Claire Birtz Town seal which hangs in the Southbridge Town Hall Council Chambers
New Dec 3, 2009 - The
Town Seal Artwork from a 1949 Document
I recently was asked if Southbridge is still the Eye of the
now that AO is no longer a dominant manufacturer in Town.
Remants of AO still are manufacuring/distributing (Schott Fiber Optics/ Aearo / AO Sunwear);
to my knowledge there is no other community that comes close to being the center of Optics, and as such we are still the Eye of the Commonwealth.
Download 1956 by-laws excerpt
AO Zyl Frame drawn by Claire Birtz
See and read about Clair Birtz drawings now on permanent display at Jacob Edwards Library
Rev Dec 3, 2009
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