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1. Aaron H. Pease Residence Sayles Street Extension Southbridge Massachusetts Aaron H. Pease Residence Sayles Street Extension Southbridge Massachusetts Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works Residence of Aaron H. Pease (d. 1948), at Sayles Street extension. View of the side and front of the house is given. This house later became the home of George Dumas. Two story dwelling with an elegant...

2. Aerial view of town of Southbridge, MA and the American Optical Company from Notre Dame Church during Aerial view of town of Southbridge, MA and the American Optical Company from Notre Dame Church during construction Massachusetts--Southbridge; Southbridge (Mass.)--Aerial view; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation--Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical Industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge Aerial view from Notre Dame Church, Main Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts during construction (pre-1916), looking in a south south east direction. The Main Plant of the American Optical Company is to...

3. Albert B Wells Residence Main Street Southbridge Massachusetts Albert B Wells Residence Main Street Southbridge Massachusetts Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Central business districts--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Architecture--United States--20th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works; American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation--Southbridge (Mass.) The home of Albert Bacheller (A.B.)Wells (1872-1953),and Ethel Burnham (1876-1949), at 176 Main Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts. The house was designed by renowned architect Daniel H. Burnham, of Evanston,...

4. Alden Block, Globe Village, Southbridge, Massachusetts Alden Block, Globe Village, Southbridge, Massachusetts Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century; Historic districts--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Southbridge (Mass.)--Buildings William E. Alden had this building constructed in Globe Village, on the west side of Southbridge, to accommodate his dry goods business. The view is of the Alden Block looking in a northeasterly direction....

5. American Optical Case Plant, Lensdale, Southbridge, Massachusetts American Optical Case Plant, Lensdale, Southbridge, Massachusetts American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Southbridge (Mass.)--Buildings; Southbridge; Architecture--United States--19th century A winter view of the industrial brick buildings of the American Optical Company's Case Plant, is presented. The trees lining the roadway between the railroad track and the plant are without leaves. The...

6. American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50) American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50) American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England Aerial view of the American Optical campus and the town of Southbridge in the background giving a context to the size of the plant. The view is dominated by the construction process that is underway on...

7. American Optical Company clock tower and edifices on the right American Optical Company clock tower and edifices on the right American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England With the Common in the foreground, a close view of the buildings from the Clock Tower to the right side is shown. This comprises part of the Main Plant, as it was known. Brick is the main building material...

8. American Optical Company edifices: melding of old and new American Optical Company edifices: melding of old and new American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century The view shows the integration of the earliest building of the American Optical Company on Mechanic Street with the start of the brick structures (on the left) that would eventually form the Main Plant....

9. American Optical Company Firemen in front of the main entrance on Mechanic Street, Southbridge American Optical Company Firemen in front of the main entrance on Mechanic Street, Southbridge American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Firefighters--Massachusetts--Southbridge--American Optical Company; Historic buildings--New England The American Optical Company Fire Fighters in dress uniform posing in front of a wide-angle view of the formal entrance in the Main Plant of the company headquarters in Southbridge, Massachusetts. A close...

10. American Optical Company in 1921 campus map: dates indicate the year of erection or remodeling the several American Optical Company in 1921 campus map: dates indicate the year of erection or remodeling the several buildings into their present construction American Optical Company--Southbridge (Mass.)--Maps; American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--Maps A map of the American Optical Company campus, dated Nov. 23, 1921. The (as yet incomplete) section of the Main Plant on Mechanic Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts is shown, the terraced section was completed...

11. American Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts American Optical Company Lensdale Plant, Southbridge, Massachusetts American Optical Company; American Optical Company--Southbridge (Mass. American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Architecture--United States--19th century; Southbridge (Mass.)--Pictorial works Partial view of the American Optical plant is shown, where lenses are manufactured for the eye glass industry. Known as the Lensdale plant, it is located off East Main Street. Some large manufacturing...

12. American Optical Company looking south with Southbridge in the distance American Optical Company looking south with Southbridge in the distance American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England Looking south, at the American Optical campus from the rear, surrounded by the town of Southbridge. The Quinebaug River, with a foot bridge, crosses through the campus adjacent to the buildings. A mound...

13. American Optical Company main entrance, Mechanic Street, Southbridge American Optical Company main entrance, Mechanic Street, Southbridge American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation--Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England The formal entrance to the American Optical Company headquarters, in Southbridge, Massachusetts. A detailed view of the craftsmanship used to construct a magnificent keystone fanlight and supporting columnar...

14. American Optical Company rear view of the Main Plant with adjacent wooden structure American Optical Company rear view of the Main Plant with adjacent wooden structure American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge Rear view, (facing south) of the Main Plant and Clock Tower. Terraced brick facade is not yet complete as there is a wooden structure at the left, perpendicular to the Main Plant. Large brick chimney stack...

15. American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view American Optical Company Southbridge spectacles view American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge Artist's view in the shape of a pair of spectacles or lenses. The left shows the full Main Plant with the Clock Tower in the middle of a terraced brick façade, in the front. There are four crenels interspersing...

16. American Optical Company women at the main entrance, Main Plant, Southbridge American Optical Company women at the main entrance, Main Plant, Southbridge American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Women--History; Women--Employees; Historic Buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge A group of twenty three women, in winter attire, posing in front of the formal entrance to the American Optical Company, on Mechanic Street, Southbridge - the company headquarters. Women are wearing elegant...

17. American Optical Company wooden structure American Optical Company wooden structure American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Architecture--United States--19th century East view of the wooden structure on Mechanic Street, enclosed by a wooden picket fence. The mansard roof with dormer windows and cupola are in evidence. There is a brick chimney stack in the rear. The...

18. American Optical Company: alley detail (south view) American Optical Company: alley detail (south view) American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge Elongated southerly view of the rows of buildings perpendicular to the Main Plant. These buildings were razed in 2000 - except for the façade of the Main Plant - to facilitate the construction of the...

19. American Optical Company: first AO lens factory 1883 American Optical Company: first AO lens factory 1883 American Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Historic buildings--Massachusetts--Southbridge Artist's drawing of the new four story Lens Building, including a mansard roof and a stoop. Promotional material generated by the AO Company using the 1883 lens building as the focus. Noted on the back...

20. At the lensometer Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer at work, at the American Optical Southbridge At the lensometer Dr. Edgar D. Tillyer at work, at the American Optical Southbridge Tillyer, Edgar D. (Edgar Derry), 1881-1973; Optics -- Technological innovations; American Optical Company; Southbridge (Mass.)--Biography--Pictorial works. Dr. Tillyer came to Southbridge, Massachusetts, in 1919, having worked at the U.S. Patent Office. The Optical Society of America has a medal named in honor of Dr. Tillyer. In Southbridge, Tillyer Ave.,...
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