John B. Yeon
He financed the construction of the Yeon Building in Portland.
Yeon was one of the principal financiers of the Columbia River Highway. The John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor was named for him, as was Yeon Avenue, which carries U.S. Route 30 through the Northwest Industrial neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
He was the father of Portland architect John Yeon.
He is interred in the family vault at Portland Memorial Mausoleum.
- Ferriday, Virginia. Handmade Buildings: Glazed Terra Cotta in Downtown Portland p.109 referenced in rootsweb.com
- John B. Yeon State Scenic Corridor from Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
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