Henry Lomb loaned his friend John Bausch some money to help out the optical shop Bausch was operating in Rochester, NY. After a short time he became his business partner and together they formed the company Bausch & Lomb.
Lomb died in 1908 after serving the Rochester community as a public benefactor and in the 1930s a memorial was erected to his memory.
It was designed by Walter H Cassebeer from black ganite and stands 48 feet tall.
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