Hats Off to Historic Hopkins, Minnesota!
Hopkins Commercial Historic District is officially on the National Register of Historic Places
The Hopkins Commercial Historic District has been placed on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. The historic area includes Mainstreet between, 8th and 11th avenues.
If you walk down Mainstreet, you will notice very old brick buildings. This section of Mainstreet has several antique shops, bars, restaurants and even a music store, Bongo and Buds. The Hopkins clocktower is located at 9th and Mainstreet in the middle of the historic section.
Our Hats Off America video features the speech by Hopkins mayor Patrick Hanlon, and comments from former mayor Molly Cummings, city council member Brian Hunke, and Mary Romportl of the Hopkins Historical Society.
As Mayor Hanlon said, Hopkins Mainstreet is “Worthy of preservation for its significance in American History”.
The most important element of this designation is that local businesses can get state and federal tax credits which will help private investment in maintaining historic buildings.
View a copy of the nomination on the City of Hopkins website at https://www.hopkinsmn.com/1099/Hopkins-Commercial-Historic-District.
For more information about the National Register of Historic Places program, visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/index.htm.
Note: Hopkins Mainstreet is not named “Main Street”, like in most small towns. The main street running through downtown is named, “Mainstreet”.