SC Johnson Hosts Free Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Work in Racine

Nov. 19 Community Interest Program Features Frank Lloyd Wright Historian and Author Mark Hertzberg

RACINE, Wis., Nov. 17, 2015 -- SC Johnson announced today the next event in its series of special architecture-themed community interest programs at its Racine, Wisconsin, world headquarters. The free programs are a part of SC Johnson’s support of the Chicago Architecture Biennial and include a free evening tour of the SC Johnson campus.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, guest lecturer Mark Hertzberg will present a program from his book, “Wright in Racine: The Architect’s Vision for One American City.” Architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright refined his famed Prairie style in Racine. After 1900, Racine witnessed the most significant stages of the architect’s career through construction of the Hardy House, SC Johnson’s Administration Building and Research Tower, plus the Wingspread residence – Wright’s last and largest Prairie home.

Hertzberg is an award-winning photojournalist and author of three books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Racine. He serves on the board of Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin.

SC Johnson is a regional sponsor of the Chicago Architecture Biennial and has a long-standing commitment to preserving Wright’s legacy. SC Johnson’s global headquarters features two world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, the Administration Building, which opened in 1939, and its vertical complement the Research Tower, which opened in 1950.  

To register for the Nov. 19 community interest program or learn about other programs in this lecture and film series, go to www.scjohnson.com/CIPreservations. Additional programming in this series includes:

  • Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. – Frank Lloyd Wright and the SC Johnson Research Tower featuring author Mark Hertzberg
  • Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. – The Infinite Happiness documentary; Danish with subtitles

All tours of the company’s global headquarters and community interest programs are open to the public and free with reservations.

The five-part series is just one of many free community interest programs hosted at SC Johnson. Non-profit organizations are able to co-sponsor speaking engagements, documentaries or panel discussions of interest to the general public at SC Johnson’s Golden Rondelle Theater.

WHAT:

Wright in Racine: The Architect’s Vision for One American City

With guest lecturer Mark Hertzberg

Author/photojournalist

WHEN:

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

SC Johnson Global Headquarters – Golden Rondelle Theater

1525 Howe St, Racine, WI 53403