Dora Levy


414 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403


From 1894 to 1895, Polish immigrant Dora Levy (1859-1932), wife of Charleston clothing merchant Morris Levy (1849-1927), operated a clothing store at 414 King Street. Dora and Morris immigrated to the United States in 1882 and lived in New York until they moved to Charleston in the early 1890s. Around 1907, Dora and Morris moved their family to Baltimore, Maryland, where Dora worked as a dry goods salesperson and Morris as a stenographer. The couple resided in Baltimore for the remainder of their lives.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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