Charleston businessman Henry Berlin has city block named in his honor

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A 134-year-old Charleston business has been honored with an entire city block named in its founder's honor.

The block of King Street between Queen Street and Broad Street has been named "Henry Berlin Block," in honor of the man who started Berlin's Clothing.

According to family stories, Henry Berlin came to Charleston with $1.38 in his pocket.

He opened Berlin's in 1883.

His grandson, Henry Berlin, took over management of the store in the middle of the 20th century, and sat on the Charleston City Council from 1986 to 1989.

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