Robert Mills, born in Charleston, S.C., is considered by many to be the first American architect. In addition to some of his more well-known buildings across the state, Mills is also credited with designing the Washington Monument, along with many other federal buildings in D.C. He is also known for building fireproof buildings. The Greenville County Courthouse was constructed in 1823, but torn down in 1924. It was only used as the county courthouse for about 30 years.
Video produced by Sarah Pritchard, 2019 ETV Endowment Intern (Digital Media/Knowitall)