Black Point (Linn, Wisconsin)
|Location||580 S. Lake Shore Dr. (Pier 580), Linn, Wisconsin|
|Area||6 acres (2.4 ha)|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne|
|NRHP Reference #||94001147|
|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. It has also been known as Conrad and Catherine Seipp Summer House and as Die Loreley
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.
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.
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, and the Preserve.
- Black Point Estate - Wisconsin Historical Society
- New York Times, May 5, 2006
- Magnificent museum: Black Point opens as public treasure after long struggle, Journal Sentinel, July 7, 2007