John Yeon Works: A Tour


John Yeon Works: A Tour

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. 


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Date & Location

Date: 6/24/2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Portland, OR