National Register of Historic Places in Jackson County
The Prospect Hotel, originally constructed as a private residence by A. H. Boothby in 1892 is a special example of early tourist hotels encouraged by the increasing use of the automobile.
Particularly significant is the fact that the Prospect Hotel functioned first as a hotel before the turn of the century, and then was developed into an automobile tourist stop and vacationers retreat during the period 1912 to 1920.
Both periods of the Hotel's existence are reflected in its architecture.
Adapted from the NRHP nomination submitted in 1980.