Monday, August 20, 2007

Havasu Hotel

Built in 1913, the Havasu Hotel is one of three remaining Fred Harvey hotels built in Arizona along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad (now the Burlington Northern Santa Fe). La Posada in Winslow and the Fray Marcos in Williams have been restored, but the Havasu, located in the unincorporated town of Seligman, has remained long abandoned. While locals would like to see the hotel restored to its former glory, they've been unable to raise the necessary funds. Now the owners have decided to demolish this rare remnant of an earlier transportation era.

[Photo source: Dan Lutzick, who is currently working to restore the El Garces Hotel in Needles, CA.]

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