Sapulpa’s Main Street Association is hoping downtown pedestrians will do a double-take as they unveil a new medium to talk about one of Sapulpa’s best features: its historic buildings.
A new QR-driven “Walking Tour” highlights Sapulpa’s authentic historic downtown buildings in a new way and for a new generation using technology they’re comfortable with: the smartphone.
Nearly every new smartphone comes with a built-in QR-Code reader, usually integrated right into their default camera app. Sapulpa Main Street is utilizing that technology to create quickly-accessible information about over a dozen buildings downtown. Scan the QR code located on the outside of the building, and you’ll be taken to a web page that identifies the building’s name and tells of its history.
The neatest part? You can’t do it from your car. “The only way to scan these codes is to be walking downtown,” Krout says.
Krout says the stickers should be finished this week. See a map of all the buildings below. You can also find a printed map in the May 29th print edition of Sapulpa Times.
Sapulpa’s Downtown Walking Tour
- Creek County Court House
- Wells Building
- Brin Building – Merle Norman
- Westfall Building – Formerly Isabella’s
- Dewey Street Market
- The Cowman Building – formerly Bradley’s Bargains
- The IOOF building
- Sapulpa Mercantile
- Box Photography
- Old City Hall
- Route 66 Vintage Market
- Union Abstract
- The Berryhill Building – Purple Rabbit
- Gigi’s Gourmet Popcorn
- The King Building
- The Bell Building – Pat’s Place