John Yeon Speculative House

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John Yeon Speculative House
Yeon Speculative House - Portland Oregon.jpg
Location3922 N. Lombard Street
Portland, Oregon[1]
Coordinates45°34′37″N 122°42′27″W / 45.576939°N 122.707569°W / 45.576939; -122.707569Coordinates: 45°34′37″N 122°42′27″W / 45.576939°N 122.707569°W / 45.576939; -122.707569
ArchitectJohn Yeon[citation needed]
Architectural styleModern[citation needed]
NRHP reference #07000771[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 1, 2007[1]

The John Yeon Speculative House is a historic house located in Portland, Oregon, United States, built in 1939. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] It is one of a series of speculative houses by native Oregon architect and conservationist John Yeon following the critically acclaimed Watzek House (1936). The series included nine houses built between 1938 and 1940 in Lake Oswego and Portland. The houses used a modular design concept that pioneered the use of external plywood as a building material and separate ventilation louvers, which allowed for series of fixed pane glass to be inset between vertical mullions. Yeon is frequently cited as one of the originators of what became known as the Northwest Regional style of architecture.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (October 19, 2009), Oregon National Register List (PDF), retrieved October 17, 2010