Piece description from the artist
This cow decorates the outside of the J.P. Licks ice cream store in Jamaica Plain, MA. Originally built as a firehouse in 1872 as part of the Town of West Roxbury Fire Department. The Town of West Roxbury consisted of the present-day Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and West Roxbury. Upon annexation on January 5, 1874, West Roxbury became part of the City of Boston.
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.