Mary Ellen Bates, daughter of William C. Bates, an attorney who practiced in the Brown House from 1946-1960, sent me this article. It appeared in The Columbian June 11, 1946. Written by Clark Brown (no relation to Charles) the article is an announcement welcoming the offices of Bates and Burnett to the neighborhood at 400 W. 11th Street. The office relocation to the Brown House by Bates and Burnett was innovative in that it was not only the first decentralized law office in the City of Vancouver, but also the first decentralized office used by any professionals in Vancouver as well. Brown also includes a brief history of the house. Click on image to enlarge.
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