AIA Credit: 4 LU | HSW
Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the Biennial, free shuttles transport visitors to Racine, Wisconsin, for the day to explore the SC Johnson corporate headquarters. The tour features the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Administration Building (opened in 1939) and Research Tower (opened in 1950), as well as the newly refurbished 1940s office of SC Johnson’s former president H. F. Johnson Jr. (available on weekends only) and Fortaleza Hall, designed by Foster + Partners. Weekend tours are extended to also include Wingspread, the iconic, Prairie-style home Wright designed for H. F. Johnson Jr. in the late 1930s. Encompassing 14,000 square feet, Wingspread is the last and largest of Wright’s Prairie-style houses. The tour highlights remarkable features such as the home’s disappearing dining table, its teepee-inspired clerestory ceiling in the great room, and the cantilevered “Romeo and Juliet” balcony bedroom.
10 am: Departure from outside of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602. The bus is located at the intersection of Washington St and N Garland Ct.
10 am-Noon: Bus trip to SC Johnson in Racine, Wis.
Noon-1 pm: Lunch on bus available for purchase from O&H Danish Bakery
1-3 pm: Tour SC Johnson campus, including SC Johnson Research Tower; SC Johnson
Administration Building; Fortaleza Hall; Lily Pad gift shop
3:15-4:15 pm: Tour Wingspread
4:30-6:30 pm: Return trip from SC Johnson to Chicago Cultural Center
Return trip arrival times are approximate.
*December 26 & December 27 tours do not include a visit to Wingspread, as it is closed for the holidays. On these days, buses return to Chicago approximately one hour earlier.
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