City Directories and History: 1961 – Carolina Furniture Company, 1981 – Carolina Furniture Company
The 1912 Sanborn Insurance Map shows this as approximately the location of #42 and 43 South Congress Street.
Jasper Bolen’s furniture was located at 144 in the building owned by Alice Walker until mid-century when he moved to the present location of Kyser Furniture which he renamed Maxwell Brothers and Bolen until the late 1960’s. Other Twentieth Century occupants of these stores were the Charles Robinson Grocery run later by son William Robinson and various shops including a beautician’s business by the name of Dora’s Beauty Shop in the 1930’s and 40’s. Mrs. Margaret P. Stevenson’s recollection of a candy store run by John Bolzano is a vivid one, as she as a small girl, living with aunt and uncle Clara and Henry Phillips in the Lauderdale apartment, visiting it daily. [Courtesy of J.M. Lyles]
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