Palmetto Bay in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Deering Estate at Cutler
Location. Click for map. Marker is located at the front gate of Deering Estate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami FL 33157, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Old Cutler Road (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Perrine Land Grant (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Town of Peters (approx. 3 miles away); Special Agent Jerry Dove, Special Agent Benjamin Grogan (approx. 3.1 miles away); Veterans Wayside Park (approx. 3.7 miles away); Whilden-Carrier Cottage (approx. 3.9 miles away); Pinecrest Gardens (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palmetto Bay.
Regarding The Deering Estate at Cutler. (Excerpt from the Deering Estate at Cutler brochure) Near the end of the U.S. Civil War, John and Mary Addison established the first permanent pioneer homestead at the old Seminole "Hunting Grounds." By the turn of the century, the Addisons were joined by several pioneer families, and the town of Cutler was born. Dr. Samuel Richmond, a surveyor for the Florida East Coast Railway,
Charles Deering purchased the Richmond Cottage in 1915 to use as a winter residence. Between 1916 and 1918, he constructed additional structures on the property including a garage (the Carriage House), a machine shop (the Power House), an irrigation plant (the Pump House) and the keyhole-shaped boat turning basic. In 1922, he decided to reside at Cutler permanently and built the Stone House to accommodate his prized collection of fine art, books and furnishings.
After Charles Deering's death in 1927, his immediate heirs owned the Estate for more than half a century. The property was put up for sale after the last heir - Charles' daughter, Barbara Deering Danielson - passed away. In 1985, the Nature Conservancy brokered the deal that allowed the State of Florida and Miami-Dade County to purchase the property.
The Deering Estate at Cutler contains an abundance of natural resources unparalleled in Miami-Dade County and includes one of the largest tracts of globally imperiled pine rocklands left in the continental United States. Tropical hardwood hammock, mangrove forest, salt marsh, seagrass beds and a natural island (Chicken Key) make up more than 150 additional acres of habitat for native plants and wildlife. Rare ferns, orchids,
The Estate also encompasses significant archeological sites. The Cutler Fossil Site has yielded the bones of mammoth, dire wolf and saber-toothed cat. Radiocarbon dating of campfire ash suggests that human remains discovered there date to Paleo-Indian times, nearly 10,000 years ago. In the natural areas, a stately Live Oak tree shades the Cutler Burial Mound - a rare reminder of the pre-Seminole tribes that lived in Florida from 2000 years ago until the mid-1700s.
Also see . . . Deering Estate at Cutler. (Submitted on May 5, 2014.)
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