Horticultural Hall (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)

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Horticultural Hall
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Horticultural Hall (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) is located in Wisconsin
Horticultural Hall (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
Horticultural Hall (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin) is located in the United States
Horticultural Hall (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
Location330 Broad St., Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Coordinates42°35′39″N 88°26′7″W / 42.59417°N 88.43528°W / 42.59417; -88.43528Coordinates: 42°35′39″N 88°26′7″W / 42.59417°N 88.43528°W / 42.59417; -88.43528
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectSpencer and Powers; Reinert, Malsch and Baumbach
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman
NRHP reference #99001220[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 29, 1999

Horticultural Hall is a conference center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was built in 1911 as a location for the professional gardeners working on nearby estates to meet and discuss their work.

In 1968, the Horticultural Hall served as the site of the first formal Gen Con, organized by Gary Gygax.[2] Gen Con was hosted there until it was moved to the University of Wisconsin–Parkside campus in Kenosha in 1978.[3]

The hall was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Kushner, David (March 10, 2008). "Dungeon Master: The Life and Legacy of Gary Gygax". Wired.com. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
  3. ^ Miller II, Stanley A. (August 3, 2002). "Gen gone: Next year, gamers will be draggin' their tales to Indiana prairie". Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2008-10-22.

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