9. 900 Block Mainstreet

9 900 Block Mainstreet

Historic Walking TourSouth Side

Hilmer Olson also built many of the buildings in this block. The inscription "1902 Olson Block" can still be seen on the façade at 904-908. The former Anderson Dry Goods at 922-924 is also an Olson building. Also on this block were insurance agencies, barbers, beauty salons, bars, tile and linoleum dealers, dry cleaners, tailors, liquor stores, jewelry stores, and paint dealers. Hovander's was at 910-912 and Smetana Drug, the hub of the town's Bohemian settlement, was at 916.

North Side

A strong retail block from the 1950s to the 1970s, the First National Bank was at 923, Larson's men's clothing at 921, and Nelson's Shoes at 917. Hance Hardware, followed by Paulson's Hardware, was at 913-915, and one of the nicest women's clothing stores ever in Hopkins, Nygren's, was at 911.900 Block Building

900 Block Masonic Temple