Dodge Street

Dodge Street

How Dodge Street In Rockville Got Its Name

In honor of Lewis Reed, one of Rockville’s pioneer automobile dealers: The state of Maryland named the connector street behind the dealership’s original location, “Dodge Street” because Reed Brothers Dodge was located there for so many years (1914-1970).

The connector street was so short that Lewis Reed joked, if the state wanted to name a street after him the street needed to be longer. Hence the street was named, “Dodge Street”. Maryland Route 660 is the unsigned designation for Dodge Street, which runs 0.05 mi from Rockville Pike (MD 355) north to Veirs Mill Road (MD 28) in Rockville.

When the state of Maryland widened the roads in 1970, Reed Brothers Dodge relocated from its original location at the triangle at Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike to a new complex at 15955 Frederick Road in Rockville. The dealership’s original site is now the Veterans Park. (click images to enlarge)

Dodge Street Rockville MD

Richard Montgomery Drive and Dodge Street traffic signal

Dodge Street Rockville MD

Corner of Dodge Street and Rockville Pike

Google Earth Dodge Street Rockville MD

Google Earth Aerial view showing the original location of Reed Brothers Dodge triangle, now Veterans Park.

Dodge Street Rockville

MD 600 Dodge Street Rockville MD


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: