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Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva
(4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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 LoreleyThe 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.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.
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  • We've been here a few times now. First time, tour of this gorgeous home. Second time, beer tasting cruise. Third time, Victorian Death and Mourning program presented by a local Walworth Township funer...  more »
  • If you like history, take the time to visit this beautiful mansion which has not been altered in over 100 years from its original beauty. Wonderful historical information about the owners' families an...  more »
  • So interesting learning all about the history of Lake Geneva and seeing a period home from the era. Ended wanting to know more.