Harvey House

California State Historic Landmark 892

Plaque exists. Site exists. Landmark location. Landmark location.

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#892 Barstow Harvey House
Harvey Houses were legendary in the history of Western rail travel. Operated by Fred harvey in conjunction with the Santa Fe Railway, the network of restaurant-hotels set a new standard in quality meal service. Barstow's Spanish-Moorish "Casa Del Desierto" opened in 1911 and closed in 1971. It was registered as one of the last and finest remaining examples of the west's famous Harvey Houses.

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Site: Santa Fe Depot, SW corner of 1st Ave and Riverside Dr; plaque at Mojave River Valley Museum, 270 E Virginia Way, Barstow.


The Harvey House is currently being renovated into a Route 66 museum.

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