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Coordinates: 42°46′49″N 87°46′15″W / 42.780378°N 87.770762°W / 42.780378; -87.770762

Herbert F. Johnson House
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Main entrance to Wingspread House
Wingspread is located in Wisconsin
Nearest city: 33 East Four Mile Road, Wind Point, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°46′49.36″N 87°46′14.74″W / 42.7803778°N 87.7707611°W / 42.7803778; -87.7707611Coordinates: 42°46′49.36″N 87°46′14.74″W / 42.7803778°N 87.7707611°W / 42.7803778; -87.7707611
Built/Founded: 1937
Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style(s): Prairie School, Other
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: January 08, 1975[1]
Designated NHL: June 29, 1989[2]
NRHP Reference#: 75000076

Wingspread, also known as the Herbert F. Johnson House, is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Herbert Fisk Johnson, Jr. and built in 1938-1939 in the village of Wind Point near Racine, Wisconsin. The living room is the centre of the home, and four wings extend from it to four "zones": the master bedroom, the children’s rooms, the kitchen and servants' quarters, and the guestrooms/garage. The living room resembles a gigantic dome, and features a tall stone multiple fireplace rising from its centre.

Johnson was also Wright's client for the Johnson Wax Headquarters Building in Racine, which was built at about the same time.

Wingspread is no longer a residence; it was donated by Johnson and his wife to The Johnson Foundation in 1959 as an international educational conference facility.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975,[1] and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][3]

It is at 33 East Four Mile Road in Racine.

References

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ a b "Herbert F. Johnson House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1525&ResourceType=Building. Retrieved 2007-12-31.  
  3. ^ Carolyn Pitts (January 29, 1989), National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wingspread / Herbert F. Johnson HousePDF (397 KiB), National Park Service   and Accompanying 14 photos, exterior and interior and of Frank Lloyd Wright with model, from 1980 and undated.PDF (1.63 MiB)

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