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Inga Saffron is the Architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Anyone who has visited Italy knows it's not unusual to round a corner and stumble upon an ancient Roman column that has been casually incorporated into a modern (or not-so-modern) building. But you don't expect to run into such archaeological remains in Philadelphia.
For years, planners and residents have been trying to understand why Haddon Township isn't more like Collingswood, the millennial enclave that is South Jersey's answer to Fairmount and East Passyunk. Situated side by side in Camden County, the two towns are old-school commuter suburbs, with small house lots, good sidewalks, and great transit to Center City. They even share a main street, Haddon Avenue, which runs through the center of both.