An eight-foot bronze statue celebrating the life and community contributions made by Vasilios Priskos was unveiled January 3, 2020. Government and community leaders gathered for a brief ceremony. The statue is located at the entrance of Vasilios Priskos Walkway (143 S. Main Street).
As the founder of Internet Properties, a major downtown property owner, developer, real estate magnate and advocate for historic preservation and downtown Salt Lake City’s continued development Vasilios left a lasting impression on the city he loved. Vasilios passed away in 2017. Click here for a full bio.
“Having this statue on Main Street, in the heart of downtown Salt Lake, is a tremendous honor for our family,” said a Priskos family representative. “While this dedication honors Vasilios’ incredible life, its significance runs deeper. This statue represents the vibrancy of downtown, Main Street and our community at large. When people see this statue, we hope they think of Vasilios’ vision for downtown and the role our city plays on a national scale. We’d like to thank Vasilios’ friends, colleagues and everyone in between for making this happen.”
“Husband, father, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Vasilios Priskos touched the lives of many in our community. His death left a hole in our hearts and took from us a true champion of Downtown,” said Mayor Biskupski. “For those of us involved in this project, providing a place for Vasilios’ spirit to be a part of the comings and goings of the City he loved and nurtured was not only fitting, it was appropriate.”
“It is a great privilege to be the sculptor of such a significant monument that honors Vasilios Priskos,” said local artist Daniel Fairbanks. “His contributions to the renaissance of downtown Salt Lake City are legendary, and this monument will ensure that his memory endures for generations to come.”