Lewis Cabot Estate

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Lewis Cabot Estate
c. 1980 photo
Lewis Cabot Estate is located in Massachusetts
Lewis Cabot Estate
Lewis Cabot Estate is located in the US
Lewis Cabot Estate
Location 514 Warren Street
Brookline, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°19′21.2″N 71°8′35.02″W / 42.322556°N 71.1430611°W / 42.322556; -71.1430611Coordinates: 42°19′21.2″N 71°8′35.02″W / 42.322556°N 71.1430611°W / 42.322556; -71.1430611
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1895 (1895)
Architect Sturgis, R. Clipston & Cabot, Lewis
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Jacobethan Revival
MPS Brookline MRA
NRHP Reference # 85003251[1]
Added to NRHP October 17, 1985

The Lewis Cabot Estate was a historic estate at Warren and Heath Streets in Brookline, Massachusetts. The estate, developed in 1894, was one of few surviving turn-of-the-century properties of the Boston Brahmin Cabot family, and a prominent local example of Jacobethan architecture with landscaping by Frederic Law Olmsted. The remnant portion of the estate was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985; the main house has since been demolished.[2]

Description and history[edit]

The Lewis Cabot Estate was located in the suburban residential area of southern Brookline, at the southwest corner of Heath and Warren Streets, and originally consisted of more than 30 acres (12 ha) of land. The estate included a large 39-room mansion house, a carriage house, and a separate servants quarters. The house had elaborate Jacobethan style, including Flemish curved gables with bargeboard, half-timbered stucco sections, and a wrought iron porte-cochere.[2]

The main house was built in 1895 by Lewis Cabot, son of Samuel and Eliza (Perkins) Cabot, on land he had bought in 1881. The house was designed by Cabot in collaboration with R. Clipston Sturgis. The estate was landscaped by the Olmsted Brothers firm, whose offices were nearby. Henry G. Lapham, who acquired the estate in 1914 after Cabot's death, subdivided the grounds, but retained the main house and 12 acres (4.9 ha). His daughter sold the house in 1942 to the Discalced Carmelite Fathers. The property was listed on the National Reigster in 1985; the buildings have since been demolished.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "NRHP nomination and MACRIS inventory record for Lewis Cabot Estate". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-13. 

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