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. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

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