Black and white drawing of a building with three floor and a center section with four floors topped with a cupola

Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy

This traveling exhibition features the sketches and designs of well-known architect and South Carolina native, Robert Mills.

The renowned creations of one of the Palmetto State’s most respected native sons are the focus of these special panels which feature copies of some of Mills’ most famous sketches, drawings and elevations.

Mills is considered in many circles as this country’s first and foremost architect. His 19th century designs have not only stood the test of time, they have become the most familiar symbols of American democracy. This 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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