Prospect Gallery in Historic Park City, Utah
Prospect Gallery provides visitors and collectors with a stimulating and aesthetically pleasing art experience, showcasing an impressive collection of paintings and sculptures by leading Contemporary and Modern artists.
A vistit to the gallery guarantees a visual extravaganza coupled with an experienced, friendly staff ready to help you begin or expand your fine art collection.
History of The Claim Jumper Building
"If bricks could talk, can you imagine the stories that could be told?" says owner Colby Larsen. An elegant Old West hotel and saloon with Victorian-style wallpaper, dark wood trim, hard wood floors and high ceilings, the institution has long been an iconic part of Main Street. The building first opened in 1882 as the Park City Hotel, catering to the "new money" crowd involved in ranching and mining in the area. The brick structure was one of the few left standing after an epic fire in 1898 that destroyed 90% of all buildings on Main Street. It then changed hands in 1913 to open as the New Park Hotel. It later became The Claim Jumper in 1973, as Park City felt the boom of powder mining on the slopes of the Wasatch Mountains.
In the late '80s, a fire rocked the hotel, resulting in damage so great the owners decided to transform the third floor into corporate office space. The main level remained a restaurant and was open 365 days a year. They had a famous 'Turkey Dinner on Main', and other beloved traditions. The bar was known to locals as the place to go, and kept a great "locals only" vibe for years and years. The menu's offerings included fresh Utah Trout, huge Alskan King Crab Legs, a "Catch of the Day," and a wide selection of juicy steaks. All these meals can still be found on Main Street today, scattered amongst the 28 restaurants currenly lining the street. The success of the Claim Jumper restaurant was so great it led the owners to open two other Claim Jump Restaurants: one in Heber City, one in St. George.
Though it looked like Park City was going to become a ghost town, the skiing and recreation industries began to revitalize the area. Soon there came more hotels and resorts, which popped up at an accelerated rate in time for the Winter Olympics in 2002. Needless to say, as of 2018, Park City has prospered beyond the wildest dreams of the city forefathers.
Something new to the Claim Jumper is the high end 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 steps inside, they'll find original works by some of the greatest artists in history.
PO Box 2129
Park City, UT 84060
(435) 655-9287 fax