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112 10th Street (now E. Evergreen) Cross Street is Broadway, Vancouver WA

This remarkable historic renovation was possible through the vision of the newly acquired owners Mr. Doug Walker and Mark Fisher. The origins of this historic building were mostly lost to the local historical society until the 1960’s veneers were pealed off and Owners and Architect researched the available archives.

The building was designed by renowned Vancouver Architect Mr. Day Walter Hilborn and partner engineer Mr. Richard V. Gough in 1927. The building initially appeared to be two separate and distinct buildings, until historical evidence proved otherwise. The building was designed as what could be regarding as an early mixed-use structure. The portion of the building to the east, the boxy federal style massing was designed exclusively to house the Columbia Newspaper operation, the west portion was retail, the Storm King Ice Cream parlor.

According to Clark County Real Property Records as early as 1916 this lot # 7 and the adjoining lot # 8 were held by Fred W. Bier.

In 1928 Mr. Bier & then partner Mr. Peter Johnson sold both lots 7 & 8 to Mr. Herbert Campbell et ux. Mr. Campbell had previously purchased the Columbian Newspaper business in 1921, According to original Columbian Newspaper articles, Mr. Campbell constructed this building in 1928.

The building in now proudly placed on the Clark County Historical Registry.

Columbian Newspaper Building

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