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Where Dodge Was Born

Where Dodge Was Born

 

At the corner of Beaubien and Lafayette Streets in Detroit’s downtown entertainment district, there’s a handsome old brick structure known as the BoydellBuilding. It’s a bustling, happy place with several popular restaurants on the ground floor.

 

The Boydell Building was a busy place back in 1901, too, but for an entirely different reason. Back then, this was the center of Detroit’s industrial district, and the ground floor of this very same building was occupied by Dodge Brothers, Inc., one of the fastest-growing businesses in the city.

 

In around September…

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Where Dodge Was Born

1915 Dodge Brothers Touring

When the Dodge Brothers, John and Horace, introduced their first car to the public in 1915, their company was already one of the largest and most experienced automakers in America.

 

In their giant plant in Hamtramck, Michigan, later to become known as Dodge Main, the Dodge Bros. built many of the components for Henry Ford’s Model T, becoming fabulously wealthy in the process. Deciding that both Ford and Dodge Bros. would have a more secure future if the brothers went their own way, they established their own car brand in…

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1915 Dodge Brothers Touring

Getting To Know The Dodge Brothers


 
It’s a big year for us and as 2011 marches along, comes a new opportunity to show the world exactly what Dodge has to offer. Our new line up of vehicles come packed with power, style, technology and genuine automotive soul. We’re swinging for the fences this year with all-new products designed to make the world sit up and take notice. Dodge has a long and storied history of innovation, and the pioneering spirit is a treasured trait that was handed down from our founders, John and Horace Dodge. Read More

Getting To Know The Dodge Brothers