Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit

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The Ogunquit Memorial Library is the public library of Ogunquit, Maine. It is located at 166 Shore Road, in an architecturally distinguished Romanesque Revival built in 1897 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. It was a gift to the town by Mrs. George Conarroe in honor of her husband.The library is open daily except Sunday during the summer (May to October), and Wednesday-Saturday except holidays during the off-season.Architecture and historyThe Ogunquit Memorial Library is located on the west side of Shore Road in central Ogunquit, in an area with many seaside resort accommodations. It is a rectangular building, fashioned out randomly course fieldstone, with a hip roof and a projecting gabled entrance. At one corner of the entrance stands an engaged circular staircase tower with a conical roof above a molded cornice. Eyebrow dormers project from some of the roof elevations. The interior is well-preserved, its original features including a large fireplace that was at first its sole heat source.The library was built in 1897 to a design by Philadelphia architect John M. Burns, and is one of the finest examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture in southern Maine. The building was enlarged in 1914 to a design by Henry A. Macomb, also of Philadelphia; the quality of design and execution make it virtually impossible to distinguish the addition from the original. The library was the gift of Philadelphia resident Mrs. George Conarroe in honor of her husband.
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  • This is a very unique library. It is not a town library, but it is the only library in Ogunquit. It is a privately funded library which is supported by endowments and contributions. The library is in ...  more »
  • We read about this Library on Trip Advisor. It is easy walking distance of several hotels. We were lucky enough to meet the grand daughter of Charles Woodbury on our visit. She is still local and visi...  more »
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Main Street holds the heart of the action in Ogunquit, and most of the town's inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels sit on this street or close to it. A handful of establishments line Beach Street, which provides access to the town's highly regarded stretch of sand. You'll find additional bed and breakfasts as well as numerous vacation rentals in the form of houses, condominiums, and cottages in the area between Main Street and Israel Head Road on the coast. This area takes you away from the bustle of the center of town but still provides convenient access to Ogunquit Beach to the north and Perkins Cove--a small marina featuring a few restaurants and lobster shacks--to the south.
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