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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:23PM

Here is an interior of the Hillwood + rear of card.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: civil war ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:25PM

Baileys crossroads 1861. They say that the rebel flag atop Munsons hill could be clearly seen from washington which disturbed some of the DC residents.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: peck check ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:34PM

I am sure any longtime county resident over 45 remembers this.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Csava ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:44PM

Known as the 'Fairfax Seminary' during the 1861-65 war, this structure is recognizable to anyone who passes through what is now Alexandria.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 23, 2013 03:33PM

henry gibson Wrote:
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> DH Wrote:
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> -----
> > too old to care Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -----
> > > Gibsons Resturant and cottages were not in
> Kamp
> > > Washington. They were located at the
> > intersection
> > > og 50,29,211 and Annandale Road. I lived in
> the
> > > main house in the 40's. Near The Falls Church
> > on
> > > Lee Highway.
> >
> >
> > You sure that isn't 29/211, Annandale Rd and
> > Hillwood Ave.?
> > 50 and 29/211 don't come together around
> Annandale
> > Rd.?
> > I remember some cottages at Hillwood Ave. back
> in
> > the 60's.
>
>
> Ill repost this Gibson cottage postcard from page
> 2 of this thread. It says at the bottom that its
> 50 and 211. I wonder if the roads were set up
> different back then.


I'm sorry, I was going by too old to care who said Annandale Rd. The card doesn't say anything about Annandale Rd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: moonshine ()
Date: February 23, 2013 05:24PM

Any memories of this place? Never set foot inside, but it always had a reputation.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Belvoir Grill ()
Date: February 23, 2013 06:08PM

I know exactly where that is (the photo of Belvoir Grill)...would like to know when that got ripped down?

Also, when dod the "house" to the left get ripped down?

I think that is a little strip center now.

And also, does anyone know when the Groveton Elementary School (near Beacon Mall get ripped down?

Thanks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 24, 2013 11:39AM

Anyone who has been to Occoquan Regional Park has seen the brick kilns where the Lorton prisoners were put to work making bricks. I always thought they were pretty cool.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Robert ()
Date: February 24, 2013 02:21PM

The Quality Inn near Route 50 and Annandale Road looks exactly the same now. It just has a different sign.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:02AM

@Belvoir - Groveton was torn down sometime in the late 90s, early 00's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:32AM

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> I could not find any pictures, but back in the
> late 80's they actually built a house in the
> center court of Fair Oaks Mall, between the
> information center and the elevator (where Santa
> sets up shop now). I cannot remember why they did
> it, but I remember you could buy tickets and tour
> the place. I know it had electricity, but not
> sure about running water. It was a 2 story
> colonial if I remember correctly.


I want to say it was part of a contest where someone actually won the house and they dissasmbbled it and rebuilt it elsewhere for the winner........but I may be confusing it with another house building dealie. But yes, you are not crazy - this DID happen near the plaza that doesnt have the fountains. And it was a full two story home about a decent 2-3k sq footer.

speaking of fair oaks, anybody remember the octagon library that used to be in the place - looked just like the one in Burke Centre that the Robinson Nazis burned down............

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:09AM

GB is correct - there were several builders on display @ FOM - the one I recall was for Penderbrook (across the street) Pulte homes. The guys who rebuilt my fence last year were subcontractors on that part of Penderbrook, and had a couple of polaroids of the project & the "display" house in the mall...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:17AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> speaking of fair oaks, anybody remember the
> octagon library that used to be in the place -
> looked just like the one in Burke Centre that the
> Robinson Nazis burned down............

Maybe it was where the Extended Stay currently sits

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:24AM

no, that the old movie theater - I saw Roger Rabbit there LoLz

the old library was actually inside the mall - in the court where the Macys (the side Macys, not the "end" Macys) is

was a mini library shaped like an octagon and another identical one used to sit in Burke Centre where the Taco Bell is now

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:55AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> no, that the old movie theater - I saw Roger
> Rabbit there LoLz

The old movie theater is now the "waterford" banquet hall

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:08AM

so where the hells Extended Stay? LoLz - totally thought the hall was what you were talking about. Was it ever anything else between it being a moviehouse and the ballroom?

Ok, just got it - Extended Stay is back offa Legato Rd - no I dont know what was back there.

I DO remember Pender Vet being run out of that old chruch on the corner of West of and Legato though.................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:10AM

"The old movie theater is now the "waterford" banquet hall"
Yep. Had a birthday party for the youngest there (the Lion King, IIRC) The FC Library was in the "court" that's now the Macy's (yes, the side one) entrance...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:15AM

Extended Stay was built in the theater's parking lot @ the ramp from FOM to 50E.
Interestingly, original plans had a "cloverleaf" for the mall entrance off 50W, allowing traffic to flow onto 50 in either direction from the mall, but those plans were scrapped as there wasn't going to be enough traffic from west of the 50/66 interchange...
heh.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:21AM

oh WOW ! That's right - the parking lot used to be HUGE!

Man, it used to be a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS!! to get out of Fair Oaks back in the day.

Kids, you have NO IDEA!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:37AM

not Fairfax, but you'll love it still :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 12:06PM

"Man, it used to be a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS!! to get out of Fair Oaks back in the day"

It's funny how the old property lines still show up today - the bizarre "hook" that used to connect what is now W Ox, 50, and Legato is still there, but as W Ox is now the main line it's no longer a problem...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Name ()
Date: February 25, 2013 01:17PM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Hint: I know some of you have rabotali here....


Ok, I give up. The only place it looks like is on South Quaker in Alexandria.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 02:16PM

"Ok, I give up"

Answered on previous page - DIA in Arlington.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 25, 2013 05:35PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> not Fairfax, but you'll love it still :)


Thanks for the picture. We loved Story Book Land going out in the country for a nice ride on Route 1 to this roadside attraction. It really makes you ill to see what it looks like now on Route 1.

The City Paper did a story on SBL ten years or so back.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:50PM

@blanche - yeah I remember it. It's wild how things change. The old drive in movie place across the street and up the hill from Storybook land became the Datsun Dealership which became Nissan/Chrysler and now even that place is gone...................and yet that junkyard is still there LoLz

Remember how there used to actually be a truck weigh station out there near Opitz Blvd? Yeah, that chunk of the world has most CERTAINLY changed

ROUTE ONE QUESTION: does anybody recall a road sign that would light up, make a buzzing noise? For some reason, I remember like 2-3 of them at random places along Rt 1 between say Dumfries and Lorton. They would hang over the roadway and usually be darkened, but would light up and buzz for some reason, but I dont recall why. I may be COMPLETELY imagining this (not the first time I'd be crazy, right? LoLz) , but I'd swear they used to be there. Anybody recall this?

anywho, another old pic =)



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: good job ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:55PM

Love the old photo's!!!! Thanks to everyone who has posted a photo!!!!. It's crazy how much has changed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:12PM

Woodies... we still have a sleeper sofa & ottoman, both in excellent condition w/their Woodward & Lothrop Furniture tags...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: woody ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:22PM

isn't that the Woodies at Landmark?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:27PM

survey SAYS!!! AMMMMP!!!! XXX LoLz

hint: closer to this place =)



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:59AM

so if you look at Pike 7 Plaza there, the blue part there is TJ Maxx. Red part is Staples. Anybody remember what was in the middle before DSW?



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Re: is this sign even still there?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 26, 2013 10:40AM

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> Prison view estate

I use to get a good laugh out of this every time I drove by.

This is a great thread. Thanks to everyone who's posted pictured.

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HEY BLANCHE!!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:07AM

here ya go!!

edit - looks like the finally mananged to fix up the parking lot LoLz - a fat lotta good it did them...................



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:14AM

Broad Street

a) ARCO is now Citgo
b) Shell is long gone
c) Amoco/CarWash exists ONLY as a car wash
d) to the left, you can see and S&W trading stamps sign
e) above the S&W sign, is the "porch" above the entrance to that funeral home on Broad. That railing hasnt been there for almost 15-20 years at least..........
f) no W&OD bridge
g) traffic still sux here LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:17AM

hint - very edge of the county

p.s. LOVE that DC 101 bumper sticker! Totally looks like one of those "if the car's a'rocking" sorta vehicles LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:19AM

for all the crap, I've ever said on this site.....................whelp, this one makes up for all of it right here =)

yr welcome
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OldFyrMan ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:28AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> for all the crap, I've ever said on this
> site.....................whelp, this one makes up
> for all of it right here =)
>
> yr welcome
^^ Johnson's Auto Body in Merrifield?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:03PM

@Old - the one and only =) was soooooooooo trying to find a pic of Orig Capt Pells but alas, I cannot.

for you kids, this place sat next to wear Arbys is now (Arbys would be left of this pic) in Merrifield Plaza.

p.s. the pic with the yellow car (is that a Ford?) is NOT in Merrifield or Falls Church, just FYI.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:22PM

Gorden, This is the best I can find...one drawing from the menu and one from a painting...I miss that old location.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:37PM

@sleepy - not bad! yeah, that place had a certain "ambiance" to it that can never be replaced, THAT'S for sure! LoLz

another clue for the yellow car pic: HOT SHOPPES! LoLz


ok, more Merrifield!!

edit: kinda cool how they keep the 3-pronged sign thingee throughout the years - I never noticed that before....................

edit 2: WOW.........Buckingham used to be an actual "location".........who'd have ever thought LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:50PM

Gorden, Cool drive-in pics...great memories. Now, back to the old auto body place, those gnomes and figures all over the building creeped me out when I was a kid...WTF! Okay, back to the "new" Pell's...remember what was at that location for years?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:53PM

What/where is Buckingham? I assume it has been bulldozed where ever it was.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:01PM

Buckingham Village or Station is off 50 in Arlington...the old theater became the post office. Lots of shopping on both sides of Rt 50.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:03PM

Right, accross from Mister Days and next to Lyon Hall.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:10PM

@Hay-it's this pissant part of Arlington just south of Ballston on Glebe. It's just funny to see it in the paper as being "location" but in retrospect, it makes since cause it's a pretty old neighborhood..................

@Sleepy. I remember it being some sorta Indian restaurant I think, and it was a nightclub for a bit - I know some GMU B-ball players got into some trouble there one night LoLz. But those were in the place for maybe 6 months tops...........and over the course of maybe 5-10 years the place sat largely empty. I have no idea what was there before........I wanna say maybe something like a Moose Lodge, something like that......but I really dont have any memory of it at all.

I remember Weasel, though!

edit: ok, so y'all beat me to it LoLz - also, this bus pic isnt Fairfax - it's Arlington so sue me!



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D-Con ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:18PM

Yellow car is a Ford Torino. That looks like Baileys Crossroads. Hot Shoppes was in the Parking lot and Giffords Ice Cream behind the Shopping center on Columbia Pike.Appliance Fix It somewhere in there too.Penguin Feather across 7. Used to work at the Buckaroo Steak Ranch just down RT 7 from there when I was attending J.E.B. Stuart.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:21PM

Gorden, It was the Gateway Motor Lodge in the 40's and in the 50's they added the Old Budapest restaurant, whick was quite unique and tony for the times. It's amazing that the bones are still visable in Pell's....yes, it was vacent for a while.
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we have a WIN-NAH!!! =)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:27PM

+1 to D-Con . Yr check is in the mail LoLz

@sleepy - OMG!! OLD BUDAPEST!!!!!!!! Wow it has been a loooooong time, hasnt it?

next up - oh, and this is going to hurt MUCH MUCH WORSE, people. NSFW if you have a weak heart, that's for sure LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:30PM

Thats the shell station on Rt 50 just before 7 Corners.

How come every car from the 70's looks old, even when the photo was taken in the 70's and the car just rolled off the assembly line?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:40PM

XXX - look closer, my friend..............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:42PM

must be a shell station on 236 inside the beltway, because i can see the Rt 236 sign

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:46PM

must be....... =)

edit: but it aint - LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:10PM

Was it by the Toddle House on 236 near Lincolnia?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:15PM

I would think between Pickett and NOVA just outside the the beltway, On your Dart Drug pick which is great, I didn't realize McCrory was a part of Kmart, GC Murphy and Best&co. the yellow car looks like an AMC? challenger maybe?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:21PM

BB, D-Con identified the car..a Torino. Hey, D-Con, Buckaroo, Holy Shit...oh the memories. Is that now Duangrat's?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:22PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Was it by the Toddle House on 236 near Lincolnia?


https://maps.google.com/maps?q=lincolnia&hl=en&ll=38.818838,-77.144655&spn=0.001601,0.002411&client=firefox-a&hnear=Lincolnia,+Fairfax,+Virginia&gl=us&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.818816,-77.144536&panoid=ovSbNi_2sUKY1plup8466Q&cbp=12,322.71,,0,20.92

good call!

@Burke/Hay - when I first saw the pic, it took me FOREVER to figure it out. In fact, the only pic that took me longer was that Broad St pic (which is too small to be a fair contest pic)

Anywho, this one is just for you, Burke!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:28PM

"Yellow car is a Ford Torino"
Sort of - that's a GranTorino Sport with the optional "Laser Stripe". I know, I had one...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:31PM

When I worked there it was a Bradlee's ;) now Walmart Prior to Bradlee's it was going to be a MEMCO.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:34PM

Jess, Very true info...cool car...351 W or M? I hope you did not go all Starskey & Hutch motif on it later...

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nothing needs to be said...................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:38PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:40PM

Sleepy -
Windsor. And no, as I sold it before S&H (which was a later version)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:42PM

ok so it was my truck but the stores have changed.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:50PM

You see that in the top left of the pic, people? HARDWARE, folks................................HARDWARE! Some little pissant mom and pop place where they knew all their sh*t and treated you human you knew they werent screwing you and you werent buying some piece of crap foreign-made plastic toy-like thing that's gonna break in less than 5 years............................yeah, times have changed alright LoLz

AWESOME tuff-ride you had then - what happened to her, Burke?



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blance ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:52PM

Its the Shell station that was next to the Toddle House and is now a Japanese/Imported car repair place on 236 heading west from Beauregard.

Still looking for an Atlantic Research photo, please????

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:01PM

sorry blanche - no luck

here's some old store though.................



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:15PM

being young had a daughter and traded it in and got the same year 4runner for a back seat, 87. It was nice for the removable top like a Bronco. my first 2 vehicle where these gas guzzlers. LOL
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:26PM

Okay Blanche, Just for you...not super clear. Atlantic Research Building 1960. I'll keep my eye out for more.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:45PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:48PM

Jess, Good job, I was just getting ready to link the ebay auction for Blanche. That auction is what the pic is from.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:48PM

blance Wrote:
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> Its the Shell station that was next to the Toddle
> House and is now a Japanese/Imported car repair
> place on 236 heading west from Beauregard.
>

That would have been my guess??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:58PM

Propulsion Ave..............................wow. Interesting to know why Edsall Rd is so...................,um, industrial. LoLz I'm guessing this is all where the gravel pit is now?

here's a memory for y'all............



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:01PM

heh...............and since I'm on the subject ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:05PM

123 just over in pw, I miss that place, especially the commercials with Milton Burl. not that as a teen I didn't frequent the econolodge near there ;)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:07PM

"LoLz I'm guessing this is all where the gravel pit is now"
Would be funny, except no. ARC was on the north side of Edsall - right underneath the condo/townhouse community. Site went from teardown of old buildings to new construction in about a year...
(oh, and the other ARC pics are from the old site beside Nissan Pavillion)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:14PM

Ahhh yes, an Ollieburger along with many frosty schooners of beer in Annandale. The dogs were good also.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:17PM

oooohhhhhhhhhh!!! ok, I'm waaaaaaaay off then - closer to where Computer Learning Center used to be! thanks for that, Jess :)

whoops, almost forgot ;)



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:23PM

Yep. FWIW, there used to be a couple of nice baseball fields off Commercial & Industrial, along w/at least three ponds on the south side of Vulcan's site. All gone, and a couple of the ponds filled in. FWIW, there are more than a few acres around there I wouldn't care to walk across w/o a hazmat suit on...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:26PM

there is a HUGE abandoned private school back in there. Been empty at lest a decade and a half - troopers hang out there all the time in the parking lot. Anyway I wonder if the fields and the school are connected

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:34PM

Could be - was a nice field until whoever built a basketball court in right field which turned it into a small (LL) field. IIRC it's under the Progressive Insurance office.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:37PM

that pic above is the Baron Cameron Store. it's too damn small :(

anywho, here's another pic - amazing how NOT SO LONG AGO it was, eh?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:50PM

Did you go apply for a job Gordo? You obviously have the right type of disposition to work at the drive thru.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D-Con ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:54PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> BB, D-Con identified the car..a Torino. Hey,
> D-Con, Buckaroo, Holy Shit...oh the memories. Is
> that now Duangrat's?


Sleepy Holla, I'm not sure what's there now. I'm currently in Fla. I remember Joe's Place/Pizza in the former Red Barn building next door. There was also a "massage" parlor called "The Underground" to the left of Buckaroo.The FPD used to raid it often. I wasn't old enough to visit said establishment, but got to survey the "talent" as they came in to eat lunch at Buckaroo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:07PM

D-Con, Was Magnifico Pizza still around when you were at JEB? Cool little place...now part of Duangrats Thai also.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:08PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Did you go apply for a job Gordo? You obviously
> have the right type of disposition to work at the
> drive thru.


I havent the skill to figure out extra pickles, no mayo LoLz

maybe I could park a car...................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:14PM

Ok, Any Ideas?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:17PM

Grand Union, I know there was one in Manassas and one in upstate New York near my Grandmas house, but that was early 70's,

at that time we shopped at Memco, the Butcher Shop at Hummer and 236 or Giant and Safeway in Kings park. We got fresh Corn and Beans from Mr Simpson on Burke Lake Rd, and had Eggs delivered by someone in a van, Potato Chips and Cookies came via Charlie Chips in reusable Metal Containers.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:20PM

heh........ I know where, sleepy. Right down the way from this place ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:37PM

Gorden, Oh yes you do...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:38PM

Thanks for the ARC picture. 'There was some set-to that ARC was poisoning the groundwater right before they went out of the building on Cherokee.

Also thanks for the Frozen Dairy Bar picture. Good times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:40PM

all that is left of a memory :(
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:45PM

BB, Those tins are cool, and quite collectible. I have one of those and a King Cole from Maine, my birth state. BTW, My Mom and Dad did a lot of business at the butcher in Annandale...great store.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:46PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> Yep. FWIW, there used to be a couple of nice
> baseball fields off Commercial & Industrial, along
> w/at least three ponds on the south side of
> Vulcan's site. All gone, and a couple of the ponds
> filled in. FWIW, there are more than a few acres
> around there I wouldn't care to walk across w/o a
> hazmat suit on...


Washington Gas used to have an in-house baseball league that played on the piece of land that they built their new building Industrial Park in Springfield. The triangle shaped piece at the corner of Industrial and Commercial.

The private school was Chesapeake Ability School across from Vulcan/Virginia Cement and and next to Woodies old warehouse. Behind the school there was a tunnel that went under 395 to the other side where Marlo is located now. The former grass tracks.

About 12-15 years ago, the bodies of a woman and her son where found submerged in one of the abandoned quarries. Some sort of extortion plan that went horribly wrong.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:50PM

@Sleepy - that Produce wall was EXACTLY that way up until the backhoe shovel tore into it LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:53PM

That was my Mom's fill-in store starting in '67 when we moved to NOVA, as most major grocery shopping was done @Ft Meyer. It always looked the same. LOL

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:55PM

blanche, excellent!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 26, 2013 06:08PM

This could be Alexandria, but so what.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 06:43PM

ONLY $1.99 NOW!!!! LoLz

edit: for those who dont know, this place is off of 50 between Annandale Rd and Seven Corners



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:01PM

Abe!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:04PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Ahhh yes, an Ollieburger along with many frosty
> schooners of beer in Annandale. The dogs were good
> also.


There was an Ollies in Annandale? That pic looks like the one in Arlington, think it's still there?

Used to go to the one down by Shirley Park in Arlington all the time.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Blast from the past ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:14PM

Son of a bitch!!!! Totally forgot about starvin marvin....Too Funny!!!

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Date: February 26, 2013 08:19PM


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