Black Point Estate, Lake Geneva

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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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  • This was a chance to attend the inaugural Plein Air Art invitational held at Black Point. It featured 8 artists painting live on site, interpreting the landscape and the architecture. Following the pr...  more »
  • This was a great stop for us on our visit. We were in town on a cold weekend and Blackpoint was the a perfect stop. Historical and traditional in many ways. It was a very interesting to visit.  more »
  • Beautifully preserved original stuff from the house. It was cool to go over on a boat and then see the house. I would definitely do it again and i've done this two times now.  more »
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  • The home is a great piece of history - but the tour guides made this experience worthwhile. I brought my little cousin (8 or 9 years old) with me. They had a scavenger hunt prepared for youth to do while on the tour. The tour guides didn't mind taking a bit of extra time to address him individually and to ask how he was doing with the search. They were so patient that they even helped him to spell the names of the room in the house. The goal of completing the hunt was to receive a prize. They allowed him to re-enter areas of the house where he didn't originally find the hidden item listed on the scavenger hunt. Thanks for the awesome information about the home - but also for helping my younger cousin enjoy the experience as well. He said he had so much fun.
  • Wonderful tour of this historic home on the Lake. The tour guides were knowledgeable and the house was unique. Enjoyed out a lot!
  • Very interesting tour. Only thing that stops 5 stars is the 120 steps the climb up from the boat.
  • Really cool place to visit and see how 4 generations lived.
  • A beautiful piece of history. Wonderful tour.
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