Today, I decided to take some exterior shots of probably the coolest looking abandoned building on the entire old navy base. I actually don't know what it used to be. I've heard that several agencies had set up shop here over the years under the invitation of the Navy and that, even before that, it had been the original naval hospital.
This place would make an awesome set for some kind of horror/sci-fi thriller. It's like 'Silent Hill' but without the soul-eating monsters (although Pyramid Head would probably love it here). It really is a shame that, along with all of the other gems on the old base, it's not long for this world. For those who work on the old base and are curious, it's a block to the northwest of building 198.
"ROICC: Resident Officer in Charge of Construction - Charleston"
At least I know of at least ONE office that was in this building. This was at the entrance to one of the side wings. It probably accounted for a small portion of the residents.
NOTE: You may have noticed the paper taped to the top-right-hand corner. Ignore what it says. For more information, go here. I've actually found all of the ones around the base by accident.
It definitely gives off the closed-up-mental-hospital vibe, doesn't it?
A nearby house.
It almost seems to invite you in. I'm reminded of the old question....
"When you look long into the abyss, the abyss looks into you."
And, by the way, that "entrance" leads nowhere.
A sealed tunnel between the wings?
A nearby school uses this parking area for basketball.
Any idea what this would be for? Dear hunting? Trespasser shooting? No steps. No ladder. Nothing.
An old court between two wings.
An old comms tower of some kind.
Random picture. I really dig the Spanish tiling on the roof. (That is what it's called, right?)
Only the best manholes for the Navy!
Two huge anchors adorn the driveway at the front of the building. Probably not difficult to procure given that this used to be a shipyard.
I sometimes wondered if anyone had been watching me from these windows.
No idea what this is.
I would absolutely LOVE to explore this building. Unfortunately, it's locked up pretty tight. Given the trouble that the owners had a few years back, this might actually be in the hands of the bank. Worth looking into? Probably. :)