"M" is for Mills, Robert (1781-1855). Architect, engineer, author. A native of Charleston, Mills studied architecture with James Hoban, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Latrobe. Settling in Philadelphia and later Baltimore, his designs for churches and public buildings won him acclaim. In 1820 he returned to South Carolina where he is remembered for designing sixteen courthouses, twelve jails, and the Fireproof Building in Charleston. While in South Carolina, he published an Atlas of South Carolina and Statistics of South Carolina.