Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin)

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Black Point
Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin)
Location 580 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; -88.51083Coordinates: 42°33′29″N 88°30′39″W / 42.55806°N 88.51083°W / 42.55806; -88.51083
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1888
Architect Adolph Cudell
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 94001147[1]
Added to NRHP September 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]


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