John B. Yeon

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This article is about the timber businessman John B. Yeon. For the architect and son of the timber businessman, see John Yeon.

Jean Baptiste Yeon (also known as John B. Yeon) (1865–1928) was a Canadian-born timber magnate who was a prominent citizen of Portland, Oregon, United States.[1]

He financed the construction of the Yeon Building in Portland.

Yeon was one of the principal financiers of the Columbia River Highway.[2] 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.[2]

He was the father of Portland architect John Yeon.

He is interred in the family vault at Portland Memorial Mausoleum.[citation needed]


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