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Most architecture lovers find themselves in Chicago for the skyscrapers, but you can round out your tour with some of the low-slung buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright. He made his home--and his first studio--in the suburb of Oak Park from 1889 to 1909, and the building has been preserved as it was when he moved out. Tours of the residence happen every day, from 11 am-3:30 pm.
South of downtown in Hyde Park, the Robie House flanks the campus of the University of Chicago. One of the greatest embodiments of Wright's Prarie style, it was actually designed in the Oak Park studio. Finished in 1910, Robie House remains an icon of modern design, and it's open to visitors every day.
If you want to check out both sites, plus more Chicago-area Wright buildings, mark your calendar now for May 17, 2008. The yearly Wright Plus tour, offered by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust, takes fans inside private homes as well as landmarks on an epic day-long housewalk.
[Photo of Robie House: cerealfan]