January 12, 2007

Getting Back Inside the Harvey House

Restaurant, Harvey House, Union Station

In 1939, the Fred Harvey Company opened the last of its Harvey House train station restaurants at LA's Union Station.

LA's Harvey House has been shuttered for years (decades, maybe?) and now serves as rental space for private events and film shoots and weddings.

Yesterday morning I got in during an event setup. It's quite a room. Back in the day, Harvey House would seat 300. But cleared of most tables and chairs, you can appreciate the grand architecture, tile floors and curved booths.

More Harvey House photos below and here.

Inside the old Harvey House restaurant in LA Union Station

Setting up for private event at former Harvey House restaurant, Union Station, LA


LA City Nerd said...

Just to let you know, the Harvey House at Union Station was designed by a female architect.

LA City Nerd said...

Oh, yeah, sorry. Her name was Mary Colter.

Mike said...

This is where Maria and I held our wedding reception in 2002. (We got married across the street at the La Placita church). So I'm biased, but there's no better place to hold a wedding in L.A.! It's such a beautiful room, you don't need to spend anything on decorations. We didn't even have to buy many flowers.

blogger said...

Great choice, Mike! You're right, the room needs no embellishment. - AVN