Yeon Building


Yeon Building

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name = Yeon Building
nrhp_type =


caption = The Yeon Building.
location = Portland, Oregon
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 45
lat_minutes = 31
lat_seconds = 10
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 122
long_minutes = 40
long_seconds = 36
long_direction = W
area =
built = 1883
architect = Reid & Reid, Thompson-Starrett
architecture = Early Commercial/skyscraper
added = January 21, 1994
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
refnum=93001497 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
mpsub =
governing_body =Private
Completed in 1911, the Yeon Building is a historic office building in downtown Portland, Oregon. Since 1994, it has been on the National Register of Historic Places. [ cite web
url = http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OR/Multnomah/state11.html
title = National Register of Historic Places: Multnomah County, Oregon, pg. 11
accessdate = 2007-07-28
]

It is almost completely clad in glazed terra-cotta, culminating in a colonnade on the top floors. The Yeon Building once was illuminated at night by light sockets built into the cornices, however these have been removed. The building's namesake is Jean Baptiste Yeon (1865-1928), a self-made timber tycoon who financed the construction. At the time of construction, the Yeon Building was the tallest building in Oregon. [King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pg. 20. Gibbs Smith, 2001]

The building stands at 194 feet (59 Meters) and contains 15 above-ground floors. [ cite web
url = http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=yeonbuilding-portland-or-usa
title = Emporis: Yeon Building
accessdate = 2007-07-28
]

References

ee also

*Architecture in Portland, Oregon
*List of Registered Historic Places in Multnomah County, Oregon

External links

* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=yeonbuilding-portland-or-usa Yeon Building (Emporis)]

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before=Wells Fargo Building
title=Tallest Building in Portland
years=1911—1913 59m
after=American Bank Building


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