L. Schoenberg & Son Building Supply Company


Beaufort, SC 29902

FAMILIES: Greenly; Schoenberg

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Samuel “Sam” C. Greenly (1917-2005) graduated as valedictorian from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, and earned a Master in Letters from the University of Pittsburgh. During World War II, Greenly served in the U.S. Army. While in the army, Greenly met and married Lucille Schoenberg (1919-2010) of Beaufort. Following the war, Greenly moved to Beaufort with his wife and became the owner-manager of L. Schoenberg & Son Building Supply Company. Greenly went on to become a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, Beaufort, serve on the Beaufort City Council, and serve as the President of the Beth Israel Congregation.

Above: Reprinted from Columbia Record, September 10, 1956

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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