Blackstone in Nottoway County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dodge Brothers Dealership
One of the earliest car dealerships in Blackstone, the mechanics shop still exists in the peak of the building with assorted car parts and paperwork. Andrew Wainwright and Edwin Truly Orange operated a Ford dealership at this location sometime in the late 1930s which closed in the 50s. The building was later merged with the Blackstone Hotel and later became the Sheffield Furniture Store.
This building is listed by the United States Department of the Interior National Park Service as a contributing structure on the National Register of Historic Places.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles.
Location. 37° 4.884′ N, 77° 59.827′ W. Marker is in Blackstone, Virginia, in Nottoway County. Marker is on North Main Street (Business U.S. 460) just south of Tavern Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 N Main St, Blackstone VA 23824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Blackstone Hotel (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (within 108 North Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Black’s and White’s Station (within shouting distance of this marker); L.B. Spencer Drug Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The L.C. Tucker Building, 101 S. Main Street (about 400 feet away); First National Bank of Blackstone, VA. (about 400 feet away); Blackstone (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blackstone.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the building. • Historic photo of the dealership. • Can you help?