Happy 100th, Deering Estate!

Happy 100th, Deering Estate!

Deering Estate View of Front Lawn

In 1916, Charles Deering purchased and restored the Richmond Inn and turned it into his winter residence. Thirty years ago the Deering Estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami, the 444-acre natural and archeological preserve serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. www.DeeringEstate.org.

Last week, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen recognized the Deering Estate’s centennial in Congress.   Click here to watch!

Located along the edge of southwestern Biscayne Bay, the Deering Estate at “Cutler” as it was referred to by the family and Charles Deering, was their winter home for more than 70 years. In 1913, Deering, a wealthy industrialist from Chicago and first Chairman of International Harvester, purchased his first 60 acres of hardwood hammock in the area. An early environmentalist, amateaur artist and avid art collector, he preferred the rural quiet of Cutler, where he could immerse himself in his passions.

Today, the Deering Estate welcomes nearly 80,000 visitors annually, and is considered a crown jewel in the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department portfolio of natural preserves and historic sites.