Sol & Sam Surasky’s

Merchant
1921-1944

118 Laurens St SW
Aiken, SC 29801

FAMILIES:

(later Sol Surasky’s, circa 1929)

After 1921 when the Surasky Brothers business dissolved, Solomon “Sol” Surasky (1876-1941) and Samuel “Sam” Surasky (1879-1949) remained together and conducted business under the name Surasky’s Department Store. The two brothers were a pair at 846 Laurens Street (present-day 118 Laurens Street SW) until 1929 when Sam Surasky moved to Marion, North Carolina to open his own store. Sol Surasky operated the business until his passing in 1941, after which his son Harry Surasky (1909-1974) ran the store for a few more years until he closed the store in 1944. 

Main Image: Advertisement for Sol and Sam Surasky’s, 1924. Reprinted from the Aiken Standard, May 28, 1924.

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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