Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin)

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Black Point
Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin)
Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin) is located in the United States
Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin)
Location580 S. Lake Shore Dr. (Pier 580), Linn, Wisconsin
Coordinates 42°33′29″N 88°30′39″W / 42.55806°N 88.51083°W / 42.55806; -88.51083
Latitude and Longitude:

42°33′29″N 88°30′39″W / 42.55806°N 88.51083°W / 42.55806; -88.51083
Area6 acres (2.4 ha)
Architect Adolph Cudell
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP reference  No. 94001147 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 15, 1994

Black Point is an estate on the south shore of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin, United States, built in 1888 as a summer home by Conrad Seipp, a beer tycoon from Chicago. [2] It has also been known as Conrad and Catherine Seipp Summer House and as Die Loreley [1]

The Queen Anne style mansion features a nautical-themed, four-story, " crow's nest" observation tower, which can be seen from many points on the lake; the property also features post-civil war-era furniture.

It was designed by Adolph Cudell. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. [1]

The state of Wisconsin owns the property and leases it to the Black Point Historic Preserve, a nonprofit organization which manages the property for public tours, which began in June 2007. [3]

The estate and its grounds, including 620 feet of shoreline, are protected from future development by a conservation easement co-held by the Geneva Lake Conservancy, a local not-for-profit conservation organization, [4] and the Preserve. [5]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Lake Geneva website re mansions Archived December 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Lake Geneva tour website Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Geneva Lake Conservancy website
  5. ^ Geneva Lake Conservancy news release, September 26, 2005 Archived September 28, 2006, at the Wayback Machine

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