SC Johnson Buildings

(c) Mark Hertzberg 2020

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There is something indescribable for me in Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs of the SC Johnson Administration Building (1936) and SC Johnson Research Tower (1943/44) in Racine, Wisconsin. I gaze at them every day during my daily bike ride.

I found the lighting particularly soft and nice the evening of June 16, riding after spending the day photographing the newly restored curtain at Hillside Theatre and the desolate empty drafting room at Hillside (the two previous posts on this website).

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The pictures were taken through the fence at the Golden Rondelle guest relations center which cannot reopen until the COVID-19 crisis passes. This is the first view that visitors have of the buildings, as they come onto campus at 14th Street. LR SC Johnson Admin Building Tower 6.16.20 005.jpg

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I look forward to being able to once again get past the fence and enjoy – and photograph – the wonderful interior spaces again.

 

3 thoughts on “SC Johnson Buildings

  1. Thank you, Mark, for giving us this message of hope, grounded in something that we all love and enjoy. It is a reminder that what is truly important will endure, and will continue to be there for us as we move on through this difficult time.

  2. Hello Mark, is there an email address that I can use to contact you? It concerns the use of one of the John Hime postcard images on your Penwern website. Thanks very much for your help.

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