Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

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Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
Bradley Estate 2008.jpg
General information
Architectural styleCountry
Location2468B Washington Street (Route 138)
Canton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°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 bodyThe Trustees of Reservations
Other dimensions90-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.

The property was acquired through a bequest of Eleanor Cabot Bradley in 1991.[5]



  1. ^ Biographical History of Massachusetts: Biographies and Autobiographies of the Leading Men in the State, Volume II. Massachusetts Biographical Society. 1913. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  2. ^ A Cyclopedia of American Medical Biography: Comprising the Lives of Eminent Deceased Physicians and Surgeons from 1610 to 1910. W.B. Saunders Company. 1920. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  3. ^ "Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot. Special to The New York Times" (PDF). The New York Times. November 5, 1912. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Town & Country, Volumes 75-76". Town & Country. February 20, 1919. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate: Property History". The Trustees of Reservations. Retrieved November 28, 2017.

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