The Warlock Building, Corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets
The Warlock Building, also known as the Warlock Block (or Worlock as the press used the two interchangeably), was built in 1905 and owned by George Warlock. Located on the corner of Arsenal and Sherman Streets, then known as Benedict Street, it was home to Accarino Brothers Meat Market, Rainbow Restaurant, and the Avon Luncheonette where at one point three quarts of ice cream could be purchased for $1.00. The five-story building was also home to numerous apartments on its upper level.
The building enjoyed a prime location, if not altogether competitive, nestled between Jerry’s Lounge on Arsenal Street and the Silver Grill on Sherman Street, both just down the block from St. Patrick and Arsenal Street Schools.
The building would be torn down in 1968 in the widening of Sherman Street project.
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CORRECTION: This was NOT a “victim” of Watertown’s Urban Renewal program. That program was finished before 1968, and did NOT extend south of Arsenal Street. Please correct that part of the last sentence. Steve
Thanks for pointing that out – I threw some info up on some of these real quick. This is one I need to go back and fill in more details at some point.