Young Bros. Furniture Co.

Merchant
c.1925-c.1970

820 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC

FAMILIES: Young

Julius Young (1879-1950) and his wife, Toby Rosenblatt Young (1886-1953), immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1904. The couple lived in various northern cities, and Julius worked many jobs, including as a piano maker. The couple migrated to Beaufort around 1915, where they initially made a living by collecting and selling junk. Eventually, the Youngs opened dry goods store, which they lived above. The store did well, the Youngs had several children, and they moved to the Christensen House, which they rented for many years. The Young family eventually opened two furniture stores in Beaufort and a lumber mill in Burton. The furniture stores fell under the Young Bros. Furniture Co. One of the stores operated at 820 Bay Street and sold new furniture, and the other operated on Boundary Street and sold used furniture. Josef Young (1910-1976) and Oscar Young (1914-1982), sons of Julius and Toby Young, ran the Young Bros. Furniture Co.

Main Image: Reprinted from The State, December 2, 1956

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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