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Old 09-05-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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The traditional Milwaukee Bungalow:



The Milwaukee Polish Flat:



The Milwaukee Doll House:





or is it the Sherman Park Gem:



I actually cannot stand the Milwaukee bungalow and I refuse to live in one.
Give me a nice 3-4 story duplex!
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:54 PM
 
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Sherman Park, FTW.
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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I don't know I really dig the Polish Flat of course but I really like the 3 story two family duplex common in the inner city:

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Old 09-05-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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I'm not from and have never been to Milwaukee, but I have always been fascinated by different regional architectural styles.

While all of the above are nice, I'm a bit partial to the "Milwaukee Polish Flat", though I admit I would like it a bit more with an additional floor and if the entry level columns were a bit more substantial (just in size, perhaps a bit thicker).
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Mequon
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Polish flat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

polishflat.html

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Old 09-06-2009, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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I like our brick houses. I also like the big houses you see around in Near North, nice big 3-br homes. Despite the decades of neglect that they have seen, I think they are worth rehabbing.
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:03 AM
 
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I LOVE a stone bungalow with original leaded glass and interior oak and breakfast nook and all the things that have sadly been removed over the years.
Or pretty much every funky stone house in Storeyville.
But nothing beats those FLW designed block of system-built homes on Burnham- wow!
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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I've got a big arts+crafts house that is typical of many in the Murray Hill area. There are a few standouts in the neighborhood which are impressive. The most interesting are the mid-century modern styles which are scattered around the city. They are rare and can be found in some north side areas. They range from the Lustron all-steel homes to gems such as this one built in 1933.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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My favorites are the brick and stone homes from the early 20th century found on grand boulevards. Any home on Newberry, Grant, Sherman, Washington Blvd and Lake Dr will do.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Mequon
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I've got a big arts+crafts house that is typical of many in the Murray Hill area. There are a few standouts in the neighborhood which are impressive. The most interesting are the mid-century modern styles which are scattered around the city. They are rare and can be found in some north side areas. They range from the Lustron all-steel homes to gems such as this one built in 1933.
WOW! I have driven past that house a hundred times and never noticed it. It's a little out of place but I'd take it.
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