16. 1100 Block Mainstreet

From the 1940s until 1994 Suburban Chevrolet’s indoor showroom was on the south side of Mainstreet, and its used car lot was on the north side. Gas stations were prevalent, especially at major intersections. This block held at least three garages. When Suburban Chevrolet moved in 1994, the Hopkins Center for the Arts (1997) became a spectacular centerpiece for the rejuvenated downtown, and the new Hopkins Theatre was a dream come true for those who mourned the loss of the former Hopkins Theatre on 5th and Main.

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