H.C. Surasky

Merchant
1921-1932

116 Laurens Street SW
Aiken, SC 29801

FAMILIES: Surasky

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 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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