Hopkins Historic Homes
Hopkins is home to hundreds of beautiful older homes
The Hopkins Historic Homes Project was started in August 2000 to document the histories of the old homes and neighborhoods in Hopkins. It was quickly determined that Hopkins had over 450 homes that were 75 years old or older, and 138 of those homes had hit their centennial. One of the Project’s primary goals is to recognize these old homes and their wonderful histories by awarding a proclamation and plaque. Possible candidates are brought to the attention of the committee who then send out a history survey to the homeowners. The committee then reviews each survey to choose the recipients for the yearly award.
Anyone can contact the Historical Society or send us the address of a home that is 75 years or older.
- History Survey Form — You will need to complete a history survey (pdf, 173k) of the house to assist the committee when making their final selections. The history survey is designed to provide historical background on the home and the neighborhood.
- Due Date — Submissions are due by September 1st. Homes selected will be awarded their proclamations and plaque in late October.
For more information about proclamation requirements or if you have questions about the Historic Homes Project, please send a note to Historic Homes.
A book about the community of Hopkins
Hopkins, Through the Years is a comprehensive portrayal of Hopkins history from the 1800s to 2002. The 230-page, black and white book features pictures, maps, personal testimonies and
concludes with a nostalgic walk through Hopkins, then and now.
For just $20.00 and $5 shipping/handling, our book can be purchased directly from the Historical Society. Please call 952-548-6480 to arrange a purchase time or for an additional shipping fee, we can ship our book directly to you.
You may also buy a copy at Driskill’s Grocery in Hopkins, located at 25-11th Avenue North.
To order your copy of Hopkins, Through the Years, please send a check payable to:
Hopkins Historical Society
c/o Marlene Dvorak, Treasurer
11222 Old Bren Road
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55343
The price is $20.00 (includes MN sales tax) + $5 shipping/handling. Total purchase: $25.00
Please be sure to include your name and full mailing address!