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American Optical Company edifices: melding of old and new
TitleAmerican Optical Company edifices: melding of old and new
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/southbridge/1.jpg
SubjectAmerican Optical Company; American Optical Corporation; Southbridge (Mass.)--History; Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge; Historic buildings--New England; Architecture--United States--19th century
DescriptionThe 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. The wooden structure has a mansard roof. In the middle there is an area that slightly protrudes that has two stairs leading to a covered stoop. On the roof line there are two cupolas. Shows two towers in the brick building of the Main Plant. A large brick chimney stack towers over the scene in the background. A picket fence links around the front of the wooden edifice. As the deciduous trees are denuded of leaves it indicates this is a winter scene. In the extreme left there are some unidentified receding figures heading towards the triple decker housing, traditional mill style accommodation in New England, located to the west. There is a water hydrant in the foreground.
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org/
Date1900-1910
Typeimage
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier38136000196376
RelationIs part of a photographic collection of the American Optical Company at Jacob Edwards Library Archives, Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org/
Coverage42 degrees 04' N 72 degrees 02'
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