Equitable Building; Also known as Commonwealth Building, Portland, Oregon
Posted by: Rose Red
N 45° 31.278 W 122° 40.632
10T E 525209 N 5040913
Quick Description: The Commonwealth Building, originally The Equitable Building (1948), is located at 421 SW Sixth Avenue, between SW Washington and SW Stark Streets.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 8/23/2006 1:57:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMN57
The Commonwealth Building, originally The Equitable Building (1948), is located at 421 SW Sixth Avenue, between SW Washington and SW Stark Streets. Architectural Style: International. Architect: Pietro Belluschi. The original mural in the lobby was designed by Belluschi and later signed. Pietro Belluschi's name is misspelled on a plaque outside the lobby. The Commonwealth Fountain is a waymark.
Instructions for logging waymark: A photograph is required that shows you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and the place.
421 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon USA
County / Borough / Parish: Multnomah
Year listed: 1976
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering
Periods of significance: 1925-1949
Historic function: Commerce/Trade
Current function: Commerce/Trade
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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