Colonial Street – Harvey House

Now known the home of Gabrielle Solis (2003 – present)) and Carlos Solis (2003 – 2006 and 2008 – present) as 4349 Wisteria Lane on Desperate Housewives, this set has a long history.

It was originally built for the 1946 movie ‘So Goes My Love’ where it was originally built on a soundstage. It was moved to Colonial Street in 1950, and then moved again to the new Colonial Street in 1981. The house is best remembered for featuring in ‘Harvey’ with James Stewart (1950) as no.348, the Dowd house.
The Colonial Mansion which used to stand at the end of Circle Drive featured in this movie as the Sanitorium.

In common with it’s neighbour the Kellar house, this house also featured in the short-lived Animal House spin-off ‘Delta House’, as the 4th photo below (from 1978) illustrates.

The house was also seen in ‘The Ghost and Mr Chicken’ (1966). This house has many elements in common with the “Psycho” house, as they were both built from the same “stock” units.

Seen on Screen: Universal Studios Hollywood [Harvey]

TitleReleasedDirectorIMDB
So Goes My Love aka A Genius in the Family [Feature Film]1946Frank RyanIMDB Database page about So Goes My Love aka A Genius in the Family
Colonial Street sets (Maxim House / Munster House, Harvey House) were first built on Stage 12 for this movie.
Harvey [Feature Film]1950Henry KosterIMDB Database page about Harvey
Colonial Street including what is now known as the Harvey House and the Colonial Mansion. Interiors were shot on Stage 12, Stage 20, Stage 23.
Rock-A-Bye Baby [Feature Film]1958Frank TashlinIMDB Database page about Rock-A-Bye Baby
Colonial Street (Harvey House, Munster House)
The Shaggy Dog [Feature Film]1959Charles BartonIMDB Database page about The Shaggy Dog
Colonial Street (Harvey House and Cleaver House)
Munster, Go Home [Feature Film]1966Earl BellamyIMDB Database page about Munster, Go Home
Colonial Street (Munster House and Harvey House), Psycho House on the backlot is featured in the main titles.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [Feature Film]1966Alan RafkinIMDB Database page about The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
Colonial Street (Harvey House)
Adam-12 / Adam 12 [TV Series]1968-1975Robert A. Cinader, Jack WebbIMDB Database page about Adam-12 / Adam 12
Backlot Apartments set was featured, along with Colonial Street (Harvey House, Cleaver House, Cromwell House).
The Rockford Files [TV Series]1974-1980Stephen J. Cannell, Roy HugginsIMDB Database page about The Rockford Files
Apartments, Colonial Street (Harvey House), New York Street, Stage 30
National Lampoon's Delta House [TV Series]1979IMDB Database page about National Lampoon
Colonial Street (The Delta House set is still there to this day. The Harvey house was also featured, as the Omega House.) New York Street and Courthouse Square featured in the title sequence.
The Ladykillers [Feature Film]2004Ethan Coen, Joel CoenIMDB Database page about The Ladykillers
The Harvey house on Colonial Street featured throughout.
Desperate Housewives [TV Series]2004 - 2012Marc CherryIMDB Database page about Desperate Housewives
Colonial Street and Elm Street as well as Stage 01 [production of season 3 started on Stage 1 then moved to other stages including larger Stage 41], Stage 03, Stage 04, Stage 05. In Season 1 Episode 18 the Log Cabin appeared as Camp Hennessey. Colonial Street sets featured: Delta House, Munster House, Harvey House, Hardy House, Dana House, Burbs House, Providence House, Cleaver House