Edward Clarke Cabot

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Edward Clarke Cabot
Born August 17, 1818
Died January 5, 1901 (age 82)
Occupation Architect, artist
Spouse(s) Martha Eunice Robinson (m. 1842)
Louisa Winslow Sewall (m. 1873)
Parent(s) Samuel Cabot Jr.
Eliza Perkins Cabot

Edward Clarke Cabot (August 17, 1818 – January 5, 1901) was an American architect and artist.

Early life[edit]

Raven Crag

Cabot's father was Samuel Cabot Jr., a shipping businessman. His mother was Eliza Perkins Cabot.[1] He had six siblings: Thomas Handasyd Cabot (b. 1814), Samuel Cabot III (b. 1815), James Elliot Cabot (b. 1821), Stephen Cabot (b. 1826), Walter Channing Cabot (b. 1829), and Louis Cabot (b. 1837).[2]


Cabot designed the Gibson House for widow Catherine Hammond Gibson and her son Charles Hammond Gibson Jr, as well as the new building for the Boston Athenaeum between 1847 and 1849. After the opening of the Boston Athenaeum, he became a leading figure in Boston architectural circles. The Athenaeum was influenced by Charles Barry's Italianate club house in London. He is also noted for producing several distinguished Queen Anne Style houses in the 1870s.

Cabot later formed a firm "Cabot and Chandler" which built numerous residences in the Back Bay and Boston environs. In 1879, Cabot & Chandler responded to H.H. Richardson's introduction of the Stick Style of Architecture into the U.S. by his Sherman Watts House in Newport, with Cabot's splendid mansion for Elbridge Torrey at 1 Melville Avenue in Dorchester, MA. The same year the firm designed 12 Fairfield Street in Boston's Back Bay for Georgiani Lowell.

Personal life[edit]

In 1842, Cabot married Martha Eunice Robinson. In 1873, he married Louisa Winslow Sewall. He was the father of football player Norman Winslow Cabot.[3]


  1. ^ Sora, Steven (2003). Secret Societies of America's Elite: From the Knights Templar to Skull and Bones. Destiny Books. Retrieved September 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ "James Elliot 'Elliot' Cabot," FindAGrave.com. Accessed January 6, 2015.
  3. ^ Harvard College Class of 1898 Quindecennial Report. Harvard University. 1913. p. 51. Retrieved 22 June 2018. 
  • Curl, James Stevens (2006). A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (Paperback) (Second ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 880. ISBN 0-19-860678-8.