The Hotz Estate

The Hotz Estate (HM1EYJ)

Location: Ellison Bay, WI 54210 Door County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 14.07', W 86° 59.856'

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In 1917, Ferdinand Hotz of Chicago purchased 1,015 acres of land which later became Newport State Park. He thought this was the finest place on earth, and in 1919 he began building an estate that would include the log cabin, carriage house, and outhouse that you see here. The estate overlooked Europe Lake.

Under the careful stewardship of the Hotz family, the land recovered from the logging era. In 1967, the family began selling their land to the state of Wisconsin for Newport State Park. Hotz's stewardship ethic is carried on today in the wilderness management philosophy of the park.
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 500188 N 5009000
Decimal Degrees45.23450000, -86.99760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 14.07', W 86° 59.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 14' 4.20" N, 86° 59' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 474-546 Newport Park Rd, Ellison Bay WI 54210, US
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