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  • Best Fall Historic Destinations

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation wants Americans to enjoy fall and our nation's history. So, in that spirit, the group came up with <a href=" http://www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2010/november-december/sixteen-sites.html" target="external">a list of some must-see destinations</a> this season. <p/> <a href="http://www.gowright.org/" target="external">Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, Ill.</a> -- Frank Lloyd Wright, America's most celebrated architect, lived here with his family for 20 years and used the building as a laboratory for developing his unique Prairie Style.
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    <a href="http://www.villafinale.org/" target="external">Villa Finale, San Antonio, Texas</a> -- Villa Finale, the newest National Trust Historic site, stands in the heart of San Antonio's King William District as a testament to both the city's 19th century history as well as its current efforts in historic preservation and neighborhood revitalization.
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    <a href=" http://sccc.acomaskycity.org/" target="external">Acoma Sky City, Acoma, N.M.</a> -- The adobe houses, plazas, and walkways on the 367-foot tall mesa have been used for nearly one thousand years, making Acoma Sky City the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.
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    <a href="http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org/" target="external">Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, Conn.</a> -- For fifty years, architect Philip Johnson used this country estate to experiment with the relationships between art, architecture, and landscape, beginning with his iconic Glass House in 1949.
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    <a href="http://www.hudsonvalley.org/" target="external"> Kykuit, Tarrytown, N.Y.</a> -- Completed in 1913 for John D. Rockefeller by architects Delano and Aldrich, Kykuit has been home to four generations of Rockefeller family members. Visitors will see interiors designed by Ogden Codman, collections of Chinese and European ceramics, fine furnishings and galleries of 20th-century art.
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    <a href="http://lyndhurst.wordpress.com/" target="external">Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, N.Y.</a> -- Overlooking the natural beauty of the Hudson River, this mansion is one of the most influential romantic structures built in America. Designed in the Gothic Revival style by prominent architect A.J. Davis, Lyndhurst was home to three important New York families.
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    <a href="http://www.oatlands.org/" target="external">Oatlands, Leesburg, Va.</a> -- Built by one of Virginia's first families, Oatlands tells the stories of a 19th-century working plantation, a turn-of-the-century English-style country house and the people who made their home there.
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    <a href="http://www.farnsworthhouse.org/" target="external">Farnsworth House, Plano, Ill.</a> -- The Farnsworth House, built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951 and located near Plano, Illinois, is one of the most famous examples of modernist domestic architecture and was considered unprecedented in its day.
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    <a href=" http://www.draytonhall.org/" target="external">Drayton Hall, Charleston, S.C.</a> -- One of the finest examples of colonial plantation houses in British North America, Drayton Hall also symbolizes the changes to the people, buildings, and landscape of the Carolina low country during the last 300 years.
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    <a href="http://cliveden1767.wordpress.com/" target="external">Cliveden, Philadelphia</a> -- Site of Philadelphia's only Revolutionary War battle, Cliveden is one of the nation's best examples of Georgian architecture and was home to the same family for more than 200 years. Extraordinary architecture and furnishings, actual scars left by cannonballs and fascinating family stories offer a rare yet lively perspective on America's past.
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    <a href="http://www.decaturhouse.org/" target="external">Decatur House, Washington, D.C.</a> -- Completed in 1818 for naval hero Stephen Decatur, Decatur House is one of the oldest surviving homes in Washington, DC and one of only three remaining houses in the country designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, the father of American architecture. Its distinguished neo-classical architecture and prominent location across from the White House made Decatur House one of the Capitol's most desirable addresses and home of many of the nation's most prominent figures.
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