Photos and text (c) Mark Hertzberg
Frank Lloyd Wright’s 148th birthday was celebrated at a traditional gathering at Taliesin Saturday June 6 and a day later at SC Johnson in Racine, Wisconsin. Wright designed the company’s Administration Building in 1936 and Research Tower in 1943/44.
Sean Malone chats with Minerva Montooth during the reception at Taliesin.
Ron McCrea enjoys playing the living room piano when he visits Taliesin.
The reception at Taliesin was followed by dinner – including a birthday cake – and music at Hillside School:
SC Johnson’s celebration was held in Fortaleza Hall, designed by Lord Norman Foster and partners. There were two sheet cakes and a large cake modeled after Wright’s buildings. The base below the model building was made from compressed Rice Krispie treats and chocolate mix.
Children played with Lincoln Logs, a toy invented by John Lloyd Wright
Bob and Jeanne Maushammer wanted their picture taken with a life-size cutout photo of Wright. The Maushammers, who have seen several hundred of Wright’s buildings, were in their hometown of Racine to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.