New downtown Sapulpa “Walking Tour” stickers unveiled

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.

Joe Krout applies a QR Code sticker to the Dewey Street Market, whose building is one of those listed in the new downtown Sapulpa “Walking Tour.”

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

  1. Creek County Court House
  2. Wells Building
  3. Brin Building – Merle Norman
  4. Westfall Building – Formerly Isabella’s
  5. Dewey Street Market
  6. The Cowman Building – formerly Bradley’s Bargains
  7. The IOOF building
  8. Sapulpa Mercantile
  9. Box Photography
  10. Old City Hall
  11. Route 66 Vintage Market
  12. Union Abstract
  13. The Berryhill Building – Purple Rabbit
  14. Gigi’s Gourmet Popcorn
  15. The King Building
  16. The Bell Building – Pat’s Place