Casa Del Desierto, 685 North First Avenue, Barstow, San Bernardino County, CA
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685 North First Avenue, Barstow, CA
Find maps of Barstow, CA
Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS CA-2396
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N352).
Building/structure dates: 1911 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1976 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1991 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Significance: The Case del Desierto and Barstow Depot, designed by Francis W. Wilson and completed in 1911, is significant for its association with broad national and regional themes in the history of railroad transportation, commerce, social history, and architecture. The history of Barstow is the history of the railroad; the depot hotel was for many years the social, cultural, and economic hub of the community. The Casa del Desierto is prepossesing in the desert landscape and is one of the finest remaining depot hotels in California.
Wilson, Francis W.
Harvey, Fredrick Henry
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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