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 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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