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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Sam Newman's Diagram of 544 Camp Street

Scene from JFK

Sam Newman, owner of the Newman building on the corner of Camp Street and Lafayette Street, testified before the HSCA on November 6, 1978. He drew a diagram of his building and, as you can see, there was no connection between Banister's office on Lafayette Street and the other offices which had their entrance at 544 Camp Street.

On the first floor, there were two doors that led to Banister's office -- labeled A and B. Banister used door A. The other door was not used. The "R" on the first floor was a restroom.

There was an entrance on Camp Street to a staircase that led to the second and third floor. On the second floor was a room for the janitor, James Arthus, and several offices. Sergio Arcacha Smith's Cuban Revolutionary Council had an office here for a short period.

On the third floor, an office was rented to a Mr. James Dooling who ran some sort of security operation and was a tenant for a short period of time.

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Mary Brengel worked for Banister for a few months, and she also did not see Oswald in the office.

Joseph Newbrough, who worked for Banister, told PBS Frontline that Banister's office was not connected to 544 Camp Street.

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Garrison told the HSCA some ridiculous stories about Banister.

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