Hough was settled by Oliver and Eliza Hough in 1799. Much like the Glenville neighborhood, Hough was a prominent place to live during the Industrial Revolution. Large, grand homes are still prevalent in the neighborhood today. The Hough neighborhood is also home to League Park, a Cleveland landmark that was once the home of The Cleveland Indians and the Negro League.
Like Glenville, Hough experienced racial turmoil and rioting over living conditions and increasing unemployment in July of 1966, which resulted in severe population decline.During the 1980s and 90s Hough began its revitalization. Vacant land was put in the Land Bank and made available to the public for a song. The affordability of the land and tax abatements brought families back to Hough and allowed residents to build large, affordably priced homes in the area. Lexington Village, the first new construction project in more than 20 years was built. Lexington Village remains an icon in Hough today as a symbol of hope and rebirth.