Marion Square in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, USA in the upper Shopping District is the best known square in the city. Formally the Citadel Green, it was changed to Marion Square after The Citadel moved to Charleston's Westside. Marion Squre is located at the intersectons Calhoun and King Streets and Calhoun and Meeting Street. It is across Meeting Street from the uptown Federal Building, which is the FBI and CIA headquarters for Charleston. It is also across King Street from the Francis Marion Hotel. ImageMetadata File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Motto: Fedes Mores Juraque Curat Nickname: The Holy City, The Palmetto City Location in South Carolina Founded -Incorporated 1670 County Berkeley County & Charleston County Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ... A Cadet color guard at a Friday afternoon parade. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ...
Previously known as the Citadel Green, MarionSquare is a 10 acre rectangular plot of land that was conveyed to the colony of South Carolina in 1758.
According to the lease agreement made with the City of Charleston, the central portion of the square is to be kept open forever as a parade ground for the Sumter Guards and the Washington Light Infantry.
MarionSquare also contains a remnant from the 18th century fortifications of the city; and the Bandstand, designed by August Constantine and constructed in 1944.
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