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Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 120+ 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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  • With this tour, you get most of the history of the lake and it's mansions as well as an amazing experience of Black Point Estate. Best value IMO> 
  • This is well worth the travel by boat to the house and get to see all the mansions that line the shore.....boat captain gave a history of the homes and was very informative. The tour of B...  read more »
  • Wonderful boat tour with lots of information on the way to the estate. Many stairs to climb, but a few places to rest if necessary. Tour guides at the house were very knowledgeable and easy to talk to...  read more »
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