MLS® ID: 72437128
484 Worcester St
Southbridge, Massachusetts, 01550 $2,400
The former Dani and Soldani Cabinet Makers and Wood Workers Factory is located north of downtown Southbridge, at the northeast corner of Worcester Street (Massachusetts Route 169) and Vinton Street. It is a modest T-shaped brick structure, two stories in height and covered by a flat roof. Doors and windows are set in segmented-arch openings, and windows have concrete sills. The principal adornment of the exterior is a band of brick cor-belling at the roof-line. The building was built about 1914 for the Optical Lens Company, a short-lived business apparently seeking to capitalize on the success of the nearby American Optical Company. In 1926 the building was purchased by Eugenio Dani and Giovanni Soldani, Italian immigrants who had started a cabinet-making business at their home on Elm Street in 1912. Their workshop was the first major Italian-originated business in Southbridge. It continues to used for light industrial manufacturing.