Borough and State: Manhattan, New York
Type of district: National Register historic district, local historic district
Main Intersection: East 62nd Street and 3rd Avenue
The Treadwell Farm Historic District is located on Manhattan’s East Side, on East 61st and 62nd streets between Second and Third avenues. The district is a 19th century residential neighborhood filled with low-rise row houses. The majority of the houses were built between 1868 and 1875 in the Italianate and Greek Revival styles. Construction was governed by covenants, which remain in force today. The covenants require a minimum house width and setback, and prevent full building on the rear of the lot. They also regulate use and materials. Many of these houses were renovated, or updated, in the 1920s to reflect changing tastes. Most of these updates created new, streamlined facades in the Colonial and Georgian Revival styles without stoops and with basement entrances.