East End Jewish Museum Suffers Extensive Water Damage During Last Month’s Fire


Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, Suffered Extensive Water Damage in Fire Last Month.

There was a lot of water damage to the interior of the Jewish Museum, 267 Congress Street, said Steven Brinn, President of the Museum board, earlier this week.  Brinn was referring to damage incurred during a fire last month in which the water damage occurred because of the sprinkler system and the water used by the Portland Fire Department to extinguish it.

The damage was to the floors, walls and ceilings of the second floor of the building which will need to be replaced in the near future.  It will be six months before the interior of the building can be used again according to Brinn.  Currently there is a construction company – Elite Construction – working in the inside of the building demolishing its interior.

Brinn hopes that by the end of this month more issues surrounding the losses due to the fire will be resolved.

Please see post herein dated May 21, 2020 for more information on the fire.