CORONAVIRUS update from The Trustees. Learn More

Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate History

In 1902, Dr. Arthur Tracey Cabot hired architect Charles Platt to design a country house, landscaped grounds, and a complex of farm and estate buildings.

In 1945, Cabot’s niece, Eleanor Cabot Bradley, acquired the property. She and her husband Ralph Bradley made minor modifications to the buildings and restored the overgrown fields. They also added ponds, a sunken camellia house, a greenhouse, a studio, and a garage and planted specimen trees throughout the landscape.

Eleanor Cabot Bradley Papers
(14.5 linear feet)
Regarding Eleanor Cabot Bradley’s horticultural career, including plans for her Estate in Canton, 1897-1999.

The Archives & Research Center welcomes donations of documents, manuscripts, records, photographs, maps and memorabilia that pertain to a particular property. Please contact us at 781.784.8200 or arc@thetrustees.org.

Learn More

Visit the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate property page for photos, information on admission, nearby events, directions, a property map, and more.
Bradley Estate

Join the Trustees

Enjoy 120 sites featuring inspired trails, historic homes, beautiful gardens, farms, summer camps and more.
Become a Member

Lend a Hand

Join a community passionate about a sustainable future and engaged in diverse projects across the state.
Volunteer

Support Our Work

We rely on your generous support to protect the irreplaceable landscapes and landmarks of Massachusetts.
Donate