Leavenworth in Leavenworth County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Home of Frederick Henry Harvey
1835 - 1901
Fred Harvey, founder of the restaurant chain that bears his name, lived here from 1883 until his death. The family occupied the residence until 1943. It was transferred to the Leavenworth Board of Education in 1949.
Harvey pioneered well prepared meals served in spotless surroundings to railway travelers. They were such an improvement over the primitive unsanitary eating houses and hotels of the day that they became an immediate success. In 1967 the Fred Harvey System extended from the Great Lakes to the Pacific.
Erected 1967 by Board of Education of Leavenworth.
Location. 39° 18.689′ N, 94° 55.002′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Kansas, in Leavenworth County. Marker is at the intersection of Olive Street and 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on Olive Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Olive Street, Leavenworth KS 66048, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Harvey House" Leavenworth Court House Annex I (here, next to this marker); Frederick H. Harvey (a few steps from this marker); The Knapp House (within shouting distance of this marker); American Legion Post #23 Veterans Memorial Leavenworth Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Quartzite Boulder (approx. 0.3 miles away); Leavenworth County World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
Also see . . .
1. Fred Harvey Bio at National Fred Harvey Museum. (Submitted on March 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A Harvey House Home Page. (Submitted on March 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Harvey Girls. (Submitted on March 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Union Park Historic District National Register Nomination. (Submitted on March 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.