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
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.


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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