Near Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Hotz Estate
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 45° 14.07′ N, 86° 59.856′ W. Marker is near Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, in Door County. Marker can be reached from County Highway NP 3.4 miles south of State Highway 42, on the right when traveling east. Marker is at Lot 1 in Newport State Park Wilderness Area. Fee area; a vehicle admission sticker is required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay WI 54210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Pilot Island Site (approx. 4 miles away); The Skipper (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rudder from the "City of Glasgow" (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ellison Bay (approx. 4.4 miles away); Niagara Escarpment (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nature of Sister Bay (approx. 6.8 miles away); Village of Sister Bay (approx. 6.8 miles away); Anderson Dock (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellison Bay.
More about this marker. photo captions:
• Carriage House
• Outhouse The outhouse as it looked before renovation. The outhouse was restored and moved to this site in 1995 with the help of the Newport Wilderness Society.
• Hotz Cabin The cabin was completed in 1920. In 1978, the State of Wisconsin purchased the final parcel of the Hotz property, which included the cabin and outhouse.
A private party purchased the cabin in 1985. He dismantled the cabin log by log and reconstructed it on Cliff Top Road, south of Sturgeon Bay.
Also see . . .
1. The Hotz Legacy in Real Estate and Art. "Sponsored by his uncle, ophthalmologist Ferdinand Carl Hotz, young Ferdinand in 1884 at age 16 immigrated to Chicago from his native Germany. After traveling the country working different jobs, he returned to Chicago and learned the jewelry trade, eventually opening his own business in 1892." (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
2. Wisconsin Historical Society. Photograph of Ferdinand Hotz with the Emperor Maximilian Diamond. (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
3. The Door County Photographs of Ferdinand Hotz. (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
4. Newport State Park. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. "Newport State Park, northeast of Ellison Bay, is Wisconsin's only formally-designated wilderness park." (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
5. Newport Wilderness Society. (Submitted on June 17, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 17, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 17, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.