There’s more to this Upstate abandoned estate story than just gorgeous pictures of a magnificent ancient house being returned to nature. There’s an old proverb that says you don’t truly appreciate what you have until it’s gone. You know, this magnificent South Carolina was destroyed a few years ago after falling into a state of progressive ruin while left empty. Thankfully, there are still a ton of gorgeous pictures of this location to look at; the building may be gone, but the memories endure.

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This old home’s remarkable architecture combined 1920s Neo-Classical adaptations with Second Empire style. The large outside tower could be compared to a castle turret.

When it was located at 728 N. Church Street, the property’s perimeter was almost completely covered in overgrown plants and foliage, making it nearly invisible from the street.

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Over the years, some people were able to get a decent look at it, but it was on private land.Located in the center of Spartanburg on 6.39 acres, this historic mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

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The reflection pool was beautiful, even though we were told that the grounds had not been properly maintained for years. Was this all that was left of the formal gardens that used to adorn this property?

The length of time this gorgeous house has been vacant is evident from these exterior shots. An excellent illustration of the manor’s antiquated machinery is the faded window air conditioner in the lower middle of this picture.

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The developer of Bon Haven was probably the same individual who established the city’s first bank and Converse College. He was also the representative for Spartanburg County in the South Carolina House of Representatives. The old Spartanburg house was made more beautiful and appealing by the exterior features of Bon Haven.

These images were taken in 2015 by the YouTube channel Southern Accents Architectural Antiques. Since then, we’ve learned that Bon Haven’s interior was demolished by a salvage company, which is a clear and admirable attempt to move her body parts to a deserving home before she was laid to rest.

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Unbeknownst to the public, Cleveland was also the president of the Spartanburg Historical Society. This is ironic because his opulent house, one of the most important historical structures in the region, is on the verge of disappearing from existence. The owner was given legal approval by the city to demolish the building in February.

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