Location: Los Angeles
Architect: Robert David Farquhar
It may seem like a normal building from the outside, despite the perfectly trimmed grass out front and the statue placed perfectly centered in front of the entrance, but once inside, it will be like stepping into a different world. Holding some of the most comprehensive rare books and manuscripts in the U.S. — including Oscar Wilde — this two-story library is heavily detailed with Renaissance compositions. Besides the five-colored brickwork found in the building, there are also stunning paintings and drawings found throughout rooms, each bordered with a detailed frame. Need to get an art museum fix in? Take a trip to Clark Library.