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.
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.
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.