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Orange Barrel Media Pays Homage to Franklinton History With New Mural

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On Friday, Franklinton took one step closer to becoming the city’s official new arts district with the unveiling of a 5,000 square foot mural on the south side of the new Orange Barrel Media building. The installation is a digitally printed enlargement of an oil painting by Ohio artist Emily Jay, which depicts a scene from the 1913 Franklinton Flood, which left the neighborhood under 15 to 20 feet of water.

“While tragic, the flood led to great reform in Columbus, including laying the groundwork for flood-control measures that are now the critical foundation for the rebuilding in Franklinton that continues today,” said Orange Barrel CEO Pete Scantland. “The heroism evident in the image captures the sense of community that defines Franklinton, and we thought it a fitting tribute to the people of this great community.”

The new Orange Barrel HQ building is scheduled to be completed in May, and will house the company’s 30,000 square foot office space below the tower structure created as an advertising display on the north side facing I-670 and SR-315, and an artwork and solar panel grid on the south side facing the neighborhood.

For more information, visit www.orangebarrelmedia.com.

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