Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings

More than 75 Years of Inspired Architecture

In 1936, third generation SC Johnson leader H.F. Johnson Jr. sought out the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Designs were in development for the company’s new Administration Building, but H.F. wanted a new, more modern approach, even though ground had already been broken and construction was set to start.

He later explained, “Anybody can build a typical building. I wanted to build the best office building in the world, and the only way to do that was to get the greatest architect in the world.”

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Thus began a relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and SC Johnson that continues to this day. The remarkable Administration Building opened in 1939, followed by the Research Tower in 1950. Today, both are on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright showcases rarely-seen Frank Lloyd Wright designs and artifacts. And, it’s free to visit!

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Learn more about the major milestones in the relationship between SC Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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