Ezra Thompson, Jr. House
Constructed in 1896, this large, two-story, Victorian Eclectic style dwelling was built for Frederick C. Gentsch. He was the general superintendent of the Pacific Express Company and owned the home until 1900, when it was sold to Ezra Thompson, Jr. With mining interests in Park City, Thompson also served on the Park City Council. Beginning in 1900, he was elected to two terms as the mayor of Salt Lake City. He also had large real estate holdings in Salt Lake City and was director of the National Bank of the Republic. The house remained in the Thompson family until 1943, when it was sold to the Children’s Service Society who owned the property for many years. A major restoration of the property was completed in 2008 by current owner Kevin L. Bott Family with Max J. Smith of MJSA Architects.