The UO John Yeon Center invites you to
John Yeon Works: A Tour
In conjunction with the Portland Art Museum exhibit, Quest for Beauty: The Architecture, Landscapes, and Collections of John Yeon, join us for a never-before-offered tour of five homes designed by the mid-century master John Yeon, guided by five leading contemporary architects.
Watzek House, 1937 - Yeon's masterwork, and Portland's only National Historic Landmark residence. Guided by William Hawkins, FAIA
Plywood House, 1938 - Built for $3,280, these widely published houses addressed the Great Depression's housing crisis. Guided by Becca Cavell
Jorgensen House, 1939 - Yeon lived and worked in this widely published plywood house from 1948 - 1994. Guided by Richard Potestio
Van Buren House, 1948 - With brick and wood, Yeon fused modernism and tradition to anticipate the neighborhood to come. Guided by William Tripp
Swan House, 1950 - Yeon's gracefully intricate fitting of house to site made this a classic of Northwest modernism. Guided by Thomas Hacker
Saturday, June 24, 11am - 4pm
Reception at Watzek House will follow the tour with food and wine catered by Luce
This never-before-offered tour of five Yeon designs will benefit the restoration of the Watzek House’s roof.
$500 minimum (all contributions tax deductible)
Details of parking and shuttle sent with confirmed ticket purchase.