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Black Point's Tower - Linn, WI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 42° 33.496 W 088° 30.687
16T E 375924 N 4712869
Quick Description: Seipp family's Queen Anne summer home is capped off with a great look-out tower.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2019 3:43:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM10B8F
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
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Long Description:

County of house: Walworth County
Location of house: Southland Rd., on Black Point, Linn
Phone: (262)-248-1888
Architect: Adolph Cudell
Architectural Style: Victorian: Queen Anne
Built: 1888

"A defining feature of Black Point is the four-story tower located at the northwest corner of the house. The size and design of the tower make it appear almost free standing thus giving the illusion of a lighthouse. This illusion is reinforced by the fact that the fourth story of the tower is unenclosed with a cantilevered deck projecting approximately 20" beyond the tower's lower walls. Access to this open observation deck is by way of a hatch door and an interior curved staircase which can be traced from the exterior by the arrangement of stained glass windows. Another staircase connects the porch roof balcony to the tower by way of an exterior entrance door on the west side of the tower on the third floor. The tower contains a low-pitched, multi-sided replacement roof clad in copper which approximately matches the original in appearance. The roof was unsuccessfully replaced in c.1969 and replaced again in c. 1977. A flag pole extends an additional 7' through the open peak. An extraordinary view of Lake Geneva and the village of Williams Bay is afforded from the fourth floor of the tower with the views in other directions somewhat obscured by tree foliage in summer." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

Height of Look-Out Tower in feet: 70.00

Difficulty:

Opening times and fees:
several tourist sites give info. about the estate, but none mention time or cost to visit the tower. Best way to ge to the house is by Lake Geneva Cruise, leaving The Riviera docks and touring the lake.


Parking Area: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
Please log only if you have been up there and you must include a photo of the scenic view from the top.
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