AAA Editor Notes
Washington Square, or City Hall Park, at 147 King St. at jct. Meeting St., includes several monuments honoring prominent South Carolinians. Among these are memorials to Henry Timrod, a noted South Carolina poet; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, leader of the city's defense during the Civil War; and the Washington Light Infantry. Also on the square is the Fireproof Building, the nation's first fireproof structure, designed by Robert Mills.