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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: page 130! ()
Date: June 28, 2020 03:02PM

Love this thread! Now 130 pages!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 01, 2020 10:47AM

To everyone - Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend

Happy Birthday America!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: July 02, 2020 02:32PM

Yep, remember the bowling alley. It was one of those duck pin alley's. Had hamburgers and fries there when me and my friends used to ride our bikes out from the current Fair Oaks mall area. There was a similar alley at the middleburg community center pool and park. Once went on a "field trip" to it via bus from my elementary school, Jermantown elementary, in the mid 1960's. Now the school is PC, and has been renamed "Providence elementary".

Oh one more thing: artilce today about the same street the alley was once on.

https://wtop.com/business-finance/2020/07/fairfax-citys-main-street-becomes-outdoor-dining/



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2020 03:13PM by damien.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Happy 244th BD USA ()
Date: July 02, 2020 03:00PM

1776 to 2020 The United States of America

Take care all , be careful out there at the beach and in crowds and keep that face covered so we all can see more 4ths of July . A big And to stop the spread of the virus so it can someday be no more threat

I'm starting a thread in the main forum about the famed bowling alleys of NOVA , many still here others long gone

DAJAX the cook

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: July 02, 2020 03:46PM

Who is old enough to remember when the DMV gave you these key ring tags with your license plate number on them? The idea was that if you lost your keys and somebody found them they could be dropped into any mailbox and returned to the owner. I remember my Dad saying that it would also make it easy for someone to steal your car because the tag number was with your keys. I guess in those days people respected each others property much more than they do today and cars were rarely stolen.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: July 02, 2020 04:04PM

I just did a little research on the key tags. They were not issued by the DMV but rather the DAV (disabled American veterans). They would send these to you in the mail for free and asked that you make a charitable contribution to the DAV.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 02, 2020 10:51PM

We got those tags one year Fred. My father threw them out. We fished them out of the trash, put them on string and turned them into dog tags.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 03, 2020 02:15PM

Happy 4th everyone!
Kings Gardens apartments Alexandria Va then and now.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 08, 2020 02:03PM

Not sure if this has been posted before
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 08, 2020 02:10PM

Old Dixie Pig on RT 1

Looks to be 1950s era
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 08, 2020 02:43PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Old Dixie Pig on RT 1
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> Looks to be 1950s era


I was just down at Beacon Mill on Route 1 this afternoon -- thinking that stupid Rite Aid, that is now closed, took the place of a classic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 08, 2020 07:01PM

blanche Wrote:
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> > Looks to be 1950s era
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> I was just down at Beacon Mill on Route 1 this
> afternoon -- thinking that stupid Rite Aid, that
> is now closed, took the place of a classic.

Another place further south near Thieves Market was the Rib Rack. Loved that onion ring loaf and a pitcher of ice cold beer.`YUM!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 11, 2020 11:55AM

Anybody remember the Dunn Loring woods private school? I sure don't.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 11, 2020 12:02PM

1967 Train crossing at Maple ave in downtown Vienna Virginia. WO&D line. Image courtesy of T A Coons.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 11, 2020 09:18PM

Good stuff Andy!

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DLawson
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: July 14, 2020 10:15AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Anybody remember the Dunn Loring woods private
> school? I sure don't.

I don't remember it. All I can find is the minutes of the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals. (These are large PDF files with OCR text. Searching is a pain.)

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/bza/meetingminutes/book_10.pdf
page 149

This regards a 1962 application for the school on Willowmere Drive, at what I take to be about where Schafflind Court now is.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-development/sites/planning-development/files/assets/documents/bza/meetingminutes/book_15.pdf
pages 69-70

This is a 1971 notice that the school is being sold, and is mainly a board pissing match over what process is/isn't required.

Nothing even vaguely resembling a school seems to be on that street anymore.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: July 14, 2020 11:18AM

> This is a 1971 notice that the school is being sold,

I missed a detail at the end of the debate.

The school permit was transferred to the Creative Country Day School. I know there are several Country Day School members in the area. No clue whether it merged with one of them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: July 14, 2020 12:26PM

Last bit on the Dunn Loring Woods School.

I played around on historicaerials.com and Willowmere Woods Drive first shows up in the 2002 aerials. It isn't there, at least in the current shape, in the 1998 topos. Earlier aerials show two buildings in that area.

(Can you tell I'm avoiding work?)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 16, 2020 05:15PM

Shirley highway Arlington date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 16, 2020 05:28PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Shirley highway Arlington date unknown.


My guess is 1960 thru 1962

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: July 17, 2020 06:18PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Shirley highway Arlington date unknown.

The Washington Monument had beenfinished. I'm surprised it's so far over to the right.

I see some '59 Chevys (one covertible, one hardtop), a couple of Ramblers, and a Renault Dauphine. Is that an AB&W bus?

What are those strange objects by the side of the highway? Are they what people used to call "trees"?

Suddenly I'm feeling really old. It doesn't help that the TV special that heralded the opening of Disneyland was aired 65 years ago today -- and I watched it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 17, 2020 07:06PM

Could it possibly be the Alexandria Masonic Temple? It does seem to be too far to the right to be the Washington Monument.

Great picture Andy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Western Fairfax ()
Date: July 17, 2020 08:07PM

Born_in_Alexandria Wrote:
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> The Washington Monument had beenfinished.


What do you mean by "finished"?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 17, 2020 09:06PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Could it possibly be the Alexandria Masonic
> Temple? It does seem to be too far to the right
> to be the Washington Monument.
>
> Great picture Andy.

Where did the train tracks cross Shirley Hi-Way? Seminary Road area?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 18, 2020 07:36AM

The railroad crossing was between Glebe Road and Shirlington, which at one point was an industrial area -- there was a cement plant and Washington Gas had its pipe yard located on the west side of Shirley Highway. This was before the road was interstate designated. It was part of the Washington and Old Dominion RR.

I remember being stopped by a train there when my grandfather and I were coming back from Arlington, and thinking this is a stupid place for a railroad crossing...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 18, 2020 08:19AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Could it possibly be the Alexandria Masonic
> Temple? It does seem to be too far to the right
> to be the Washington Monument.
>
> Great picture Andy.


I am trying to figure out what at white steeple structure is on the right side of the photo.

The Masonic Temple would be too far away, and the Washington Monument would be much taller at 555.5 ft.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Not sure, but ()
Date: July 18, 2020 08:32AM

It looks like the top of the Masonic Temple, but that is in Alexandria. Spent most of my time in the Northern part of the county, so I am not sure if it is viewable from Shirley Highway.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 18, 2020 08:47AM

If it is the Masonic Temple it would be on the opposite side of the road if the photo was taken facing south. The Temple would be impossible to see if taken facing north.

The negative of the photo isn't flipped as the road signs are correct. Sometimes photos are printed backwards due to a processing error.

Big tall church in that area?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: July 18, 2020 09:14AM

A couple old Alexandria pics. HoJo next to she skating rink and the Birchmere. Not sure of the dates. I think the HoJo pic might have been posted before.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: still there in Alexandria ()
Date: July 18, 2020 11:44PM

HoJo is still there on N Washington Street-at least the building is.

Was a Wendy's until about 10 years ago, now, some type of bank branch.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 19, 2020 08:17AM

Good pick of the Birchmere. What are the odds of 2 Corvairs in the same pic?

Those folks look to be in a hurry to get in.

I wonder who is playing?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 19, 2020 09:55AM

Cherrydale elementary school back in the day. Is that a Olds vista cruiser on the right?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 19, 2020 10:02AM

Here is one for forum user Sleepy Holla
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 4e3vc ()
Date: July 19, 2020 10:04AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Cherrydale elementary school back in the day. Is
> that a Olds vista cruiser on the right?


https://yorktown68.myevent.com/page.php?groupingID=miscellaneous4

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 19, 2020 10:17AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Here is one for forum user Sleepy Holla


Thanks Andy...I think this is it...glad to see it lasted.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: .AARPer. ()
Date: July 19, 2020 10:21AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Good pick of the Birchmere. What are the odds of 2
> Corvairs in the same pic?
>
> Those folks look to be in a hurry to get in.
>
> I wonder who is playing?

Don't about the evening in the photo but have seen many acts there including Doc Watson and Danny and Fat Boys. Great times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 19, 2020 01:18PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> A couple old Alexandria pics. HoJo next to she
> skating rink and the Birchmere. Not sure of the
> dates. I think the HoJo pic might have been posted
> before.


I was going to say early 1950s on the HoJo picture based on the vehicles. Three of the cars look like they dated from 1948 or earlier, but the partial vehicle on the right has newer lines. Then I found the picture online. https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/historic/info/attic/2013/Attic20130328HoJos.pdf This says the picture is from 1949.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: July 20, 2020 07:38AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Here is one for forum user Sleepy Holla

Mr. Williams has a TEMPLE-6 phone number, which is in Alexandria.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: July 24, 2020 02:31PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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>
> My guess is 1960 thru 1962

I think that's an AB&W Transit bus in that picture. Speaking of which....

The Internet Cars Movie Database says a 1948 GMC TDH 3207 painted in the AB&W livery appears in the 2006 movie, The Good Shepherd.

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_95280-GMC-TDH-3207-1948.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 24, 2020 04:41PM

Born_in_Alexandria Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
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> >
> >
> > My guess is 1960 thru 1962
>
> I think that's an AB&W Transit bus in that
> picture. Speaking of which....
>
> The Internet Cars Movie Database says a 1948 GMC
> TDH 3207 painted in the AB&W livery appears in the
> 2006 movie, The Good Shepherd.
>
> https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_95280-GMC-TDH-3207-1
> 948.html
>
> https://www.imcdb.org/i095280.jpg


Alexandria, Barcroft and Washington buses through the years!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: July 24, 2020 05:22PM

No cars, but can anyone date these pictures?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rosslynian ()
Date: July 24, 2020 09:08PM

Unfortunately can't date those photos, but dam...

If the first one is the aqueduct bridge out of Georgetown into Rosslyn, look at Rosslyn!

Nothing there at all!

I think the second one is the same aqueduct bridge, just after its use had been converted from carrying the canal over the Potomac in Rosslyn to vehicular traffic, right?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: July 24, 2020 09:50PM

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> No cars, but can anyone date these pictures?


Can't narrow it down too much but it was originally built in 1843. The first photo looks very early on as there is no infrastructure in Rosslyn. It was drained and turned into a road during the Civil War (1861-1865). Turned back over to the Alexandria Railroad and Bridge Company after the war. The road remained until it was turned back into a viaduct in 1866. In ~1886/1889 the wooden superstructure was torn down and replaced with iron trusses to carry foot and wheeled traffic. In 1916 a new stone bridge (Key?) was built and the viaduct bridge abandoned. It was finally torn down in 1933. All this is from a bunch of different articles I came across. I sure there is a definitive story/history out there somewhere.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 24, 2020 10:11PM

causeican Wrote:
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> No cars, but can anyone date these pictures?


From what I have found is the photo is circa 1900

I found 2 more photos of interest after the bridge was removed

The first is circa 1940 and the second is 2013
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: July 24, 2020 10:29PM

Found 3 more photos

First two are circa 1865

The third is 1920's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Never Knew ()
Date: July 24, 2020 10:59PM

The aqueduct bridge carried traffic nice find DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 25, 2020 01:30AM

causeican Wrote:
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> No cars, but can anyone date these pictures?

In the second picture the bridge has no trolley tracks on it. I believe Great Falls & Old Dominion constructed trolley tracks over the bridge in 1906, so before that. In Rosslyn to the left of the photo you can make out the old Consumer Brewery that was constructed in 1896. So I think Old Iron is correct with circa 1900.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: July 25, 2020 08:22AM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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>... In Rosslyn to the
> left of the photo you can make out the old
> Consumer Brewery that was constructed in 1896. So
> I think Old Iron is correct with circa 1900.

In the aqueduct pictures looking into Rossyln, I try to see how the canal went down toward Alexandria, but I never really can, I just imagine I see it.

Bill N., I think you meant [In Rosslyn to the RIGHT of the photo]?

That was great fun. Thanks all.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: July 25, 2020 08:47AM

When we were teens, we use to go down to the Smoke-Ins on the 4th of July. Most times we parked on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge. Sometimes in the Pentagon parking lot but mostly just in the grass along side the Parkway. We would setup stakes on the grassy banks of the Potomac in the early evening to see the fireworks show at dark. In the meantime, we’d go across the Memorial Bridge to explore the happenings closer to the Washington Monument, the Reflection Pool and everywhere in between. One year, it may have been the Bicentennial, we ran across a dead dog at the top of the bridge. We decided to do everyone a favor and throw it over the side of the bridge into the water. Dreadful mistake. We stink, stank, stunk like dead dog the rest of the night. Live and learn.

I just remembered, while still on top of the bridge, we ventured to go down some stairs. We went all the way down to the water and found a door that was unlocked. We opened it and looked inside but I don’t remember exactly what we found, but it must not have been more interesting than where we were headed because we didn’t explore very long before we decided to continue on our trip across the bridge.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 25, 2020 09:18AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Born_in_Alexandria Wrote:
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> > Old Iron Wrote:
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> > > > Shirley highway Arlington date unknown.
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> > > My guess is 1960 thru 1962
> >
> > I think that's an AB&W Transit bus in that
> > picture. Speaking of which....
> >
> > The Internet Cars Movie Database says a 1948
> GMC
> > TDH 3207 painted in the AB&W livery appears in
> the
> > 2006 movie, The Good Shepherd.
> >
> >
> https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_95280-GMC-TDH-3207-1
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> > 948.html
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> > https://www.imcdb.org/i095280.jpg
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>
> Alexandria, Barcroft and Washington buses through
> the years!

Great pics of those old buses.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 25, 2020 09:35AM

You are correct causeican but in my defense I was up dealing with a dog vomiting.

@ Fran Conia I can remember pre-Metro bus signs still being around in the mid 1970s. Just didn't have the sense to claim one.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: July 25, 2020 07:47PM

I recognize the Wilcoxin building in the background. But what is the focal point building? Is that a residence? Also, what is the building to the right of it, with the stairs? Any ideas?

You know, some of the best old buildings, Fairfax demolished. Now they want an “old town” Too bad they didn’t realize that when they really had one.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 26, 2020 06:26AM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> You are correct causeican but in my defense I was
> up dealing with a dog vomiting.
>
> @ Fran Conia I can remember pre-Metro bus signs
> still being around in the mid 1970s. Just didn't
> have the sense to claim one.


The one in the picture is for sale on ebay.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax City Failure ()
Date: July 26, 2020 08:28AM

Failed policy
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bradlee ()
Date: July 27, 2020 08:57AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Registered Democrat ()
Date: July 27, 2020 10:58AM

>Failed policy

That the only policy we have sorry

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Now Your Talking ()
Date: July 27, 2020 11:12AM

>When we were teens, we use to go down to the Smoke-Ins on the 4th of July.

Not caring one bit about politics . Id rather see young people at smoke ins on July 4th then statue bashing and insane protesting of nothing of true value by ignorant hateful people who think they can reinvent America to become a communist horror of torture and death to those who don't agree with their masters

Bring back the loud bands and the old couches the beer in the coolers and let people have at it

No wonder people are so consumed with politics today . Democrats ruined everything in the USA with their in your face "we have to protect you from your self ", "we know it all but don't follow our personal example" attitude suppressing our freedoms bit by bit with one major freedom under attack that has the strongest language in the constitution to not touch the right conveyed upon us by the founders "Shall Not Be Infringed" The Second Amendment

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: What Difference Does it Make ()
Date: July 27, 2020 11:18AM

Said Hillary

Racists = ignorant hateful people

Statute bashers and insane protesters = ignorant hateful people

What difference does it make ignorant hateful people are ignorant hateful people

No ones above the law except illegals statute bashers and insane protestors to a Democrat

Its Fairfax Underground Not Facebook here where Democrats can not suppress free speech

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 27, 2020 03:54PM

The Springfield tower when it was younger. It looks better without all those antennas and stuff mounted on it today. From what I hear it may get the wrecking ball in a few years.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: How About A Pic ()
Date: July 27, 2020 04:25PM

Of Bills Barber Shop Wonder if it's still there

DAJAX Marveling at the modern office building

I say hang a CSA flag on it and let Antifa knock themselves out taking it down ....the whole building that is.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: cxt3n ()
Date: July 27, 2020 04:29PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> The Springfield tower when it was younger. It
> looks better without all those antennas and stuff
> mounted on it today. From what I hear it may get
> the wrecking ball in a few years.


I'm sure the HVAC and electrical are probably barely able to support the demand from modern day offices. Tear it down and build something more efficient and functional.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: July 27, 2020 05:26PM

How About A Pic Wrote:
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> Of Bills Barber Shop Wonder if it's still there
>
> DAJAX Marveling at the modern office building
>
> I say hang a CSA flag on it and let Antifa knock
> themselves out taking it down ....the whole
> building that is.

Bobs barbershop not Bills was still there on the 7th floor as of 2018 according to this article.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2018/mar/01/salt-earth-barber-springfield/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 27, 2020 09:08PM

I think there is a sign board on a van in the Aldi's parking lot in Springfield that says Bob's is now located in Solara or whatever the name of the salon is that is also in the Aldi's parking lot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: older-yet wiser ()
Date: July 29, 2020 10:57PM

Who would have thought

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: July 30, 2020 01:19AM

I went to pre-school and kindergarten at the old Dunn Loring school off Cedar Lane on Willowmere, but don't remember it being called Dunn Loring Woods. Was there from '68-'70

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: July 31, 2020 07:44PM

lbss82bruin Wrote:
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> I went to pre-school and kindergarten at the old
> Dunn Loring school off Cedar Lane on Willowmere,
> but don't remember it being called Dunn Loring
> Woods. Was there from '68-'70

I wonder if this school's beginnings were a case of resistance to integration. I've had heard some private schools were started to avoid public school integration around that time. Seems the school lasted about as long as the legal bickering over integration did, which made me wonder.

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Posted by: Dunn Loring IS OLD ()
Date: July 31, 2020 08:24PM

It predates desegregation in Virginia by decades. DAJAX I don't think it was a black school as Louise Archer was already in Vienna and James Lee was later built in Falls Church . Dunn Loring I believe is a 1930's school maybe built in 1939 after Mt Vernon HS . It has been closed far more then 40 years now as a school . The area built up became older and the need was no longer there for the school as newer schools had been built . It became an admin building which it still is last time I passed by

Would not FXU be nice if the vulgar porn and cursing and mocking people for a simple question was not here and topics were interesting again like "Where the best taco truck in Fairfax hangs out at"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 01, 2020 10:25AM

I think this building might be the Dunn Loring woods school.
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Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 01, 2020 10:36AM

How many of these places did you watch a movie at back in the day? I think this is circa 1978.
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Posted by: Davey Marlin-Jones ()
Date: August 01, 2020 10:55AM

Candy Stripers looks to be a wholesome film circa 1978
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 01, 2020 11:01AM

This is supposed to be somewhere in Fairfax county but I can't place it. Tried a reverse image search and came up with nothing. Anybody recognize it? I thought maybe Armstrong st in Fairfax city maybe?
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Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: August 01, 2020 11:07AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is supposed to be somewhere in Fairfax county
> but I can't place it. Tried a reverse image search
> and came up with nothing. Anybody recognize it? I
> thought maybe Armstrong st in Fairfax city maybe?


Taken from one of the upper floors of the Massey Building a long time ago?

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Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: August 01, 2020 11:17AM

> This is supposed to be somewhere in Fairfax county
> but I can't place it. Tried a reverse image search
> and came up with nothing. Anybody recognize it? I
> thought maybe Armstrong st in Fairfax city maybe?

I think this is looking East. Armstrong street is to the right (and off camera).

Looks like the firehouse about center.

The street left to right is Chain Bridge Road.

To the upper right are the town houses.

Late 60s maybe?

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Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: August 01, 2020 11:33AM

Photo maybe from 1968 when the building was being erected. Many changes since then, but the basic look is still there if you know what it used to look like.

Great photo

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Posted by: Western Fairfax ()
Date: August 01, 2020 01:05PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> How many of these places did you watch a movie at
> back in the day? I think this is circa 1978.


I LOVED the Fair City Mall theater. You could go watch movies during the week and be the only one in the theater!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: older-yet wiser ()
Date: August 02, 2020 12:26PM

Those were da days !!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 02, 2020 03:43PM

I came across this image of the inside of the 29 diner. Not sure if this image is old or just made to look like it is old. ?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: New Pic - Not old ()
Date: August 02, 2020 05:07PM

Suicide issues with the customers?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: August 02, 2020 05:30PM

> How many of these places did you watch a movie at
> back in the day? I think this is circa 1978.

I saw the original Star Wars in Fair City.

Old memories.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: shamrock77 ()
Date: August 02, 2020 06:53PM

Funny to see American Grafitti playing at the Circle - That came out in 1973 think.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: No $12Faceful Of Politics For Me ()
Date: August 02, 2020 07:48PM

> came across this image of the inside of the 29 diner.

The political gimmie money are the reason there's only two people in there . This started with the "new owner" the pic is new

I don't want a faceful of political give them some money whining for some cause when I want to eat breakfast and pay 12 dollars for bacon and eggs and a cup of coffee

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Before Women Became Abortionists ()
Date: August 02, 2020 07:54PM

The book was back when real women were the US woman who loved children , not kill them in their womb , liberalism changed all that which is why husbands and wives today have to work and sweat it out in the much larger and wicked rat race to pay the bills every month leading to neglected children

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: August 04, 2020 11:06AM

Here are some Burger Chef coupons if anybody wants to use them.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: In 1967 Manassas ()
Date: August 04, 2020 03:03PM

There was only 1 zip code and every one lived in "Manassas" , I do remember when going to Prince William Co I felt like I was back home in southwest Virginia after leaving the Emerald City of Tysons where the mall was and Rt 1 where the Imperial Eating Palace of The Dixie Pig Stood DAJAX lol

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: August 04, 2020 04:20PM

This is a shot of Ravensworth drive and Elgar street Springfield Virginia date unknown. A shot out to Old Iron or anybody who can identify that car. Is it a Plymouth Duster or a Dodge Demon perhaps? I am guessing early to mid 1970s?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: August 04, 2020 04:29PM

Landmark shopping center 1965.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: August 04, 2020 04:52PM

This is a shot of Ravensworth drive and Elgar street Springfield Virginia date unknown. A shot out to Old Iron or anybody who can identify that car. Is it a Plymouth Duster or a Dodge Demon perhaps? I am guessing early to mid 1970s?

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I am voting "mid to late 70s".

Nice pic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 04, 2020 05:36PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This is a shot of Ravensworth drive and Elgar
> street Springfield Virginia date unknown. A shot
> out to Old Iron or anybody who can identify that
> car. Is it a Plymouth Duster or a Dodge Demon
> perhaps? I am guessing early to mid 1970s?


My guess is a 1971 Plymouth Duster. Reason is those are 1971 Plymouth wheel covers put on various Plymouth models.

People swapped wheel covers back in the day, so the Duster could be a a 72 or 73. Note the decal on the front fender. Demon?

Late 1970s very early 1980s because of the Chevy Nova at the top of the street.

Great pic - Thanks!

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Posted by: Ahh The Excitement ()
Date: August 04, 2020 08:34PM

Of going to Landmark back in the day and heading to grand central station in the middle of Sears on the main floor to get a bad of chocolate bridge mix and some malted milk balls for the glass candy bins then later after looking at tools sporting goods and real guns a plate of fried whiting tarter sauce veggies mashed potatoes roll and drink at SW Cafe or the baked spaghetti with garlic bread and a salad and drink DAJAX

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Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: August 04, 2020 08:39PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is a shot of Ravensworth drive and Elgar
> > street Springfield Virginia date unknown. A
> shot
> > out to Old Iron or anybody who can identify
> that
> > car. Is it a Plymouth Duster or a Dodge Demon
> > perhaps? I am guessing early to mid 1970s?
>
>
> My guess is a 1971 Plymouth Duster. Reason is
> those are 1971 Plymouth wheel covers put on
> various Plymouth models.
>
> People swapped wheel covers back in the day, so
> the Duster could be a a 72 or 73. Note the decal
> on the front fender. Demon?
>
> Late 1970s very early 1980s because of the Chevy
> Nova at the top of the street.
>
> Great pic - Thanks!


Damn Old Iron , I missed the Chevy Nova. Got to be late 1974 or later because they made that body style change for 1975. You are the man when it comes to old iron.

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Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 04, 2020 09:20PM

Ooops!

Impossible for there to be a Demon Decal as that was a Dodge Product. Still can't read what is on the front fender.

Old Iron

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Posted by: GBW ()
Date: August 04, 2020 09:50PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Ooops!
>
> Impossible for there to be a Demon Decal as that
> was a Dodge Product. Still can't read what is on
> the front fender.
>
> Old Iron


I believe it just says Duster. From the photos I can find it looks the base model Dusters just had "Duster" on the front fender and the ones with the 340's had "Duster 340".

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Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 04, 2020 10:45PM

GBW Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ooops!
> >
> > Impossible for there to be a Demon Decal as
> that
> > was a Dodge Product. Still can't read what is
> on
> > the front fender.
> >
> > Old Iron
>
>
> I believe it just says Duster. From the photos I
> can find it looks the base model Dusters just had
> "Duster" on the front fender and the ones with the
> 340's had "Duster 340".

You are correct. Thanks for the help. I has been a long time since I have seen one on the street.

Those things would fly with a 440 but you had to do the swap.

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Posted by: Not old ()
Date: August 04, 2020 10:46PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> I came across this image of the inside of the 29
> diner. Not sure if this image is old or just made
> to look like it is old. ?


No hash tags in old pics. lol

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Posted by: Mopar to ya ()
Date: August 07, 2020 04:38PM

This was the Dodge Demon logo.
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Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 08, 2020 10:21AM

Borrowed this off Facebook.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 08, 2020 10:30AM

Did Dart beer turn into Total Beverage and then turn into Total wine?
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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: August 08, 2020 11:02AM

Dart Drug, Crown Books, Trak Auto, and parts of Total Beverage and SFW were part of the Haft empire. I think it was WTOP would play soap opera organ music when they were going to have a story on the family feud when the old man divorced his first wife and was excluding the children from the empire. It was a huge mess that resulted in everyone loosing out.

I think that Total Wine was another company altogether.

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Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: August 08, 2020 03:48PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Dart Drug, Crown Books, Trak Auto, and parts of
> Total Beverage and SFW were part of the Haft
> empire. I think it was WTOP would play soap opera
> organ music when they were going to have a story
> on the family feud when the old man divorced his
> first wife and was excluding the children from the
> empire. It was a huge mess that resulted in
> everyone loosing out.
>
> I think that Total Wine was another company
> altogether.


IIRC the Dart Beer stores were only in DC and Maryland. Virginia ABC control laws at the time did not allow the word "beer" on public signage. Same reason the Steak and Ale restaurant between Annandale and Fairfax had to use the name Jolly Ox.

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Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: August 08, 2020 04:13PM

Clarendon Virginia. No date available.
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