Did You Know...
In January 1916, the city began construction of 5 buildings around the courthouse. (Sapulpa Herald, January 10, 1916).
1) One was for C.B. Cox who owned the Buick and Ford dealerships. The building was to be a one story, brick building on the southeast corner of Dewey and Elm Street. This is now a parking lot for the courthouse. It was being built over the old frog pond and was to have the largest plate glass front in town.
2) Mr. E.E. Cowman was building a two story brick building at 213-215 E Dewey with the ability to add more floors if necessary later on. This (was) Doodles Hallmark Store.
3) The third building was to be a two story brick building at 205-207 E Dewey. It was being built by W.R. Casteel who was the guardian of the granddaughter of Sahquannay Long.
4) The fourth building was to start within sixty days and it would be a three story brick building called the Pioneer Building. It was actually the new telephone building and would be built in 1917-1918.
5) The fifth building was thought to be an opera house but was actually built later as the Clayton Building.
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !