Bull Street Asylum (Columbia, SC)

This compound goes by many names: South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane, South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, South Carolina State Hospit...



This compound goes by many names: South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane, South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, South Carolina State Hospital, but most locals know it as Bull Street. This 181-acre facility treated patients from 1827 to 1990 and the place was finally shut down for good in 1996. According to various online sources, in the 1950s, the compound housed over 5,000 patients. Despite the fact that these photos make the compound look like a set from The Walking Dead, the area is being restored and is already home to a minor league baseball team, with future plans of transforming the huge Babcock Building to 200 apartments.

Hope the ghosts don't mind!

PLEASE NOTE: the twenty photographs in this piece were sent to us from a source that wishes to remain anonymous.





































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