Fox Point, Wisconsin: Mary Nohl's Concrete ArtFolk artist Mary Nohl (1914-2001) filled her lakeside yard with many fanciful and distorted concrete figures.
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My sister-in-law, her kids and I visited Mary Nohl's House in Milwaukee WI. She had heard of her and knew I liked strange roadside attractions, so she took me there. Mary Nohl lived from 1914 to 2001. She made many strange concrete statues which decorate her yard. There are also very interesting carvings on her garage and house.
There is a fence that surrounds the area to avoid vandalism, but you can see plenty from the road. It is a very odd and interesting place to visit.[Jeff Weinfurter, 01/04/2010]
Mary Nohl did attend art school, but her "outsider art"-style figures seem right out of the self-fraught School of Dementia Concretia. The work here is preserved by the Kohler Foundation, next door to a bunch of affluent lake front homes.
This house outside of Milwaukee features lots of sculptures and artwork of fish, monsters, and humans. With an eerie feeling and urban legends, it became known as the witch's house. In 2005 it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places after local residents tried to have it demolished. It was created by Mary Nohl (1914-2001).
There is no admittance, it is fenced in but you can look at it from the street. There are talks of turning it into a museum but nothing has been decided yet.[Michelle D, 09/10/2009]