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Barstow in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Harvey House

 
 
The Harvey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
1. The Harvey House Marker
Inscription. In the late 1800’s to 1930’s, rail travel was considered the choice of transportation, Fred Harvey had set up a string of dining rooms and boarding housed for Santa Fe passengers.
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.
 
Location. 34° 53.937′ N, 117° 1.369′ W. Marker is in Barstow, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Business Interstate 15) and Barstow Road on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 423 East Main Street, Barstow CA 92311, United States of America.
 
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
The Harvey House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
2. The Harvey House Marker
(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 San Jose, California.)
2. Fred Harvey Company. (Submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
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The Harvey House Mural image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
3. The Harvey House Mural
Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, October 16, 2011
4. Barstow's Main Street Murals Directory
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Historic Murals on Route 66’s last existing
“Main St”
Illustrating Barstow’s Past to Enhance Its Future

Working to build pride and unity within our community and revitalize Historic Downtown Barstow through the preservation and celebration of our rich cultural heritage through education programs, walking tours, public art and festivals.

We welcome new members who appreciate the power of public art and have a vision for how it can become a revitalizing force in the community.
For further information Tel: 760 257 1052
www.mainstreetmurals.com
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 487 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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