The Centennial of El Jardin Estate
The estate of El Jardin is turning 100! As its stewards for over half of its history, Carrollton is celebrating its anniversary, beginning on January 2018.
In honor of El Jardin's milestone anniversary, the school community is proud to host a series of Open House Tours and Lectures on the following Saturdays from 10 am - 1 pm:
- February 10, 2018
- April 21, 2018 - RSVP
- September 29, 2018
- November 3, 2018
As part of El Jardin's Centennial celebrations, limited signed and numbered prints of Humberto Calzada's "Graduation Night in El Jardin" are available for purchase online
and will be available at the open house tours.
One aspect of El Jardin’s significance is its closeness to its origins. While many surviving estates of this magnitude become museums, El Jardin continues as the home which is the center of the Carrollton community and by extension, the larger community of Miami and Florida. In addition to its continual inhabitation, El Jardin has been maintained in much of its original state.
As part of the Master Plan Carrollton has made it a priority both to undertake necessary restoration work, and share El Jardin with the public by removing the buildings that obstructed its direct view. At long last the thousands who traverse down Main Highway each day can view the richly colored palette that distinguished Florida’s early villas.
As part of the Centennial celebrations Carrollton will be planning a schedule of activities that will include among the events, tours of the main villa, panel discussion, and unveiling of the historical plaque. We look forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with Carrollton, our neighbors, and the greater Miami community.
Photo by Steven Brooke