The Ivers Tunnel Building Restoration is Completed
What was once known as the Shaft Bar on the Silver Star development in the early 20th century is now called the Ivers Tunnel Building and is the new home of a real estate office.
City officials and Parkites gathered at the newly restored building Thursday to commemorate the completion of the restoration. Park City Senior Planner Kirsten Whetstone said the building was part of the Silver King Mine complex.
“It was really a shed that protected the entrance to a spur into the Spiro tunnel," Whetstone said. "The Spiro Tunnel is one of the drain tunnels that was constructed back to the Thaynes shaft which is Thaynes Canyon. It goes 17,000 feet back and this is a spur to it that sits just north of the Silver Star – the little ski shop there that’s at the base of the Silver Star lift. The other three buildings – the foundry building, the carpentry building and the machine shop were all restored when they did the Spiro – they call it the Spiro Tunnel Master Plan Development which we all know today as the Silver Star.”
Whetstone said it’s significant because it reminds both visitors and residents of Park City’s history while at the same time demonstrating that the old structures can still be useful.