Photo: "Ward, Babcock Building"

South Carolina Lunatic Asylum

Development on the Bull Street Village in South Carolina, which is the area containing the old South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, might begin as early as fall, but construction is expected to last for two decades. 

Plans include the addition of new homes, stores and offices as well as a baseball field. The Babcock Building, shown here, will be converted into a conference hotel. 

Much work will need to be done to make the structure of the Babcock safe again, as there are a number of areas on the ward floors that are in a similar condition as the flooring shown here. Portions are fully collapsed, giving a peek of the floors below. 

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