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SAPULPA DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

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DESCRIPTION: THE SAPULPA DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT IS A COMMERCIAL DISTRICT IN SAPULPA, CREEK COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. COVERING ROUGHLY A NINE BLOCK AREA IN THE ORIGINAL TOWNSITE, THE DISTRICT CONTAINS THE MAJORITY OF HISTORIC COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN SAPULPA THAT RETAINS ITS INTEGRITY OF FEELING AND ASSOCIATION. THE MAJORITY OF BUILDINGS WERE CONSTRUCTED BETWEEN 1904 AND 1952. ALTHOUGH THE DOWNTOWN PREDATES 1904, THE MAJORITY OF EARLY CONSTRUCTION WAS FRAME BUILDINGS THAT ARE NO LONGER EXTANT. FOLLOWING THE OPENING OF THE GLENN POOL OIL FIELD IN 1905, CONSTRUCTION OF SUBSTANTIAL BRICK COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS BEGAN TO RAPIDLY OCCUR IN SAPULPA. A TOTAL OF NINETY-SIX BUILDINGS ARE INCLUDED. TWO WERE PREVIOUSLY LISTED ON NR -- CREEK COUNTY COURTHOUSE AND THE BERRYHILL BUILDING. 53 OF THE REMAINING 94 BUILDINGS ARE CONSIDERED CONTRIBUTING RESOURCES AND 41 ARE CONSIDERED NON-CONTRIBUTING. BEYOND BENEFITING FROM OIL-RELATED PROSPERITY, DOWNTOWN SAPULPA WAS GREATLY AFFECTED BY THE DESIGNATION OF ROUTE 66 THROUGH THE AREA IN 1926, AS WELL AS THE DESIGNATION OF MAIN STREET AS PART OF U.S. HIGHWAY 75. SOME OUTSTANDING BUILDINGS INCLUDE THE PUBLIC LIBRARY ON WEST DEWEY AND THE ODD FELLOWS BUILDING ON E. DEWEY. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 9/14/2002.

NR ID Number 02000975

Historic Name

SAPULPA DOWNTOWN HISTORIC DISTRICT

Current Name

SAME

Project Name 

Latitude 35.99722
Longitude -96.11524

Address

ROUGHLY BOUNDED BY HOBSON AVE., ELM ST., LEE AVE., AND MAIN ST.

City

SAPULPA

County

CREEK

County code

037

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Section

Township

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Type DISTRICT
Historic Function  COMMERCE, GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION
Current Function COMMERCE, GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION
Area Significance 1 COMMERCE
Area Significance 2 ARCHITECTURE
Architect / Builder LAYTON & SMITH; LAYTON, SMITH, & HAWK; OTHERS
Date Prepared  2001
Year Built 1904-1952
Original Site  YES
Architectural  Style COMMERCIAL STYLE, CLASSICAL REVIVAL STYLE, NO DISTINCTIVE STYLE
Roof Material  ASPHALT
Wall Material BRICK, STONE
Window Material  METAL, WOOD
Door Material METAL, WOOD, GLASS
Decorative Detail
Condition GOOD

 
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