Mary Efron Children’s Shop

c1920's - unknown

Aiken, SC 29801


One of two stores owned by Mary Efron, who moved to Aiken from Saint Louis in the 1920s to join her extended family. The other was Efron’s Dress Shop on Main Street. Reportedly, the store was “most attractively decorated to resemble a doll house.”

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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