100 Years of El Jardin Estate

In 2018 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart celebrated the centennial anniversary of El Jardin Estate. Built in 1918 by Pittsburgh industrialist John Bindley and designed by renowned architect Richard Kiehnel, the estate at 3747 Main Highway is considered one of the oldest and best-preserved examples of Mediterranean architecture in South Florida. The Society of the Sacred Heart purchased El Jardin in 1961, and it became home to an all-girls, independent, Catholic school. As stewards of the historic property, Carrollton has long been committed to preserving and protecting the estate for future generations.  El Jardin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 30, 1974.
Carrollton has an ongoing commitment to preserve, protect and share the historic property with the greater Miami community. We invite you to peruse this section of our website and learn more about the majestic El Jardin.

El Jardin by Humberto Calzada

Signed Limited Edition Print

In honor of El Jardin’s Centennial Anniversary artist, Humberto Calzada created limited edition giclée prints of his vibrant painting El Jardin. A set number (200) of prints will be sold in 2018 with proceeds going to the ongoing restoration efforts of the historic villa.

Giclée is an elegant, state-of-the-art method of reproduction, which provides a vibrant color rendition of an original painting. The images will be printed on archival-quality, textured paper, and matted.

Cost: $500
Print size: 24”h x 31”w

Humberto Calzada
Humberto Calzada is a Cuban-American artist whose career has spanned over 40 years. His works have been exhibited all across the United States and Latin America, most notably in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, the National Museum of Chile, the Contemporary Art Museums of Panama and Puerto Rico (Ponce), as well as the Museo del Barrio in New York.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Calzada’s work is strongly influenced by his native city’s colonial and neo-classical architecture. He is renowned for placing its architectural imagery in surreal, dreamlike settings to explore themes of loss, decay, and rebirth.
Beloved by collectors and museums alike, Calzada’s prolific output of paintings numbers in the thousands. In 2006, the Lowe Museum of Miami honored his career with a 30-year retrospective entitled “In Dreams Awake.” Previously, the Bass Museum of Miami Beach exhibited his 15-Year Retrospective.

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Society of the Sacred Heart 1802

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    Denise Ortega 

    Chief Advancement Officer
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    Isabel Singletary 

    Director of Stewardship and Special Communications
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    Elizabeth Kneiling 

    Director of Events and Parent Relations
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    Amy Repine 

    Annual Fund Director
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    Maria Cristina Garcia 

    Director of Alumnae
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    Laura Lopez 

    Digital Media & Communications Manager
Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart
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-Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat