiese presenting proclamation for Central Library 100th Anniversary
Photo by Gerald Brooks Title: Josh Wiese presents Mayoral Proclamation on the occasion of Central Library's Centennial.
Source: Gerald Brooks

St. Louis Public Library celebrated the 100th anniversary of Central Library's opening with a ceremony and tour on Friday, Jan. 6.  The ceremony included the presentation of a Mayoral Proclamation by Josh Wiese, Special Assistant to Mayor Francis G. Slay.

The tour provided a fascinating update on the progress of the landmark's $70 million restoration and renewal project currently underway.  Guests on the tour caught a glimpse into what the revitalized Central Library will feature when it reopens to the public later this year.

Congratulations on 100 years!

Mayor Francis G. Slay

City of St. Louis