One of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in Savannah, Cuyler-Brownsville is significant for its early grid pattern of streets designed shortly after the Civil War. The district also holds excellent examples of single and multiple family residences, attached rowhouses, detached commercial buildings and community landmark buildings.

Residential interior plans reflect those constructed in an urban setting from the 1880′s to the 1930′s, including shotgun, hall parlor, bungalow, central hallway, and Georgian cottage. Decorative styles in this neighborhood embrace Folk Victorian, Craftsman, Neo-Classical, Colonial Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne.