Park City’s colorful history is depicted in it’s homes that are included on the National Registry of Historic Places. Book a historic miner’s home and discover how today’s residents make creative use of the historic miners’ cottages in Park City. Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the mining era.
Park City Historic Miner’s Home
One such historic home is 817 Woodside Ave. Built in 1916, the Town Lift Private Home at 817 Woodside is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and conveniently located within walking distance to the Town Lift and historic Main Street. Its location is perfect for apres ski action, just a block from Main Street’s hot spots, as well as an walk down to the Town Lift for immediate access to Park City Mountain Resort. Now owned by a prominent local Park City artist, this remodeled miner’s home is filled with local artist’s paintings and 3-D art. This Park City historic home rental features a fully equipped kitchen, dining room and living room with gas fireplace. The bedding offers 1 queen bed in the first bedroom and one full size/double bed in the second bedroom. Once an old mining shack, this cabin has been transformed into a casual getaway.
Why book this Park City Historic Vacation Home?
- Walk to Historic Main Street Shops, Dining and Nightlife
- Walk to the Town Lift ski trail with immediate access to Park City Mountain Resort
- Rates have been reduced for the Holiday Season.
- Ideal Sundance Film Festival location, walking distance to films and attractions.
- The perfect location for experiencing the quaint historic area of Park City.
Looking to celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in Park City? 817 Woodside is still available and rates have been reduced for the Holiday season. BOOK NOW and spend Christmas in Park City or ring in the New Year Park City style this year.
Park City Mining History
LaPage H. Raddon built his home at 817 Woodside in 1916, significantly contributing to the character of Park City’s Historic District. Born in 1893, LaPage moved to Park City in the mining boom and later became the owner and operator of the Park Record, Park City’s local newspaper, which still operates today. He remained involved with the Park Record until his death in 1956 and his widow retained ownership of the home until 1978.
Long before Park City became a world class mountain resort and venue for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, it was famous as a silver mining town and boasts a lively and colorful past. Incorporated in 1884, the Park City ‘s mountains abundant silver veins attracted adventurers from around the world in the late 1860s in seek of overnight fortunes. During its mining height, those Park City’s mountains yielded $400 million in silver and created 23 millionaires, including the father of newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. However, with falling mineral prices in the 1930s, the boom years ended and residents began “mining” the treasure on the mountains, discovering what would later be termed “The Greatest Snow on Earth.” And that’s another story.
Today, Park City is a unique blend of the old and new. Sixty-four of Park City’s buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, many of which are located along the town’s Main Street, and more than 1,200 miles of tunnels wind through the surrounding mountains, remnants of the mining era.
Experience the Town Lift Vacation Home this year, you won’t find another home in Park City like it. We look forward to sharing this charming piece of history with you on your next visit to Park City.