For complete text of the 1994 area form, along with data sheets and photographs, see Maple Road - Wellesley Street Area
Prominently located in the geographical center of Weston, the Maple
Road/Wellesley Street Area is a cohesive neighborhood of small and
medium size 19th and early 20th century frame houses. This is one of the
few areas in Weston where houses are clustered to create a “village”
atmosphere (see also Boston Post Road Historic District and the North
Avenue Area B).
Types of Structures
The area includes 31 residences, numerous barns and outbuildings, the
small frame Weston Scout House building, and the 1 1/2 acre Case Park.
Except for a rubble fieldstone garage at #80 Wellesley Street, the
buildings are all of frame construction with shingle or clapboard
The houses are set on lots ranging from 1/4 to 2 1/2 acres, with the
median size being 1/2 acre. Setbacks average 40 to 50 feet from the
street, and the fairly consistent setbacks along both Maple Road and
Wellesley Street contribute to the unity of the streetscape.
Houses in the area were built between 1703 and 1926 and include
examples of the Colonial, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Colonial
Revival styles. The most common house type is the 2 1/2 story gable
front Queen Anne or transitional Queen Anne/ Colonial Revival. As is
typical of Weston, most houses in the area are simple rather than
elaborate examples of their style, but most have been well maintained,
with trim and decorative features preserved.
The neighborhood is surrounded by open land on almost all sides,
including town land and playing fields north of Maple Road, school
grounds with playing fields on the west side of School Street, the
town-owned Case Park and former Case Estates field to the south (see
Case Estates Area E), and the privately-owned Weston Golf Club course to
the east. The houses at 84 and 86 Wellesley Street, which can be
considered both visually and historically to be part of both the Case
Estate Area and the Maple Road/Wellesley Street Area, have been included
in the Case Estates Area.