Richmond House was located where the home of the late Paul Scharine now stands on County Road A and Church Road.
The hotel barn of the Richmond House was the cow barn on the Ray Calkins/Martin Brandenburg farm. This store was owned by A.B.Hare, and housed the post office, also.
In 1823 the building burned when it was struck by lightning. The store, known as the Richmond Store, and owned by Melvin Scharine, the last owner being Frank Meyer, was built in 1893 by Myron Holbrooke.
Mr. Holbrooke bought the grocery supplies of A.B.Hare, and the post office was moved to the Holbrooke Store also.
The Richmond House was built in April 1842, and was owned by Perkins S. Childs, one of the first settlers in the township. It also did duty as a tavern at that time. A second story was added and was used for a hotel for people traveling between Janesville and Milwaukee. Later, it was used for a dance hall.
The log cabin which stands on the campus of Whitewater University , at Whitewater, was located on the farm now owned by William Sekares, across the field from the Floyd Helling farm. When the farm belonged to Enos Matzke, he sold the cabin to the Whitewater State Teachers College for $100.00 in 1912.
THE RIPPSCHEN LOG HOME– The old log house on County Road P just north of County Road A, formerly owned by Henry Rippschen, is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, houses in Richmond township. It is claimed that the house is more than 158 years old. The property was first owned by Ole Johnson, who came to Richmond as one of the first settlers from Noway. He lived there two years and then sold it to Solomon Finch. It is now the home of Larry Flitcroft.
The Joe Kestol house on Territorial Road was built when the Kestol family came from Norway about 1846. It has been occupied by Joe Kestol until 1993, when he went to live at a Retirement Home. The Richmond Mill was built by Mark Calkins, on County Road A, across the road from the Richmond Store in August 1926. It closed in March 1983.
The sixty-five foot frame structure was built in 1925 and was the center of many activities for the area. The hall was the scene of political meetings and community banquets. A complete dining and kitchen set-up was part of its structure, with a full basement. Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the building on Tuesday night, January 5, 1949.