Posts Tagged ‘ Mills Building ’

South Carolina State Hospital- Babcock Building


This is the Babcock building at South Carolina State Hospital, formerly known as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, as a few remaining documents in the building testify to. Created in the style of the Kirkbride buildings, while not actually being a Kirk itself, the Babcock building’s admin is the second oldest building on the grounds, while its still active Mills building is not only on the National Historic Landmark, but has the honor of being “The oldest building in the country to be used continuously as a mental institution and one of the first mental hospitals built with public funds,” according to the NHL.

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Babcock Building- Stained Glass

I’m going through a ton of old photos to move a blog post on the South Carolina State Hospital, Babcock Building to this blog over the next few days (it’s enough photos it may be a two part post) but in the meantime, here’s a few photos of the gorgeous stained glass in the attic.

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