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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:25AM

i would have never in my life figured that old restaruant used to be a fix-it shop LoLz. I

what's up with "R.R. cut" on the left side of the map? what trainline was that? when did it go away? never heard of a train over there before.............

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roys ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:28AM

Gordon Blvd--- On the same side as the Texaco was a Krispy Kreme. It eventually became a Black Eye Pea. Not sure what is is now. Spent many early mornings traveling that stretch of Rte 7 on my way to Wakefield HS for swim practice. The lights at most of the intersections would be on flash, except that one. And many mornings a FFx patrol car would be sitting at the Roys. In my youth thinking it was waiting to catch a red light runner, but probably eating donuts.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:54AM

Not sure about the RR cut either.

Ravensworth and Annandale were realigned to connect at some point.

Thanks for the map, it seems to match up with the photo from a few pages before. My dad said there used to be a water company (small) for the area at the "point" where Columbia Pike enters into 236. It was run by the McWhorthers of McWhorther Place. The family owned alot of the land in the area. I think they still might own the shopping center where Silverados (Fritzbees) is located.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> and you know, I've been trying to figure out for
> an hour now why those car are stuck in traffic
> there in so far back in time when it hit me that
> they are just all lined up to go to the gas
> station? Anybody know why? If you were around
> back then, maybe this will jog yr memory :)

There was also a gas station across the street which was later a Penguin Feather, Bargain Buggy car rental, and a psychic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:30PM

juju Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > Anyone does anyone remember the Chesapeake Bay
> > ripoff in Barcroft Plaza?...It was GREAT.
>
> Wasn't that Tom Weston's something something?

It was Tom Weston's Anglers Inn

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:32PM

I'm with Huntington on this one. The shape of the building gives it away as a former Red Barn turned into a Hardee's. I'm guessing this one on Randolph in Arlington, which indeed was on the back side of what is now Ballston Mall:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:35PM

The railroad cut was part of the bed for the old Manassas Gap Railroad line, which was graded before the Civil War but never completed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: March 01, 2013 01:44PM

Attached is 1885 USGS map of the Annandale area. I don't see any evidence of a railroad cut, but I guess it's possible.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:02PM

The portion of the railroad bed depicted in the 1949 map has been paved over, but other parts of it still exist, both in the Annandale area and elsewhere. More about it in this thread:

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/380026.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:09PM

We went on one of those "nature walks" at Hidden Oaks Nature Center -- off Hummer Road. One of the spots that was talked about was a ridge that was for the Manassas Gap RR. Where this is located on the map is just about right for where it could cut into the place in the park.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:14PM

@Blanche, Zeus
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Woodburner ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:14PM

If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn Road you can still see the remains of a part of it. There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out in all that flood plain and a bike trail that will lead you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where it goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the creek there that used to wash the bridge out all the time before they replaced the bridge.

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HA! So THAT'S why it's called Manassas Gap Park!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:45PM

see? you learn new stuff everyday! Thanks to all y'all who schooled me/us on that r.r. mystery. Apparently Medford Dr behind the Safeway is the old right of way and if you zoom in on the area from googlemaps in the map view, you can see the right of way still exists off of Medford to this day all the way to the Beltway behind the Nature Center and another neighborhood park back there called................you guessed it "Manassas Gap Park" - pretty cool....................

about the Ballston Hardees pic - I only every knew the place as Roys - but yeah, it's the sam building as that Red Barn - next to Metro's busbarn on Randolph - replaced by a highrise a few years back......................



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:23PM

Hahaha, my Mom STILL HAS her old Washington Shopping Plate, I am going to ask to see it next time I visit her.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:29PM

@ Gordo

that building doest really match how i remember it. It had more glass and almost an art deco look to it but maybe thats from one of the many tenant improvements made over its life.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:39PM

wow
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:40PM

crazy
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:53PM

^^Pretty cool Reston, pics, Ahmayzin.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:55PM

Thanks, agreed. That's crazy seeing that. I live right up the street from Lake Anne. I walked and rode my bike down there every week as a kid. OOo I need to find pics of Sweettooth.



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Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:10PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:19PM

@Zeus,

It was more like this if I remember...this one was in Maryland.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:42PM

^^^ Yes maybe except the elevation was flipped??

Come to think of it, there were a hell of a lot of gas stations in Fairfax City back in the day. Quite a few of them have been closed. I think of 7 just off the top of my head. Some have been repurposed while others have been razed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:37PM

Penquin Feather, Annandale & Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:50PM

@Hay - selling gas doesnt make as much $$$$ as you think - I guess it did back in the day...........

anywho, here's a REAL old one for y'all - doubt anybody was alive that remembers this scene LoLz

edit - but other than the trees, all that sh*t is still there to this day.........

edit2 - ok, so they moved the telelphone pole LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gus Chiggins ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:42PM

Where is this? Is this the Bradlick Shopping Ctr at the intersection of Braddock and Backlick Road across from what's now Immanual Bible Church?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gus Chiggins ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:46PM

Just to give us a point of reference, what store in Annandale is now at this spot of the "Burger Chef"?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:00PM

Gus Chiggins Wrote:
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> Just to give us a point of reference, what store
> in Annandale is now at this spot of the "Burger
> Chef"?


It's the Jerrys(old Aurthur Treachers) now



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: yet another old fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:24PM

Just Another Old Fart Wrote:
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> Yes, 3 Chefs/Fuddrucker's used to be a gas
> station. Esso, to be exact.

I moved to Annanale as a kid in 1960. I can't swear to it, but I believe the 3 Chefs/Fuddrucker's building and the Esso station co-existed for a time. One thing I know for sure is that the Esso station used to host live local rock bands in the mid 60's. Seems like we ate at the Chefs and walked over to listen to the band several times.

My recollection of the gas station across from the Esso is that it was a Phillips 66. Steinhorst Plumbing is in that building now.

Anybody remember Kerlin's Korner? It was at the corner of Ravensworth and 236. He ran a plant nursery outside and a convenience store inside. Still remember his coolers full of ice and soda bottles. Rode my bike up there many a hot day for a strawberry NeHi! Ribster's was there next, but I'm not sure if was the same building (I think so). Now its' a fucking Korean joint.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:36PM

Ribsters was a Rustler Steak House before...I'm sure it was new after KK...Thanks for the memories.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:48PM

This website has more info about the transition from the Esso station to 3 Chefs:

http://www.annandalechamber.com/fuddruckers_annandale_history.rhtml

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:07AM

7-11, I don't know which one. From Annandale yearbook.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:51AM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> 7-11, I don't know which one. From Annandale
> yearbook.


That looks like the hummer road / 236 7-11 to me. I like the ad for the TV tube tester. I remember when the TV would bread my dad would take all the tubes out of our TV and plug them in the machine one at a time until he found the bad one. Peoples drug and radio shack had then too.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: drug fair memories ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:05AM

This is from Arlington just over the county line.


Harassment at Arlington, Virginia Sit-In: 1960

Adolescents influenced by the American Nazi Party harass Dion Diamond during a civil rights sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair in Arlington, VA June 10, 1960.

Some threw lit cigarettes at the sit-in demonstrators while others kicked them. Verbal harassment was constant.

Diamond was part of a small integrated group called the Non-Violent Action Group (NAG) that led a two week campaign that resulted in integration of restaurants in Arlington, including this Drug Fair. Restaurants in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia soon followed.

NAG then began desegration activities in Maryland that resulted in the fall of Jim Crow at Glen Echo Amusement Park, theaters, bowling alleys and restaurants in the Washington suburbs.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SPEAR CHUCKER PHIL ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:09AM

If you weren't careful with them old tube testers they would light your ass up!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: chilla villa ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:14AM

I do not remember this place.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dick Burns ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:37AM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> 7-11, I don't know which one. From Annandale
> yearbook.


I got my "dance the slurp" 45 rpm record from that store.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRVeiJwupo4
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that 711 looks like the one on backlick
Posted by: teabo ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:01PM

i guess it could be almost any 711. i lived on jayhawk st for about 10 months in 1968. this looks like the 711 on backlick next to the old annandale hardware store. grape slurpies and cokes out of the ice filled cooler, bike rides and reading every book in the george mason library. The big kids attended Poe and the little kids Annandale Elementary - right next to the Honey Pig.

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Re: that 711 looks like the one on backlick
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:17PM

Yes, and I thought it was the 7-11 at Evergreen and Columbia Pike across from the former Bloom and McGruders. What was that grocery store when it first opened, anyone?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:26PM

@Blanche, I thought it was that 7-11 also because of the poles (ie: residential) behind the left top. Across from the original grocery store...A&P...was looking like this one in NJ.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:45PM

Remember this place...shot is 1968....where?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: American car wash ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:52PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Remember this place...shot is 1968....where?


That looks like the shopping center across 236 from the Amoco car wash. Lums was in there too. Maybe I am wrong but I thought Safeway took over the gc murphy in later years.


Check out this link about the skylark motel which later became howard johnsons in springfield.

http://www.highwayhost.org/Virginia/Springfield/springfield1.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 01:06PM

@American, You are correct on the location...I think Safeway was also in the center at the same time...not the same building. Lum's/Black Orchid/etc. were all in that center.

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and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 01:27PM

@American- safeway and Murphys co-existed at oppisite ends of the shopping center.
@sleepy - Eventually that photoshot became Blockbuster
about the sev pic - I gotta agree with teabo - I think that's the Backlick minimart. That telephone pole in the pic is still behind the place. Whats funny is I never knew it as a sev, but I recognize those poles same way I recognized the poles in that Grand Union pic as Westlawn LoLz

about civil rights - I dont know who brother man is in the pic, but that is the DEFINATION of ONE SMOOTH CAT. +1 for the smirk and ROFLMAO at all the nazi p*ssies gotta move in mob against one guy wanting to buy a sandwich ha ha ha ha ha ha



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 01:58PM

WOW! Same guy at Glen Echo park - LOOK AT THE SET OF BRASS BALLS ON THAT MAN!!! GOT-DAMN!!!!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:15PM

Found this on some facebook page, KKK @ Fairfax Cemetery. Don't know what they are doing?

I think you guys are right the 7-11 is the one on Backlick Rd. near Poe. Telephone pole is still there.
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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: AnnanDude ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:23PM

Here's one that I don't remember at all.

Americana Theater in the strip mall on Heritage across from Annandale High School?

Next to what was Peoples Drug, now CVS. There's a bank there now and they built multi-story offices on top.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:24PM

The Murphy was were the Blockbuster is (was?) and the Korean Dept. Store. Safeway opened Little River Shopping Center and was enlarged ten or so years back. The Safeway moved from the corner of Backlick (Maple?) and Columbia Pike, currently the Bank of America across from the Annandale canon.

Thanks for the A&P -- Mom always shopped at the Giant and before that the Acme market that was the Room Store and now is a Goodwill.

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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:27PM

AnnanDude Wrote:
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> Here's one that I don't remember at all.
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> Americana Theater in the strip mall on Heritage
> across from Annandale High School?
>
> Next to what was Peoples Drug, now CVS. There's a
> bank there now and they built multi-story offices
> on top.
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> <img

The Americana Theatre it had the most uncomfortable seats. Last movie I saw there was "All the President's Men, another Robert Redford picture.

You're correct about the office building being where the theatre was located.

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this is the place Blanche is talking about - NEVER knew it was a grocery store till you just said that, Blanche :)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:38PM

this is the MOST AWESOME THREAD EVER!! who ever knew Annandale had History? LoLz

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amazing how things have changed
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:39PM

edit: just fyi - you are looking @495 from 236 towards Braddock - I described it wrong originally LoLz



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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: AnnanDude ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:47PM

blanche Wrote:
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> AnnanDude Wrote:
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> > Here's one that I don't remember at all.
> >
> > Americana Theater in the strip mall on Heritage
> > across from Annandale High School?
> >
> > Next to what was Peoples Drug, now CVS. There's
> a
> > bank there now and they built multi-story
> offices
> > on top.
> >
> >
> >
> The Americana Theatre it had the most
> uncomfortable seats. Last movie I saw there was
> "All the President's Men, another Robert Redford
> picture.
>
> You're correct about the office building being
> where the theatre was located.


Apparently it was there until 1987.

I was around then and must have known about it but I sure don't remember it at all.

OK, here's a harder one in Annandale. You may recognize the house in the foreground since it's still there.


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And a very detailed page re the history of the place:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33272/33272-h/33272-h.htm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:48PM

@Blanche. Did that Safeway become First Virginia Bank?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:00PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @Blanche. Did that Safeway become First Virginia
> Bank?


to answer for m'lady, it was. I always thought that 1st VA was the building's original incarnation.

p.s. inbetween 1st VA and BofA, it was.................
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Re: inner loop - right side
Posted by: Dick Burns ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:05PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> you guys ready to lose your ever loving mind?


Is that the frickin beltway?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:10PM

Hayfield's sixteen sided barn from the 1700's. It mysteriously burned down in 1967. It was located where Hayfield High school is.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:15PM

We used the Barber shop next to GC Murphy up until I had a Girlfriend in 1986 who took Cosmetology.

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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:19PM

I think that's George Lincoln Rockwell in that picture of the lunch counter.

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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:41PM

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> I think that's George Lincoln Rockwell in that
> picture of the lunch counter.

could be.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:48PM

Annandale is as old as Burke but the demographics are interesting, not meant to bring disorder to this thread.

White alone - 14,986 (36.5%)
Hispanic - 11,326 (27.6%)
Asian alone - 10,050 (24.5%)
Black alone - 3,408 (8.3%)
Two or more races - 1,008 (2.5%)
Other race alone - 107 (0.3%)
American Indian alone - 80 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 43 (0.1%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Annandale-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPuYjtZX

White alone - 24,953 (60.8%)
Asian alone - 7,018 (17.1%)
Hispanic - 5,175 (12.6%)
Black alone - 2,522 (6.1%)
Two or more races - 1,171 (2.9%)
Other race alone - 139 (0.3%)
American Indian alone - 58 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 19 (0.05%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Burke-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPuu95fi

White alone - 11,659 (38.2%)
Hispanic - 7,766 (25.5%)
Asian alone - 7,382 (24.2%)
Black alone - 2,659 (8.7%)
Two or more races - 844 (2.8%)
Other race alone - 116 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 38 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.07%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Springfield-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPv5qArp

White alone - 8,429 (36.2%)
Hispanic - 7,826 (33.6%)
Asian alone - 4,159 (17.9%)
Black alone - 2,141 (9.2%)
Two or more races - 631 (2.7%)
American Indian alone - 50 (0.2%)
Other race alone - 53 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.01%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Herndon-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPvNGZM1

White alone - 9,362 (51.3%)
Black alone - 3,309 (18.1%)
Asian alone - 2,619 (14.4%)
Hispanic - 2,200 (12.1%)
Two or more races - 656 (3.6%)
American Indian alone - 37 (0.2%)
Other race alone - 41 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.1%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Franconia-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPvdidO7

White alone - 13,849 (61.4%)
Hispanic - 3,556 (15.8%)
Asian alone - 3,403 (15.1%)
Black alone - 1,030 (4.6%)
Two or more races - 606 (2.7%)
American Indian alone - 62 (0.3%)
Other race alone - 48 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.05%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Fairfax-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPvyEFbH

White alone - 7,979 (34.9%)
Hispanic - 6,014 (26.3%)
Black alone - 4,679 (20.5%)
Asian alone - 3,469 (15.2%)
Two or more races - 577 (2.5%)
Other race alone - 85 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 42 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 10 (0.04%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Lincolnia-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPwIerYU

White alone - 5,864 (31.5%)
Black alone - 5,414 (29.1%)
Asian alone - 3,353 (18.0%)
Hispanic - 3,116 (16.7%)
Two or more races - 716 (3.8%)
Other race alone - 82 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 32 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 33 (0.2%)


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:51PM

I don't know what bank it became after Safeway left the building (where the BoA and Honey Pig and various other Korean restaurants are now) but this was late 60s/early 70s. I wasn't doing too much banking in those days.

Its the BoA that is catty-cornered from the old Fuddrukkers, Columbia Pike and Maple/Backlick, not the one in the Little River Shopping Center's parking lot

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: texaco station ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:52PM

Gillespies Texaco Gas Station was located close to the intersection of Lee Highway and Main Street.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:58PM

My parents used to use National Bank of Fairfax, then name is long gone, these are the only pics I could dig up, Crestar was a Newer Addition. I remember really young there being Metal Trips for the lights at the intersections before the use of the wires currently used. A hay truck Tractor Trailer overturned on Burke Lake Road turning onto Rolling Road coming from Braddock headed to West Springfield.
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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:59PM

Is this the little house that is next to the Green Spring Road in Green Spring Park, that used to be a cut through between LRT and Braddock Road and was closed by the Park Authority/VDOT in the mid-90s? The park authority used to let an employee use/rent the house.

When the property was first "given" to FCPA there were some old out buildings that we would go and "party" in. Late 70s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Trademark Atty. ()
Date: March 02, 2013 04:05PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > @Blanche. Did that Safeway become First
> Virginia
> > Bank?
>
>
> to answer for m'lady, it was. I always thought
> that 1st VA was the building's original
> incarnation.
>
> p.s. inbetween 1st VA and BofA, it
> was.................


Not quite. 1st Virginia did not morph into Sovran. Sovran resulted from a merger of Virginia National Bank and First and Merchants. Sovran became C&S/Sovran through a merger with Citizens and Southern which was, I believe, based in Atlanta. C&S/Sovran merged NCNB, based in Charlotte to form NationsBank, which then changed its name to B of A.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 04:08PM

1965
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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: AnnanDude ()
Date: March 02, 2013 04:34PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Is this the little house that is next to the Green
> Spring Road in Green Spring Park, that used to be
> a cut through between LRT and Braddock Road and
> was closed by the Park Authority/VDOT in the
> mid-90s? The park authority used to let an
> employee use/rent the house.
>
> When the property was first "given" to FCPA there
> were some old out buildings that we would go and
> "party" in. Late 70s.


Yes. Always thought that it was an odd little house and location. Assumed that it must have served some particular purpose. Guess that it was located there to have water access from the spring/stream.

"Not all of Fountain Beattie’s orchard produce, however, went to the market in this way. The spring house on the farm contained presses, storage facilities, and other equipment needed to make apple cider, applejack, and apple and peach brandy. Apples picked in the ripening season were stored in large barrels until the fall and winter months, at which time they were made into fermented or distilled beverages. According to his descendants, Beattie operated a licensed distillery and made brandies at the farm."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: straight ed J ()
Date: March 02, 2013 05:14PM

Washington Blvd and Pershing in Arlington
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 05:26PM

about the safeway/BoA - we are all talking about the same place - right down the street from the firehouse and kinda across the Pike from the cannon and the jiffy lube - can't mistake that big ass sign sticking out the top of it - you can see it on the map facebook thief put up (you ROCK, you do know that, right?)

if you look REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY close in the top middle of that pic, you can see Southern Towers (I-396@Seminary) off in the distance

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 05:31PM

straight ed J Wrote:
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> Washington Blvd and Pershing in Arlington

Look at the price of the gas!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 06:05PM

First Virginia had a location across from the 3 Chefs/Fudds area and one smaller branch by the 236 Shopping center...I had a 1stVa Bank Account. Keep this shiznet coming...Thanks.

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Re: inner loop - right side
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:12PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> you guys ready to lose your ever loving mind?

That's a highway, all right. Without context, that's all it is. Want to give it some meaning?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old farter ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:19PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> First Virginia had a location across from the 3
> Chefs/Fudds area and one smaller branch by the 236
> Shopping center...I had a 1stVa Bank Account. Keep
> this shiznet coming...Thanks.


That First Virginia branch was originally a Mount Vernon Trust Co. branch. It is they that built that stately building. I had my first savings account there and still have the "passbook", in which the teller wrote your deposits/withdrawls.

To the folks mentioning the Americana theatre in Heritage Mall, it's full name was the Roth's Americana Theatre. Roth's was a chain and they put Roth's in the name of all their theatres. That People's Drug next door had an old timey lunch counter and was a major hangout for Annandale HS students.

The old A&P store on the Pike had a Drug Fair next to it. Drug Fair became Rite-Aid.

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Meese is a pig - ROFLMAO! Trickle Down Economics, BABY!!!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:45PM

@grey - whelp, I f**ked up the whole inner-loop thing anyways, so you'd never have prolly guessed it LoLz

it's the beltway looking towards Braddock from 236 like sometime in the 60's I guess............


new pic :) I'll give ya a softball this time LoLz
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yeah.............now this place has DEFINATELY changed a bit, hasnt it? LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:45PM

this one will be a bit harder for ya I bet - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

hint - I think that canopy over the entrance on the left side of the building in the pic is still there, isnt it?



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Re: yeah.............now this place has DEFINATELY changed a bit, hasnt it? LoLz
Posted by: DH ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> this one will be a bit harder for ya I bet - ha
> ha ha ha ha ha ha
>
> hint - I think that canopy over the entrance on
> the left side of the building in the pic is still
> there, isnt it?


Fairfax Hospital??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: whyme ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:37PM

Woodburner Wrote:
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> If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn Road
> you can still see the remains of a part of it.
> There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out in all
> that flood plain and a bike trail that will lead
> you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where it
> goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the
> creek there that used to wash the bridge out all
> the time before they replaced the bridge.

Anyone remember when the Woodburn Rd bridge was a single lane? I think it was widened in the late 80s.

Also, what was name of the drug store chain that was taken over by CVS? I think I remember a Dart Drug, but I though there was another one as well.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:39PM

whyme Wrote:
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> Woodburner Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn
> Road
> > you can still see the remains of a part of it.
> > There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out in
> all
> > that flood plain and a bike trail that will
> lead
> > you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where
> it
> > goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the
> > creek there that used to wash the bridge out
> all
> > the time before they replaced the bridge.
>
> Anyone remember when the Woodburn Rd bridge was a
> single lane? I think it was widened in the late
> 80s.
>
> Also, what was name of the drug store chain that
> was taken over by CVS? I think I remember a Dart
> Drug, but I though there was another one as well.


Trying to remember People's Drug?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: whyme ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:40PM

blanche Wrote:
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> whyme Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Woodburner Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn
> > Road
> > > you can still see the remains of a part of it.
>
> > > There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out
> in
> > all
> > > that flood plain and a bike trail that will
> > lead
> > > you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where
> > it
> > > goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the
> > > creek there that used to wash the bridge out
> > all
> > > the time before they replaced the bridge.
> >
> > Anyone remember when the Woodburn Rd bridge was
> a
> > single lane? I think it was widened in the
> late
> > 80s.
> >
> > Also, what was name of the drug store chain
> that
> > was taken over by CVS? I think I remember a
> Dart
> > Drug, but I though there was another one as
> well.
>
>
> Trying to remember People's Drug?


Thas it. Thanks!

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Re: Meese is a pig - ROFLMAO! Trickle Down Economics, BABY!!!
Posted by: ol;d farter ()
Date: March 02, 2013 09:50PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @grey - whelp, I f**ked up the whole inner-loop
> thing anyways, so you'd never have prolly guessed
> it LoLz
>
> it's the beltway looking towards Braddock from 236
> like sometime in the 60's I guess............


Man, that's not the beltway, it's the Circumferential Highway!!

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Re: Meese is a pig - ROFLMAO! Trickle Down Economics, BABY!!!
Posted by: old farter ()
Date: March 02, 2013 09:55PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @grey - whelp, I f**ked up the whole inner-loop
> thing anyways, so you'd never have prolly guessed
> it LoLz
>
> it's the beltway looking towards Braddock from 236
> like sometime in the 60's I guess............
>
>
> new pic :) I'll give ya a softball this time LoLz

Love that National Airport pic.

Notice, in a lot full 60's iron, one guy is still driving a '50 (or '51,'52, or '53) Ford. A man after my own heart---run 'em 'til fucking wheels fall off!

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Re: Meese is a pig - ROFLMAO! Trickle Down Economics, BABY!!!
Posted by: DCA ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:01PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> new pic :) I'll give ya a softball this time LoLz


National was so nice back then. Even up to just before 9/11.

I could leave the house about 1/2 hour before my flight and be parked and on the plane with time to spare.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:22PM

Firing line at Fort Belvoir, January, 1943.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:46PM

Confederate winter quarters, Centreville, March, 1862.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 03, 2013 01:18AM

Inside Hechts, Tysons Corner, 1971.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax station history ()
Date: March 03, 2013 11:01AM

One of Fairfax county's most famous residents.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some Roys ()
Date: March 03, 2013 02:24PM

straight ed- best thing about that picture was Whiteys was across the street.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 03, 2013 02:35PM

that Safeway again LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: class of 77 ()
Date: March 03, 2013 03:17PM

People streaking at NVCC mid 70s
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old farter ()
Date: March 03, 2013 03:49PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> that Safeway again LoLz

Check out the Star Supply truck in the foreground. Must have been a parade going on.

I loved Star Supply. That's how it was before the Home Depot juggernaut. They'd sell a kid a quarter's worth of nails in a brown paper bag for a tree fort. Give a kid lumber scraps. And they knew a hammer from a screwdriver if you asked.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 03, 2013 06:13PM

Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: General Luan ()
Date: March 03, 2013 06:42PM

Anyone have a pic of Les Trois Continents at Rolling Valley Mall?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 03, 2013 07:09PM

Old Map of Fairfax County
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 04, 2013 08:06AM

wow - look at all the bridges there used to be between Manassas and Clifton - now we know the REAL reason for the Civil War LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 04, 2013 08:42AM

um.........I have 4 pretty amazing pentagon pics from 9/11 but I dont know if they are appropriate - they arent gory or anything, just showing Pentagon damamge and one of that cab on Rt 27 that got hit but I just dont want to bring up any bad vibes on such a cool thread.

anywho, if y'all want me to put them up, let me know - if not, I'll keep them to myself

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ah duct ()
Date: March 04, 2013 10:01AM

Put 'em on up. It may not be all that long ago, but it's history nonetheless!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleeepy Holla ()
Date: March 04, 2013 10:07AM

@Gorden, I guess as long it does not take the best thing on FFU off on a non-topic piss fest...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 04, 2013 01:35PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Not sure about the RR cut either.
>
> Ravensworth and Annandale were realigned to
> connect at some point.
>
> Thanks for the map, it seems to match up with the
> photo from a few pages before. My dad said there
> used to be a water company (small) for the area at
> the "point" where Columbia Pike enters into 236.
> It was run by the McWhorthers of McWhorther Place.
> The family owned alot of the land in the area. I
> think they still might own the shopping center
> where Silverados (Fritzbees) is located.

Its interesting the map I put up shows New R.R. Grade and is right there when you compare the maps, Gallows, Annandale and Little River. Not sure When the water company thing came in, first I have heard about it, but if its Civil War Era then possibly set up for the Trains? this would lead me to suspect the rail line was proposed at one time or Existed.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some Roy's ()
Date: March 04, 2013 02:22PM

I can name the beaters in the picture. Pinto, behind that a LTD, next to that looks like a Delta 88. But not the Parking lot...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: sportz55 ()
Date: March 04, 2013 02:29PM

Good ole Beacon Mall. Loved the Poor Paul's pizza.

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