Walworth County Historical Society Presents Black Point House and Gardens Program by David Desimone

Wednesday May 18, 2016 at 2 PM

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE ABOVE TO ATTEND THIS PRESENTATION BY David Desimone from Black Point House and Gardens!

Come to Heritage Hall in Elkhorn to hear David Desimone, director of the Black Point Estate Museum on the south shore of Geneva Lake, take you on a trip around Geneva Lake describing the grand homes and resorts that have been lost, which highlights the importance of historic preservation.

Designed by Adolph Cudell, Black Point was commissioned by Conrad Seipp (1825–1890), a Chicago resident who emigrated from Langen, Germany, and built one of the largest and most successful breweries in the United States. Built in 1888, this Queen Anne style house was the “summer cottage” to four generations of owners from the Seipp family.

In September of 2005, William O. Petersen, Conrad Seipp’s great-grandson, donated the property to the State of Wisconsin, with all the furnishings in tact, to be experienced and enjoyed as a museum for present and future generations.

BLACK POINT WAS PLACED ON THE STATE AND NATIONAL REGISTERS OF HISTORIC PLACES BY THE WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

Heritage Hall is located on the corner of South Washington and East Rockwell streets, just south of the main business section on Elkhorn. While there is no admission charge, donations to the Walworth County Historical Society will be gratefully accepted.
For further information contact the Society’s website at walcohistory.org.

Gwen Tveter,
Secretary,
Walworth County Historical Society

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