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December 8, 2023

Former site of St. Casimir’s School sold by Diocese of Worcester for $1.1M

A large brick school building Image | Courtesy of Google Maps 22 Waverly St. in Worcester

A former school building located at 22 Waverly St. in Worcester and an adjacent parking lot have been sold by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester to an Auburn-based corporation for $1.1 million.

The sale, which finalized on Thursday according to Worcester District Registry of Deeds records, saw the church sell the former site of the St. Casimir’s School building to 22 Waverly LLC, a corporation with an Auburn address managed by Timothy and Sarah Johnson.

First constructed in 1924, the building located at 22 Waverly St. is a 27,024-square-foot, three story building, according to City of Worcester property records. The property was given a tax assessment value of $1.5 million in fiscal 2024. 

The adjacent parking lot included in the deal is located at 54 Harrison St. and has approximately 25 parking spaces. The city gave this property an assessed tax value of $201,000 in fiscal 2024.

The building was utilized as Saint Casimir School, a private Catholic institution serving the local Lithuanian community. The school closed in 1986, according to Global True Lithuania, an online encyclopedia of Lithuanian heritage. 

"When St. Casimir Parish closed in 2009, the parish assets and any liabilities became part of St. John Parish in Worcester,"  Raymond Delisle, chancellor and director of communications for the Diocese of Worcester, said in an email to WBJ. "The proceeds from the sale of this former school property, as was the case with the former St. Casimir Church, benefit St. John Parish."

The location was leased to the City of Worcester to house classrooms for the Worcester Alternative School, but the City’s lease with the diocese ended in June, with the City electing to move the school to 11 McKeon Road, according to a May memo written by City Manager Eric Batista addressed to Superintendent Rachel Monárrez. 

Jimmy Kalogeropoulos and Annie Spellane of RE/MAX Partners in Worcester represented the seller in this transaction.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version to include a quote from the Diocese of Worcester.

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