About Prospect Gallery

                  

Prospect Gallery in historic downtown Park City, Utah

 

Prospect Gallery provides visitors and collectors with a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing art experience as it showcases an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture of unique, contemporary art by The Leading Contemporary and Modern Artists.

A vistit to the gallery guarantees a visual extravaganza coupled withour experienced and friendly staff will help you begin or expand your fine art collection and portfolio.

History of The Claim Jumper Building

"If bricks could talk, can you imagine the stories that could be told...." Say's Owner Colby Larsen of Prospect Gallery, Park City UT.   An Elegant Old West hotel and saloon, with Victorian-style wallpaper, dark wood trim, hard wood floors and high ceilings.  The old brick walls and dark wood floors mixed with an Old West flair was a big draw to Main Street.  —The building first opened around 1882 as the Park City Hotel to serve the "new money", upper class involved in ranching and mining in the area. The brick structure was remarkably one of the few left standing after the epic fire of 1898 which destroyed 90% of all buildings on Main Street.  After which it then changed hands in 1913 to open as the 'New Park Hotel'. It became The Claim Jumper in 1973 as Park City felt the boom of powder mining on the slopes of the wasatch mountains.

But in the late '80s, a fire burned the building, and damage to the hotel rooms was so great that the owners decided to transform the third floor into corporate office space. The main level remained a Great restaurant and was open 365 days a year.  They had 'Turkey Dinner on Main', and other great venues.  The bar was known to locals as the place to go, and kept a great locals vibe for years and years. 

Though it looked like Park City was going to become a ghost town, the ski industry and recreational businesses began to revitalize the city and area, bringing patrons and a new owner of the building, a family which renamed the business, The Claim Jumper Hotel in 1973. With the discovery of the great places to ski in Park City by many people, also came more hotels and resorts, which popped up at an accelerated rate in time for the 1995 Winter Olympics. Needless to say, as of 2016, Park City has grown and prospered beyond the wildest dreams of the city forefathers.

Sometime during this 22 year time frame (1973-1995), The Claim Jumper Hotel no longer offered rooms for overnight stays, but continued to be a great place for eating and enjoying the saloon. Because of the huge success of this restaurant, the owners opened up two other Claim Jumper Restaurants; One in Heber City and one in Saint George Utah.

Both the locals and visitors loved the casually elegant and friendly atmosphere, and the great menu offered, which included fresh Utah Trout, huge Alaskan King Crab Legs, the catch of the day, as well as a wide selection of tender and juicy steaks.  All of which can still be found on Main Street but scattered amongst the 28 Restaurants right here on Main St.

Something new to the ClaimJumper is the high end blue chip Art Gallery, Prospect Gallery.  A space once built to serve 'the new money' visiting town returns to serve again.  As one peeks in the windows or visits the gallery they'll find original oil paintings by some of the greatest living and deceased artists in history.  The price point begins around 100k, and goes up to even 5 million.. 

 

573 Main Street

PO Box 2129

Park City, UT 84060

(435) 649-3583

(435) 655-9287 fax