Slaton in Lubbock County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Slaton Harvey House
The Slaton Harvey House served efficient but elegant meals to 42 passengers at a time around a horseshoe-shaped counter on the first floor, which also housed the kitchen, bakery, gift shop and managerís office. The manager and his family and the Harvey Girls roomed on the second floor. The Slaton Harvey House, a commercial and social center, operated for thirty years, briefly reopening to serve troops during World War II. The building remained a passenger depot until 1969; the railroad later converted it to a freight depot and operations center before vacating the property in the 1980s. Slaton citizens coordinated the preservation
The two-story Mission Revival Slaton Harvey House features one-foot thick concrete walls, an arcaded trackside pavilion with stepped parapet, overhanging eaves with brackets, divided light windows and a flat upper story parapet decorated with the Santa Fe Railway company symbol.
Erected 2007 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14011.)
Location. 33° 26.546′ N, 101° 38.317′ W. Marker is in Slaton, Texas, in Lubbock County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Texas Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Railroad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Railroad Avenue, Slaton TX 79364, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Engine 1809 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slaton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Slaton Volunteer Fire Department (approx. half a mile away); Slaton Bakery (approx. half a mile away); Englewood Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mercy Hospital Breedlove Airport (approx. 12.4 miles away); City of Lubbock Cemetery (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Slaton.
Also see . . . Historic Slaton and Harvey House Photos.
Historic Slaton, Harvey House and Santa Fe Railway photos (Submitted on March 18, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 7. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.