Guarantee Clothing Store

Clothier
1908-1910

122 Morgan Square
Spartanburg, SC 29306

FAMILIES: Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein (b. 1865), an immigrant from Germany who arrived about 1887, opened the Guarantee Clothing Store in 1908 in the storefront that once housed Globe Clothing Company. Sons Louis (b. 1890) and Harry (b. 1895) worked as clerks. After the business closed, Abe Goldberg opened People’s Clothing Store at this storefront and employed Joseph and Louis Goldstein as salesmen. Louis Goldstein later worked at A. Meyerson’s store, where he eventually became a manager. Joseph clerked at A. Goldberg’s in the 1920s and worked as a salesman for Spartanburg Loan Company in the 1930s. Harry clerked at Greenewald’s in the 1910s before becoming a salesman at the Sample Shoe Store.

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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