National Men’s Wear Shop


156 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

FAMILIES: Gelburd; Robkin

New York native Barney Gelburd (1910-1963) and Russian immigrant Ralph S. Robkin (1910-1986) opened this store at 156 E. Main Street in 1939. In 1945, they rebranded as Robkin & Gelburd.

The Jewish Merchant Project is supported by the generosity of the Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation and the Stanley B. Farbstein Endowment at the Coastal Community Foundation.

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