(the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering,...)
the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida.
(Designed by Phineas Paist of the firm Paist and Steward, ...)
Designed by Phineas Paist of the firm Paist and Steward, the building was built by the Works Progress Administration from 1938 to 1939 and includes a number of distinctive examples of Depression Modern sculpture.
The youth received an education and completed a course of architectural training in Philadelphia.
Soon after the start of the present century he obtained a position as draftsman in the office of William D. Hewitt, was later taken into partnership, and assisted in preparation of plans for a number of noted public buildings in Philadelphia and other cities in the state. Following a brief period during 1923 and 24 when he worked in New York, Mr. Paist moved to Florida, and until the mid 'thirties practiced in Miami with an office in the Ingraham Building.