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.