Greek Revival houses probably designed for the upper levels of the working class, skilled artisans, or small entrepreneurs densely line these narrow streets. This enclave was laid out by an African American, Cato Willard, and his wife, Lydia Brayton Willard, beginning in 1834. Despite the development of the central city around it, Cato Hill still remains a residential enclave, no doubt in part because of the topography, more recently because of an active preservation program. No house deserves special mention; the significance is the ensemble and the resurrection of such a charming community enclave at the very heart of the city.
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