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Hotels, Lunchrooms, Restaurants in New Mexico

Information updated June 11, 2007


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Albuquerque, NM
El Alvarado

This photo is of the Indian Building in the Albuquerque Station and Harvey House Complex (the Alvarado). Note the pottery and jewelry on display. In the early part of the twentieth century, the Fred Harvey Company began to popularize and develop markets for Indian craftsmanship. Many such artifacts were actually created in the Indian Building. The Harvey House was destroyed about 40 years ago. The station burned down about 2000 ago. A Transportation Center was constructed which provides no services for either Amtrak nor Greyhound customers. Go figure!

Belen, NM The Belen Harvey House is used as a museum and is currently being restored to the 1910 look. The building also houses the Belen Model Railroad Club.
Carlsbad, NM -->
Clovis, NM A surprise find, the Clovis Harvey House, though still in BNSF hands, looks surprisingly good, though in need of a manicure. The RR is using it as storage. Next door, the old Clovis station is privately owned and is now a model trains museum. Well worth the visit, as in addition to the toy trains, there are photos of BNSF and Santa Fe Railway facilities through the years. Mr. Louise Reynold shares some photos of post World War I Clovis Harvey House staff, including her future in-laws.
Deming, NM
Lunchroom at Deming, NM
The Deming station is a shadow of its former self. The site is mostly a parking lot.
Photo courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ
Gallup, NM
The Gallup New Mexico Harvey House (El Navaho Hotel) is at the far left of the building pictured at left. The building on the right portion of the picture was the Santa Fe Railway Station
. Now it is a cultural center and the Greyhound bus station. Amtrak does not staff this station, but its Southwest Chief does stops here.
Lamy, NM

El Ortiz Hotel

 
 El Ortiz Hotel and Lunchroom at Lamy, NM. Photos courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 
This hotel was torn down many many years ago. It was across the railway from the current Amtrak Station. The land is vacant. Lamy is the stop for Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Southern operates trains between Lamy and downtown Santa Fe. La Fonda, the Harvey Hotel at the end of the Santa Fe trail is across town from the Santa Fe depot.
Las Vegas NM -- Castaneda Hotel

Montezuma's Castle

 La Casta~neda Hotel, Las Vegas NM

Castaneda is currently all but abandoned, with only a small bar/pool hall there in the Summer of 2003. It is as large as La Posada in Winslow, approximatel 50,000 square feet. No longer owned by the railroad, but in private hands, no work is currently being done to restore it or to reopen it. There is a small Amtrak station next door.


Photo courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 


High on a hill above the American campus of World University, Montezuma's Castle is a 90,000 squre foot Queen Anne style hotel built by the Santa Fe Railway to attract train riders to the "waters" of Montezuma Hot Springs. After the hotel closed, the grounds became a Baptist College, then a Roman Catholic Jesuit Seminary.

Raton, NM

The Harvey Restaurant opened in 1882, when the Santa Fe Rwy reached Raton. As track continued westward, the Harvey House also relocated. During the 1920's, Raton became the area headquarters for the Fred Harvey Indian Detours.

Rincon, NM

Photo courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 

Santa Fe, NM
La Fonda
"Where the (Santa Fe) Trail ends."

La Fonda still exists as a hotel and is open in the heart of Sant Fe. This hotel was acquired by the Santa Fe Rwy and operated by the Fred Harvey Company.

Photo courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 

San Marcial, NM
The Station, the Restaurant, and indeed the entire town of San Marcial, NM, was destroyed by a pair of devastating floods in 1929. The town was not rebuilt that time, although it had been rebuilt a couple of times before due to extensive flooding or fires. There is a web site <http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/nm/sanmarcial.html> which has more information and some photos, but the only picture of the Harvey facility is this one from Northern Arizona University. 
 Photo courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 
Vaughn, NM
Las Chavez
 

This building is gone, as is most of Vaughn. Strange, as the railroad is a major presence in the area. All the people in our hotel seemed to work for the BNSF!

Photo courtesy Fred Harvey Collection, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff AZ 

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