F. G. Katz


102 West Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC


In 1920, an article in Orangeburg newspaper The Times and Democrat listed F. G. Katz as one of the town’s Jewish merchants who donated to the creation of a “South Carolina Memorial.” 1 Katz operated a dry goods store at 102 West Russell Street. In 1921, thieves stole about $1,400 worth of goods from his store (about $22,000 when adjusted for inflation).



1 “Hopes Swell for Memorial.” The Times and Democrat, May 26, 1980.

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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