Charles Samuel Richter HouseEdit profile
The Charles Samuel Richter House is a house in Montello, Wisconsin listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was built by Charles Samuel Richter. the president of the Montello Granite Company. It is sited on a hill overlooking both Montello Lake and Buffalo Lake. The plans were drawn in 1908, and construction lasted three years until it was completed in 1912. The house has thick walls with granite on the exterior and cinderblock in the middle. The two round pillars around the front entrance are solid granite, and required six months of mechanical polishing to make them perfect. The interior has hardwood floors, 54 leaded glass windows, stained glass above the bookcases on either side of the fireplace, and a curved open stairway in the foyer. At the time it was built, it was billed as the only granite house in the world.