I've been a bad neighbor. For the past several months, every time I drove through downtown Grayson I've wondered what all the off-road mess was about. But I just brushed it off as some type of new sidewalk project that must be underway. But the actual project is much more impressive.
While downtown Grayson might be on the smaller side when it comes to downtown areas, the city is still rich in history and offers plenty to do. It's a history that until now, might be a bit difficult to see, as the highlights of city had historically been spread out across rather than in a traditional town square. The latest city project however, serves to bring all these great features together into a single monument.
Grayson's new Clock Tower has been dubbed "Grayson's Gateway" and serves to welcome residents and visitors into the city. But without a little info, you might miss the symbolism behind the structure's clever design.
"The rock along the base of the clock tower and constructing the wall is reminiscent of the stone used throughout the area and can be seen in buildings around town and the "Rock Building" which is still a vital part of Grayson Elementary School. The brick in the middle represents the new growth in Grayson. The bell symbolizes the traditional call of community; it has been important in Grayson and historic bells can be found in front of Grayson Elementary, our churches, and as part of our City Seal. The top of the tower is very special. It resembles the architectural detail found in the original Grayson High School as well as the three original chapels in Grayson- Grayson United Methodist Church, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Grayson." via
Such a great way to celebrate the city as it grows! With hundreds of new homeowners coming into the city each month, now is a wonderful time to live, work and become a part of the growing Grayson, GA.