Kohn, Furchgott & Benedict

Merchant
1886-1888

259 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

FAMILIES: Furchgott, Furchtgott

LINKS:
Read more about the Furchgott brothers here.

Brothers Herman Furchgott (1841-1912), Max Furchgott (1844-1921), and Leopold Furchgott (1852-1928), in partnership with Charles Benedict (1848-1909) of Jacksonville, Florida and Morris Kohn of New York, formed Kohn, Furchgott & Benedict in 1881. They moved the business from 275 King Street to 259 King Street shortly before the 1886 Charleston earthquake. In 1887, they rebuilt a grand structure in the same location. Both Max and Herman left Charleston in 1888, dissolving the Furchgott brothers’ 22-year partnership. Max later returned from New York in 1899 to open M. Furchgott & Co. at 265 King Street.

Main image: Kohn, Furchgott & Benedict, 259 King Street, with 1887 carved in the pediment. Image courtesy of George LaGrange Cook Photograph Collection, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina

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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