Sollie Krasnoff’s Department Store


Main Street
Bishopville, SC

FAMILIES: Krasnoff

Around 1930, Sollie Krasnoff (1907-2005), son of Bishopville merchant Abraham Meyer Krasnoff (1872-1954) and Jennie Levinson (1884-1947), opened Sollie Krasnoff’s Department Store on Main Street in Bishopville. The store remained in operation until Krasnoff retired in 1973. Krasnoff’s wife, Mildred Brill (1914-1998), worked part-time in the store. A prominent member of the Bishopville community, Krasnoff served as a member of the Bishopville Town Council from 1959 to 1965.

Main Image: Sollie Krasnoff (right) with other members of the Bishopville Town Council, 1959. Reprinted from The Item, April 23, 1959.

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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