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Eye Glasses Monument

Mechanics Street, Town Common, Southbridge, MA 01550
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It was quite the spectacle

Perfect place to go sight seeing. It's like a normal pair of glasses, but on a much larger scale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brandon, Canada
Eyeglass Monument by nearby Woodstock, CT Artist

A must see when visiting Southbridge MA!Combines very nicely with a visit to Optical Heritage... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Anne P
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Mechanics Street, Town Common, Southbridge, MA 01550
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to go sight seeing. It's like a normal pair of glasses, but on a much larger scale. I'd give it a 20/20.

Thank mimechoir
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must see when visiting Southbridge MA!Combines very nicely with a visit to Optical Heritage Museum and/or a tour of the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center!

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 23 July 2017

After visiting the Optical Heritage Museum, I worked my way over to see this related monument. It’s a piece of folk art that pays tribute to Southbridge’s optical industry history. I would have liked to see a larger monument. But, it’s worth a look. I...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I was driving back to Boston from Hartford and was eager to take in a classic road-side attraction on the way. These 20ft glasses were just a short drive from the main highway and perfectly fulfilled my interest in seeing something in the category of...More

2  Thank Leon M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Beautiful monument, very unusual and very fitting for a town which became very famous for the American Optical Company and the eye-glass industry.

Thank Helenti2014
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Just a large glasses on street, you cant miss it. The park by it is very nice. The hotel conference center across the street has some great information on the first floor.

Thank Tammy F
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Took a quick stop to take in a bit of American History. Area is nice. Right next to park. Love to take some #roadsideamerica attractions.

Thank Aileen V
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The truth is It is a hotel, today. and, there is no exhibit of such history, other than a single page "redevelopment" aspect of this local historical factory in the guest room binder. Or, if there is, the staff did a poor job not letting...More

Thank One_Big_Hopping_Dot
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The history of Southbridge is incomplete without American Optical...generations of families started realtionships and carrers here....nice Pop Art take to honor it! If you get the "frames" righ for the photo, you get the glasses and the tower.

Thank aurevoir16805
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Once upon a time, Southbridge, MA was the center of the optics world. No longer but this unique, eyeglasses shaped monument and bench is located across the street from the location of the former American Optical Co. and pays tribute to the inventions, the industry...More

Thank andesalive
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