Architecture

Speaking of Fred Harvey, a book and some art

LosAngelesCA-UnionRestauran.jpgWe've been talking a lot here about the former Fred Harvey restaurant at Union Station. Now the award-winning biography of Harvey by Stephen Fried, "Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West," is coming out in paperback today from Bantam. An excerpt about Harvey's designer, Mary Colter, and her gorgeous Navajo-inspired design for the floor of the Union Station restaurant, runs today as the LA Observed Visiting Blogger post. The postcard here is from the Michael McMillan Collection. Click it to see bigger.


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