Nestled in the picturesque coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine, lies a hidden treasure locals and visitors love: Ogunquit Memorial Library.

Right from its outer appearance, you can tell something is enchanting and special about the place.

It's more than just a spot that holds a bunch of books.

According to the library's website, the building was built in 1897, opened in 1898 and designed by Charles M. Burns "in the H.H. Richardson Romanesque style." It was later enlarged in 1914.

You can see what it looked like back in the early days in some old pictures and postcards like the ones the library shared on its Facebook page below:

If you don't know what Richardson Romanesque is (and I didn't), thankfully breaks it down. The website states that this architectural style has medieval influences, and intricate shapes, is usually built with stone, and often has a tower and some arched windows and doors.

So basically, a castle.

And you can see that in the design right away. There's just something about older buildings that really stand out over many newer ones today.

That said, the building has had to have upkeep over the years, according to the library, including new entrance doors and roof. Additionally, the windows and exterior trim were repaired and painted.

And it still looks incredible over 100 years later.

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Plus, when you walk inside, it's got that cozy vibe where you could sit down and get lost in a book.

Take a look at what it looked like inside years and years ago:

And then what it looks like more recently:

Whether you're seeking a thrilling mystery to unravel on a rainy afternoon or a thought-provoking work of non-fiction to expand your horizons, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in the beautiful setting.

Or maybe you just want to hang out by the impressive Grandfather clock.

Just note that if/when you do visit, parking is limited. According to the library website, there are six parking spots right out front the building, and the closest town lot is the Cottage Street/Obeds lot.

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The Ogunquit Memorial Library is located at 166 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Maine.

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