Nathan Yaschik, Dry Goods


150 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401


Nathan Yaschik (1878-1959) immigrated from Kaluszyn, Poland to Charleston in 1913, where he initially worked as an ice cream cart peddler. The following year, while employed as a clerk at Kaufman & Feldbrand’s grocery store at 49 Elizabeth Street, his wife, Elka Yaschik (1878-1961) and sons, Benjamin and Henry (1909-2000) also immigrated from Poland. After a stint as a grocer at 131 Queen Street, Nathan opened a country-style dry goods store at 150 King Street. Throughout the 1920s the family periodically boarded on the second floor, and Henry worked as a clerk in the store. It closed in 1930.

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.

JHSSC Office
Sylvia Vlosky Yaschik Jewish Studies Center
96 Wentworth Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: 843 953 3918