I’ve saved the most iconic Racine landmarks for last. Sitting on the same campus as the Golden Rondell Theater is the S.C. Johnson Wax Corporate Headquarters Administration Building and Research Tower. The buildings were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, with the Administration Building completed in 1939 and the Research Tower completed in 1950. Six miles north sits Wind Point Lighthouse. It was designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe, a former General in the Civil War, and first went into service in 1890. It remains in use today.
While practicing coronavirus social distancing (mostly) the two of us have opportunity to drive around Racine, Wisconsin and take photos of some of it’s landmarks. As we both grew up in the city, it is appropriate to start with our grade schools, St. Lucy’s for Anne and Sacred Heart for William followed by the High School where we met, St. Catherine’s.
Memories come flooding back, including Wells Brothers where we consumed so many pizzas and Zoo Beach where we attended so many parties. And of course, Sacred Heart Church where we were married.
Racine has some landmarks of modest importance, Monument Square in Downtown, DeKoven Center (with five buildings on the National Register and the site of years of swimming instruction for me and my siblings), and the Golden Rondell Theater, originally part of the 1964-1965 Worlds Fair before being relocated to Racine.
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