State Square with "tent hospital" during Civil War
State Square was the central square of antebellum Atlanta, Georgia. The original Atlanta Union Depot designed by Edward A. Vincent stood in the middle of the square. The square was bounded by Marietta Street (now Decatur Street) on the northeast, Pryor Street on the northwest, Loyd Street (now Central Avenue) on the southeast and Alabama Street on the south. The square was surrounded by Atlanta's most important buildings including the Atlanta, Trout House and Washington Hall hotels, the Atlanta Bank, retail stores and warehouses.