H.C. Surasky


116 Laurens Street SW
Aiken, SC 29801


In 1921, after dissolving his commercial interests from his brothers’, Hiram Charles “H.C.” Surasky (1872-1932) opened his own store at 848 Laurens Street (present-day 116 Laurens Street SW). For the first few years, despite operating his shop without the involvement of his siblings, H.C. Surasky conducted business as the Surasky Brothers. In 1925, H.C. Surasky changed his business’ name to reflect its true ownership: H.C. Surasky. Upon his death in 1932, H.C. Surasky’s store closed.

Main Image: Advertisement for H.C. Surasky, 1925. Reprinted from the Aiken Standard, February 27, 1925.


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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