Longtime Cumberland Street homestead razed by construction crew

A house on Cumberland street is demolished on Wednesday.
Kevin Bennett | BDN
A house on Cumberland street is demolished on Wednesday. Buy Photo
By Andrew Neff, BDN Staff
Posted Oct. 10, 2012, at 12:56 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — There’s a little more green space on Cumberland Street now.

The 17 Cumberland St. address that used to be the location for a two-story home and adjoining garage became a large pile of rubble after a Wednesday morning demolition by a couple of excavators.

The home, which was previously owned by Clarence Veilleux, was purchased five months ago by Fallmo Inc. — a business enterprise run by Dick and Marit Cattelle — and demolished to create a green space with a couple of parking spots.

The Cattelles, who own a building next door that houses Marit’s Hairstyling salon owned and operated by Mrs. Cattelle and an apartment, said Veilleux and his wife raised their family in the home, which served as the Veilleux family homestead for a few decades.

“His wife died several years ago and he’s living at the VA Hospital in Augusta now,” said Dick Cattelle. “The house was built back in the early 1900s, I think. Half of the house was not sitting on the foundation and it was too costly for the family to maintain.”

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