Rebecca Brown Homestead Claim

After the suicide of her husband, Rebecca Brown put forward a homestead claim on the house at 400 W. 11th Street in May of 1901, almost 106 years ago to date. What is interesting about this is that Alice Hubbard, who would later own the house, was one of the witnesses to the homestead claim. In (more…)

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Peg Shaeffer visits Brown House

July 10th was another great day for the Charles Brown House. We were fortunate to have another one of Charles Brown’s great-granddaughters stop by the house on her way through town. Peg Shaeffer, granddaughter of Harriet Brown Carpenter, was unable to attend the luncheon here on May 25th (more…)

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Alice Hubbard’s Obituary

One of nine children born to George and Martha Hubbard on January 15, 1866 in Georgetown, Michigan, Alice Hubbard would eventually move to Vancouver, Washington in 1901 and become a key person in the early Vancouver public education system. She was a teacher for many years at Central (more…)

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Alice Hubbard

Central School was built in 1882 and for eight years was the only public school building in Vancouver. Presently, the Clark County Courthouse sits on this location. Former resident of the Charles Brown House, Alice Hubbard, taught at this school for many years. She was principal of the school for fifteen (more…)

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