The History of Reed Brothers Dodge is Virtually the History of the American Automobile Business
If you wanted to read the history of the American car industry, a great place to start would be the history of Reed Brothers Dodge.
Welcome to Reed Brothers Dodge History 1915-2012. My name is Jeanne Gartner and I am the author of this blog. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. This blog was started in May 2012, and is inspired by, created for, and dedicated to Lewis Reed whose legacy started over 100 years ago.
When Lewis Reed opened his car dealership in October 1915, he never knew he was starting a family tradition that would be carried out for 97 years and three generations. He founded what would become the oldest Dodge dealership under the same family ownership in the state of Maryland, and one of the oldest in the entire nation.
Business longevity is something to celebrate and share. On this blog, readers will find an historic timeline that showcases the company’s history, how Reed Brothers Dodge came into being, and how the company overcame the inevitable changes and challenges throughout almost a decade of being in business.
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In September 2012, I created a self-published book version of this blog, entitled “Portrait of An Automobile Dealer”. In short, it’s an updated and chronologically ordered version of this blog. A second edition was published in place of the first edition, which was released on November 22, 2013. Now, after four years, the third, and final edition, has almost been completed and will be available through Blurb.com print-on-demand bookstore and Amazon.com very soon.
Overall, since the second edition, “Portrait Of An Automobile Dealer” Third Edition has expanded from 166 pages to 220 pages and contains over 600+ photographs; that’s a lot of new content! The new cover is shown above and I will let everyone know as soon as it has been published and made available for purchase.
For a detailed and comprehensive history visit our Historic Timeline page.