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Old Posted Aug 22, 2019, 2:23 AM
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Originally Posted by dc_denizen View Post

Grouping variables include vernacular architecture and urban layout as well as some intangibles.

Chicago and Milwaukee
Interestingly enough, residential vernacular architecture actually represents one of the most glaring differences between Chicago and Milwaukee. Milwaukee residential is very predominately wood frame, like most of the great lakes cities, whereas Chicago residential, because of the Great Fire, is predominately masonry.

Chicago still has a fair bit of that great lakes wood frame too, so you can definitely find streets on Chicago that are evocative of Milwaukee, but I've never found the reverse to be true, at least not at great scale.

The Chicago/Milwaukee thing really has a lot more to do with history/demographics/culture and urban layout/geography, along with a shit-ton of intangibles.
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