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.]
December 2007 Update:
- “Lot of love left for 1 town's threatened Harvey House,” Arizona Republic, September 17, 2007
- “ Town seeks way to save historic hotel ,” Arizona Daily Star, November 3, 2007
- "Arizona Man Has Plan to Save 1913 Harvey House," Preservation Online, December 13, 2007