Harris Bloom


Greenville, SC


In 1904, Harris Bloom (1859-1942), son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Joseph and Mina Bloom, and his oldest son, Sam (1890-1951), immigrated to the United States from Bialystok, Poland. The pair settled in Columbia, South Carolina. In 1909, Mr. Bloom arranged for his wife, Amelia Mulinski Bloom (c.1867-1934), son, Julius (1895-1973), and daughters, Minnie and Anna, to make the journey from Bialystok to Columbia. Shortly after they arrived, the Blooms moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where Mr. Bloom opened a clothing store. Following service in World War I, Julius opened a retail store in Greenville before he eventually joined his father’s business. The store remained open until he retired in 1966.

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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