SANTA BARBARA — Bossie, the large plaster cow on the roof of Bossie’s Kitchen, at 901 N. Milpas St., was vandalized at some point overnight Thursday or early Friday.
The 80-year-old statue has been a beloved icon of McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams since the 1960s. In 1939, the building was originally designed and constructed to house the Live Oak Dairy, which paid for a sculptor to place her on the rooftop.
“Over the years, the Live Oak Dairy building has been through many changes, but Old Bossie has remained, a quirky reminder that this building has been churning out fresh and delicious dairy products for 80 years,” read a blog post on McConnell’s website.
Police were unaware of the vandalism when reached by phone Friday afternoon.
— Mitchell White