HOUSES ON RUGBY ROAD BETWEEN CHURCH AVENUE & ALBEMARLE ROAD
Prospect Park South
94: John J. Petit, 1907
100: John J. Petit, 1900
101: John E. Nitchie, 1900
New York City Historic District
State and National Registers of Historic Places
Dean Alvord developed Prospect Park South with homes of nearly uniform size and layout, but achieved variety through the use of often whimsical details. This block contains houses that showcase this concept to great effect, including number 94 in the style of a Spanish Mission and number 100 evoking a Swiss chalet, both on the west side of the road. Across the street, the Shingle Style house at number 101 became famous for its role as a boarding house in the 1982 film “Sophie’s Choice,” starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline.