Harvey Girls / Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, 1869 - 1958

Harvey Girls / Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, 1869 - 1958 (HMUHA)

Location: Albuquerque, NM 87102 Bernalillo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 4.977', W 106° 38.892'

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Harvey Girls
In 1883, the Fred Harvey Company hired women to serve in its diners and hotels along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Thousands of respectable, intelligent women were recruited from the Midwest and East Coast to come west. Known as Harvey Girls, many of these women stayed and became founding members of their adopted communities, forever changing the cultural landscape of the Wild West.

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Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, 1869-1958
In 1902, the Fred Harvey Company hired Mary Colter as interior designer of the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque. She was an architect for the company when few women worked in the field. She designed many famous resorts and inns, including the hotel interiors of La Fonda in Santa Fe. In 1987, four of her buildings in Grand Canyon National Park were designated a National Historic Landmark.
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Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 349743 N 3883484
Decimal Degrees35.08295000, -106.64820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 4.977', W 106° 38.892'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 4' 58.62" N, 106° 38' 53.52" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 1st St SW, Albuquerque NM 87102, US
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