Well, this interesting old building has always intrigued me. I always wondered just what it was? It's heavily fenced off, and there are steel beams holding the remains of the building up.... so these are the best pictures I could do. That fencing even has the sharp wire on the top. Not climbing over that! LOL
The best I could find out, it was built in 1844 by Governor Thomas Bennett. He was a wealthy plantation owner. I read that it was actually the smallest of our cities six rice mills but produced more than any of them-- over 280,000 lbs of rice a day.
Situated right on a busy waterfront, the mill was steam powered and had eleven foot high ceilings inside.The building fell into dis-repair after the Civil War but was reopened for a time in the 1920s as a Planter's Peanut and chocolate factory.
I guess the poor building has sure been through alot, wars, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes. I'm surprised it's still standing at all. I sure would like to get in there and get some decent pictures of it!
This is the only picture I could find of when the building was still intact. I don't know the year it was taken.