Last Sundays - May 21 - 11am


Last Sundays - May 21 - 11am

The UO John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape invites you to Last Sundays at Portland's only National Historic Landmark residence, the Aubrey Watzek House.

Tour begins promptly at 11:00 a.m., followed by the opportunity to draw, photograph or just enjoy the ambience of John Yeon's regional modernist masterpiece.

Completed in 1937, the Watzek House's bold yet timeless synthesis of many traditions of residential architecture into a refined new language became an important inspiration for the Northwest Style of Modernism. Published widely and exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art next to such icons as Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, the house has influenced generations of architects.

Sunday, May 21
11:00 a.m.

Admission: $20-$30 sliding scale. (Yeon Center members and students free.) Capacity is limited.

The UO John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape

No architect has influenced Oregon so broadly as John Yeon. A planner, conservationist, historic preservationist, art collector, and urban activist, as well as one of the state's most gifted architectural designers, Yeon was one of the progenitors of the Northwest Regional Style of architecture and stands among the region's most influential conservationists.The John Yeon Center is devoted to preserving Yeon's legacy by inspiring future acts of visionary architecture, urbanism, and conservation. A program of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon, the Center hosts events at two properties designed by Yeon: the 1937 Watzek House, Portland's only National Historic Landmark residence; and The Shire, a unique, 75-acre work of landscape design in the Columbia River Gorge.

For more information contact:
John Yeon Center for Architecture and the Landscape
University of Oregon in Portland
School of Architecture & Allied Arts
70 NW Couch Street
Portland, OR 97214

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Date & Location

Date: 5/21/2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Directions and Parking

Directions: The Watzek House is at 1061 SW Skyline Blvd. But Google Maps will only get you near. Please take careful note of these directions:

From Hwy 26: Take the Sylvan Exit and turn north onto Skyline Blvd. Just past SW Fairview Ave, look for a silver mailbox on your left with 1061. 

From Downtown: take W. Burnside to Skyline Blvd, turn south. Just past SW Barnes Rd, begin looking for the silver mailbox on your right with 1061. 

Turn into the driveway and go left at the fork. Please park counterclockwise and tightly around the circleIf you need to leave early, let us know. 

Please try to carpool. As this was a private residence, parking is limited.