201 Maple Street was built in 1844 for Homer Foot, a successful hardware merchant, and then extensively remodeled and enlarged in 1901 for Andrew Wallace, co-founder of Forbes & Wallace, one of Springfield’s premier department stores. The original house was a Gothic Revival cottage designed by Simon Sanborn, Springfield’s master builder of the first half of the 19th century. Mr. Wallace had Springfield architect E. J. Parlett alters the house at a cost of $30,000 and build a $10,000 stable.
The building was severely damaged in the 2011 tornado that also damaged dozens of historic buildings in this area. Unlike much of the area, however, this building has not been repaired and put back to use.