Mills is considered in many circles – this country’s first and foremost architect. His 19th century designs have not only stood the test of time, but they have become among the most familiar symbols of American democracy.
Mills’ architectural works, particularly churches and courthouses, can be seen in communities throughout the Palmetto State, as he served as the state’s superintendent of public buildings from 1822 to 1824. The Mills exhibit includes some of these designs but also looks at other buildings, such as Monticello, the Washington Monument and the first building of the Smithsonian Institution.
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