Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building
South Carolina Lunatic Asylum
South Carolina State Hospital
Designed by Robert Mills
Healing With Concern
1822 - 1972
South Carolina Department
Of Mental Health
(Lower Left Medallion)
The National Register of Historic Places
Department of History
South Carolina State Hospital
(Lower Right Medallions)
American Revolution Bicentennial
Richland County Committee
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 34° 0.882′ N, 81° 1.991′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Marker is on Bull Street (U.S. 76) near Elmwood Avenue (U.S. 321,21). Located on Hospital Campus, right side of Bull Street Driveway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2100 Bull Street, Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named South Carolina State Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Modjeska Simkins HousePieces of the Past (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1900 Block of Henderson Street / William J. Sumter (approx. 0.2 miles away); An Enduring Landmark (approx. 0.2 miles away); Seibels House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Thomas Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mann-Simons Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Regarding South Carolina State Hospital, Mills Building. (South Carolina Lunatic Asylum) Designed by native South Carolina architect Robert Mills, the ca. 1827 South Carolina State Hospital Mills Building is considered to be an example of Mills at his best, distinctive in its boldness of conception, its inventive quality, its simplicity and power. It is a structure of national importance in the architectural development of America. It is also the oldest structure in the United States continuously used as a mental hospital. Early additions to the Classical Revival style building (in 1838 and 1842) are associated with Samuel Sloan, another architect of national reputation. The fact that the talents of both men
Also see . . .
1. Robert Mills (architect) from Wikipedia. Mills studied in Charleston, (Submitted on September 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Mills Building, South Carolina State Hospital, From Wikipedia. ... formerly known as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum.... (Submitted on September 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,271 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5, 6. submitted on May 8, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.