Southbridge, Massachusetts: Giant Eye Glasses

A 20-foot-long pair of eyeglasses preserves a bit of heritage from the facility's days as the American Optical plant.
Address:
14 Mechanic St., Southbridge, MA
Directions:
North of Main St. in the courtyard on Mechanic St.
Admission:
Free
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Big glasses.

Giant Eye Glasses

Monument to the American Optical Company.

[John Ferron, 07/01/2017]

The giant glasses sit in front of the old HQ of the American Optical Company, a venerable eyeglass business started in 1826. The sculpture by artist Michael J. Saari is titled "Spectacular AO," and was installed in 2010.

Big glasses.

Very Large Eye Glasses

There is a large sculpture of a pair of eye glasses in front of the old American Optical Main Plant clock tower, which is now the Southbridge Conference Center.

[Carol Stickel, 05/06/2011]

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