The first tours of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Thomas P. Hardy House in decades will be held Saturday April 27. The house, which is perched on a bluff above Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin, has been undergoing significant restoration since Eugene Szymczak bought it in September (photos of the restoration are in two previous posts, below).
The tours benefit Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin (www.wrightinwisconsin.org), thanks to Szymczak’s generous offer to open his house to the organization for this fund-raiser (Note: I am a board member of the group). The cost is $100 for members, $140 for non-member guests. I will lead the tours, which last a half hour. I am the author and photographer of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy House (Pomegranate, 2006). The Racine Art Museum will be selling copies of the book and my Wright in Racine at the event.
Tours are for specific time slots between 9:30 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations are accepted by telephone only, at 608-287-0339. If you want to add to your Frank Lloyd Wright Racine experience, consider also making a reservation to see Wright’s SC Johnson Administration Building five blocks away, and visit the permanent Wright exhibition in Fortaleza Hall on the SC Johnson campus: http://www.scjohnson.com/en/company/visiting.aspx
(c) Mark Hertzberg with photo above by Anne Sporer Ruetz (1940s)