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Gasoline prices are low. Racine is beautiful in the spring and the City has a rich architectural legacy. So join Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin the weekend of June 3-5, in the city where Wright and Like was officially inaugurated 18 years ago. See homes never before on tour and enjoy special events on Friday evening, as well as Sunday, to enrich your tour experience and expand your architectural knowledge. FLLW WI members get significant savings on event tickets below or by calling 607-287-0339. This is a weekend you won’t want to miss!

Weekend At A Glance

Friday, June 3rd 
Special Event
An Evening at Wingspread
Limited Admission
6 pm – 9 pm
 

Saturday, June 4th
Racine Tour
Wright and Like™ Racine: Sixty Years of Organic Architecture
9 am – 5 pm

Sunday June 5th - SOLD OUT
Special Event
Kenneth and Margaret Lukow House
Reservations Required
Specific tour times assigned through our office
10 am – 2 pm
 
 
Or continue your Wright in Wisconsin experience at:
 
Taliesin, Spring Green
Experience Wright’s beloved estate by booking one of their many tours. Visit www.taliesinpreservation.org or call 877-588-7900.

AD German Warehouse, Richland Center
Docent guided tours on the quarter hour, 10 am - 2 pm. Admission $10.

 

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 – Special Event:

Special Event

Friday, June 3rd

An Evening at Wingspread

$125 FLLW WI members / $150 non-members
Limited Admission
6 pm – 9 pm

Begin your weekend with this rare opportunity for a leisurely evening in Wingspread, the last and largest of Wright’s prairie houses. The evening starts with unstructured time, allowing you to explore this amazing masterpiece prior to hearing the illustrated talk, “100 Years of Architectural Excellence in Racine” by Mark Hertzberg, Robert Hartmann and Dave Erickson. Following the talk we will enjoy heavy appetizers, coffee and dessert on the patio.

  
 
 

 

Saturday, June 4th, 2016 - Wright and Like™ Racine | Sixty Years of Organic Architecture

 

 

This year’s theme “Sixty Years of Organic Architecture” begins in 1905 with Frank Lloyd Wright’s lakefront Thomas P. Hardy House and concludes in 1965 with The Prairie School in nearby Wind Point, designed by Wright’s apprentice Charles Montooth and Taliesin Architects.
 
This 10 site architectural journey also includes the Hamilton House by Wright apprentice Edgar Tafel, the Thomas House by Hans Geyer, and the Erickson House and Postorino House, both by John Randal McDonald, along with North Bay Village Hall by James Dresser, another Wright apprentice, and the Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church by Helmut Ajango. Of course no Racine tour would be complete without Wingspread and the SC Johnson Administration Building which will include tours of the recently opened Research Tower.

 

  
 
Thomas P. Hardy House
(Designed, 1905; Completed, 1906)
Frank Lloyd Wright
   

SC Johnson Administration Building 
(Designed, 1936; Completed, 1939)
Frank Lloyd Wright

 

Special Instructions: Tours begin at the Golden Rondell and feature Fortaleza Hall, the Research Tower and a newly expanded Administration Building tour. Allow 1.5 hours for this tour. Last tour begins at 3:30 pm. 

 
 
Wingspread
(Designed, 1937; Completed, 1939)
Frank Lloyd Wright
   
Louis and Marie Hamilton House
(1949)
Edgar Tafel
   
Dr. Joseph and Jeanne Postorino House - Exterior Only
(1952)
John Randal McDonald
   
Robert and Louise Erickson House
(1952)  
John Randal McDonald
   
     
 
North Bay Village Hall
(1959)
James Dresser
   
Vitas T. and Evelyn Thomas House
(1966) 
Hans M. Geyer
   

The Prairie School   
(1969, 1994, 2004)
Charles Montooth with Taliesin Architects

This site is also the June 4th Tour Headquarters

4050 Lighthouse Drive, Racine, WI

 

Day of tickets may be purchased beginning at 8 am inside the main lobby (please note that day of tickets are $10 per person more than if purchased in advance.) Guests may also view exhibits of scale model Wright buildings from every decade of his career, including several made from Lego’s. Shiningbrow Booksellers will be on hand with rare and unique books by and about Frank Lloyd Wright. Restrooms are available.

 

 

 

Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church   
(1975, 1996)
Helmut Ajango ad Gene LaMuro

To accomodate evening services the church is open for tours from 9 am - 4 pm. The last tour begins at 3:30. 

   
     
Sunday, June 5th, 2016 – Special Event:

SOLD OUT
 
Sunday, June 5, Special Event
 
Kenneth and Margaret Lukow House
 
10 am - 2 pm.  Reservations Required 
Specific tour times assigned through our office
Members $25/ Non-members  $30
 

Make your Wright and Like weekend complete with a visit to the Kenneth and Margaret Lukow House. Built in 1967 it is one of only two homes in Racine designed by La Verne Lantz and has never before been on tour. This 2,000 square-foot home was built for clients who wanted to live in an artistic home. Lantz gave them a "Natural House" of wood,stone and glass set into, not on top of, a gently sloping site.
 
Tours will be 45 minutes each and limited to groups of 12 guests allowing for ample time to experience the home and site as well as visit with the Lukow’s. If you enjoyed the Lantz homes that were on our 2014 Wright and Like tour you won't want to miss this one!
 
Ticket Information

Purchasing in advance saves time and money! 

Advance Price:

Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Members $60 / Non-members $70    

Tickets purchased in advance will be mailed, along with driving maps, on May 22nd, allowing you to start your touring at any location. The tour is self-drive. Due to the size of, and logistics within, some of the homes, we anticipate the potential for long lines at some tour sites. Please be patient.We suggest you allow the entire day for the tour.  

Events take place rain or shine. We regret that tour homes are not handicapped accessible. Tour homes are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Please respect the owner's privacy at all other times.

Orders placed after May 22nd will be placed in WILL CALL for pickup on June 4th at our one-day tour headquarters, The Prairie School, 4050 Lighthouse Drive, Racine. WI beginning at 8 am.

   

This event is a fundraiser. Tickets are NOT REFUNDABLE.

 

Tour Headquarters – Saturday June 4th, 2016
 

Tour Headquarters – Saturday, June 4th

The Prairie School 

4050 Lighthouse Drive

Racine, WI 

Hours: 8 am – 5 pm

 

   

 

 

 

Tour tickets may be purchased beginning at 8 am inside the main lobby.  Tickets on tour day are $70 for FLLWWI members and $80 for non-members. Guests may also view exhibits of scale model Wright buildings from every decade of his career, including several made from Lego’s. Selected books on and by Frank Lloyd Wright will be available for purchase. Restrooms are available.

Important Information
  • A limited number of tickets will be available for this tour. Past tours have sold out. We strongly encourage purchasing your tickets in advance.
  • We regret these private homes are not handicap-accessible.
  • The Wright & Like tour will not be cancelled due to inclement weather.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Be prepared with sun and/or rain gear.
  • Restrooms are not available at the homes.
  • This program may be subject to change due to events beyond our control.

Tour Proceeds:

Proceeds from Wright and Like tours benefit the Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, protect and preserve the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright, his vision and his architecture, in his native state of Wisconsin.

Lodging, Dining, and Area Attractions
Consider these local partners for your Wright and Like accommodations. Ask for the “Wright and Like Tour Rate” for special pricing.  Reservation deadline is May 6, 2016.
 

Racine Architect Hotel & Conference Center

7111 Washington Ave, Hwy 20, Racine, WI  53406

Call 262-886-6100 .  Special price $119.

 

Harbourwalk Hotel Racine

223 Gas Light Circle, Racine, WI 53403

Call 262-632-777.  Marina view rooms in an upscale hotel. $159.

Please note the property is undergoing renovations.

 

Fairfield Inn Racine

6421 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53406

Call 262-886-5000. Special price $105.

 

 

 
  
 

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