Louis Goldstein

Cobbler
1912-1918

119 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

FAMILIES: Goldstein; Hecklin

Louis Goldstein (1859-1923) and Rose Hecklin Goldstein (1865-1944) immigrated from Russia to New York in 1888 and 1891, respectively. A shoemaker by trade, Louis established his own store, Louis Goldstein, in Greenville by 1912. His son, Abraham “Abe” Goldstein (1898-1959), initially worked as a clerk before establishing Sample Shoe Company about 1918. Louis subsequently clerked in his son’s store until 1923. Abe Goldstein moved to Spartanburg by 1924, where he married Minna Goldstein (1906-1966) and opened Broadway 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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