Ness Dry Goods Company


Denmark, SC


After his dry goods business in Manning, South Carolina failed, Morris Ness (1887-1975), a Polish immigrant, moved with his family to Denmark, South Carolina in 1924. Around that time, Ness opened Ness Dry Goods Company in Denmark, where he sold dry goods, clothes, and shoes. Ness Dry Goods Company went bankrupt in 1931. Ness also owned Ness’ Department Store, which operated from 1924 to 1989.

Main Image: Reprinted from The State, November 15, 1931.

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.

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