Abandoned buildings raise stakes for firefighters

The Sun Journal reported in April 2012 that Lewiston firefighters were being cautious about entering 54 vacant buildings downtown because of the hazardous conditions inside. The city's current list of vacant/abandoned residential buildings has since climbed to 103. More information will be published as it becomes available.

Here are the properties listed in the orignal report:


View Apartments Placarded as unsafe in a larger map

Buildings placarded by Lewiston Fire Department as structurally hazardous

  • 73 Bartlett St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 114 Bartlett St. Condition: Vacant (rear porches unsafe). Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 118 Bartlett St. Condition: Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 139 Bartlett St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 1/13/2012
  • 155 Bartlett St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 184 Bartlett St. Condition: Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 305 Bates St. Condition: Severe deterioration/ extraordinary amount of mold. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 320 Bates St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned/ready to collapse.
  • 1 Beech St. Condition: Vacant, not safe for firefighters. Most recent inspection: 6/4/2010
  • 80 Birch St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 130 Blake St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 124 Campus Ave. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 10 College St. Condition: Severe deterioration. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection:10/25/2011
  • 12 Fair St. Condition: Vacant; Large unprotected (no guards) opening with access to cellar in rear of 1st floor; rear deck and access stairs  structurally unsound. Most recent inspection: 12/16/2011
  • 112 Holland St. Condition: Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 178 Holland St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 180 Holland St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 1/13/2012
  • 21-23 Howard St. Condition: To be condemned. Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 48 Howe St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 60 Howe St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 76 Irwin Ave. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 18 King Ave. Condition: Seriously dilapidated. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 47 Knox St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 91 Knox St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 7 Lincoln Dr. Condition: Structural deficiencies/dangerous. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 81 Lincoln St. Condition: Severely deteriorated. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 248 Lincoln St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 251 Lincoln St. Condition: Severely deteriorated. Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 264 Lincoln St. Condition: Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 266 Lincoln St. Condition: Poor condition. Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 25 Lucielle Ave. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 67 Oak St. Condition: Rear porches very poor condition Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 50 Oak St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 226 Oak St / 62 Elm St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned access issues/debris in interior. Most recent inspection: 6/21/2011
  • 162 Oxford St. Condition: Dangerously dilapidated. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 208 Park St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned.
  • 220 Park St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. 10/25/2011
  • 5 Peter Blvd. Condition: Vacant. 10/25/2011
  • 122 Pierce St. Condition: Egress porches and stairs dangerously deteriorated condition. Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 46 River St. Condition: Vacant.
  • 145 Sabattus St. Condition: Vacant/No Entry. Most recent inspection: 11/4/2011
  • 147 Sabattus St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. 10/25/2011
  • 357 Sabattus St. Condition: Severely deteriorated. Vacant/Condemned (Dangerously weak porches/weak floors). Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 478 Sabattus St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 3 Shawmut St. Condition: To be condemned. Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 80 Shawmut St. Condition: Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 29 Spring St. Condition: Severely deteriorated/unsanitary conditions. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 82 Summer St. Condition: Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 48 Tampa St. Condition: Substantial interior damage and mold. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 27 Thorne Ave. Condition: Dangerous building collapsing structurally.  Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 28 Wakefield St. Condition: Deteriorated. Vacant/Condemned. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 84 Walnut St. Condition: Lead hazard; to be condemned. Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011
  • 582 Webster St. Condition: Vacant (cellar stairs missing). Most recent inspection: 12/15/2009
  • 741 Webster St. Condition: Vacant. Most recent inspection: 10/25/2011

Source: Lewiston Fire Department

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Abandoned buildings raise stakes for firefighters

Mainers 16:33 hst Monday
. .i.e., abandoned mills and manufacturing plants ? Places where the homeless hang out ? Somewhere to start a fire in a 55 gal drum to keep warm during the winter months ?
Get to work county ƒathers ( and mothers )
http://www.getskillstowork.org/
Together we win
? h t h /s Dr. Dosh

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

test

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Jer, it works ? hth •

Jer, it works ? hth •

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Accidents and Hazards

Looking for a place to happen and very much more....

David Pinkham's picture

Owners ??

Doesn't the city know who owns these buildings? After they've milked Section 8 and poor laborers aren't the slumlords responsible for tearing down these firetraps? Send some cops to Miami and get these dirtballs in front of a judge.

 's picture

Walk offs

I don't understand how these slumlords are able to just walk away from a building and leave the city stuck with the demolition. Why are they not forced to take care of the trash building? If not them most of the time a bank actually owns it and they do the same. Just not right. At the least the lending bank should be liable for the building.

Steve  Dosh's picture

David ? Ask Mayor MacDonald

David ? Ask Mayor MacDonald • i.e. ' the city .' hth ? /s Steve

Zack Lenhert's picture

Do you really believe that it

Do you really believe that it is responsible to publish a list of vacant/condemned buildings? I hope none of your readers are looking for copper...

Steve  Dosh's picture

Zack ? A; Yes •

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Scrapers/Buyers

Should be keeping accurate records of sellers, you think?

Steve  Dosh's picture

Jerry , Here's an owner -->

Jerry , Here's an owner --> Travis Soule , New Gloucester ME. <--
ref : http://www.sunjournal.com/news/lewiston-auburn/2012/04/05/lewiston-devel...
Unfortunately he is a convic†ed felon and slumlord located in your general area
hth ? Dr. Dosh and ohana , HI usa

JERRY ARIPEZ's picture

Do the crime and do the time,

Soule was ordered to pay $40,802 in restitution to Camden National Bank and $139,198 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

He had faced up to 15 years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.

Crime doesn't pay....

Guys like him gives landlords a bad rap.

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