The attic above the south wing of the Castaneda. In this image Allan is describing how the elevator will take visitors up to the attic, how they will cross a "sky bridge" above the south wing skylight space, and how the large attic room above the center of the hotel will be used for a Fred Harvey Museum.
The state of New Mexico needs to support this effort to bring back one of the state's icons of railroadin
g history. The Harvey Girls who worked here helped to civilize the West by marrying those cowb...oys, oil men and railroader s who would otherwise still be poking each other in the eyes with sharp sticks!
Good to see the old Castaneda being brought back to life. Can't wait to see it finished.
Garl Boyd Latham
I am so excited about this project! My family and I wish all the players unbounded success.
Kathleen M. Rodgers
We can't wait for the Castaneda to be brought back to her former glory. My grandmothe
r, Olga Berg Lamb, was a Harvey Girl there from 1928 to about 1930 before she transferre d to Belen. My husband and ...I just returned from taking a private tour with Kathy Hendrickso n of Southwest Detours.
I can't wait for the Grand ReOpening�
Beautiful Historical Landmark
Will be a great hotel/
restaurant just like Last Posada in Winslow.
Art Joaquin Castaneda
I would like to know why my family back in the day gave it their name ? Was the owner a Castaneda ? Because our original name is de la Castaneda.
I love the hotel in Winslow and hope the one in Las Vegas is able to open soon!
Virginia Nordberg Dunk
Happy to see progress being made on the renovation
of this historic structure. Maybe in Spring 2016, I will see it again.
Las Vegas Harvey Girls
Our "Dead" Las Vegas Harvey Girl, Martha, during the Places With a Past Historic Tour with Ghost Stories!
Fred Harvey/Mary Colter Fan Club
The dining room is filling for the paranormal
presentati on at the Castaneda Hotel. Thank you Kathy Hendrickso n and Places With A Past Historic Tour with Ghost Stories for another fun event for Las Veg...as Heritage Week. The tours seem to get better every year!
Kiss a Ghost?? The Castaneda Hotel will be featured during the Tour with Ghost Stories! Don't Miss It! The Ghost Paranormal
Investigat ors will be here to show you how they investigat e a haunted building 👻👻👻
A climb up through the south attic roof which has been opened to accommodate the new elevator shaft. A view of the Castaneda tower and the pressed tin roof is found at the top of the ladder.
A walk along Castaneda's arcade roof toward the central tower. The area below the tower where Allan is standing will soon have a viewing balcony so that visitors can view the central courtyard.
A walk up from the Castaneda basement below the south wing. A new steel deck has just been added to complete the ceiling for the basement access roof. You will also notice the standpipe system for the new fire sprinklers as I walk out of the basement entrance. Outside of the building the crew is working on tamping down the sand for the restored arcade walkway.