As you are going through the process of researching the history of your home, your local library with all of its resources often comes to mind as a place to look for hints on who used to live in your home. Certainly they are most likely to offer local directories, maps, books on the area and possibly deed and tax records. But don’t forget to see if other libraries exist in your area. Historical and genealogical society libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries may have materials that are not carried by the local library. An Internet search for libraries in St. Louis brought up a the Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the St. Louis Area. This contained a list of libraries that I did not know existed, and certainly some that I will want to check out. One of them may have maps or other documents that I have not seen elsewhere. Hopefully in your search you will find some additional libraries to help you with your research.