Information updated July 30, 2002
Harvey House Fans, I got this email today (July 30, 2002) and must pass it on to you. You make this site possible. Thanks to all of you for your support.
Mrs. Louise Reynolds writes:
My son asked me to send you some Harvey House information that we have. My father-in-law, Earl Augustus Reynolds was a Harvey House chef for over thirty years.
At 16 he started as a dishwasher in Syracuse and in 18 months had worked himself up to chef. He had gone to the Belen, New Mexico Harvey House and left to enter service in WWI. When he got out of the military he was assigned to Clovis, New Mexico and was chef there till it closed in the 40's. He lived the rest of his life in Clovis.
He met and married a Harvey House Girl and they became parents of one son (my husband).
Syracuse Kansas Harvey Hotel and Restaurant. Photo taken between 1910 and 1014. Photo from the collection of Louise Reynolds.