Gaithersburg: Then & Now

Gaithersburg Then & Now

The website “Gaithersburg: Then & Now” authored by local historian Shaun Curtis has placed a link to “Reed Brothers Dodge History 1915-2012” blog under the Local Historic Sites & Information section of their website. Reed Brothers would like to acknowledge and thank “Gaithersburg: Then & Now”  for sharing the link to our blog on their website.

The book, “Gaithersburg” by Shaun Curtis, is part of Arcadia’s popular Then & Now series which offers a special view of American life, placing historical images side by side with contemporary photographs to chronicle the area’s past.

Highlights of Gaithersburg:
• What started as a small website ( has resulted in the publication of this book
• Includes many old popular Gaithersburg landmarks – the Shady Grove Music Fair, the Gaither Theater and the Washingtonian Motel
• Illustrates how Gaithersburg has developed from an agricultural powerhouse into a science and technology powerhouse

The book is available at area bookstores or through Arcadia Publishing at


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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006.

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