Secrets of Horne Square on TCTV Channel 11
How much do you know about Horne Square, downtown's award-winning new park, and the great mansion that once stood on the site?
Did you know that the man who built the mansion, Ashley Horne, came within a few votes of being governor? Did you know that the Square contains several markers pointing out important facts involving the history of the site? Did you know that every line and every design in the Square has a special significance? Do you know why the Square has an oval parking pattern?
For those answers and many more, tune in to TCTV (Town of Clayton Television ) cable channel 11 for "BACKSTAGE: Horne Square," an entertaining behind-the-scenes look at downtown's new jewel and how it came to be. The 30-minute program stars Mayor Jody McLeod and Town Manager Steve Biggs, as well as Designer Ashley Grady, Historian Pam Baumgartner and several local residents--including a fascinating segment with two of the town's most prominent residents, Sybil Champion and Ramona Cash, reminiscing about the mansion and its final days.
The program is the latest installment of "BACKSTAGE: Clayton," which gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at their town from a perspective they don't generally get to have. The show was filmed at the Square and the Hocutt-Ellington Memorial Library downtown where a wealth of information on the town's history is available every day. In addition to viewing the program on TCTV, residents can also see it by visiting the town's Facebook site at Town of Clayton, NC.