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Herbert F. Johnson House
Wingspread is located in Wisconsin
Wingspread is located in the US
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 1937
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Architectural style Prairie School, Other
NRHP Reference # 75000076
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 8, 1975[1]
Designated NHL June 29, 1989[2]

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 1938–39 in the village of Wind Point near Racine, Wisconsin. Its construction was overseen by a young John Lautner. The living room is the center 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 brick multiple fireplace rising from its center.

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 is also open to the public for tours.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975,[1] and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][4]

It is at 33 East Four Mile Road in Racine.



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Herbert F. Johnson House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Visiting". SC Johnson. Retrieved 9 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Carolyn Pitts (January 29, 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wingspread / Herbert F. Johnson House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 14 photos, exterior and interior and of Frank Lloyd Wright with model, from 1980 and undated. PDF (3.13 MB)

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