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Frame cities versus brick cities

Dan

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You'll know what I mean after you see the following list.

Frame cities

Kansas City
Buffalo
Cleveland
Detroit
Atlanta
Indianapolis
San Francisco

Brick cities

Chicago
St. Louis
Denver
Houston (suburbs)
Dallas (suburbs)
Toronto
London
 

BKM

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frame versus brick

What;s weird about Indianapolis is that during the 60s, they went through a brick rancher phase. Knoxville, tennessee is like that too: older frame houses with a belt of 60s brick ranch housing.

Overall, I prefer brick cities and, believe it or not, stucco ones (California). To me, frame cities look shabby very quickly. Seattle is a perfect example. Brick and stucco seems to hold up to the weather better.

My home town, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is definitely a wooden (or vinyl/hardee plank/ faux veneer today) city.
 

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also

And, San Francisco is not really a frame city. Much of the building stock is sided with stucco. Brick is uncommon because of the seismic considerations.
 
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