QR codes offer buffs a walk through history
Downtown Auburndale has numerous historic buildings and sites that helped shape the city into what it is today. Those will now be recognized in a 21st century way. QR codes that can be scanned with any smartphone device are being placed on the 11 green historic preservation markers next to the buildings or sites. A visitor can scan the QR code, which is a type of barcode, and get more information. Amy Palmer, Auburndale's community development director, said this idea began as a way for these areas to be recognized by more people in the community.