Fire Claims One of Brunswick’s Oldest Buildings

It was built the same year Andrew Jackson left the White House and as an 18-year-old Victoria acceded to the British throne. Now, one of the oldest buildings in downtown Brunswick is in rubble following a fire that was reported at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. There were no injuries, but several businesses were destroyed and more than 24 people are said to have lost their homes. The state’s fire marshal is investigating the cause. Built in 1837, the mixed-use building at the corner of Mason and Maine streets (across Maine Street from the Great Impasta Restaurant), was deemed a total loss, after firefighters from several neighboring communities battled the blaze well into Sunday morning. By Sunday evening, what was left of the historic structure was being razed.

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