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By unanimous vote of the Cambridge Board of Appeals yesterday afternoon, 55 Garden Street's zoning permit was extended through the academic year 1951-52. Richard W. Thorpe, Radcliffe business manager, assured the Board that this would be the final permit requested for the building.

Arthur F. Bickford, Radcliffe's attorney, stated that without the use of 55 Garden Street as a dormitory, 19 local girls would be excluded from residence at the 'Cliffe. Moors had originally been expected to fulfill housing requirements, he continued, but enrollment in the college has not tapered off since 1947, when 55 Garden Street's permit was granted.

Girls Bother Neighbors

Arthur L. Doggeti presented the complaints of a client who lives diagonally opposite 55 Garden Street. He charged that the girls and their friends were "noisy, particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings," and that the dormitory's necessary fire escapes make the neighborhood unsightly.

55 Garden Street's present zoning permit expired last July. It's renewal difficulties stemmed from the fact that it is located in a district of single and two-family houses.

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