Wednesday
Jul052017

Local Architect Drawing Harvey House Final Touches

The Larchmont Chronicle published a feature on our very own Richard Herman, A.I.A., the Los Angeles-based architect drawing Harvey House final touches.

Richard "Dick" Herman is the architect working on renovations for the Fred Harvey Room at Union Station, one of the last Harvey Houses in operation before it closed in 1967.

The article goes on about the Microbrewery on tap, stating: The historic Art Deco site is set to open within a year as an 11,000 square-foot microbrewery and gastropub, depending on landlord Metro’s construction timetable, estimated to be about eight months after the go-ahead from the city regarding building permits. Beer will be made in three large vessels, under the restaurant’s three-story-tall geometric-designed arched ceiling, and filtered into 18 tanks to ferment up to 6,000 gallons of ale at a time.

“It’s a fantastic space,” said Herman. “Because it’s extremely historic, we can’t do anything to existing walls."

The article goes on to share that the original kitchen, which had five exhaust fans, will have one large exhaust fan. A basement, which had shower facilities for the “Harvey Girls” waitresses who lived on site, will store grain and tank coolers and have offices. Opened in 1939, Harvey House was part of the 80-plus restaurant chain at railway stations throughout the country. Most were designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter, the architect who also designed buildings in national parks.

To read more and view the complete article, click here:

http://larchmontchronicle.com/local-architect-drawing-harvey-house-final-touches/

 

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