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American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50)

American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50)

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Title:
American Optical Company campus and the construction of the cement building (#50)
Description:
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 the 'cement building', Lens Finishing, that is located across the Quinebaug River from the main plant. In its day, this was one of the first buildings constructed from concrete, in 1910, placing Southbridge on the cutting edge of technology in the construction field.
Date:
[ca. 1855–1910]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Jacob Edwards Library
Collection (local):
Photographic Collection of the American Optical Company
Subjects:
American Optical Company
American Optical Corporation
Southbridge (Mass.)--History
Optical industry--Massachusetts--Southbridge
Historic buildings--New England
Places:
MassachusettsWorcester (county)Southbridge
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Notes:
Is part of a photographic collection on the American Optical Company at Jacob Edwards Library Archives, Southbridge, Massachusetts. http://www.jacobedwardslibrary.org/
Identifier:
38136000196384
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