“A staple in Camden’s important financial history along DeKalb Street.”
City Directories and History: 1913 – I.H. Alexander D.D.M., B.B. Clarke, W.R. Clyburn M.D., L.T. Mills, E.C. VonTresckow, S.M. McCaskill M.D., 1925 – Camden and Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, Caro Life Insurance Company, C.E. Sewell D.D.M., T. Trotter, Camden Real Estate, 1941 – Eureka Barber Shop, 1964 – Stevenson Building, Clayton J. Arrants, Edward Vereen, Karesh’s Fashion Shop, Raeford D. Phillips
Constructed circa 1885, this is one of the earliest commercial building remaining in downtown Camden. It wass used for many purposes over the decades including: Gresham G. Bruce’s Pure Food Store and A.S. Karesh’s Fashion Shop.
“The Jewish community in Camden drew together even more closely as difficult times increased in the 1930s. Their local numbers are suggested by the list of stores closing for Rosh Hashanah in 1931: the Fashion Shop, M. H. Heyman, Hirsch Brothers & Co., the Leader, L. Lomansky Shoe Store, the Outlook Shoppe, Schlosburg, I, Wolfe, and Wolfe-Eichel Co. The Hebrew Benevolent Society was active, supported by Hebrew Menand byWomen of the Camden Temple Sisterhood.” (Information courtesy of A History of Kershaw County, S.C. by Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glenn Inabinet, 2001 – The Un. of S.C. Press)
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