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Drawing of Wrought Iron Grille for Edwin H. Abbot House, Cambridge, Mass., undated


This drawing of a wrought iron grille shows an intricately built grille, or decorative metalwork. It appears to be a gateway or entrance to the house it belongs to, the Edwin H. Abbot House. The decorative wrought iron contains fleur-de-lys.

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Collection Name
General architectural and cartographic collection
Collection Code
ca. 1889, undated
Date Notes
Edwin H. Abbott House was built in 1889.
Physical Description
13 X 12 in., drawing, pen
Collection Type
Architectural and Cartographic Materials
Description Level
Reference Code

Historical/Biographical Note

The Edwin H. Abbot House, at 1 Follen St., Cambridge Mass., was built in 1889 to a design by Longfellow, Alden & Harlow for Edwin Hale Abbot (1834-1927) a railroad tycoon. The house is unusual because it is built of stone and according to the Richardsonian style. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Currenlty it houses the Longy School of Music of Bard College, which it has done since 1937.

Robert Coit, originally from Winchester, Mass., was an architect that practiced at 85 Water St. in Boston, Mass. He was a Fellow of the Boston Society of Architects, and Associate of the American Institute of Architects. He graduated from Harvard College in 1883.


"Harvard College: Class of 1883."

Record details

Coit, Robert
Other People
Abbot, Edwin Hale
Coit, Robert
Other Organizations
Longfellow, Alden and Harlow (Firm)
Descriptive Terms
Richardsonian Romanesque
grilles (barrier elements)
three-point perspectives (drawings)
wrought iron (iron alloy)
Material Type
drawings (visual works)
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
Edwin H. Abbot House