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Thomas P. Hardy House (1905)

It may be quite difficult to imagine what Racine Wisconsin looked like in 1905. But a Google Maps search for the city at that time period results in an amazing view of an area not far from the SC Johnson campus, where Frank Lloyd wright designed two buildings circa 1936; the Administration Building, which opened […]

Herbert Johnson House “Wingspread”

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Before there were Lincoln Logs, there was Frank Lloyd Wright. Before there was Frank Lloyd Wright, there was Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel or, more simply, Froebel. He, according to Wikipedia: “laid the foundation for modern education based on the recognition that children have unique needs and capabilities.” We now know that particular and important foundational […]

SC Johnson Research Tower (1936)

Touring the SC Johnson Research Tower is like taking a giant step back in time… for several reasons. The tour takes you back to the age of test tubes, scales, gas ports and hand-written notes – giving one a real feel for what it might have been like to work in a 1950’s research laboratory. […]

SC Johnson Administration Building

SC Johnson

Of the many Frank Lloyd Wright structures that grace the National Register of Historic places, two very special buildings that signify a relationship between the architect and a corporate leader occupy prominent places on that list. That relationship began in 1935 and continues to this day. The Best in the World In 1936, construction was […]