In 1917, George R. Norris had a horse-drawn carriage shop on Dundalk Avenue in Dundalk, Maryland. He had the intuition to take a trip out West to visit the Ford Motor Company assembly plant and learn about the future of transportation. During his visit, he had the great fortune of meeting with Henry Ford, and this meeting is what eventually led to the creation of Norris Ford later that year. From 1917 to today, Norris Ford has been a staple of the community on the East side of Baltimore.