Artist Josephine Huggins shares what she enjoys most about living in College Park in this interview conducted on May 8, 2012.
Jo Huggins came to Orlando in 1957, after working in fashion design, and began her successful dog portrait business here in the 1960’s.
Her work is sought after by many collectors in the southeast and such local stars as Mr. Richard who requested a commission of the family Boxer for his wife, Danielle, as a present.
Josephine Huggins enjoys her College Park art studio. She says, “College Park is like a small town. It’s really pleasant. I love the quiet.”
The name College Park first appears in this area in the February 1925 CABCO subdivision plat. However, according to the College Park Neighborhood Association History, “Walter W. Rose’s December 1921 plat of Rosemere shows college named streets – Princeton, Harvard, Yale, and Cornell. And so, in early 1925 when the Cooper-Atha-Barr Company (CABCO) decided to develop near Rosemere they named their subdivision College Park.”
Photo of Jo and Ted Huggins of College Park celebrating on their way to the Annual Meals on Wheels Gala, October 15, 2011.