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Black Point Estate

Date: 1977-05 

Description: This aerial view of the main house at Black Point Estate shows the brick drive and walkways near the house. Trees are just budding out. The house's distin...

Date: 1969 

Description: A view from near the main house at Black Point Estate shows the brick drive and walk in the foreground. Geneva Lake is seen in the background, framed by a...


Black Point

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View up brick path towards the exterior of the Conrad Seipp summer home at Black Point on Geneva Lake. A horse-drawn wagon is parked in front; a dog stands...


New Tower Roof

Date: 1973-03 before

Description: A new roof for the tower of the main house at Black Point stands on the lawn in front of the house. The roof, of an ultra-modern design, rests on a short s...

Date: 1922 

Description: Young Edward Petersen (1921-2013) poses sitting in a wicker highchair on the porch at Black Point. He is the son of William F. and Alma Schmidt Petersen an...

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: The N.K. Fairbanks estate, "Butternuts."



Date: 1927-12-26 

Description: A Locomobile brand car is parked on the drive at Black Point near the "laundry," the rear section of the house that served as temporary living quarters for...


Sailing School

Date: 1941-08-08 

Description: View across water of women and children sitting on the deck of the Sailing School Ship on Lake Geneva. Herb Taylor, partly obscured on the afterdeck, was t...


Alma on the Porch

Date: 1942 

Description: Alma Schmidt Petersen poses seated in a wicker chair on the porch at Black Point. She is wearing a dress and light coat. There is a large-leafed potted pla...


The "Cygnet"

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: View across water towards the steam launch "Cygnet" with enclosed cabin and smokestack. The "Cygnet" belonged to H.A. Beidler, who developed Cedar Point ne...


Geneva Hotel

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior of Geneva Hotel.

Date: 1898 

Description: A hydrographic map of Lake Geneva that includes 15 cross sections of the depths at various points as well as a line running the length of the lake from Gen...

Date: 1928-06-02 

Description: View across street towards a convertible automobile with a fender-mounted spare tire is parked in front of the Lake Geneva Auto Station on the south side o...


Three Generations

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Dr. Otto Schmidt, left, poses with his mother-in-law, Catherine Seipp, and his daughter Alma on the lawn in front of the main house at Black Point. Cather...


Three-Story House

Date:  date unknown

Description: Classical Revival-style porch and facade. Three-story house with the basement partially above ground.

Date: 1901-07 

Description: A standing, full-length studio portrait of Catherine Bartholomay forms the left half of a postcard. She is wearing a long dress with full sleeves. She is s...

Book or Pamphlet

Scrapbook Cover

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Two pandas "scrap" on the embossed leather cover of a scrapbook bearing the title "Snaps and Scraps." Metallic gold highlights the embossed areas. The scra...

Date: 1942-01-04 

Description: A winter view of the farmhouse at Black Point Estate after completion of an addition, seen on the left. The addition included a full two-story portion as w...

Date: 1927-01 

Description: Two-story wood frame house sitting on a small rise on the shore of Geneva Lake. There are hoods over the windows and a single-story front porch with simple...

Map or Atlas

Map of Lake Geneva

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A map of Lake Geneva, including the villages of Williams Bay and Fontana, and a portion of the city of Lake Geneva. The Chicago and Northwestern Railway li...

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