Second Saturdays – Black Point Estate
Black Point Estate & Gardens overlooking Geneva Lake, was the summer home for Chicago business mogul Conrad Seipp and four generations of his descendants. It is the Wisconsin Historical Society’s newest site.
Step back into the slow-churned, 1900s lakeside lifestyle at one of Wisconsin’s newest museums, Black Point Mansion on Geneva Lake.
The Geneva tour boat takes visitors to the well-maintained south shore relic. From there, you climb the steps to the secluded estate built in 1888, insulated by a dense forest. For a moment, the trees silence the lake’s melody of wave runners and weekend cruisers, and just the birds and crickets hum at the old Queen Anne style home.
Black Point Mansion was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994 for its immaculate preservation over the past 120 years, and just last summer it was made a museum. Inside and outside, the original owner’s heirs barely touched it. Finally, after a decade-long legal debate on what to do with this Wisconsin time capsule, owner Bill Petersen was able to fulfill his mother’s wishes to have her home transformed into a museum.
Director, Dave Desimone will take us on a virtual tour of this wonderful property.