Rich’s Department Store
Hungarian immigrant Morris Rich born January 13, 1847 founded M. Rich and Co., on
May 28, 1867. It was said, that he borrowed money from his brother to open the dry
goods store on Whitehall street in Atlanta, Ga which today is now M. L. King Blvd. A
few years later his brothers Morris and Daniel Rich were admitted into partnership. Years
later in 1882, M. Rich & Bro. opened a larger location on the corner of Whitehall
and Hunter Street, high Victorian architectural style department store.