Richard was one of the earliest settlers in the Waukesha area. Smart migrated to the United States from England in the year 1835 to the Americas. The land he owned, coming in, covered from College Avenue on the North to Estberg Avenue on the south between East and West Avenue. Imagine standing where you are today, the history that is surrounding you, and the land you’re on-- nothing but farmland. As you look at the building, it’s astonishing to think of the world built around it. Especially, the University that rose during the years.
The house was built of limestone that came from the quarry where Schneider Stadium stands today. Robert Smart, the great grandson of Richard (Carroll Alumni), wished to donate the house to the University once in posession. His widow, Carol Smart, carried out his request after his passing. The house is now home to the Violence Prevention House claiming 239 W College Ave on Carroll University's campus continuing to serve as a part of their legacy.