Mary D. Allen

Distinguished Service Citation Award 1955

In recognition as the first woman automobile dealer in the United States, having begun distribution of four-cylinder Stevens-Duryea passenger cars at 116 South Portland Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, in October, 1905, this being the first agency of that make in the Empire State.

For her business ability and managerial talent under which the agency prospered and expanded over a period of ten years and which is further evidenced by her current successful financial investment operations.

For her thorough knowledge of automobile mechanisms, particularly those of the various models of the Stevens-Duryea automobiles; For her salesmanship in exhibiting cars at the Madison Square Garden Automobile Shows and also in Brooklyn, Newark and Atlantic City.



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