Exploring Community Life in 20th Century MoCo

Montgomery County, 1900-1930: Through the Lens of Lewis ReedThe newest—and final—addition to Lewis Reed’s online exhibit, “Montgomery County, 1910-1930: Through the Lens of Lewis Reed” has just been published.

The landscape of turn-of-the-century Montgomery County was partially shaped by the industry and commerce that formed the center of community life outside the home. This community infrastructure included urban businesses like stores, hotels, as well as rural occupations like mills, and farms. The initiative of people working toward common goals helped establish strong cultural bonds and led to the growth and development of the community. Featured in this newly launched section are vintage photographs of many landmark businesses, historic sites, and services from early 20th century Montgomery County. This exhibit was co-developed by Blog Author, Jeanne Gartner and Montgomery History Librarian & Archivist, Sarah Hedlund.
To view the exhibit, follow this link:

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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.

2 responses to “Exploring Community Life in 20th Century MoCo”

  1. Patrick T Kernan says :

    Great stuff Jeanne. My dad worked for IBM as a punch card machine operator throughout the ’50’s. May have followed in your grandfather’s footsteps! Weekends he worked at White Flint Golf Club. Would love to come across photos of either place, but particularly the golf club. Thanks!

    • Reed Brothers says :

      Thanks Patrick, and thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave your comment. So happy you enjoyed the photos!

      My Best Regards,
      Jeanne Gartner

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