Karol’s Shoe Store

Cobbler
c.1945-c.1965


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 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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