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Gate Lodge for Charles Deering

MacKenzie, Clinton, Architect.
Gate Lodge for Mr. Charles Deering at Buena Vista, 1912.
Watercolor elevation.

New York architect Clinton MacKenzie designed this gate house for Charles Deering's winter estate at Buena Vista (northeast Miami, Florida). It was never built.

Instead, Deering sold his Buena Vista property and moved his winter home south to Cutler, where he built a much less grand house. In the meanwhile, his brother, James Deering, built his palacial winter home, Vizcaya, in Coconut Grove (Miami, Fla.).

A few years later, Clinton MacKenzie designed Plymouth Congregational Church (Coconut Grove, Miami, Fla.).

1 of 8 items.

Collection also includes:
Blueprint elevations and plans on blueprint of the Gate Lodge.
Watercolor elevations.
Drawing on tissue paper of the west elevation of the pumping plant, water tower and garage.

Gift of the Miami-Dade Historic Preservation Division, 1985.
Image No. 1985-218-1