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Lunatic Asylum, Bull Street & Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, Richland County, SC

Lunatic Asylum, Bull Street & Elmwood Avenue, Columbia, Richland County, SC

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Significance: This institution was the first to give recognition to the fact that mental illness could be treated. Patients were placed in pleasant surroundings for treatment not kept as prisoners or animals. Robert Mills considered this is his design.
Survey number: HABS SC-253
Building/structure dates: 1827 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1838 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1842 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: ca. 1848 Subsequent Work



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Mills, Robert




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