City Directories and History: The historic location of the J.B. Steele building, ca. 1888. The Steele – Moses Co., operated here from 1888 – 1933.
The Rock Hill Herald reported Feb. 22, 1896 – “Julias and Henry Isea (Isear) of Georgetown have rented the vacant store in the Hutchison Block adjacent the P.O. and will open a dry goods and milinary store.” On Feb. 26, “A. Moses and Joseph Isear, comprising the firm of A. Moses and Company will open a first class dry goods store next door above the P.O. And later on March 11, an ad ran for the store stating – The Bon March, one door south of the P.O., the grand opening is this week and includes dry goods, notions, and fancy goods. Part of Abe Moses and Company.
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