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Old 01-05-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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Washington, D.C is a def. brick city
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:17 AM
 
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Boston has a rich density of red brick as well of new york, chicago has a diversity of brick types and well as stone, in my opinion a inconsistency of marked style while its brother St. Louis has much consistency for the domination of it is 2 story red brick with minor orange and rear yellow. Philadelphia is great as well for brick connected row housing. Detroit has not enough homes of brick to remotely concider it a brick city.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Greenville SC
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:57 PM
 
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Denver
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:13 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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For some reason, the term "Brick City" aka Newark is a title that lost it's true meaning somehow.

I heard that it's because of the bricks that were thrown in Newark during the 60s riots, I heard that it's because of the crack epidemic where Newark was infamous for it's "bricks" of crack, and I also heard that it's because of the common brick projects found in a lot of the city.
in mass, the public housing buildings are sometimes referred to as the brix.
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Old 09-23-2017, 12:38 AM
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Location: Miami
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Brick Cities of the South?

Richmond
Louisville
Birmingham
Memphis
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:20 AM
 
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Boston has a rich density of red brick as well of new york, chicago has a diversity of brick types and well as stone, in my opinion a inconsistency of marked style while its brother St. Louis has much consistency for the domination of it is 2 story red brick with minor orange and rear yellow. Philadelphia is great as well for brick connected row housing. Detroit has not enough homes of brick to remotely concider it a brick city.
Façades of homes in Chicago had varieties of brick and added stone of greystone varieties. But still .... all used a basic brick for most of their construction exposed on their sides. Merely the eras they were built had a change in bricks. The 50s 60s eras had varieties with a pinkish brick common. But fronts would make distinctions between otherwise near identical homes sometimes. Tutors were my favorite .... just far less common.

I've see 2 and 3-flat neighborhoods there with identical standard brick construction and façade front brick color w/porches, but still all identical. If attached ..... they would have made a wall of identical row-homes as Philly closer to me has blocks and blocks of. Chicago's bungalow belt of 20s 30s homes were all brick and 1/3 of the city and much brick even before that. Seems all home mid-century on in the city are brick also. They basically all remain looking as built on the outsides. Just upgrading and modernization insides.

Same for Philly rows .... all brick. Where gentrification actually removes additional added front features like awnings or painted brick to make their homes more distinctive over the decades .... removed to basic brick again.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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When you say brick cities, we are talking specifically about cities with those bumpy brick sidewalks, right? If so, Charleston, St. Louis, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are top contenders for sure!! I'm thinking Washington D.C., Savannah, Cincinnati, Boston, and Providence should be up there, too, right (I'm guessing on some of those)? It's one of the things I love about older cities.

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Old 09-24-2017, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Did anyone say Nashville yet? When I moved to Seattle way back in the 1970's I was surprised at how many brick buildings were there.

Even Oakland, CA had a lot of them growing up, but they're really being phased out over time because of earthquake damage, etc.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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