Richman’s Department Store

1929 - c. 1962

19-21 W. Boyce Street
Manning, SC

FAMILIES: Clark, Leff, and Richman

Sam Richman (1895-1970) and his wife, Anna Leff (1898-1962) both immigrants from Wyszkow, Poland, moved to Manning by 1929, where they purchased this building for use as a department store and leased a stable on South Mill Street. According to Sylvia Clark, the Richmans shipped local furs to merchants in the north and in turn received second-hand shoes, which Sam repaired in house and sold. The store closed sometime in the 1960s.

Main Image:

Advertisement placed by Sam Richman seeking a skilled African American employee to help with shoe repair at Richman’s Department store, The State, January 18, 1930

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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