95 Maple Street

Gordon M. Freutschold

This block of Maple Street was the last to be developed in Lefferts Manor, mostly in the 1920s and ‘30s. Like Lincoln Road, it was also built up with freestanding houses, although of very different architectural character. Designed by a number of architects for just as many developers, the houses display a notable cohesiveness, employing simple cubic forms, brick façades and slate or Spanish tile roofs. Even the trio of houses completed in the 1950s (nos. 84 to 96) were clearly designed to fit into their architectural context. The stylistic vocabulary tends towards the Colonial Revival, with the occasional Tudor or Mediterranean Revival. No. 95 is the most impressive house on the block, set on an extra large lot with a landscaped garden. It was built for William H. Todd, who also commissioned the adjacent house at no. 109 at the same time. 95 Maple Street is located in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District and listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places.