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Photo of the week: Equitable Building

(Photo of the week, a new, feature of Lost Oregon that highlights Oregon’s architectural heritage.)

Street view of the Equitable building, Pietro Belluschi’s modern masterpiece:

Courtesy of University of Oregon Libraries.

7 replies on “Photo of the week: Equitable Building”

My neighbor used to work here when I still lived at home and worked downtown.

Van duns. Used to sell truffle bars for fifty cents each. Was a nice building way back when.

Love the SP&S/Northern Pacific ticket office here. Reminds me of the postcard I’ve seen of the Pacific Building circa 1955 with the Southern Pacific ticket office located at the corner of 6th and Yamhill. It’s sort of amazing how much importance rail transit had back then.
I wait for the bus across from the Commonwealth on occasion… this photo just drives home how much more interesting and “useful” the urban landscape used to be.

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