Sallie Weinberg Lewenthal’s Bakery

Bakery
1894-1904

Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29044

FAMILIES: Weinberg; Lewenthal

Sallie Weinberg Lewenthal (1856-1904) was born in Charleston, South Carolina, to Bet Weinberg, a Prussian Jewish immigrant, and Fannie Weinberg, a Bavarian Jewish immigrant. By 1880, she was keeping house in the Darlington township household of her widowed, older brother, Abram Weinberg (born ca. 1846), with his four children. In 1881, she married Prussian-born Jewish Darlingtonian, Philip Lewenthal (born ca. 1847), in Charleston. By 1887, the couple had moved to Georgetown where Sallie Weinberg Lewenthal opened a store on Front Street selling baked goods, china, fine linens, and other merchandise. Her business helped to support the family in the 1890s and early 1900s. In 1904, Sallie Weinberg Lewenthal unexpectedly passed away; her store closed following her death.

Main Image: Newspaper report of the October 13, 1893 hurricane causing severe flooding to Georgetown businesses, including the Lewenthal bakery, referred to “P[hilip] Lewenthal’s.”. Reprinted from the Georgetown Times, October 14, 1893.

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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