In Hopkinstown every lot is practically level, all lots are big and deep with sewer, water, gas and electricity in front of every lot.Oakland Tribune Aug 15, 1922
Hopkins Town was a small subdivision in the Dimond District.
HopkinsTown was located at Hopkins St (now MacArthur Blvd) Georgia, Maple and Peralta Ave (now Coolidge) and Carmel and Morgan Streets.
California Subdivision Company handled to the sales. It opened in September 1922.
Was the Josiah Rose Farm
Hopkinstown was once the farm of Josiah Rose, who settled there in 1864. When Rose lived on his farm the Antonia Mario Peralta was his neighbor.
In 1922 Rose’s daughter Mary Mulrooney (Mulroony) and her son James still lived on a small piece of the farm on Peralta Street (now Coolidge). I found in 1933 Mary lived at 2844 Georgia Street which is part of small commercial area that Loard’s Ice Cream is today. Mary died in 1933.
Hopkinstown Like City Within a City ;In OaklandOakland Tribune
Get a Home — Your Own Buy — Build –Live In Hopkinstown All for $49 First Payment
The fastest growing “small home” community in the state.Oakland Tribune 1922
Every lot is a GOOD lot, and NO HILLSIDES!
“HopkinsTown” Is the Latest
NO MISTAKE! FREE Home Plans
From Bare Ground to Housekeeping in Two Days
Church for Hopkinstown
I didn’t find many homes that were built in Hopkins Town, at least they weren’t advertised. This is area I live in now so I drove around the area trying to locate some of the homes. I did notice a number of small homes on deep lots.
In the late 1950s the unsold Hopkins Town lots were being rezoned for duplexes or apartment building. The large lots zoned for single family homes has long caused the planning department problems.
Today I noticed on Morgan Street there is lots of building going on. They are converting a few of the Hopkins Town Tract “lots’ into duplexes or triplexes.