About

Mark Hertzberg in front of the SC Johnson Research Tower.
(Photo credit – Cindy Hertzberg)

Mark Hertzberg is the author and photographer of Wright in Racine (Pomegranate, 2004), Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hardy House (Pomegranate, 2006) and Frank Lloyd Wright’s SC Johnson Research Tower (Pomegranate, 2010). He has lectured extensively about Wright’s work in Racine. Hertzberg also serves on the board of the Frank Lloyd Wright ® Wisconsin Tourism Heritage Program (“Wright in Wisconsin”). Hertzberg, the retired Director of Photography of The Journal Times in Racine, won numerous awards for his work.

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  1. Great work! Btw, do you know where I might be able to find the floor plan up to scale for the T. P. Hardy House? I’m an Architecture major, and I need it for a project.

    I would greatly appreciate any type on info that you could provide me with.

    Thanks

    • The drawings are now in the Foundation archives at the Avery Library at Columbia University. I do not know their access policy. Some of the plans might be in the Monograph. I do not have a copy so I cannot tell you for certain.

  2. Mark, Can you post this information regarding two upcoming Frank Lloyd Wright lectures at the Palm Springs Modernism Conference in February? 2/15/2014 3:00pm Kim Bixler – “The Perks and Pitfalls of Living in a Frank Lloyd Wright House” (1.0 CEU for AIA members)
    2/18/2014 9:30am Sean Malone, President – “Frank Lloyd Wright, Integrity, and Transformation”

    http://www.modernismweek.com/lectures-films-the-frank-lloyd-wright-series/
    _____________________
    Additional lecture in Mason City, Iowa February 20th at 7:00pm “What is it like Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House?”

    A joint project of Wright on the Park and River City Society for Historic Preservation, the Winter Speaker Series: Growing Up in a Frank Lloyd Wright House http://wrightonthepark.org/speaker-series/

    Mason City Architectural Interpretive Center, 520 1st Street NE, Mason City, IOWA. Space is limited. RSVP: info@wrightonthepark.org 1.0 CEU for AIA members.

  3. Mark – any more details on when the SC Johnson tower’s renovated floors will be added to the tour? Given the number of folks who will be heading to the Midwest for the All Wright Housewalk on May 17 (myself included), a detour north for a chance to visit the tower would certainly be worth the drive …

  4. I learned about “wrightinracine” from Bicycle Times magazine. I immediately went to “wrightinracine” hoping to see maps of bicycle tours of Racine that showcase the Wright sites. Does such info exist?

    • I am glad you read that column. There is no formal bike tour. The four sites are fairly spread out, except for the Hardy House and SCJ, which are blocks apart. I can bike it with you. It’s hit and miss about getting into Wingspread. You need reservations to tour SCJ, although you can see the buildings from the street.

  5. Mark – I am not sure how to email you directly from this site. My colleague and I are visiting The research Tower I a few weeks. I wanted to discuss with you any other Wright opportunities we would have while we’re in town for a Saturday and Sunday?

      • Wingspread (the Johnson Foundation) is hit-and-miss for self-guided tours, depending on whether or not there is a conference going on. I am not sure of weekend availability. Call first. You can drive by the Hardy House, about five blocks east of SC Johnson. You can also drive by the Keland House but do not go down the driveway. The garage and the street side of the house are from Jack Howe’s 1961 addition. The garage is connected by a roofline to the former carport, to the right of it. Howe converted the carport (and did the garage) in 1961 as the family grew. There is also an additional room that was added then to the right of the room fashioned from the carport, at the corner of the house. Try to get to Milwaukee to see our (Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin: http://www.wrightinwisconsin.org) Burnham Street American System-Built homes.

  6. Your shots of the Winslow House’s details are drop dead gorgeous! Especially the Sullivanesque ornament. Bravo! I finally got to see it when it was on tour this May & knew I’d forget the details, so now I have them to review again. Thank you so much. And bless you for your work here.

  7. Your shots of the Winslow House’s details are drop dead gorgeous! Especially the Sullivanesque ornament. Bravo! I finally got to see it when it was on tour this May & knew I’d forget the details, so now I have them to review again. Thank you so much. And bless you for your work here.

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