Broadway Shoe Company

Cobbler
1924-1928

107 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

FAMILIES: Goldstein; Hecklin

Minna Goldstein (1906-1966) and her husband, Abraham “Abe” Goldstein (1898-1959), opened Broadway Shoe Company at 104 E. Main Street about 1924. Abe Goldstein was the son of Russian immigrants Louis Goldstein (1859-1923) and Rose Hecklin Goldstein (1865-1944), who arrived in New York in 1888 and 1891, respectively. A shoemaker by trade, Louis established his own store, Louis Goldstein, in Greenville by 1912. Abe Goldstein initially worked as a clerk for his father before establishing his own business, Sample Shoe Store, likely in the late 1910s. By then, Abe Goldstein was a World War I veteran. After marrying Minna, the couple opened this store at 103 E. Main Street. It relocated to 107 E. Main Street by 1926 and closed by 1929. They returned to Greenville by 1930 and worked at Bloom’s Department Store (owned by Harry and Louis A. Bloom). Abe, Minna, and their daughter, Evelyn (1924-2003), moved to Charlotte, North Carolina by 1940.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Norman and Gerry Sue Arnold Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation. Longtime members of the JHSSC, Mr. Arnold obm, a merchant himself, and Mr. Farbstein obm were both children of South Carolina Jewish merchants.

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