Black Point

Photographed September 13, 2014
Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin
42.557844,-88.511089
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BLACK POINT

Designed by Aldolph Cubell, Blank Point was
commissioned by Conrad Seipp (1825-1890), a
Chicago resident who emigrated from Langen,
Germany, and built one of the largest and most
successful breweries in the United States.
Built in 1888, this Queen Ann style house
was the "summer cottage" to four generations
of owners from the Seipp family.

In September of 2005, William O. Petersen,
Conrad Seipp's great-grandson, donated the
property to the State of Wisconsin, with the
furnishings intact, to be experienced and
enjoyed as a museum for future generations.

BLACK POINT WAS PLACED ON THE STATE AND
NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES BY
THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

The marker is located at Black Point Estate, W4270 Southland Road, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147.

NOTE: To tour Black Point Estate, visitors travel by boat from Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva. Tickets can be booked through Lake Geneva Cruise Line, a private tour company. The entire tour takes approximately three hours.

Black Point Estate, A Wisconsin Historic Site

See also, A Trip to Black Point Estate, a related post, regarding my September 13, 2014, visit.

The marker is located next to the south-side entrance.

The south side of the home.


This lovely video was filmed and edited by Joy Kowald in September 2012
for Lake Geneva Area Reel Life TV.


View from step 100 (or thereabouts).

View from step 80 (or thereabouts).

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