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Harvey  House  Restaurants
[1875-1968]

Harvey Girls behind the lunch counter of the Chicago Dearborn Station Harvey House Restaurant, circa 1899          short history

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Indian Detours

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"The Harvey Girls" movie

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Harvey House restaurants and hotels brought clean & nutritious food and outstanding lodgings to the
railroad & automobile traveler from 1875 to 1965, the first chain of restaurants and the first
chain of hotels in America. There were 100 or so Fred Harvey Company facilities (84 at one time),
which consisted of restaurants, hotels, lunchrooms, and newsstands; 87 are listed below.

       Frederick Henry Harvey was born in England on 27 June 1835. His family arrived in New York City in 1850; he worked in restaurants, and later in a jewelry store. He married Barbara Sarah Mattas in St. Louis, Missouri in 1855, and they opened a restaurant there; when the Civil War broke out, their Confederacy-sympathetic partner absconded with the funds, and Fred found work with the railroads, as a traveling freight agent – his travels made it very clear that good & sanitary meals were lacking across America. He moved his family to Leavenworth, Kansas in 1865.
       In 1875, Fred met Charles Morse, head of the new Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, and they formed a partnership; that year, Fred opened two small eating houses on the AT&SF subsidiary Kansas Pacific Railway, at Wallace, Kansas and at Hugo, Oklahoma. In 1876, he took over the Santa Fe depot restaurant in Topeka, Kansas. In 1878, he opened the first Harvey House Hotel (now a museum) in Florence, Kansas.
       In 1881, he replaced his male waiters with the famous "Harvey Girls", renowned for their good looks, fine manners, and efficiency. By 1883, he had 17 restaurants along the Santa Fe's main line; that same year he bought a small mansion in Leavenworth, Kansas. By 1901, when Fred Harvey died, there were 47 Harvey House restaurants and 15 Harvey House Hotels (all in 12 states), and 30 Harvey House dining cars on the AT&SF Railroad.

L i n k s
Fred Harvey Company entry at Wikipedia
Fred Harvey entry at Wikipedia
National Fred Harvey Museum [built 1863] in Leavenworth, Kansas
index of Fred Harvey Archives at Arizona State University
Orange Empire Railway Museum & its Harvey Girl Historical Society
Belen Harvey House Museum: admission is free (donations accepted); closed Monday, open 12:30-3:30pm Tues-Sat, 1-3pm on Sunday  Harvey House Museum [built 1910], 104 No. First Street in Beln, New Mexico

"Setting The Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy" exhibit [December 2014 to December 2030]
at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Daggett Harvey's Friends of The Fred Harvey Company wikisite [est. 2007]
RF's Harvey House History website
MM's Harvey House fansite
Food Editorials article at Street Directory (undated)

Books & Movies
search books on keywords 'fred harvey house' at Amazon

"The Indian-Detour" [1926 short]
silent promo film for Fred Harvey Co. not listed on IMDb

Meals by Fred Harvey book by James D. Henderson  
"Meals By Fred Harvey" [T.C.U. Press 1966]
by James David Henderson

Omni pb [1985] out of print/used
Harvey Girls  "The Harvey Girls: Women Who Opened The West" [1989]
by Lesley Poling-Kempes

Treasure Chest 9x6 pb [9/91] for $10.17
Paragon House 9x6 pb [9/91] out of print/used
Paragon House hardcover [11/89] out of print/used
Harvey Girls YA  "The Harvey Girls: The Women Who Civilized The West"
[ages 5-9; 1994] by Juddi Morris

Walker YA 9x7¼ pb [1/96] for $11.94
Walker YA 9½x8 hardcover [6/94] out of print/used
Great Southwest of Fred Harvey Company & Santa Fe Railway book edited by Marta Weigle & Barbara A. Babcock   "The Great Southwest of The Fred Harvey Company and
The Santa Fe Railway" [1996]
Edited by Marta Weigle & Barbara A. Babcock

Heard Museum 12x9 pb [6/96] out of print/used

"Trading On Tradition: Mary Jane Colter and The Romantic Appeal of Harvey House
Architecture" [1996] by Claire Shepherd-Lanier
University of Arizona Journal of The Southwest magazine [Summer 1996] out of print/scarce

Fred Harvey Company and Southwest Native American Art book by Kathleen L. Howard  & Diana F. Pardue  "Inventing The Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art" [1996]
by Kathleen L. Howard & Diana F. Pardue

Northland Publng/Heard Museum 9¾x8¾ pb [9/96] out of print/used
portrait of Mary Jane Colter, 1893  "Mary Jane Colter: The Desert View - The Story of The Chief Architect For The Fred Harvey Company" [indep 1997]
53-minute documentary film produced, written & directed by Jennifer Lee;
narrated by Ellen Burstyn; credits at IMDb
DVD/Blu-ray not available indep color VHS [1997] out of prodn/scarce
Harvey Girl by Foard  "Harvey Girl" [ages 9-12; 2006]
by Sheila Wood Foard

Texas Tech Univ Press 8¾x5¾ pb [4/2006] for $11.53
Harvey House Cookbook by George H. Foster & Peter C. Weiglin  "The Harvey House Cookbook: Memories of Dining Along The Santa Fe Railroad"
[orig 1992, rev 2006] by George H. Foster & Peter C. Weiglin

30 vintage photographs & over 200 recipes
Taylor Trade 2nd edition 9x7 pb [5/2006] for $14.49
Longstreet Press 9x7 pb [10/2001] out of print/used
Longstreet Press 9x7¼ hardcover [9/92] out of print/used
Fred Harvey Souvenir Spoons of The Southwest book by Nick T. Spark  
"Spoons West! Fred Harvey, The Navajo, and The Souvenir Spoons of The Southwest,
1890-1941" [2007] by Nick T. Spark

Lulu.com 10¾x8¼ pb [11/2007] for $29.95
Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest postcard packet by Richard Melzer  "Fred Harvey Houses of The Southwest" packet of 15 postcards [2008]
by Richard Melzer

Arcadia Publng looseleaf postcards [11/2008] for $7.99
Images of America Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest book by Richard Melzer  "Images of America: Fred Harvey Houses of The Southwest" [2008]
by Richard Melzer

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [11/2008] for $14.95
Touring The West With The Fred Harvey Company book by Paul & Kathleen Nickens  "Touring The West With The Fred Harvey Co. & The Santa Fe Railway" [2008]
by Paul & Kathleen Nickens

Schiffer Publng 11x8½ pb [11/2008] for $21.36
When Molly Was a Harvey Girl novel by Frances M. Wood  "When Molly Was A Harvey Girl: A Novel of The Old West"
[grades 6-9; novel 2009] by Frances M. Wood

Left penniless when their father suddenly dies, 13-year-old Molly and her older sister Colleen
find work at the Harvey House in Raton, New Mexico (Molly lies about her age).

Kane/Miller 8¾x6 hardcover [1/2009] out of print/used
Appetite For America, Fred Harvey book by Stephen Fried  "Appetite For America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built A Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized The Wild West" [2010] by Stephen Fried
Bantam 9¼x6 pb [5/2011] for $12.24
Bantam 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.82
Harvey Girls Opportunity Bound documentary by Katrina Parks  "The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound" documentary [American Public TV June 2013]
57-minute documentary with historic footage plus interviews with still-living former Harvey Girls
Co-produced, written & directed by Katrina Parks; narrated by Lori Hebert
Assertion Films color/b&w DVD [11/2013] out of prodn/used
available on DVD & Blu-ray direct from producer website
credits at IMDb official movie site watch official trailer [2:39] online at YouTube
Through the Deep Waters novel by Kim Vogel Sawyer  "Through The Deep Waters: A Novel" [2014] by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Timid seventeen-year-old Dinah flees Chicago to pursue a dream of working as a Harvey Girl, but is still too young; she finds a temporary job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel in Florence, Kansas; when a hand-some chicken farmer becomes interested in her, she shrinks still further away from the people around her . . .
Kindle Edition from WaterBrook Press/Random House [6/2014] for $9.99
WaterBrook Press 8¼x5½ pb [5/2014] for $12.33
Diary of a Waitress novel by Carolyn Meyer  "Diary of A Waitress: The Not-So-Glamorous Life of A Harvey Girl"
[ages 10 & up; 2015 novel] by Carolyn Meyer

Set in 1926; reports by teenage Kitty Evans of the trials and adventures of herself and fellow Harvey Girls Cordelia and Emmy.
Kindle Edition from Calkins Creek [4/2015] for $7.99
Calkins Creek 8¼x5¾ hardcover [4/2015] for $13.43

Fred Harvey & Company
Fred Harvey [1835-1901] entry at Wikipedia
formal portrait of restaurant tycoon Fred Harvey, circa 1870    Fred Harvey worked in restaurants in New York City and in St. Louis, Missouri, and then with the railroads during the U.S. Civil War, as a traveling freight agent. His travels made it very clear that good & sanitary meals were lacking across America.

In 1875, Fred met Charles Morse, head of the new Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, and they formed a partnership; that year, Fred opened two small eating houses on the AT&SF subsidiary Kansas Pacific Railway, at Wallace, Kansas and at Hugo, Oklahoma; in 1878, he opened the first Harvey House Hotel in Florence, Kansas.

By 1901, when he died, there were 47 Harvey House restaurants and 15 Harvey House Hotels (all in 12 states), and 30 Harvey House dining cars on the AT&SF Railroad.

The company continued under the leadership of his sons and grandsons until 1965, and was sold in 1968 to the Hawaii-based hospitality industry conglomerate Amfac, Inc.

Fred Harvey, Creator of Western Hospitality book by William Patrick Armstrong  
"Fred Harvey: Creator of Western Hospitality" [2000]
by William Patrick Armstrong

Canyonlands Publns 8¾x6 pb [1/2000] out of print/used

Olympians book by Elbert Hubbard  "The Olympians: A Tribute To Tall Sun-Crowned Men" [1921]
by Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]

chapters/topics include oil & food tycoon E.T. Bedford, botanist Luther Burbank, railroad tycoon Benjamin Franklin Bush, arms maker Samuel Pomeroy Colt, railroad executive George H. Daniels, automaker Henry Ford, steel tycoon Elbert H. Gary, restaurant tycoon Fred Harvey [1835-1901], railroad tycoon Charles M. Hays, explorer Henry Hudson, automaker {Packard} Henry B. Joy, cereal tycoons Dr. J.H. Kellogg & C.W. Post, cash register tycoon {N.C.R.} John H. Patterson, tractor tycoons J.A. Secor & E.A. Rumely, hatmaker John B. Stetson, railroad tycoon Frederick D. Underwood, automaker John North Willys, and over a dozen more
BiblioLife 8x5 pb [10/2008] for $16.19
BiblioLife 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2008] for $21.99

modern Fred Harvey Company logo, circa 1970

Fred Harvey Company en route meal service
Santa Fe Railroad's San Francisco to Richmond ferry service [??-1933]
Santa Fe Railroad's California Limited
Santa Fe Railroad's Super Chief

Fred Harvey Indian Detours [1925-1937]
headquartered in Raton, New Mexico
index of Farona Konopak {Indian Detours courier, 1927-29} Archives at Arizona State University

Southwestern Indian Detours book by Diane H. Thomas  
"The Southwestern Indian Detours: The Story of The Fred
Harvey/Santa Fe Railway Experiment In Detourism" [1978]
by Diane H. Thomas {Darnall}

Hunter Publng 8¾x5¾ pb [7/78] out of print/used
Hunter Publng 9x6 hardcover [7/78] out of print/used

Indian Detour flyer           oil painting of a Harvey Indian Detour Car by Dennis Ziemienski

foldout map from Harvey Indian Detour brochure


Harvey House Northern Locations {east to west}

Ohio      Illinois      Missouri      Kansas      Oklahoma      Colorado

jump to Harvey House Southern Locations

Ohio
Harvey House Restaurant at Union Terminal Station in Cleveland, Ohio

Illinois
Harvey House Restaurant [circa 1899] at Chicago Dearborn Station

Missouri {9 towns listed}
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [opened 1896, closed 1930] in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Harvey Newsstand & Soda Fountain [early 1896; built 1913, closed 1930; now senior housing] in Joplin, Missouri
Harvey House Restaurant [opened 1914] at Union Station [closed 1980s; restored 1999] in Kansas City, Missouri
Harvey House Restaurant [early 1888; built 1913, restored] in Marceline, Missouri
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [opened 1896, closed 1930] in Monett, Missouri
Frisco Line Harvey Hotel [demolished] in Monett, Missouri
Harvey House Restaurant [demolished] in Newburg, Missouri
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [opened 1896, closed 1930] in Springfield, Missouri
Frisco Line Harvey House Restaurant [demolished] in Springfield, Missouri

Harvey House Restaurant [opened 1914] at the Terminal Hotel of Union Station in St. Louis, Missouri
now the Station Grille restaurant, situated in the Marriott St. Louis Union Station hotel
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [opened 1896, closed 1930] in Eads Bridge station in St. Louis, Missouri
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [opened 1896, closed 1930] in Tower Grove station in St. Louis, Missouri

Kansas {17 towns listed}
Harvey House Restaurant in Arkansas City, Kansas
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand in Augusta, Kansas
Harvey House Restaurant [built 1896, now a city library] in Chanute, Kansas
Harvey House El Vaquero Hotel [opened 1900, closed 1948, restored 2002] in Dodge City, Kansas
Harvey House Hotel [opened 1880, closed 1937, demolished] in Emporia, Kansas

first Harvey House Hotel [built 1878, now a museum] in Florence, Kansas
the first Harvey House Hotel still exists (as a museum) in Florence, Kansas

Harvey House Restaurant in Fort Scott, Kansas

Harvey House El Bisonte Hotel [built 1906, closed 1946, demolished] in Hutchinson, Kansas
color postcard view of 1906 Harvey House El Bisonte Hotel (demolished) in Hutchinson, Kansas

Harvey House lunchroom [1879-1880] in Lakin, Kansas
Santa Fe Harvey Newsstand in Lawrence, Kansas

Harvey House Arcade Hotel [early 1883, replaced 1900, closed 1979, restored] in Newton, Kansas
building now mostly occupied by a law firm [since 1993]

Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand in Pittsburg, Kansas
Harvey House Sequoyah Hotel [opened 1908, closed 1936, demolished] in Syracuse, Kansas
second Fred Harvey eating house [opened 1876, closed 1940] in Topeka, Kansas
early Fred Harvey eating house [opened 1875] at Wallace, Kansas on the Kansas Pacific Railway
Harvey House Hotel [opened 1883, closed 1939, demolished 1965] in Wellington, Kansas
Harvey House Restaurant [1913-35] at Union Station [built 1913; sold 2009 for redevelopment] in Wichita, Kansas

Oklahoma {7 towns listed}

          

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [opened 1903; restored as restaurant & museum; standing empty 2013] in Guthrie, Oklahoma
restored AT&SF Depot and Harvey House building in Guthrie, Oklahoma

          

early Fred Harvey eating house [opened 1875] at Hugo, Oklahoma on the Kansas Pacific Railway

Frisco Lines Depot and Harvey House [built 1914, restored & now a museum] in Hugo, Oklahoma
restored Frisco Lines Depot and Harvey House Museum in Hugo, Oklahoma

          

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [built 1904, closed 1990?; demolished] in Purcell, Oklahoma

          

Frisco Lines Depot and Harvey House [demolished 1963] in Sapulpa, Oklahoma
color postcard view of the Santa Fe Depot and Harvey House Restaurant (demolished) in Sapulpa, Oklahoma

          

Frisco Lines Depot and Harvey House lunchroom [demolished] in Snyder, Oklahoma

          

Frisco Lines Depot and Harvey Eating House lunchroom [demolished] in Vinita, Oklahoma
color postcard view of the Frisco Depot and Harvey Eating House (demolished) in Vinita, Oklahoma

          

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [opened 1910, closed 1937; restored as museum] in Waynoka, Oklahoma
restored Harvey House Museum in Waynoka, Oklahoma

Colorado {5 towns listed}
Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [now a school] in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Harvey House El Otero Hotel [closed 1948; demolished] in La Junta, Colorado
Harvey House Restaurant [demolished] in Palmer Lake, Colorado
the Pueblo, Colorado Harvey House closed circa 1888
Sante Fe Depot and Cardenas Hotel [circa 1900; demolished] in Trinidad, Colorado

G.E. Nordell's Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages

Harvey House Southern Locations {east to west}

Mississippi      Louisiana      Arkansas      Texas      New Mexico      Arizona      California

back to Harvey House Northern Locations

Mississippi
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [demolished] in Amory, Mississippi

Louisiana
Harvey House in Monroe, Louisiana

Arkansas {4 towns listed}
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [replaced] in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Frisco Line Harvey Newsstand [circa 1911; remodeled & standing] in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Harvey House Restaurant [demolished] in Jonesboro, Arkansas
Harvey House Restaurant [demolished] in Rogers, Arkansas

Texas {5 towns listed}
Harvey Houses of Texas from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle book by Rosa Latimer  
"Harvey Houses of Texas: Historic Hospitality From The Gulf Coast
To The Panhandle" [2014] by Rosa Walston Latimer

Kindle Edition from The History Press [5/2014] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6 pb [5/2014] for $16.14

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [opened 1910, closed 1940; building sold 1993] in Amarillo, Texas
now Worldwide Antiques store, 401 So. Grant Street

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [opened 1909, restored as civic center] in Brownwood, Texas

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [opened c. 1897, closed 1923; demolished] in Rosenberg, Texas

Harvey House Restaurant [opened 1912, closed 1942; restored 2001] in Slaton, Texas

          

Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House [built 1910] in Temple, Texas is now a museum
recent view of 1910 Sante Fe Depot and Harvey House in Temple, Texas

New Mexico {15 towns listed}
"Setting The Standard: The Fred Harvey Company and Its Legacy" exhibit [December 2014 to December 2030]
at the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico

G.E. Nordell's New Mexico Travel / Railroads Links Page

Harvey Houses of New Mexico from Raton to Deming book by Rosa Latimer  
"Harvey Houses of New Mexico: Historic Hospitality From
Raton To Deming" [2015] by Rosa Walston Latimer

Arcadia Publng 9x6 pb [5/2015] for $16.23

Harvey House Restaurant [standing] in Raton, New Mexico
Fred Harvey Indian Detours [1925-1937] headquartered in Raton, New Mexico

          

Harvey House Castaeda Hotel [opened 1898; closed 1948; long vacant; sold for refurbish 2014]
in Las Vegas, New Mexico
trackside view of long-empty Castaeda Hotel (being restored 2014) in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 2014

          

Montezuma Castle Hotel [early 1882, built 1886, closed 1903; now a college] in Las Vegas, New Mexico
Montezuma Castle Hotel (now a school) in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 2005

          

El Ortiz Hotel & Lunchroom [earlier 1896; opened 1910; closed 1938; demolished 1943] in Lamy, New Mexico
interiors by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]
color postcard view (circa 1930) of El Ortiz Hotel & Lunchroom (demolished) in Lamy, New Mexico

          

La Fonda Hotel [built 1919, opened 1922, sold 1968; still in operation], on the Plaza in Santa Fe, NM

          

Harvey House Gran Quivira Hotel [AT&SF storage in 2008] in Clovis, New Mexico
color postcard view of AT&SF station (background) and Harvey House Gran Quivira Hotel (now used for storage) in Clovis, New Mexico

          

Harvey House Visitor Center [in use today]
below the Puye Cliff Dwellings south & west of Espaola, New Mexico
Harvey House Visitor Center (in use today) at Puye Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico

          

Harvey House Las Chavez Hotel [closed in 1936; demolished] in Vaughn, New Mexico
b&w postcard view of the Harvey House Los Chavez Hotel in Vaughn, New Mexico

          

El Alvarado Hotel [built 1902; closed 1969; demolished 1970] in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Alvarado Hotel Page at Albuquerque's Wheels Transportation Museum
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History had an Alvarado Hotel Exhibit, March-June 2009
color postcard view (circa 1930) of the El Alvarado Hotel (right) and Santa Fe Railroad Station (left) - both demolished in 1970 - in Albuquerque, New Mexico]

Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel book by Deborah C. Slaney  "Jewel of The Railroad Era: Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel, 1902-1970" [2009]
by Deborah C. Slaney

Designed & built by the Fred Harvey Company, fabulous interior designed by architect
Mary Colter, opened in 1902 and operated until the 1960s, demolished in 1970

The Albuquerque Museum 11x9 pb [12/2009] for $28.87
          

Belen Harvey House Museum: admission is free (donations accepted); closed Monday, open 12:30-3:30pm Tues-Sat, 1-3pm on Sunday  Harvey House Museum [built 1910], 104 No. First Street in Beln, New Mexico
state webpage for Beln Harvey House Museum
Harvey House Museum [built 1910] in Beln, New Mexico

          

Harvey House El Navajo Hotel [built 1923, closed 1957; restored] in Gallup, New Mexico
designed by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]
Harvey House El Navajo Hotel (in use) in Gallup, New Mexico

          

The town of San Marcial, New Mexico was destroyed by devastating floods in 1929,
including the AT&SF station and a medium-size Harvey House Restaurant

Harvey House Restaurant [demolished] in Rincon, New Mexico

Harvey Newsstand [depot exists?] in Las Cruces, New Mexico

Harvey House Restaurant in Deming, New Mexico

G.E. Nordell's New Mexico Travel / Railroads Page

Arizona {8 towns listed}

How Arizona Sold Its Sunshine, Historical Hotels of Arizona book by Victoria Clark  "How Arizona Sold Its Sunshine: Historical Hotels of Arizona" [2003]
by Victoria Clark

Describes 65 Arizona establishments, existing or not, big or small, including six Harvey House locations: Bright Angel Lodge [open] at the Grand Canyon, El Tovar Hotel [open] at the Grand Canyon, Escalante Hotel [gone] in Ashfork, Fray Marcos de Niza Hotel [gone] in Williams, La Posada Hotel [open] in Winslow, and Painted Desert Inn [open] east of Holbrook
Blue Gourd Publng 8½x5½ pb [12/2003] for $19.95

Painted Desert Inn [opened 1937; HH 1947-63; still in operation]
at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona
updated in 1947 by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]

          

Harvey House Restaurant [opened 1884] in Holbrook, Arizona

          

Harvey House La Posada [opened 1929, closed 1957; restored & reopened 1997] in Winslow, Arizona
designed by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]
Winslow [AZ] Harvey Girls Assn.

          

Escalante Hotel [early site 1895, hotel built 1905, closed 1948, demolished 1970s] in Ash Fork, Arizona
color postcard of Hotel Escalante Harvey House in Ash Fork, Arizona

          

Harvey House Fray Marcos de Niza Hotel [built 1908, in use by Grand Canyon Railway] in Williams, Arizona
color postcard view of the Harvey House Fray Marcos de Niza Hotel (in use today) in Williams, Arizona

          

Havasu House [built 1905; closed 1955; demolished 2008] in Seligman, Arizona

          

Grand Canyon Railway & Resort, north from Williams, Arizona (operated by Fred Harvey Co. successor Xanterra Parks & Resorts)

Harvey House El Tovar Hotel [built 1905; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
decorated by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]
http://www.amazon.com/Tovar-Canyon-National-Lodges-W-W-West/dp/0965392430/
Harvey House El Tovar Hotel (still in operation) at Grand Canyon, Arizona

Harvey House Phantom Ranch buildings [opened 1922; still in operation] at the bottom of the Grand Canyon
designed by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]

Harvey House Bright Angel Lodge [opened 1935; still in operation] at Grand Canyon, Arizona
designed by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]

          

Santa Fe Eating House [built 1901] in Kingman, Arizona
AT&SF Eating House in Kingman, Arizona

G.E. Nordell's Arizona Travel / Railroads Page

California {12 towns listed}
G.E. Nordell's California Travel / Railroads Links Page

El Garces Hotel [built 1908, closed 1949; being restored 2007] in Needles, California

Harvey House lunchroom in Bagdad, California

Casa del Desierto [opened 1911, closed 1959; refurbished 1999] in Barstow, California
designed by architect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Colter [1869-1958]
Barstow [CA] Route 66 Mother Road Museum
Western American Railroad Museum in Barstow, CA

Harvey House Hotel [demolished] in Mojave, California

Harvey House Restaurant [opened 1918; restored as offices] in San Bernardino, California

early Harvey House [built 1900] at Santa Fe's Le Grand Station in Los Angeles, California
Harvey House Restaurant [opened May 1939] at Union Station in Los Angeles, California
restaurant designed by architect Mary Jane Colter [1869-1958]
Fred Harvey Restaurant at the Los Angeles Music Center

Fred Harvey Restaurant & Cocktail House, 1743 No. Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood, California

Harvey House lunch counter at AT&SF station in San Diego, California

Harvey House Restaurant [demolished 1972] in Bakersfield, California

Harvey Newsstand in Fresno, California

Harvey House Restaurant in Merced, California

Harvey House lunch counter at AT&SF station in Stockton, California


"The Harvey Girls"
musical feature film [M.G.M. Jan 1946]
still photo from "The Harvey Girls" 1946 movie, with Judy Garland packing two sixguns  
The Harvey Girls 1942 novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams  
Filmed in Technicolor; a young girl traveling West on the train as a mail-order bride meets a bunch of Harvey House waitresses going to the same town. Directed by George Sidney; starring Judy Garland {age 23}, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Selena Royle & Cyd Charisse; won Oscar for Best Original Song
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [4/2001] out of prodn/used
M.G.M./Warner color VHS [4/92] for $13.99
full credits at IMDb movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Harvey Girls" [1942 novel] by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Dell Mapback mass pb [1942] out of print/rare
Random House hardcover [1942] out of print/rare

"The Harvey Girls" 1946 movie poster  "The Harvey Girls" 1946 movie poster
27"x40" poster available from Amazon for $16.48


Image Gallery

map of Fred Harvey Hotel locations, from Kansas to California
map of Fred Harvey Hotel locations,
from Kansas to California
       Harvey Girl Historical Society at the Orange Empire Railway Museum
Orange Empire Railway Museum
and
Harvey Girl Historical Society
       portion of brochure/menu from the 'California Limited', circa 1890s
portion of brochure/menu from
Santa Fe's 'California Limited', circa 1890s


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