M. Furchgott & Co.


265 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

FAMILIES: Furchgott, Furchtgott

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In 1899, Max Furchgott (1844-1921) returned from New York to open M. Furchgott & Co. at 265 King Street. Sons Arthur (1884-1971), Melvin (1886-1960), and Oscar (1890-1949) all clerked at the business.

Main image: Furchgott banner advertising “Ladies Ready To Wear Garments” and “Dry Goods Matting, etc.” hangs over King Street, 1901, in this postcard reproduction of Morton Brailsford Pain’s photograph. Image courtesy of Special Collections, College of Charleston

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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