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Old 02-19-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Are there any cities in the US that have architecture that is similar to this? This is Blumenau, a city built by German immigrants in Southern Brazil.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_oMX8IJSex8...blummenau2.jpg
http://portugueseblog.org/wp-content...12/04/ok3.jpeg
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...el-sabrina.jpg
http://www.baixaki.com.br/usuarios/i...33032-1280.jpg
http://img.viajeabrasil.com/que-ver-en-blumenau.jpg

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Old 02-19-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Cincinnati are likely the three mostly heavily German influenced cities in the U.S.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago(Northside)
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Cincinnati has a huge German population...also Ohio has the highest population of Germans than any other state in the country.

This looks exactly like the pictures you have op
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http://aprettypickle.files.wordpress...nati.jpg?w=655
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...MF2SGpoTg1ReN9
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Cincinnati are likely the three mostly heavily German influenced cities in the U.S.
Huh? Minneapolis and St. Paul have a higher percentage of people claiming German heritage than any of those three.

To the OP, if you want to see a city where German heritage is really reflected in the architecture, do a google image search on New Ulm, MN. That is probably the "most German" city-- large or small-- in America.

As for big cities, you can find examples of German-influenced architecture in pretty much any of them where there was a large enough concentration of Germans. And that was a *lot* of American cities. This theory that Cincinnati is particularly German when compared to other places because it has a few tudor houses is kind of bogus to me.

Not saying that Cincinnati is not heavily German. It certainly is. But it's not one of only three in the country. Besides Minneapolis and St. Paul, Pittsburgh is heavily German. So is Chicago. So are a number of cities on the Great Plains, such as Omaha...
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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San Antonio, believe it or not, it quite German influenced. Despite being a southwestern city, much of the historic architecture is more European than places like Santa Fe.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Besides Vegas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati are the only two cities with a Hofbrahaus in the U.S. I believe.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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Wisconsin is heavily influenced by German immigrants. The most brats ever consumed was 209,376 at the Brat Fest in Madison, Wisconsin and more restaurants serve fish frys on Friday than anywhere else in the us . It also had 2nd highest percentage of German ancestry at the 2000 census. It's is probably not influenced any more then most upper Midwestern states though.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:57 PM
 
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Huh? Minneapolis and St. Paul have a higher percentage of people claiming German heritage than any of those three.
That could be, but stlouisan is right in that Cincinnati, St. Louis and Milwaukee are usually singled out by historians as the being the most German of the American cities.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:11 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Perhaps one of these links could be useful:
Five great German towns in the USA - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet
German Theme cities, Oktoberfests and German festivals

I haven't been to any, though.
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