The New York Bargain Store


125 East Whitner Street
Anderson, SC 29624



Nahum Nuchem Rosenblum (1897-1968) and Freida Rosenblum (1899-1963), were married in Brest-Litovsk (present-day Belarus) in 1918 and immigrated to the United States in 1920. Nahum first worked in Orangeburg peddling goods from his brother, Sam Rosenblum’s (1891-1946), dry goods business. Nahum later operated a five and dime store in Blackville, South Carolina, between 1928 and 1930, and a secondhand shoe store in Greenwood beginning in 1930. In 1933, the Rosenblums opened a second store in Anderson, South Carolina, called the New York Bargain Store. The Anderson store, located at 125 East Whitner Street, sold second-hand clothing. Their children, Sarah Rosenblum Danneman (1920-1980), Allen (1923-1986), Caroline (1925-2008), Irvin (1927- ), and Raymond (1930-2011) all grew up working in the store, which closed sometime after 1960.

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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