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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GUN BUM ()
Date: April 08, 2019 10:01PM

One of my fav places to look around . I got a couple pieces there myself both good deals.

Then later to Radio Free Italy when they had the pizza and pasta salad buffet on the second level of the mezzanine about 6 dollars at lunch with ice water and 2 dollars tip dirt cheap and way good . Sad to see all those smaller places go to put that other place in Ive never spend a dime in. A Korean had Larrys Cookies there about 1989 when they first opened the food court I got some cookies and Ice cream from him time to time, very few customers then and I felt sorry for him, 5 years later he was going to the bank by the hour, one hard working man and his family to realize the true American Dream through work and business, Ill spare you the rest of my bitchfest of some newcomers today LOL!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: April 09, 2019 11:55AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> AERIAL VIEW OF FOUR MILE RUN BRIDGE LOOKING
> NORTHEAST - George Washington Memorial Parkway.
> Are those parked cars at the top of the picture
> and if so why are they parked there?


Looking at historicaerials.com, those buildings were there in 1994, but had been replaced by an expanded parking lot by 2002.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Arthur Sheldon ()
Date: April 10, 2019 08:09PM

Tysons Corner. Date?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: guess ()
Date: April 10, 2019 09:18PM

Arthur Sheldon Wrote:
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> Tysons Corner. Date?


1976

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: April 11, 2019 04:26AM

Jim Mckay truck sales.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: commuter in Tysons Corner ()
Date: April 12, 2019 04:26PM

I noticed that the building for sale at 7929 Westpark Drive in Tysons Corner looks exactly like the building that was at the corner of Rt.123 and Anderson Road that was torn down several years ago to build condos. They are/were octagonal shaped three story buildings that were very unique looking. Anyone know why there were two identical buildings a short distance from one another? Kinda unusual to build something architecturally unique and then repeat it a mile or so away. Just curious if anyone knows the history of these structures.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: commuter in Tysons Corner ()
Date: April 12, 2019 04:29PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 13, 2019 08:46AM

People say this is the Annandale road Red Barn. I'm not so sure about that. What do you guys think?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 13, 2019 08:51AM

This might be a re-post, not sure.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:27AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> People say this is the Annandale road Red Barn.
> I'm not so sure about that. What do you guys
> think?


I say no...I never remember anything to the left of RB...we moved off SH road in 1967. Here it is in later life...just tress to the left and a Service Station on the rt set back a ways.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: April 13, 2019 12:24PM

My Dad still uses the free glasses Red barn used to give away.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 13, 2019 12:53PM

May 1976.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WT Woodson ()
Date: April 13, 2019 07:17PM

causeican Wrote:
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> Now, who can say they ever rode on this crazy
> looking bird?


About that helicopter...
Bernie was a good man. I worked on and off for Bernie for a few years in the mid-60's when I was 16-17 years old and I towed that helicopter ride all over the place, from Richmond to Bethesda. Often in an old step-van with a couple of ponies in the back.

I once took a pony to Robert Kennedy's daughter's birthday at his place on the Potomac. I set up a little ring with some rope and stands then walked her and her friends around for an hour or so. I recall the daughter asked if the pony would jump. They invited me into the kitchen and treated me to a piece of birthday cake.

Earlier that day I had picked up the helicopter ride in Richmond and it was still behind the truck (that was the first time I had ever driven a truck and trailer) It was almost impossible to back up. Narrower than the truck you couldn't see it in the mirrors until it was jack-knifed. Robert Kennedy's place was a grand old home overlooking the river on a dead end street. I pulled right up to the fence overlooking the river and parked. Some of you already know where I'm going with this! It took me several hours to back out of there. So long that it was well after dark before I was done and turned around. I didn't get back to the stable until after 9:00 o'clock that night.

Bernie had several little "carnival rides" that he would bring to church fairs and similar events. One of which was a bright red Nash Metropolitan convertible that was hand-made into a hook and ladder fire truck. Once while delivering it I was caught in 5:00 o'clock belt-way traffic. So? I turned on the red flashing light and the siren and passed everyone for miles on the outside shoulder. Laughing all the way. If you could only have seen the looks as this diminutive fire engine with an hysterical boy driving it passed them by.

Bernie always had a brand new Cadillac, his "old one" would be up on blocks with an electric drill running the odometer back until he could sell it. Which took weeks as I recall.

The little train ride set-up was a hateful thing, it was constantly breaking down and was so heavy it took 4 or 5 of us to lift the engine out of the truck and set-up not to mention all the sections of heavy steel track. That wasn't a ride we took out every time. We once set it up in the parking lot of the Kings Park shopping center. I think there was a big church there?

Bernie was a confirmed bachelor and he took good care of his ponies. He really liked them, they all had names and their own tack and stalls. He knew each one's personality and would select a certain pony for a given venue. There were maybe 10 or so of those cute and rather clever beasts.
The stable/barn was between 236 and the Mantua development and many of us (really just boys) hung out there. And you can only imagine what went on up in a 40 foot long hayloft...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It Is No Thinking About It ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:49PM

>People say this is the Annandale road Red Barn. I'm not so sure about that. What do you guys think?

That's it , I always got a fried piece of fish they had a little salad bar a roll soda and about 2.50 or less back in the 70's that's all I ever got. I considered it a good deal and miss the place

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sugarloaf Mountain Man ()
Date: April 13, 2019 11:52PM

Is That pointed mountain in the right horizon background of the Dulles terminal in 1976 Sugarloaf Mt in Md. I think it is now as the view is from the west to the east

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Maybe a million years ago ()
Date: April 14, 2019 12:13AM

Sugarloaf Mountain Man Wrote:
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> Is That pointed mountain in the right horizon
> background of the Dulles terminal in 1976
> Sugarloaf Mt in Md. I think it is now as the view
> is from the west to the east

Yes, that pointed "mountain" is Sugarloaf. More of a hill than a mountain though. The view is almost due North from the airport into Maryland.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lol lol lol ()
Date: April 14, 2019 09:41AM

Sugarloaf Mountain Man Wrote:
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> Is That pointed mountain in the right horizon
> background of the Dulles terminal in 1976
> Sugarloaf Mt in Md. I think it is now as the view
> is from the west to the east


They tore that down several years ago to make room for a parking lot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH. ()
Date: April 14, 2019 01:28PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> -----
> > People say this is the Annandale road Red Barn.
> > I'm not so sure about that. What do you guys
> > think?
>
>
> I say no...I never remember anything to the left
> of RB...we moved off SH road in 1967. Here it is
> in later life...just tress to the left and a
> Service Station on the rt set back a ways.


Sleepy is right.
My girlfriend in high school worked at the one on Annandale Rd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Is Right ()
Date: April 14, 2019 01:58PM

I was sucked in thinking of crisp fried fish in Falls Church too seeing that pic , that Red Barn is in Ohio Rocks Cleveland Ohio

The girl in this Red Barn ad reminds me of my girlfriend Jennifer we used to explore abandoned houses after school

What happened in those houses ?

We explored them and that's all! What where you thinking!! We were 8 years old !

Some You Tube Red Barn love with a commercial showing some of their food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCIbgLVhNJM

Your Pal DAJAX
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: April 16, 2019 09:04AM

Reston Virginia 1968. Not a cellphone in sight, much simpler times, people living in the moment. Wish we could go back.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Omen ()
Date: April 16, 2019 09:13AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Reston Virginia 1968. Not a cellphone in sight,
> much simpler times, people living in the moment.
> Wish we could go back.


That small boy looks demonic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Progress is a good thing ()
Date: April 16, 2019 10:13AM

I'd be lost without my cellphone. Used to carry a little breast-pocket spiral notebook back in the day, but a cellphone does so much more.

Love this thread by the way. Even though I ran out of old photos to post years ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dan8 ()
Date: April 16, 2019 12:51PM

Arlington.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dan8 ()
Date: April 16, 2019 01:31PM

Lee highway @ Illinois st
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dan8 ()
Date: April 16, 2019 01:48PM

Reverse angle.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: April 16, 2019 08:55PM

I couldn't help but notice in the previous three photos there is not a single car on any of the roads. Looks like a ghost town!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: April 16, 2019 09:33PM

They must have been taken on a Sunday.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/16/2019 09:33PM by causeican.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: April 17, 2019 04:18PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Reston Virginia 1968. Not a cellphone in sight,
> much simpler times, people living in the moment.
> Wish we could go back.


But not to that architecture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: April 17, 2019 05:27PM

DLawson Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > Reston Virginia 1968. Not a cellphone in sight,
> > much simpler times, people living in the
> moment.
> > Wish we could go back.
>
>
> But not to that architecture.

What? That architecture is timeless...evidently. Those buildings are still there on Lake Anne and probably cost a fortune! https://modernreston.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Lake-Anne-Plaza-Reston-events.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Film in Reston? ()
Date: April 17, 2019 07:05PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: That's a negative ()
Date: April 17, 2019 08:29PM

Film in Reston? Wrote:
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> .

Century City, California.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conquest_of_the_Planet_of_the_Apes#Production

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 19, 2019 04:52PM

Lyon village apartments Arlington Va under construction 1939.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 19, 2019 04:57PM

Kenny's Amoco at 10549 Lee Highway from the Fairfax County Heritage Resources Slide Collection. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thats What Immigrants Did ()
Date: April 19, 2019 05:03PM

When they came to the USA They worked. Today they are on welfare as they cant support themselves thank Democrats for that

>Lyon village apartments Arlington Va under construction 1939.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 20, 2019 11:54AM

Abandoned W-74 Nike Missile launch site off Popes Head Road circa 1985. Today it's Popes Head Park.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: April 21, 2019 11:28AM

WEEL radio 1310 on your AM dial from 1973!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdWgzh0CWSE&feature=share

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bhgyb ()
Date: April 22, 2019 11:04AM

[Back to Page-1]

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: April 22, 2019 05:00PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> WEEL radio 1310 on your AM dial from 1973!
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdWgzh0CWSE&featur
> e=share


That brought back some memories, thanks!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Big Dave ()
Date: April 23, 2019 05:07AM

A little bit of History on Sterling Park.

"The Sterling-area farm of Jesse M. Hughes was a Rural Electrification Administration demonstration site in 1936. Later developed into Sterling Park."
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 24, 2019 08:56AM

1965 Yearbook picture courtesy of Fairfax county library.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: April 24, 2019 02:17PM

Here is a film reel from 1939, showing trains running on the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad from Rosslyn to the Difficult Run Bridge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8aXR48nxYg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 24, 2019 03:02PM

Tysons, exact date unknown. Early 70s??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blown ranger ()
Date: April 24, 2019 08:51PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Tysons, exact date unknown. Early 70s??


No earlier than 1973.

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