Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

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Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
Bradley Estate 2008.jpg
General information
Type House
Architectural style Country
Location 2468B Washington Street (Route 138)
Canton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°11′58″N 71°07′15″W / 42.1994°N 71.1207°W / 42.1994; -71.1207Coordinates: 42°11′58″N 71°07′15″W / 42.1994°N 71.1207°W / 42.1994; -71.1207
Governing body The Trustees of Reservations
Dimensions
Other dimensions 90-acre estate

The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate is a nonprofit country house and garden ground museum in Canton, Massachusetts. It is operated by The Trustees of Reservations. The grounds are open every day, sunrise to sunset, without charge.

History[edit]

In 1902, Dr. Arthur Tracey Cabot (b. 1852 in Boston to Dr. Samuel Cabot III and Hannah Lowell Jackson Cabot)[1] hired architect Charles A. Platt to design a country house with landscaping and outlying farm buildings. Its formal grounds include lawns, a walled garden, and a parterre. Dr. Cabot had seven siblings,[2] but no children.[3] The estate was passed on to his niece, Eleanor Cabot (daughter of his brother, Godfrey Lowell Cabot), who married Major Ralph Bradley in 1919.[4]

In 1945, she added ponds, a camellia house and greenhouse, and planted specimen trees. Additional land includes more than 60 acres (240,000 m2) of meadows and woods, with some 3 miles (4.8 km) of walking trails.

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