#213 Casa Del Desierto

Casa Del Desierto is a Barstow Harvey House built in 1911 by the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe Railroad. The famous Fred Harvey Company operated the station as a restaurant & hotel and was an important stop in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Its iconic Spanish Renaissance and Classical Revival architecture stood out as a beacon in the desert. Today, it serves as a museum with the adjacent Western America Railroad Museum & Route 66 'Mother Road' Museum.