About Mineral Point
Mineral Point is a small rural town of about 2600 people. It is one of the
oldest towns in the State of Wisconsin with roots in the early lead mining days of the late 1820s. Industry in the form of Zinc ore
processing and agricultural activities followed lead mining. This is where the action was in the Territorial Period. Through a series
of booms and busts much of the original architecture has surprisingly remained intact. The Brewery Creek Inn building was constructed in 1854, our Springside Cottage about 1845 and The Miners' Cottage in 1836.
Mineral Point became the first city in Wisconsin on the National Register of Historic Places with some 500 buildings in the Historic
District. Many are fully restored, others wait. For you?
Mineral Point has long been a magnet for artisans, in part because the old buildings could be bought cheaply and restored for living quarters, studio space and galleries. Currently nearly 20
artists own and operate studios and galleries in town. There is a lot more about Mineral
Point, our artisans and our history at the Mineral Point Web site www.mineralpoint.com.