Abram Brody’s Shoes


16 South Main Street
Sumter, SC


After the Brody family sold the Capitol Department Store to Alden’s of Chicago in 1964, Abram Brody continued to operate a shoe concession stand within the building. When the Capitol relocated to Jessamine Mall in 1980, the shoe stand became Abram Brody’s Shoes. In 1983, the store was absorbed as part of the new Brody’s On Main Department Store.

Main Image: Logo from an Abram Brody’s shopping bag. Image courtesy Sumter County Museum


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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