Another Yarmouth house bites the dust

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Belle Hatfield
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An excavator made quick work of demolishing the house at the corner of Starrs Road and Brunswick Street in Yarmouth on Sunday, Dec. 29.

The house at 31 Starrs Rd. has been for sale, on and off, since it was seriously damaged in a fire five years ago.

Most recently, the house was listed in November for $29,000. According to listing information, the house was considered uninhabitable. A sold sign recently appeared on the listing.

Because of a lot consolidation, the house is next door to a property, 33 Starrs Road, that also has frontage on Brunswick Street. Between the house and Brunswick Street is a tiny parcel of public land, on which a bench has been erected.

This marks the latest in what is expected to be a parade of demolitions in the town of Yarmouth. At a recent meeting of the Yarmouth County Solid Waste Management Authoirty, town officials confirmed that there are as many as 25 properties at risk of demolition. The town purchased four properties at its most recent tax sale that are expected to be demolished. Town council has held several in-camera sessions at which property acquisition and sales have been on the agenda.

Earlier in December the town executed an order to demolish 1 Willow St.

Organizations: Yarmouth house, Yarmouth County Wolid Waste Management Authoirty

Geographic location: 33 Starrs Road, Brunswick Street, Yarmouth 1 Willow Street

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  • Ashley Muise
    December 29, 2013 - 18:47

    My friend of 14 years used to live in that house.. He was living there when it burnt. A friend of mine came running to my house to tell me that the house was on fire. So I ran up the road from where I lived and found my friend who was living in the house and when I saw him, he was a mess. I felt hopeless! :( His animals were inside at the time .. Lost two dogs. And a bunch of stuff. :'( That's what bugged him the most after that. Kind of upsets me that they tore it down though. But it was too far gone. :(

  • karen Rhyno Betts
    December 29, 2013 - 15:41

    Well its about time, there is a few more around this town that could be torn down too.