FLOR500, Garden 21 Sam Charles, Businessman (ca. 1872–?) In the early 1900s, Sam Charles was one of Pensacola's most prominent African American businessmen. He owned two shoe retail and repair shops, one on South Palafox, in Pensacola’s main business district, and the other on Devilliers in the African American business district. His shoe business was the largest in the city, and earned him the nickname of “the Shoe King of Pensacola.”
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Sam Charles, Businessman

(ca. 1872–?)

In the early 1900s, Sam Charles was one of Pensacola's most prominent African American businessmen. He owned two shoe retail and repair shops, one on South Palafox, in Pensacola’s main business district, and the other on Devilliers in the African American business district. His shoe business was the largest in the city, and earned him the nickname of "the Shoe King of Pensacola.”  





 




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