WOW! Sam Johnson hired Frank Lloyd Wright to design the HQ and offices for the SC Johnson Company, and the result is a futuristic masterpiece of architecture that is still in use and available for visits even today.
The whole thing opened in 1939…it was a big deal back then, and is still a big deal now. There is the famous administration building, the famous research tower, the famous flying saucer welcome center, etc. and so on. Employees work here during the week…and then some employees lead free tours of the structures on the weekends. All you have to do is go to the SC Johnson website, reserve a spot, show up, and you will be led through some of the most magical work spaces on the planet. . .damn, that Frank Lloyd Wright knows how to get your heart racing just through the creation and manipulation of space.
And since this year, 2017, is the 150th anniversary of Frank’s birth, this is the perfect time to consider a little excursion up to Racine, Wisconsin to check this place out and pay homage to arguably the greatest American architect of the 20th century and maybe any century. Sam Johnson liked the resulting structures so much that he then asked Frank to design and build a home for him and his family nearby called Wingspread. This can be seen in another post close to this one right here in this blog…mmm, aaaahh!
Racine is located on the shores of Lake Michigan halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago…about an hour’s drive from either town. . .perfect for a day trip if you are hanging out in either of these bigger cities.
Please pop onto Google to learn more about these wonderful buildings and spaces. . .they are most-worthy of your attention.
To see more stupendous images from around our teeny tiny planet simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .dive on in. . .you can go just about anywhere that you like right here, right NOW.
It’s lovely out there.