Maple Road / Wellesley Street Area

Road/Wellesley Street Area was documented by the Weston Historical Commission in 1994. The area was later combined with the Case Estates Area to create the Case’s Corner Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 12, 2002.

The following properties are included in the Maple Road/Wellesley Street Area:
  • 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 20 Maple Road
  • 68, 78 and 86 School Street
  • 17, 18, 23, 27, 33, 35, 37, 39, 40, 49, 51, 55, 56, 59, 60, 63, 64, 67, 70, 74, 76 and 80 Wellesley Street
  • 301 Meadowbrook Road (formerly 44 Wellesley Street)
37 and 35 Wellesley Street
Complete Text
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 exterior sheathing.

Lot Details
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.

Surrounding Land
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.