May 24, 2019

Visiting the Deering Estate

There is so much to see in South Florida.

Following a fun morning at the Redland International Orchid Festival, my one-day visit to the area continued with a tour of the Deering Estate, one of Miami’s premier landmarks and former home of Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist, and first Chairman of the International Harvester Company, Charles Deering. The estate features several outbuildings including the Richmond Cottage, and the Deering's mansion, Stone House. Charles lived on the property from 1922 until his death in 1927. The Deering Estate remained with his heirs until 1986 when it was purchased by the State of Florida.

Enjoy these photos.