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Column: The tour guide
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In 1969, Richard W. Lloyd responded to a letter from George Kassabaum of The American Institute of Architects, who was surveying American cities regarding their design and review process for historic buildings. Mr. Lloyd replied, “There is no true Review Board in Camden. Instead, there is a “Joint Committee on Old Houses,” which came about in this way: an old frame residence was bought by two young men of Camden to be converted into a business office, but it was found that under the existing fire district setup, a 12-inch masonry wall was required, which was obviously out of the question.

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