(photo by Heidi Wood)
The Town of Clayton will dedicate the new public space at the corner of Lombard & Main Streets at noon tomorrow (April 26). The public is invited and refreshments will be available.
Mayor Jody McLeod will offer remarks and recognize those involved in the development of the project, which transformed a long-time vacant lot used for parking into a tree-covered sanctuary for downtown visitors with beautiful sidewalks, benches, greenery and design.
The Town Council recently voted to designate the space as ”Horne Square” to commemorate the old Ashley Horne mansion which once stood there. Horne was a prominent citizen with an impressive residence on the most visible corner in town.
The downtown "centerpiece," which includes 30 premium parking spaces, was championed over the last few years by the Mayor and Town Council as a way to help with downtown revitalization.