Whitney Web Page - Southbridge History & More
Southbridge, Massachusetts
"The Eye of the Commonwealth"
and birthplace of American Optical.

AO  History Main Page

Businesses on the AO Site in Southbridge

The Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center
Opened Jan 18, 2002!!!

Bay Path College - Central Mass Center

American Optical Lens Company
now AO /SOLA

Aearo Safety



Schott Fiber Optics

Closed 8/02


Photo courtesy of Rita Cardinelli

The photo above (1920's?) is of the AO Zyloware Dept, ready to depart on an outing to Rocky Point. In the background is the Southbridge Savings Bank and Old YMCA on the lot where the Southbridge Savings Bank main headquarters is today.
Click on the photo above to view as it appears in 2001.

Southbridge Credit Union

Southbridge Savings Bank

Savers Bank

Sovereign Bank

Miscellaneous area businesses

Tot to Teen Clothing Store

Central Pizza

Sadie Greens

Margaux's Deli

Hyde Tools History Web Page
Home page:

Dexter Russell
As seen on the History Channel Feb 2005

Harrington Hospital

Rehabilitative Resources Inc.

Old Sturbridge Village

Southbridge Evening News

More Miscellaneous Businesses

Southbridge Dowtown Partnerhip Web Site

Southbridge Page

Whitney Home Page