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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fc memories ()
Date: March 08, 2013 05:31AM

or how about little tavern? not quite fairfax but thats 1 of the many places i remember growing up.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 08, 2013 05:39AM

Belle View Shopping Center.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 08, 2013 05:46AM

It looks like the Safeway in the Belle View SC was a GRAND UNION!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 08, 2013 07:32AM

I wonder if the esso now exxon is still owned by the same person

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 08, 2013 07:54AM

Before the Taj Mahal was Built.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 08, 2013 07:57AM

I like how the Drifters are on one stage, the Country Gentlemen on the other - CELEBRATE DIVERSITY!!! LoLz

and long before Los Bambos would be invited - ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha!!!

edit - I mixed up Los Lobos and La Bamba in my head when I wrote that - looks pretty funny so I'm keeping it the way I wrote it lol@myself



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 08, 2013 09:16AM

Good Humor Man
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 08, 2013 09:44AM

From 1907. Now we know how those streets got their names.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:29AM

No, it's changed hands numerous times.It was a Texaco for a while.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:29AM

No, it's changed hands numerous times.It was a Texaco for a while.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 08, 2013 06:44PM

Auto-rail car on the W&OD.
Late view of the W&OD. I wonder if that's Four Mike Run?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:05PM

That would be four mile run. The train is running east.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:20PM

love me some roy's Wrote:
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> That would be four mile run. The train is running
> east.


Yup, and I can't type, apparently. Thanks for confirming Four Mile Run.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:41PM

Huntington Wrote:
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> That church on RT. 1 is adjacent to what is now
> Chili's, I think. Across from the Target and
> PetCo/ PetSmart? Those old pics of Landmark are
> crazy, when we first moved here (late 70's) my Dad
> worked in corporate for Hecht's (May Cos.). My
> Mom would have to drive to the Hecht's at Landmark
> to get his paycheck, we did all of our back to
> school shopping there to get the employee
> discount. Right before my Dad left Hecht's/ May,
> he bought our first "big screen" TV, VHS player,
> and video recorder there. It was still an outdoor
> mall then.
>
> The Springfield office tower that caught fire used
> to have a small motel/ hotel across Commerce St,
> think it might have been a HoJo's, it was a dump!
> The ground level of the office building had a gas
> station, and the what is now Pho place, used to be
> McDonald's. My parents closed/ settled on our
> house at a bank in nearby Springfield plaza, and
> my Aunt took us to an old donut place in that
> plaza during the closing.
>
> I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure back then
> you could drive Backlick Rd. across Old Keene
> Mill, at a stop sign, where the on ramps are to
> the Beltway and 395. Now the Veteran's Bridge
> reroutes you, thank God.
>
> OK, so this is morbid, anyone remember when the
> small plane crashed at Rolling Rd. and Hooes Rd.,
> t was then the back entrance to Daventry? The
> Parkway is now there so the intersection is long
> gone. Rumor had it that the plane emergency
> landed and the wing decapitated the driver of a
> woman on her way back from Erol's on her way to
> her daughter's b-day party, and someone stole the
> diamond ring of her finger, only to be returned to
> the family days later.


If you're interested in Springfield history, you might want to check out this thread: http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1100089/1134100.html#msg-1134100

Not a lot of pictures, but some nice history.

The Springfield Towers butts up against a gas station, not above it. The closed gas station still stands.

You're right, the restaurant next door was a Howard Johnson's, with the motel next door across Commerce Street. The original Commerce Street overpass wasn't built until around 1969. Interestingly, the motel was converted to a Howard Johnson's in 1958 after starting out as a Skylark Motel. I never knew that, just found that at http://www.highwayhost.org/Virginia/Springfield/springfield1.html. However, the photo posted at the website showing the pool doesn't look right. The homes supposedly across I-95 sure never looked like those in the photo.

I used to work at the HoJo's restaurant as a kid. After watching the cooks in action on Saturday mornings, the only things I ate there were items I watched being cooked!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:43PM

Viewing Great Falls.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: March 08, 2013 11:50PM

Does anyone have old pics of Four Mile Run, what used to be Luna Park? That place has always fascinated me. There was a lawyer in Clarendon that used to display old Arlington pics on his office windows (Clarendon Blvd, around the corner from Hard Times Cafe). His office is gone now, it's been redeveloped, his name was David something. Weird dude, dated the yoga chick next door. Anyways, he had great pics of old Arlington on his windows.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 09, 2013 08:38AM

Some old Springfield Photos.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 09, 2013 08:44AM

oh........................my...................GOD!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: March 09, 2013 08:56AM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Some old Springfield Photos.


In the first pic I see Logan Ford across from mcdonalds. It was later Sheehy Ford. And the old A&P before it was Fischers hardware.
THANKS thief!

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GEEZ!! Look at how empty Commerce is across the way!!!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 09, 2013 09:02AM

can anybody tell me a business other than that Goodyear on Backlick there that has stood the test of time thru all these pics?

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Re: GEEZ!! Look at how empty Commerce is across the way!!!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: March 09, 2013 09:09AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> can anybody tell me a business other than that
> Goodyear on Backlick there that has stood the test
> of time thru all these pics?


I know for a fact that ding how was in business in 1977 (may be much older than that) and they are still in business today. Same family ownership from what I am told. Same location on bland street.

http://www.dinghowchinese.com/location.aspx

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 09, 2013 10:28AM

That interchange always seemed needlessly complicated. If it seemed ridiculous back then, it is even more so now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: March 09, 2013 02:35PM

Royal Oaks House (Centreville Historic District)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: NicePic ()
Date: March 09, 2013 02:41PM

newgatedenizen Wrote:
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> Royal Oaks House (Centreville Historic District)


Damn.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: March 09, 2013 03:37PM

Wonderful picture of the Springfield Interchange! It shows the original intersection of Old Keene Mill Rd and Backlick Rd. And I see the grove of trees next to the Springfield Estates housing development. There was a house in the middle of those trees that we eventually determined was haunted.

I don't think the interchange was all that complicated back then. But now? YES!

As for businesses standing the test of time, great question!

My guesses:
--The VW dealership. It expanded after a shopping center was torn down, but it's been in that basic spot.
--Not sure if this counts: The Scion dealership across the street from VW was originally Toyota, but since Scion is owned by Toyota, maybe?
--The 7-11 across from Mike's American grill.
--The Burger King down near Hechinger Dr.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgate chantilly ()
Date: March 09, 2013 05:55PM

Newgate...where is that old Royal Oaks house...

Thanks!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 09, 2013 06:04PM

newgatedenizen Wrote:
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> Royal Oaks House (Centreville Historic District)


Judging by the pictures, I'd say you're really an old gate denizen :-)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 09, 2013 06:50PM

More old photos from Springfield, Va.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 09, 2013 07:16PM

@facebook - jaw on ground LoLz
@Hay - it's Old Keene Mill - the very birthplace of "complicated"
@Springfielder - I'm betting that Burger King is on the National Register of Historical Places LoLz
@King - good food, good prices, good service, good ppl, - that place'll be there til Ragnarok LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: March 09, 2013 10:19PM

newgate chantilly Wrote:
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...where is that old Royal Oaks house...


http://goo.gl/maps/b3JA9


The house is gone - it's now nothing but an soggy overgrown lot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 09, 2013 10:41PM

Lee Chapel
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: grimace - no longer evil ()
Date: March 10, 2013 12:55AM

I didn't remember the McD's at Commerce and Brandon having the Golden Arches but back then maybe they all did? Guess it had been remodeled by the time I ever saw it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairview ()
Date: March 10, 2013 09:46AM

“Fairview Elementary School, World War II Stamp Drive,” braddockheritage.org/, accessed March 10, 2013, http://braddockheritage.org/
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 11, 2013 12:13PM

Fairfax Co. Library Bookmobile.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 11, 2013 12:17PM

Ahhh yes, back in the day when people could read those papery things.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 11, 2013 07:24PM

no pics today - but here's a link to the history of Clifton

http://clifton-va.com/index.php/about-clifton/history-of-clifton

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 11, 2013 08:15PM

another link - history or Rt 1 with a pretty good map of Rt 1 Corridor in the 50's

http://www.sfdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/History-Low-Res.pdf

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 11, 2013 08:20PM

wow. Fort Hunt had it's own Guantanamo LoLz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._O._Box_1142

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 11, 2013 09:36PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> wow. Fort Hunt had it's own Guantanamo LoLz
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P._O._Box_1142


Werner Hencke was shot while trying to escape there. He's buried at Fort Meade.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werner_Henke

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: March 11, 2013 11:39PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bones ()
Date: March 12, 2013 04:33PM

That's Clifton---the old hotel.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: to old to care ()
Date: March 12, 2013 05:39PM

The Gibson cottages were located on the corner of Annandale road and 29--211.
If it was located at the intersection of 50 and 211 it was located at Kamp Washington. There must have been 2 of them. I have never know Kamp Washington to be called Falls Church.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:15PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 12, 2013 07:27PM

As stated on MB
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 13, 2013 08:14AM

have been trying to find a pic of the Carousel Theater - kids, where the shopping center is across the street from PVI in Fairfax, that used to be a Outlet Mall, a little mini Potomac Mills - hard to believe, eh?
Anyways, there was a movie theater in there called..........well guess. And it actually had a real Carousel in it LoLz

cant seem to find any pics of it or the old mall - they renovated it into the Rodeo Drive it is now sometime in the mid to late 80's I think..................

Does anybody remember or have any pics of the old Mister Doughnut? that's now the Hyundai place?

anywho, found this one....................Good Morning :)

edit: hey kids - wanna know something really funny? back in the day, we wouldnt just say "lee highway" OH NO! We seriously would say take the time to say "twenty-nine-two-eleven" everyone even the traffic reporters ...............I guess just cause we didnt have enough things to do in the day back then LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 13, 2013 09:39AM

KB's Carousel 1 & 2 were on the same concrete pad that now supports Super H Mart. IIRC they started in the mid 70's and ran for about 5 years max - the "Carousel" franchise was going to be the "next big thing" - presaging ChuckECheese, I guess.
Mr. Donut was further west in the triangle - where the little plaza is now - the Hyundai store is the former GMC dealership - that building dates back to around 1960 (again IIRC)...
FWIW, that corner was connected to FFaX city's water supply, not the county, so in the aftermath of Isabel (03) they were the only "fast food/coffee" joint open w/of the city...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 13, 2013 09:59AM

I remember both Buildings but could only find these
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 13, 2013 10:01AM

Some of the other names that have been forgotten like 29 211, are Navy Vale, Cabin John, Inner and Outer Loop.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 13, 2013 10:22AM

forgot one
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 13, 2013 10:48AM

Forgot to add that it was "Dunkin Donuts" by then, after Mr. D was bought out in what, '90 or so?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: March 13, 2013 11:25AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> hey kids - wanna know something really
> funny? back in the day, we wouldnt just say "lee
> highway" OH NO! We seriously would say take the
> time to say "twenty-nine-two-eleven" everyone even
> the traffic reporters ...............I guess just
> cause we didnt have enough things to do in the day
> back then LoLz

I remember that. Always thought it was because the road names changed depending on where you were.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ShakeysBuffet ()
Date: March 14, 2013 02:10AM

When this was a theatre my father took me to see my first movie which was Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs circa 1976 I think? We lived in the apartments across the street and walked there. It was a sold out show and the line was all the was down the street to get in. Goodtimes. I miss my Daddy :(

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WTF? ()
Date: March 14, 2013 08:55AM

I didn't know Wolf Trap burned down. When was that??

Was it rebuilt exactly the same?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 14, 2013 09:10AM

'82. It was big news - it seemed like DC was cursed that year w/the plane crash, cold snap, fires, murder rate... then this.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: henro ()
Date: March 14, 2013 10:12AM

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


Annandale shopping center.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 14, 2013 01:55PM

Another one bites the dust.
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HEY BURKE CENTRE! Remember when you got your Giant and they told you it was gonna be a Gourmet one too? LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 14, 2013 06:55PM

WTF? Wrote:
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> I didn't know Wolf Trap burned down. When was
> that??
>
> Was it rebuilt exactly the same?

isnt the fire kinda how lawn-seating became popular? I maybe wrong, but I dont think lawn-seating was the "thing" it was before the fire.

Gourmet Giant bringing food to ya.................sigh, the memories :)

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Re: HEY BURKE CENTRE! Remember when you got your Giant and they told you it was gonna be a Gourmet one too? LoLz
Posted by: Someone cried wolf trapped ()
Date: March 14, 2013 07:10PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> WTF? Wrote:
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> -----
> > I didn't know Wolf Trap burned down. When was
> > that??
> >
> > Was it rebuilt exactly the same?
>
> isnt the fire kinda how lawn-seating became
> popular? I maybe wrong, but I dont think
> lawn-seating was the "thing" it was before the
> fire.
>
> Gourmet Giant bringing food to
> ya.................sigh, the memories :)

Paint in the electrical room.
Spring 1983
Typical maintenance fuck-up.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thanks ()
Date: March 14, 2013 07:19PM

This goes out to all who have posted on this thread...Thank you!!! Great photo's and comments!!
Great Job!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: KeepGoing ()
Date: March 14, 2013 08:03PM

Thanks Wrote:
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> This goes out to all who have posted on this
> thread...Thank you!!! Great photo's and
> comments!!
> Great Job!!!


Yeah, and don't stop 'cause this is great stuff.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Former prisoner ()
Date: March 14, 2013 08:26PM

I was a Fairfax county resident for about 6 years. The Lorton youth facility was my home for those years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBUtDfDZ7_Q

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 15, 2013 07:38AM

the BEST part about this thread (other than the old cars LoLz) is seeing how much MORE forest and trees there were around here LoLz

Ok, I'm tying this link to this thread - it's about old companies, highways, names of stuff, etc. that have changed over the years - good companion piece to this thread :)

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/635622.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 15, 2013 08:13AM

newgate,
famous pic from the Army Aerial Survey - they tested cameras from blimps and shot all of the County - that one was moored just W of where Woodson HS is today...
GB, you mean more "forest", less farmland. Most of what is now wooded FFax County was once plowed land...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 15, 2013 08:18AM

heh............good point. All the trees are about 50-100 years old so that does tell you something now, doesnt it lol

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: March 15, 2013 08:26PM

Was driving through Annandale today and it appears they are tearing down the old equipment rental building located across the street from the former Fudruckkers. I wonder if they are going to put a Rite-Aid in?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: March 15, 2013 10:55PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> famous pic from the Army Aerial Survey - they
> tested cameras from blimps and shot all of the
> County - that one was moored just W of where
> Woodson HS is today...

Did not know that... tks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dart Drug ()
Date: March 16, 2013 04:25PM

Anybody have a picture of the dart drug at the rolling valley mall? When I was a kid we used to steal Dart beer from that place all the time. One day we got busted in the parking lot , not for shoplifting but for underage possession of beer!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 16, 2013 05:21PM

Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway.
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Re: HEY BURKE CENTRE! Remember when you got your Giant and they told you it was gonna be a Gourmet one too? LoLz
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 16, 2013 10:25PM

Someone cried wolf trapped Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > WTF? Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > I didn't know Wolf Trap burned down. When
> was
> > > that??
> > >
> > > Was it rebuilt exactly the same?
> >
> > isnt the fire kinda how lawn-seating became
> > popular? I maybe wrong, but I dont think
> > lawn-seating was the "thing" it was before the
> > fire.
> >
> > Gourmet Giant bringing food to
> > ya.................sigh, the memories :)
>
> Paint in the electrical room.
> Spring 1983
> Typical maintenance fuck-up.


Law seating was the same before and after the Rebuild. I think the basic structure design remains as it is today. We saw Fireworks there before the fire, and the Children's Fair with Sesame Streets Mr Bob.

Another place we frequented was Tucahoe Park, but I think its in arlington. We had pics of the Climbing Structures, I recall them being Concrete Storm Drain Pipes and Mountains of Rock cemented together.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: member that ()
Date: March 16, 2013 11:32PM

That restuarant is (was?) in Clifton

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: March 17, 2013 12:07AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Rory Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > blanche Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Rory Wrote:
> > >
> >
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > I do have a question, does anyone know
> where
> > > > Ravensworth mansion was located Southeast
> of
> > > > Braddock and Beltway the still leaves a big
> > > area!!
> > >
> > >
> > > I believe its was torched for the Ravenworth
> > Farm
> > > development. There is an old book called
> > Northern
> > > Virginia Heritage that had alot of old
> > mansions,
> > > farms, etc. listed in it. Some things are
> > still
> > > standing, others are long gone...
> > >
> > > Anyway, the Fairfax County Fire Department
> used
> > to
> > > torch buildings for "practice" once they had
> > been
> > > sold, eminent domain, etc.
> > >
> > > I remember when they did this to the house
> that
> > > stood on the land where Holmes Intermediate
> > > (Middle) School located.
> >
> >
> > What house is where Holmes is at?? I went to
> > middle school there!
>
>
> There was a small Cape Cod, one house on the
> entire piece of land that Holmes was built on.
> Mid 60s it was torched to clear the land for the
> school to be built on.
>
> I used to collect coke bottles on Saturdays at the
> building site with my friends for pocket change.
> We'd take them to the 7-11 on 236 next to the Home
> Depot. It was a High's then. Good Times!


I love hearing stories like this!! Really never knew there was a house there just thought was woods before. I went to school there in the late 90s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: March 17, 2013 12:28AM

Agnes Wrote:
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> This says that it's the Rt 1 bridge being washed
> out during Agnes but I think that it's actually
> the smaller bridge that crossed upstream into
> Occoquan.
>
> src="http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com/550x/d1/
> e7/55/d1e7556d21d08dc4943c53e857cf3659.jpg">

I think your right! I remember going there as a kid and dont remember a bridge until a foot bridge was built.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: March 17, 2013 12:55AM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Was driving through Annandale today and it appears
> they are tearing down the old equipment rental
> building located across the street from the former
> Fudruckkers. I wonder if they are going to put a
> Rite-Aid in?

Walgreens bought that entire blk. They are going to block off columbia pike there for parking lot and the store. I do think Pizza place all the way to bank is safe.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: March 17, 2013 12:59AM

Dart Drug Wrote:
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> Anybody have a picture of the dart drug at the
> rolling valley mall? When I was a kid we used to
> steal Dart beer from that place all the time. One
> day we got busted in the parking lot , not for
> shoplifting but for underage possession of beer!

Gross they had beer LOL! I bet that tasted horrible. I remember dart drugs in Annandale @ the Braddock and Backlick intersection. Was later Funnels or flannels then Drug Emporium and now Golds Gym Would be cool to see that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: colored school 1890 ()
Date: March 17, 2013 01:19PM

"Falls Church Colored School," in Teaching with Laurel Grove School, Item #22, http://chnm.gmu.edu/laurelgrove/items/show/22 (accessed March 17, 2013).
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 17, 2013 01:53PM

Rory Wrote:
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> Dart Drug Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anybody have a picture of the dart drug at the
> > rolling valley mall? When I was a kid we used
> to
> > steal Dart beer from that place all the time.
> One
> > day we got busted in the parking lot , not for
> > shoplifting but for underage possession of
> beer!
>
> Gross they had beer LOL! I bet that tasted
> horrible. I remember dart drugs in Annandale @ the
> Braddock and Backlick intersection. Was later
> Funnels or flannels then Drug Emporium and now
> Golds Gym Would be cool to see that.


Giant Food had their own brand as well.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: low budget buzz ()
Date: March 17, 2013 02:12PM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> Rory Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dart Drug Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Anybody have a picture of the dart drug at
> the
> > > rolling valley mall? When I was a kid we used
> > to
> > > steal Dart beer from that place all the time.
> > One
> > > day we got busted in the parking lot , not
> for
> > > shoplifting but for underage possession of
> > beer!
> >
> > Gross they had beer LOL! I bet that tasted
> > horrible. I remember dart drugs in Annandale @
> the
> > Braddock and Backlick intersection. Was later
> > Funnels or flannels then Drug Emporium and now
> > Golds Gym Would be cool to see that.
>
>
> Giant Food had their own brand as well.

yes they did, it was brewed by Fallstaff
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: March 17, 2013 03:52PM

1960s Tysons Corner
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Premium? ()
Date: March 17, 2013 10:10PM

Hylarious that the Dart Drug and Giant Food brand beers are touted as "PREMIUM"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brew Me ()
Date: March 17, 2013 10:24PM

I remember that Dart had Ballentine and Old Mil for $.88 a six pack in the early 70s. lol

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 17, 2013 10:32PM

Used to have an office in the 4 cylinder building where the Baseball field is (behind Cap One). Of course, the "new" pic is already out of date as metro now runs along the north side of the road...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: YouWorthlessBitch ()
Date: March 17, 2013 11:00PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> Used to have an office in the 4 cylinder building
> where the Baseball field is (behind Cap One). Of
> course, the "new" pic is already out of date as
> metro now runs along the north side of the road...


Who the fuck would hire you?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Milwaukee's Best ()
Date: March 17, 2013 11:09PM

Brew Me Wrote:
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> I remember that Dart had Ballentine and Old Mil
> for $.88 a six pack in the early 70s. lol

I remember buying Milwaukee's Best at Kmart for $3.xx a case in the early to mid 80s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 17, 2013 11:39PM

I owned the company. And no, I wouldn't hire you.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Augie ()
Date: March 18, 2013 12:24AM

Milwaukee's Best Wrote:
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> Brew Me Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I remember that Dart had Ballentine and Old Mil
> > for $.88 a six pack in the early 70s. lol
>
> I remember buying Milwaukee's Best at Kmart for
> $3.xx a case in the early to mid 80s.


Busch was about $1.25 a six pack back in 1976-77 at Dart Drug.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 05:08AM

Evans Farm Inn, McLean.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 18, 2013 10:19AM

Dart Drug and Giant Beer. Wow.

just wow.

ok, only pic I could find - not that old but I still like it LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 18, 2013 01:25PM

Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 18, 2013 01:41PM

FYI,
CH Ruth was a big publisher of such cards. Google "CH Ruth publishers DC" or similar and you'll see quite a selection of early/mid 20th Century postcards from the greater DC area...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:05PM

Remember when the State Troopers had the big Furys? Every one of their unmarked cars was the same baby blue color you could see for miles away when they were running speed traps on I-95.

And then there were the poor VolvoCops of Falls Church in the 80s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:10PM

McLean and Vienna V.F.Ds, including McLean's first ambulance,'29 LaSalle.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:12PM

"VolvoCops of Falls Church"
You mean cops of "Don Beyer, Va"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:15PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> "VolvoCops of Falls Church"
> You mean cops of "Don Beyer, Va"


Yep, they kept a Chevy station wagon for K-9 because they thought the Volvos were too small for the dog.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:19PM

Old Fairfax open top hook & ladder.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:33PM

Don't have the glossy photo Captain Dan gave me of the WWDC helicopter, so this screen cap was the best I could find. He visited just about every school in the area back then. Complete with Safeway sponsorship on the side.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:51PM

Engine 15, Chantilly.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:59PM

OMG!! THE VOLVO POLICE CARS!!! Back when King Beyer ruled his land with an iron fist LoLz

edit - here's an older model Dulles SUV



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 18, 2013 02:59PM

I remember watching Dunn-Loring Company 13 putting out the fire in the Pagans' garage when an acetylene tank blew. Was a bit newer equipment than this.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 18, 2013 03:23PM

@GettinOld...I remember the story about some guys who broke into Giant Music in Falls Church and stole a bunch of guitars....they were driving a 66 Impala wagon and outran the Volvos, although his stupid buddy was already throwing the guitars out the window...they still could not catch them.

Ahhh, Remember the good old Drug Fair?
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