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The Grounds of James Deering's Villa, from the Sky

The Grounds of James Deering's Villa, from the Sky

This birds' eye view provides a look at the grounds of Villa Vizcaya, the former estate of James Deering. The house is built on a raised platform, with a concrete retaining. The central portion of the building is two stories high, while the corners towers are three stories high. In the foreground, the "stone barge" can be seen, in the middle of the water; its purpose was to break waves. To the left, the rotunda is visible. In the bottom right corner, the concrete dock is visible. This type of architecture is often referred to as Mediterranean Revival, which generally means that the building includes elements of the Second Italian Renaissance style, the Italianate style, the Spanish Colonial Revival style, and sometimes the Spanish Mission Revival style. The building and grounds are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as Vizcaya.
Galleries: Miami, Miami-Dade, Viscaya
Keywords: james deering, mediterranean revival, miami, souvenir postcard folder 33, villa vizcaya, vizcaya, vizcaya museum and gardens
Photo Location: Miami, Florida
Date of Photo: 04/04/1909
Original Dimensions: 3000×1813
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 25°47'20.29"N 80°13'35.18"W
Source: A Glimpse of the Royal Palm Hotel Grounds, Miami, Fla. (souvenir folder) (Miami, FL: J. N. Chamberlain, 1920) 19
Picture Number: 17340