Historic Markers Across Florida

James Deering 1854-1925

Marker ID: HASF 
Location: In front of main entrance to Vizcaya, 3251 S. Miami, FLAve., Miami
County: Miami-Dade
Waymark: None


James Deering of Chicago, a founder of the International Harvester Company, a pioneer developer of South Florida, noted connoisseur of the fine arts and distinguished philanthropist, built Vizcaya and lived here from 1916 until his death in 1925. In the buildings and gardens of Vizcaya, an expression of the classic Mediterranean spirit of Italy and France, unique in America, Mr. Deering brought together many rare European art Treasures, and inspired the designs which combine them so skillfully with local materials. Marion Deering McCormick and Barbara Deering Danielson, his nieces, made Vizcaya available to Dade County as a public Art Museum November, 1952.

The Historical Association of Southern Florida


City: Miami, FL