Governor’s Island & Rocky Roost
Governors Island, Lake Mendota     60-acres
Governor’s Island, formerly part of Governor Leonard J. Farwell’s property, was an island until the 1860s when it was connected to the north shore of Lake Mendota by a narrow causeway.

Rocky Roost     Adjacent Governors Island, Lake Mendota     Cottage Built 1893     Destroyed by fire 1934     Frank Lloyd Wright

The island, known as Rocky Roost, had once been home to a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed cottage. The famed architect designed it for his childhood friend Robie Lamp. Originally three small cottages that may or may not have been designed by Wright, eventually designed into one large cottage that was designed by Wright.

Rocky Roost on

For a picture see WHi-28164 from the Wisconsin Historical Society collection