M. Furchgott & Sons


240-242 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401

FAMILIES: Furchgott, Furchtgott

Read more about the Furchgott brothers here.

After seven years at 265 King Street, Max Furchgott (1844-1921) moved M. Furchgott & Co. to 240-242 King Street, advertised as “in the bend of King Street.” In 1910, he renamed the business M. Furchgott & Sons as his three sons, Sons Arthur (1884-1971), Melvin (1886-1960), and Oscar (1890-1949), became partners. Arthur left the business by the time of Max’s death in 1921, and Oscar left a few years later to open Furchgott’s Women’s Apparel Shop in Florence. Melvin closed the business about 1932.

Main image: Furchgott & Sons, 240-242 King Street, 1910s. Image courtesy of the Furchgott/Furchtgott family

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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