Sample Shoe Store


113 S. Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601

FAMILIES: Goldstein; Hecklin

Abraham “Abe” Goldstein (1898-1959) established Sample Shoe Store in the late 1910s, likely after he returned from serving overseas during World War I. Abraham “Abe” Goldstein (b. 1898-1959) was the son of Russian immigrants Louis Goldstein (1859-1923) and Rose Hecklin Goldstein (1865-1944), who arrived in New York in 1888 and 1891, respectively. A shoemaker by trade, Louis established his own store, Louis Goldstein, in Greenville by 1912. Abe Goldstein initially worked as a clerk for his father before establishing this business. He closed Sample Shoe Store and moved to Spartanburg by 1924, where he married Minna Goldstein (1906-1966). Together they operated Broadway Shoe Company. The Goldsteins had one daughter, Evelyn (1924-2003).

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.

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