The Neenah Light (also known as the Kimberly Point Lighthouse) is located in the Kimberly Point Park in Neenah, Wisconsin. This lighthouse marks the entrance of Lake Winnebago into the Lower Fox River. The City of Neenah began in 1835 as an agricultural and industrial mission for the Menominee Indians. It was named after the American Indian term for water. After the Civil War, rail transportation was a large factor in the growth of Neenah’s local economy. One major outcome of this, was the development of the Kimberly-Clark and Corporation in 1872. John Alfred Kimberly was one of four men who started this successful company. In 1929, Helen Kimberly Stuart (daughter of J. A. Kimberly) donated some land to the City of Neenah. This land, which overlooked the confluence of Lake Winnebago and the Fox River, was named Kimberly Point Park. In 1944, J. C. Kimberly (son of J. A. Kimberly) realized there was a need for a light to mark the entrance to the river. He donated the $7500 and hired Flour Brothers Construction Company of Oshkosh for the construction of a 40 feet, brick and Haydite block lighthouse. The lighthouse began guiding boaters into the Neenah Harbor in 1945. It was later raised to 49 feet in 1954. In 2009, the Neenah Landmarks Commission added the Kimberly Point Park Lighthouse to the Neenah Register of Historic Places. This gave the Commission the ability to help maintain the architectural and historic character of the structure. In 2012 the lighthouse was placed in the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and a year later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.