Rich’s Clothing and Shoes


1088 Russell Street
Orangeburg, SC


Lipman Philip Rich (1894-1968), grandson of merchant Moritz Rich (1819-1901), opened Rich’s Clothing and Shoes in downtown Orangeburg around 1925. According to the 1930 Census, Rich sold ladies’ clothing from his store. By 1940, he left the merchant business and was working as a life insurance agent.

Main Image: Rich’s Clothing and Shoes on the right, Russell Street, 1928. Reprinted from Orangeburg, G. Atkinson.

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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