Piece description from the artist
Smoke stack for the old Haffenreffer Brewery in Jamaica Plain. The Haffenreffer Brewery, established in 1870, was a former brewer in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.The entire Haffenreffer complex was redeveloped by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, which owns and operates it today. The Boston Beer Company, brewer of Samuel Adams beer, has been an anchor tenant and investor since the mid-1980s, and offers tours of the brewery there.
The main brewery building is included on the List of Registered Historic Places in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The top of the smokestack from the old Haffenreffer Brewery has crumbled, and has been partially restored to current building codes so the letters on its side now read FENREFFER BREWERS.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Charlie Rosenberg has been a photographer since the 1970s. Enamored with black and white in his early career he now seeks out bright colors but you will see an occasional black and white image in his portfolio. His work generally illustrates the hidden architectural gems found while traveling abroad.
After moving to Boston in 1989, Charlie fell in love with the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of the city. His work appears in a series of nine books published by Arcadia Publishers documenting the history of Boston’s neighborhoods. His most recent work features Cuba, Azores, and France.