Channeling our love for this city into a community-wide celebration

By Hailey Stangebye

At Warhol & WALL ST., we love Columbus! This city embodies a rare collaborative energy that makes working here especially meaningful. It’s a place where a small group of motivated individuals can truly make an enormous impact — both locally and globally. That’s why we make it a point to eat local, drink local, shop local and live local.

To celebrate this great city, we decided to champion a movement: 614 Day. The numbers “614” are derived from the area’s zip code, and the central goal of this day has always been to celebrate local businesses, artists, achievements and more. Since it’s inception, our event has grown year over year.

This year’s celebration was especially meaningful because we received a formal Resolution of Expression from the City of Columbus, which recognizes the validity of 614 Day!

 

On Friday, June 14, 2019, we spent the evening celebrating all things local at Seventh Son Brewery. We gave away free 614 Day t-shirts, watched artists create installations on site, listened to great music and enjoyed the perfect day to celebrate this city.

 

When we asked the crowd for fun facts about Columbus, we also learned lots of new things about the city. A few of the funky facts include:

  1. The first junior high school in the United States was Indianola Junior High School, established July 6, 1909.
  2. The world’s first cargo flight landed in Columbus (from Dayton Ohio carrying 10 bolts of fabric).
  3. Abraham Lincoln was right here in Columbus when he officially found out that he would be president. He was visiting the Ohio Statehouse when the electoral college results were certified and shared with him via telegram.
  4. The National Football League was headquartered in Columbus from 1927 until 1939.
  5. Sammy Davis Jr. spontaneously debuted his talents on the Ogden stage (now The Lincoln Theatre); it was his first performance in a career that would span more than 60 years.
  6. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is the largest zoo in the United States.

This year’s celebration was made possible through the support of several organizations, including: AT&T, Radio One, United Way of Central Ohio, the Columbus Young Professionals Club, Alison Rose and several local artists.

Next year, we know that our celebration will be bigger and better than ever before. Cheers to 614 Day!