The Historic Parker Annex was purchased and renovated by Columbia, S.C. development firm, Diversified Development. The 9,300-sq. Ft. building is more than 100 years old and served as the mental health facility for African American patients when the S.C. State Hospital was in full operation. While the Parker building burned, the Parker Annex survived.
Historic features at Parker Annex have been preserved, such as the original windows and exterior doors, 13.5-foot ceilings with exposed beams and rafters, and a 10-foot brick wall, which originally served as part of the perimeter of the campus.
Rustic interior masonry walls will be preserved to contrast with modern interior amenities, along with unique stairwells with original doors. Tenants enjoy adjacent surface parking, a landscaped courtyard with decorative gates and a bocce court, and an original covered balcony with shuffleboard and a living privacy screen.
The building, referred to as the Parker Annex Archaeology Center, is home to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources' Heritage Trust program. Read more here.