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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: next page ()
Date: June 17, 2019 08:33PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: June 17, 2019 09:11PM

^^^^^1968 Dodge Charger R/T for the WIN!

great pic! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 19, 2019 05:04PM

This is the old Hooes road country store. You got to be a really old Fairfax county kid to remember this place.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tlmnlcic ()
Date: June 19, 2019 05:09PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This is the old Hooes road country store. You got
> to be a really old Fairfax county kid to remember
> this place.


So Cool! Thx

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: PhilthyPhil ()
Date: June 20, 2019 11:09AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Great pics folks, Keep it up...
>
> @Gorden, Nice shot of the Roy's...It was the first
> one in the company as Marriott converted a Hot
> Shoppes Jr in 1968...hence the car hop area in the
> rear.
>
> @love me, The Krispy Kreme was next door as they
> were both around at the same time.
>
> @juju, It may have been a Weston's offshoot, but
> in the mid to late 70's it was a...BOUNTY BAY
> Seafood House...a small local chain riff on
> Chesapeake Bay...exactly the same menu and
> concept. My friends from HS and I would drink
> copious amounts of beer by the pitcher and eat our
> weight in hushpuppies..w/ whipped butter.

I remember it starting out as the King's Table, or Knights Table, or something along those lines. It had a little drawbridge inside the front door leading into the dining area. I'm pretty sure at one point it was the Tom Weston's Anglers Inn.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 20, 2019 11:26AM

PhilthyPhil Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > Great pics folks, Keep it up...
> >
> > @Gorden, Nice shot of the Roy's...It was the
> first
> > one in the company as Marriott converted a Hot
> > Shoppes Jr in 1968...hence the car hop area in
> the
> > rear.
> >
> > @love me, The Krispy Kreme was next door as
> they
> > were both around at the same time.
> >
> > @juju, It may have been a Weston's offshoot,
> but
> > in the mid to late 70's it was a...BOUNTY BAY
> > Seafood House...a small local chain riff on
> > Chesapeake Bay...exactly the same menu and
> > concept. My friends from HS and I would drink
> > copious amounts of beer by the pitcher and eat
> our
> > weight in hushpuppies..w/ whipped butter.
>
> I remember it starting out as the King's Table, or
> Knights Table, or something along those lines. It
> had a little drawbridge inside the front door
> leading into the dining area. I'm pretty sure at
> one point it was the Tom Weston's Anglers Inn.

It was Angler's after BB I believe.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 20, 2019 04:53PM

Aerial view of Annandale Virginia Burger Chef. Image courtesy of Annandale chamber of commerce. 1965. Looks like a good amount of grease around those two exhaust fans.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 20, 2019 05:08PM

Unconfirmed report that this image is from Annandale as well. Anybody know for sure?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 3102 Columbia Pike Arlington Va. ()
Date: June 20, 2019 05:44PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Unconfirmed report that this image is from
> Annandale as well. Anybody know for sure?


I have a few photos to add. It is a title loan place now.

A few interior shots from years ago.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rusty Shackleford ()
Date: June 20, 2019 10:23PM

Anyone have any pictures of the Telegraph Road area prior to 2000?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hooesier ()
Date: June 21, 2019 08:40AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This is the old Hooes road country store. You got
> to be a really old Fairfax county kid to remember
> this place.

Would this store have turned into Add A Lite Glass circa 1979? Was it opposite Citgo Drive/lawnmower repair/7-11 (those were there in 79)? I do remember those little houses hanging around for a very long time, maybe into the early 80s?

The abandoned larger house next to the Citgo-Mobil was used as a haunted house for at least two years.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: June 21, 2019 09:11AM

old springfielder Wrote:
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> AB&W served Washington and nearby Virginia until
> the WMATA takeover (1968).


But I can confirm that when I moved to Springfield in 1973, there were still old AB&W signs hear and there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 21, 2019 05:17PM

Another family picture found on Flicker. 5162 Linette Lane Annandale, circa 1970. Looks like it was probably a color slide. A nice mix of old cars. Who can identify all the cars make, model and approximate year?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 21, 2019 05:34PM

Great selection of old iron - Here is my guess:

1963 Lincoln Continental

1968 VW Bug

1966 Chevrolet Impala Station

1966 Ford Mustang

1966 Ford Falcon

1967 Buick Electra 225

Thanks Fran

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: UhuhUhuh ()
Date: June 21, 2019 08:07PM

1 out of 6 cars was a VW in the early 70s, according to a reliable source. The challenge - should you choose to accept it - is to confirm there was the same ratio in the 60s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bluto ()
Date: June 21, 2019 09:34PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Great selection of old iron - Here is my guess:
>
> 1963 Lincoln Continental
>
> 1968 VW Bug
>
> 1966 Chevrolet Impala Station
>
> 1966 Ford Mustang
>
> 1966 Ford Falcon
>
> 1967 Buick Electra 225
>
> Thanks Fran


That Lincoln Conti looks like the one from Animal House only a different color.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D-Day ()
Date: June 21, 2019 11:52PM

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>
> That Lincoln Conti looks like the one from Animal
> House only a different color.

What are you talking about? It looks nothing like it!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old fairfaxian ()
Date: June 22, 2019 07:31AM

Saw this on a previous page and liked it! Falls Church.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 22, 2019 10:13AM

Hunters Lodge 60s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 22, 2019 10:32AM

This one is from Prince William. Old postcard from the Stone house inn which was located next to the Stone house at Manassas Battlefield park. It seems the National Park service razed the Stone house inn shortly after the land for the battlefield park was taken by eminent domaine. This NPS web page mentions the Stone house inn.

https://www.nps.gov/mana/learn/photosmultimedia/virtual-tour.htm?fbclid=IwAR31ARxNUBumwylVpodqG26z5CY_pFjsTsXggqDWPNXNOh3yxvoB8frfq7U
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 22, 2019 10:54AM

Rose Hill shopping center Alexandria Va 1977.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 22, 2019 12:18PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Rose Hill shopping center Alexandria Va 1977.


That yellow Mustang and the F-150 pickup truck parked next to the MG suggests the pic was taken in the early 1980's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 22, 2019 03:16PM

When was the addition perpendicular to the existing shopping center constructed?

That might give us some clues as to the date of the picture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: That 1970 Annandale Lincoln ()
Date: June 22, 2019 04:07PM

Had what were called "Suicide Doors" so did the "Batmobile rig" below LOL DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Suicide Door Escaped Con Crewe ()
Date: June 22, 2019 04:14PM

They were also not so well known as "Cop Killer Doors" for good reasons if there were people in the back seat when cons were pulled over and a office was up against the drivers window

DAJAX I would have been "Dispensing Lead" from the blue steel.38 Smith M-10 at the back tires as they pulled away at "High" speed from the prone position back in those days

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 23, 2019 09:17AM

Pimmit hills house then and now.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 24, 2019 04:54PM

This is reportedly from the Tysons or Falls Church area. Anybody recognize it?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 24, 2019 05:35PM

Fran....awesome before and after in the Pimmit house.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Missed it by this much.... ()
Date: June 24, 2019 05:49PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Pimmit hills house then and now.

The neighbors to the rear have quite the dichotomy in landscaping! https://goo.gl/maps/Vr9uWv6utuKZxtsn8

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: June 24, 2019 06:17PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is reportedly from the Tysons or Falls Church
> area. Anybody recognize it?


It is not Tysons. Tyson's Herman's was at 8204 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, where a PetSmart is now located.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Recognize It ()
Date: June 24, 2019 09:11PM

As a store that sold handguns until 1973 when Fairfax County passed a ordinance that required a 3 day wait, because of that Herman's found it a hassle as the persons who handled the paperwork were the ones on the license and they stopped selling handguns just like Sports Authority and others and shortly went out of business just like Sports Authority and others

DAJAX No it s not Tysons That building had a roof like a Safeway me thinks

Ahh Hermans the blue steel and nickel Smiths that they had !

Hermans demise was Clark Brothers boom , no 3 day wait out that way in Opal Va on Rt 29 buy a handgun and a box of cartridges and targets and walk out back into the Wild West shooting galley that was their range back then...Range Check ...Boom Boom Forget it maybe 20 minutes later.. But no creepy killers were shooting up schools or killing people in mass back then .

People were much more mellow despite the turbulent 60's and early 70s and all the young males by 75 mostly had long hair most everyone was into music of some kind called Hi Fidelity or stereo and 8 track tapes. My favorite group was Texas Pete and The Tumbleweeds No long hairs on me by 73

So Hermans went out of business by 80 ..close enough

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Make it 90 ()
Date: June 24, 2019 09:16PM

That's a white 87-up Chevy pickup but I don't remember Hermans being around that long. Me thinks that one was in Falls Church in the triangle shaped center by Koons Ford and Eden Center the little fly trap center ez in , hell getting out no wonder I never went in.

DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: June 25, 2019 10:13AM

Missed it by this much.... Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > Pimmit hills house then and now.
>
> The neighbors to the rear have quite the dichotomy
> in landscaping!
> https://goo.gl/maps/Vr9uWv6utuKZxtsn8

Looks like they have more square footage of garden than of house.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: June 25, 2019 10:19AM

I Recognize It Wrote:
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> So Hermans went out of business by 80 ..close
> enough

According to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman%27s_World_of_Sporting_Goods

Herman's went out of business in 1996. I know the Springfield Mall store was still there in 1980, when I graduated.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nguyen Van Gap ()
Date: June 25, 2019 04:55PM

I can confirm that Herman's is across from the Eden Center in Seven Corners, in the same strip mall than now houses Guitar Center, (Fidel) Castro's Bakery and Gold's Gym. There used to be a Bennigan's in there back in the day, too.

Too bad the old Olympus Gym across the street behind Eden Center closed down. That was the place to be back in the '90s with an unknown Batista AKA Dave Bautista and King Kamali training among a crazy cast of characters.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: History Teach ()
Date: June 26, 2019 11:25AM

One of my departing 8th graders painted this on canvas for me as a gift. She is a true local historian!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Large Ice Cream ()
Date: June 26, 2019 11:28AM

World's largest painting of the Frozen Dairy Bar, but a true masterpiece.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: we4v3 ()
Date: June 26, 2019 12:35PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: June 26, 2019 04:19PM

Hot day as we are having, and all of this talk of ice cream, reminds me of these wonderful Big Wheels that were sold at 7-11.

But no more.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: History Teach ()
Date: June 26, 2019 04:43PM

Thank you for fixing my obscenely large picture of the FDB painting!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 26, 2019 05:04PM

These are from Prince William. Marumsco plaza mid 60s?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wheres Shoters Paradise ()
Date: June 26, 2019 05:50PM

The indoor firing range that was in there and burned out about 2002 or so. it was a blast

It came later dummy much later and it went fast shoot..I mean shotly later

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hoodridge ()
Date: June 26, 2019 06:10PM

That whole area is a complete dump now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 26, 2019 06:57PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> These are from Prince William. Marumsco plaza mid
> 60s?

The movie on the marquee is the 1967 classic "Hombre" Starring Paul Newman. The movie was released on 3/21/67

So my guess is summer 1967

Great photos - Thanks

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 28, 2019 04:53PM

The beginnings of the Springfield mixing bowl.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: iwasthere ()
Date: June 28, 2019 06:45PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 29, 2019 10:05AM

Great Falls street McLean Virginia circa 1970. What is that little car in front of the garage? A Opal maybe?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: June 29, 2019 10:27AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Great Falls street McLean Virginia circa 1970.
> What is that little car in front of the garage? A
> Opal maybe?

That looks to be a Ford Capri. Ford made them for the European market starting in 1968.

Bet that is a military family living there because many U.S. Army officers brought home VWs and other import autos.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: medium rare ()
Date: June 29, 2019 06:41PM

Who remembers Rustler?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: June 29, 2019 09:42PM

Not sure that's a Fairfax Rustler but still a great pic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 30, 2019 09:45AM

Is it the one on the corner of Little River Turnpike and Ravensworth in Annandale?

That was Ribster for a long time and now is another Korean place...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 30, 2019 10:04AM

What did they mean when they advertised "DC prices"?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ed's Bait and Tackle ()
Date: June 30, 2019 10:06AM

medium rare Wrote:
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> Who remembers Rustler?

Were they famous back in the 70's for the 12 item all you can eat salad bar?

Picture reminds me of the location near Fairfax Circle.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 30, 2019 10:24AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Is it the one on the corner of Little River
> Turnpike and Ravensworth in Annandale?
>
> That was Ribster for a long time and now is
> another Korean place...


Blanche, The location in the pic is California. FFX and Ribsters (Annandale) looked like that w/o the little peak roof area.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: updated info ()
Date: June 30, 2019 10:43AM

California?

Parking lot covered with snow and ice, and the cars do not have California plates.

Maybe Nevada up near Reno area?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 30, 2019 11:24AM

My bad...it was taken from an article about the day in the life 1977 video at Rustler in CA. That photo is actually Vineland NJ

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: LOL... ()
Date: June 30, 2019 11:53AM

medium rare Wrote:
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> Who remembers Rustler?


Made me hungry for a $2.99 steak. Didn't know about that salad bar.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: June 30, 2019 04:25PM

Thanks to Chris Hershey for sharing this pic of the Fairfax circle pony ride place. You can see the orange roof of the Fairfax circle howard johnson's in the background. I think it is the only color image I have ever seen of that HOJO.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 02, 2019 10:21AM

City of Alexandria fire dept vehicle 1949.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 02, 2019 10:23AM

Beltway construction 70s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: July 03, 2019 05:54AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Beltway construction 70s.


Looks like the beltway between Springfield and Alexandria. Nice Chevy Vega.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: July 03, 2019 06:38AM

Noticed the wooden barricades along the roadway. Before Jersey Barriers were invented.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: klkd4 ()
Date: July 03, 2019 10:14AM

klkd4

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through... ()
Date: July 03, 2019 12:36PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Beltway construction 70s.


Too bad they didn't build the other two while they were at it. We wouldn't be having many of the problems that exist today.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 03, 2019 01:01PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Thanks to Chris Hershey for sharing this pic of
> the Fairfax circle pony ride place. You can see
> the orange roof of the Fairfax circle howard
> johnson's in the background. I think it is the
> only color image I have ever seen of that HOJO.


What are those spoon-shaped things hanging off the bridge (?) to the left of the kid?

We didn't get out to the pony rides at Fairfax Circle since we were devoted Bailey Crossroads pony ride folks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: info desk ()
Date: July 03, 2019 01:47PM

That is actually a canopy, and that is the pattern of the fabric. Enlarge the photo to 300% and you will see the details as a canopy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: July 03, 2019 03:32PM

info desk Wrote:
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> That is actually a canopy, and that is the pattern
> of the fabric. Enlarge the photo to 300% and you
> will see the details as a canopy.


Canopy as in gas station island canopy?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: July 03, 2019 03:41PM

Found this pic from Prince William county Hurricane Agnes.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hmmmm...... ()
Date: July 03, 2019 03:58PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> info desk Wrote:
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> > That is actually a canopy, and that is the
> pattern
> > of the fabric. Enlarge the photo to 300% and
> you
> > will see the details as a canopy.
>
>
> Canopy as in gas station island canopy?

fabric canopy at a gas station......hmm?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: July 03, 2019 05:04PM

hmmmm...... Wrote:
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> Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> > info desk Wrote:
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> > pattern
> > > of the fabric. Enlarge the photo to 300% and
> > you
> > > will see the details as a canopy.
> >
> >
> > Canopy as in gas station island canopy?
>
> fabric canopy at a gas station......hmm?


Maybe it was some sort of shaded area for the ponies to hang out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 03, 2019 05:47PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Found this pic from Prince William county
> Hurricane Agnes.


LOVED Storybook Land -- Good Times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 04, 2019 09:27AM

Happy 4th of July everyone!

Here is a shot of the 1958 fourth of July parade Giles Place Springfield Virginia. Thanks to Katie Simmons for the image.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 04, 2019 09:30AM

Another shot from the same 1958 parade. Springfield Acres Garden Club float.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 04, 2019 09:51AM

Great pics all...Have a great 4th!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: July 04, 2019 02:12PM

If parades are your thing, the City of Fairfax has videos of their parades going back to 1985. Not quite as historic as Fran's photos, but '85 was a long time ago for some of us! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL795EDF1B366CCC9F

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 05, 2019 11:03AM

Feed a family of four for only $2.59!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hmmmm...... ()
Date: July 05, 2019 09:36PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Feed a family of four for only $2.59!


plus tax

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: thread monitor ()
Date: July 06, 2019 03:07PM

This thread has nearly 1 million views.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 07, 2019 12:21PM

Springfield mall
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 07, 2019 02:30PM

Supposedly Columbia pike Arlington . Anyone know for sure??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: western fairfax ()
Date: July 07, 2019 05:53PM

Cross post (from Hillbilly Haven thread) for those that don't venture too far from this thread!!!

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2,file=371833,filename=Screenshot_20190522-053233_Photos.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: July 08, 2019 02:15PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Happy 4th of July everyone!
>
> Here is a shot of the 1958 fourth of July parade
> Giles Place Springfield Virginia. Thanks to Katie
> Simmons for the image.


Not changed much since then. Which is a surprise. A lot of that neighborhood has been McMansioned.

Minor clarification: The picture is taken from Giles Place, but the parade was on Highland.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7917857,-77.1913374,3a,75y,48.42h,79.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1so4mN_G5tpHiEJ53I0u0OeA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Like! ()
Date: July 09, 2019 08:34PM

DLawson Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Happy 4th of July everyone!
> >
> > Here is a shot of the 1958 fourth of July
> parade
> > Giles Place Springfield Virginia. Thanks to
> Katie
> > Simmons for the image.
>
>
> Not changed much since then. Which is a surprise.
> A lot of that neighborhood has been McMansioned.
>
> Minor clarification: The picture is taken from
> Giles Place, but the parade was on Highland.
>
> https://www.google.com/maps/@38.7917857,-77.191337
> 4,3a,75y,48.42h,79.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1so4mN_G5
> tpHiEJ53I0u0OeA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656


Like!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lil Help ()
Date: July 09, 2019 08:47PM

western fairfax Wrote:
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> Cross post (from Hillbilly Haven thread) for those
> that don't venture too far from this thread!!!
>
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2
> ,file=371833,filename=Screenshot_20190522-053233_P
> hotos.jpg


file.php?2,file=371833,filename=Screensh

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: July 09, 2019 09:22PM

^8741 Tijuana Jail?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yet Another Transient ()
Date: July 10, 2019 07:57AM

causeican Wrote:
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> ^8741 Tijuana Jail?

Mexican restaurant. It was rather small. Very good food, traditional fare, low prices too. I remember it from back in the early 80s. I'm pretty sure it was there a few years prior to that. Occasionally they had cactus with rice and beans on the menu. Most people passed it by, due to the location and outward appearance. It helped if one could speak Spanish when ordering, but it wasn't absolutely necessary. The food was excellent, prepared in a home cooked style, nothing fancy, and cheap.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: July 10, 2019 08:22AM

9377 Booth Feeds - Bar J's

This pic is a re-post - I can still taste the chili
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Betcha ()
Date: July 10, 2019 08:31AM

^6140 Harry Smith Motel haha. That’s like saying “John Doe motel”

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 10, 2019 09:26AM

Tijuana Jail, I hadn't thought of that place in years!!!!

My friend worked for the phone company (C&P) and knew all the best little hole in the wall places that the guys in the field told him about.

Also see Dixie Pig, Mike's Italian Restaurant, and Shakey's on that list -- RIP.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 11, 2019 04:42PM

Betcha Wrote:
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> ^6140 Harry Smith Motel haha. That’s like saying
> “John Doe motel”


According to Yelp it's still in business.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/harry-smith-motel-alexandria

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 11, 2019 04:48PM

From Card Cow,
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I am not that young!!! ()
Date: July 11, 2019 04:59PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> From Card Cow,


Good lord. how does the Postal Service do it? I cannot make out the City or State on that post card. No wonder they do not bother teaching cursive to kids anymore. And can someone tell me about the hotel phone number SOuth 5-6100? What would you dial?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: July 11, 2019 05:35PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> From Card Cow,


Great post card of the Harry Smith sent in 1952 to Cincinnati Ohio. I was able to get a pic of the house it was sent to 67 years ago.

Easy to read
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 11, 2019 05:43PM

And just call 765-6500 to see if the motel has any vacancies.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: the ol' smith place ()
Date: July 11, 2019 05:48PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> And just call 765-6500 to see if the motel has any
> vacancies.


It'd be funny if the person who answered knew what you were talking about.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: All FXU Former New York Cranks ()
Date: July 11, 2019 06:48PM

That came here to NOVA stick with the Prince Albert In A Can joke, or the "Can Jimmy Come Out To Play , "My God Jimmy was hit by a car 3 days ago! Who are You ?"

Don't be messi9ng with people here

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: motelhotelholliadyinn ()
Date: July 12, 2019 01:32PM

Traveling Rt 1 South from Alexandria/the Beltway:

The Travelers on right. Pool used to be where outside lane of rt 1 is now
Brookside Motel on left
Ford Motel (gone, now one building might remain, pool company) on right
Cedar Lodge (once Harry Smith) on right
The Virginia Lodge on left
Alexandria Motel on left
Fairview Motel (recently torn down) on left
The Old Penn Daw Motor Lodge on the right, where Wells Fargo is, went almost all the way to Applebee's on right
Next to Groveton Baptist, old motel on left there until around 2006, now Chili's (what was this???)
Beedoo Motor Lodge where/near Delray Glass on left
Old Groveton Elementary School (new apartment circa 2013-2014) on right
Wagon Wheel on right, now self storage facility on right
Old Mt Vee Motor Lodge on left, now townhomes
Belle Haven Lodge on left, at Richmond Highway and Sherwood Hall Lane, little plot of woods now
Doran Motor Court on left, abandoned for years, torn down circa 2008
Miller's Motor Court on right, Post Office now
Southern Motel on left
The Pines Tourist Court on left, now a hotel

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: motelhotelholliadyinn ()
Date: July 12, 2019 01:37PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 13, 2019 10:21AM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > From Card Cow,
>
>
> Great post card of the Harry Smith sent in 1952 to
> Cincinnati Ohio. I was able to get a pic of the
> house it was sent to 67 years ago.
>

That's cool!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lynn Conia ()
Date: July 13, 2019 10:40AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Class of 71 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Fran Conia Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > From Card Cow,
> >
> >
> > Great post card of the Harry Smith sent in 1952
> to
> > Cincinnati Ohio. I was able to get a pic of the
> > house it was sent to 67 years ago.
> >
>
> That's cool!

I love how they’re complaining about DC area traffic in 1952!!

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