University of Wisconsin–Madison

Stone Wall at Frautschi Point

Frautschi Point stone entry gate with twisted Catalpa tree. Photo: CLP-H0065, Wisconsin Historical Society.

The stone wall and entryway to Frautschi Point was built prior to the 1930s, though the exact date is unknown. It was probably installed by the Stevens or Jackson families to assure the privacy of their lakeshore compound. A swinging iron gate once impeded uninvited guest access.