Archive for November, 2010

Our Ideas

When considering this project, we had to take into consideration not just funding but also public reaction.  We toyed with the idea for months.  Some on the board even years.  Throwing it out in conversation wondering what would the people say.   We now know that it’s ridiculous that it has taken as long as it has.  We then began to formulate a strategy . Our first reasoning was the artist. Who would be the sculptor on such an important monument for an artist  that himself was considered a perfectionist.  We met with few and loved their enthusiasm. Yet, nothing overwhelming was accomplished.  Until our Chief Advisor  gave us a name and after minor research came to the conclusion that we had truly found one of the few who could bring us that perfection.  At the moment, until all agreements are made we will keep his name unlisted.  All investors and donors will have access to this information, including some of the preliminary ground work that he’ll be caring out, of course.  But it seems to the world, “…good things come to those who wait.

We do have a beginning figure now to focus on and that will be our next step.

Our financial goal at the moment starts at…


We have…


And this is where we need your help.  We are working on setting up a fund that all checks, money orders or credit card donation can go directly to.  It will be The Clayton Project Fund.

From this blog we will be adding a widget that will allow donors to actually track their donations by use, daily funds tracker, along with real time project updates. So from here we start, The Clayton Project Begins…Now!


Our Mission:

Nicholas J. Clayton

To erect a monument of the highest caliber in honor  of a man who deserves nothing less.  Nicholas Joseph Clayton was a master architect that literally transformed a barrier island off the coast of Texas into the “Jewel of the Gulf”, Galveston Island.  Dying nearly penniless, Clayton would not have a stone to mark his grave for nearly a half a century. Now, 94 years since his death in 1916, Clayton still escapes the attention and honor of the citizens of Galveston. Our overall goal is to build him a monument of bronze, slightly larger than life, and by one of the most talented sculptors of our generation.  This blog is dedicated to the Clayton Project.  Here, we will keep all investors, patrons, and volunteers and donors, up dated at every angle. We invite you to follow along.