Franzblau’s Hardware


312-314 Richland Avenue W
Aiken, SC 29801

FAMILIES: Franzblau

Nathan Franzblau (1894-1984) and his wife, Nettie Franzblau Franzblau (1900-1992), opened this hardware store about 1936. At the time they operated the successful women’s clothing store Franzblau on Laurens Street. For a period of time it was known as Franzblau’s Army Store.

Main image: Franzblau’s Hardware, late 1980s. Image courtesy Doris Baumgarten

Advertisement for Franzblau’s Army Store, 1955 Aiken City Directory. Image courtesy Della Hertzberg

























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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