W. S. Brown Mercantile Company
In 1905 Brown constructed the W. S. Brown Mercantile Building at 2233-2235 2nd Avenue North. By 1929 the company had moved two blocks east to 2419-2423 2nd Avenue North. At that time, J. A. Downey was president, with Brown's son-in-law, S. Y. Caldwell as vice-president and L. F. Berry as secretary-treasurer.