Written by John ChilsonJune 17, 2012July 1, 2012 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. Advertisements Like this:Like Loading... 7 thoughts 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. Reply Oh, boy, do I ever love this photo! Thank you! The Equitable is one of my favorites downtown, anywhere for that matter. Reply I work in the building – it’s very well-preserved! Reply That’s good to hear, that the interior is in such good shape. Thanks! Never would have guessed it was built in 1948. Way ahead of its time. Reply I see Van Dyns choclates, Ireland’s restaurant and the SP& S railroad ticket office.Wasn’t Rich’s cigar on the corner just off the left side of this photo? Reply 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. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.