Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Harvey House
In 1911, Mr. Harvey opened million dollar “Casa Del Desierto”. It was considered one of the jewels of the Harvey House system for many years.
Dining was gourmet cuisine on fine china and quality drink served in crystal. Comfortable, luxurious rooms rested the weary rail travelers.
The “Harvey Girls”, women that served the meals, along with providing the travelers with friendly conversation, gave the Harvey House its renouned [sic] reputation.
Erected 2003 by Barstow's Main Street Mural Project.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
Location. 34° 53.937′ N, 117° 1.369′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 East Main Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterman Junction Becomes Barstow 1886 (within shouting distance of this marker); National Old Trails Hwy/Route 66 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christiansen Memorial Plaza (about 500 feet away); Calico Mountain Mines (about 600 feet away); Father Garces (about 600 feet away); Jedediah Smith (about 700 feet away); John Charles Fremont (about 700 feet away); Mojave Runners (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barstow.
Regarding The Harvey House. Barstow’s Main Street murals are intended to illustrate Barstow’s past and enhance its future. The murals line historic Route 66, the Mother Road. The murals depict aspects of the history of Barstow and the surrounding area. New murals are added annually.
Also see . . .
1. Main Street Murals. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Fred Harvey Company. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 878 times since then and 172 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.