Karol’s Shoe Store


Kingstree, SC

FAMILIES: Kalisky; Levin

Sometime during the 1930s, Lena Levin (1910-1996) married Karol Kalisky (1907-1965), who immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1914. After their marriage, Karol worked as a salesman in a dry goods store before the pair opened Karol’s Shoe Store in Kingstree, South Carolina around 1945. The store closed around 1965.

Main Image: Reprinted from The State, September 18, 1955.

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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