In late spring of this year, Affordable Cremation Solutions was shut down after numerous complaints prompted an investigation. Families of the deceased were growing concerned after being unable to reach anyone at the business regarding their loved one's remains.
WGME reported in June that the remains of 12 individuals were found in the lower level of the building with "reddish brown fluid on the floor" and the remains of 11 individuals two days later in unrefrigerated storage.
Earlier in September the director, Ken Kincer, had his license revoked according to WMTW. Noted violations include "the disrespectful handling of human remains, and the failure to communicate with families."
Sun Journal reports that The Maine Board of Funeral Services revoked his license for a decade and he could return if he can prove he has stayed away from drugs and alcohol for at least 3 years.
Now the building is heading to auction through Keenan Auction Co. on October 27th on-site at 1 pm. Sun Journal reports that the city of Lewiston has assessed the property for $134,300.
Keenan Auctions lists the property as a 1.5 story building with a kitchen, dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, and 1 full and 2 half baths. See the full listing here.
Peek Inside The Former Lewiston Crematorium Shut Down For Disrespectful Handling of Human Remains
Skinny New England Home Built Out of Spite is For Sale for $1.2M
As the story goes according to Boston Magazine
, the home was said to have been built by a man in 1890 on a plot of land that was left by his father to him and his brother. Well, this guy had been off fighting in the Civil War, and once he returned he discovered that his brother had gone ahead and built a big house on that land.
Then, out of pure spite he built the skinny spite house on the remaining plot between his brother's house and another building to block sunlight and harbor views from his brother.
Feel Like Woodland Royalty in The Magical
Dragonwood Castle is located in Prospect Harbor near Bar Harbor. You are just a short drive from Acadia, various wineries, golf courses, and more. Although once settled into this "castle" you may never want to leave! This property sits on 6.7 acres, has direct ocean access, and WiFi!