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The Endicott Estate

Home of the Bay State Antique Auto Club

Quiet Elegance
In a Grand Manor … The Endicott Estate
Dedham, Massachusetts

The Endicott Estate provides an exciting fifteen-acre panorama of lush green lawn punctuated by stately elm, spruce and weeping willow trees.  The site provides a gentle meeting of the past and present, and an ideal setting for the relaxed formality of the mansion itself.

The mansion presents a warm, intimate elegance, conducive to both formal and informal gatherings.  Its’ main entrance is protected from the elements by an impressive pillared portico. The structure was built by Henry Bradford Endicott, a descendent of Gilbert Endicott, who arrived from England in 1658.  Henry, born in 1853, was a founder of the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corp., which he transformed into a multi-million dollar enterprise.

The mansion is actual the second home to stand on the grounds.  The original homestead burned to the ground in 1904 after the local volunteer fire department, responding to three separate fires burning simultaneously, reached the Endicott fire last. By the time they arrived, it was too late. Only ashes remained.  It is said that Henry took the burning of the homestead as a divine command to rebuild. And rebuild he did, in a truly grand manner.

The Estate remained in the Endicott family until 1967 when, upon the death of Henry’s adopted daughter Katherine, it was willed to the Town of Dedham to be used for “educational, civic and recreational purposes”.

This impressive mansion is the home for the Bay State Antique Auto Club.  Throughout the years the Club has given generously to the preservation and improvement of the Endicott Estate.  We take pride in our Club and we take pride in what we do as a Club.  Our relationship with the Endicott Estate is a prime example of that pride.

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656 East Street, Dedham, MA 02026

Directions to The Endicott Estate

From Route 95/ Route 128: Take Exit 14 – East Street, Dedham.
Proceed along East Street towards East Dedham (0.8 miles) to the Endicott Rotary.
Go around the Rotary and under the Railroad Bridge.
Continue on East Street (0.5 miles) until you reach the Endicott Estate on your right.
Follow the driveway on right to the parking area at the rear of the building.

From Route 1:
At Legacy Place, turn at the traffic lights onto Elm Street heading South.
Elm Street changes into Rustcraft Road.
Continue on Rustcraft Road to the intersection at East Street.
Turn left onto East Street, and the grounds of the Endicott Estate are approximately one-quarter mile on the right.
Follow the driveway on right to the parking area at the rear of the building.The Bay State Antique Auto Club proudly presents the 19th Annual Vintage Era Days Show – A Day of Appreciation and Enjoyment of Vintage Automobiles!  Next year's show will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at a location to be determined.

The show will run from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM and will include automobiles manufactured between 1893 and 1942.   This is a non-judged event, specifically designed to provide a relaxing atmosphere in which to enjoy those grand old motorcar of yesteryear.

There will be ample areas for you to enjoy a picnic lunch whether you bring something from home or purchase refreshments onsite.  You will also have the opportunity to join in a tour the old Endicott Mansion.

Spectator parking will be provided on-site in a designated area.  A $5.00 fee will be assessed for each show vehicle and spectator to help offset the costs of this event.