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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hemmy ()
Date: August 23, 2021 06:15PM

Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only had one of each but I recall a full page ad every Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun to read them and I got my first in dash cassette player from those guys

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hemmy ()
Date: August 23, 2021 06:15PM

Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only had one of each but I recall a full page ad every Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun to read them and I got my first in dash cassette player from those guys

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: August 24, 2021 10:28AM

Hemmy Wrote:
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> Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town
> that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every
> week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only
> had one of each but I recall a full page ad every
> Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun
> to read them and I got my first in dash cassette
> player from those guys

Morris Katz. It was on South Peyton Street, at the intersection with Prince Street. It was at approximately 210 South Peyton Street. I just took a look at Google maps to see what's there now. I can't tell, as there are a bunch of trees in the way.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: August 24, 2021 10:33AM

Hemmy Wrote:
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> Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town
> that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every
> week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only
> had one of each but I recall a full page ad every
> Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun
> to read them and I got my first in dash cassette
> player from those guys


Here's more about Morris Katz.

Remembering Morris Katz & Sons in Alexandria #ThrowbackThursday
written by Lee Hernly, Editor May 9, 2019

https://portcitywire.com/2019/05/09/remembering-morris-katz-sons-in-alexandria-throwbackthursday/

Who remembers Morris Katz & Sons in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia? The Morris Katz sign on Commerce Street is still standing.

Morris Katz was located on South Peyton Street and Prince Street in Old Town and was in operation from 1927 until the early 2000s when the firm Land Design took over the space.

https://twitter.com/LandDesignInc/status/1004063563634397190

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 24, 2021 12:36PM

Born_in_Alexandria Wrote:
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> Hemmy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old
> town
> > that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post
> every
> > week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They
> only
> > had one of each but I recall a full page ad
> every
> > Sunday back in the early seventies … it was
> fun
> > to read them and I got my first in dash
> cassette
> > player from those guys
>
>
> Here's more about Morris Katz.
>
> Remembering Morris Katz & Sons in Alexandria
> #ThrowbackThursday
> written by Lee Hernly, Editor May 9, 2019
>
> https://portcitywire.com/2019/05/09/remembering-mo
> rris-katz-sons-in-alexandria-throwbackthursday/
>
> Who remembers Morris Katz & Sons in Old Town
> Alexandria, Virginia? The Morris Katz sign on
> Commerce Street is still standing.
>
> Morris Katz was located on South Peyton Street and
> Prince Street in Old Town and was in operation
> from 1927 until the early 2000s when the firm Land
> Design took over the space.
>
> https://twitter.com/LandDesignInc/status/100406356
> 3634397190


Every 2 or 3 years my Dad would buy our Mom a new Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. We(me and my siblings) were not allowed to ride in it until the clear plastic seat covers were put on the rear seats.

We went to Morris Katz, and I remember the huge neon that lit up the night. I also remember the dimples the seat covers left on the back of our legs in the summer time.

Dad bought the factory A/C but he didn't want to wear it out, so he used it sparingly.

Circa 1965 - Great memories

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Erikenstein ()
Date: August 26, 2021 11:36PM

That's 70 ton Brown's Chapel being transported up Baron Cameron Ave. in Reston to it's new location in 1968.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: September 01, 2021 03:46PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Every 2 or 3 years my Dad would buy our Mom a new
> Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. We(me and my
> siblings) were not allowed to ride in it until the
> clear plastic seat covers were put on the rear
> seats.
>
> We went to Morris Katz, and I remember the huge
> neon that lit up the night. I also remember the
> dimples the seat covers left on the back of our
> legs in the summer time.
>
> Dad bought the factory A/C but he didn't want to
> wear it out, so he used it sparingly.
>
> Circa 1965 - Great memories

From Herby's? He didn't have far to go.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AshleyG ()
Date: September 02, 2021 03:00AM

Loved the photos!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Black Pond Bottom Sediment ()
Date: September 06, 2021 09:29AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 07, 2021 02:18PM

Arlington county residents protesting the removal of their homes to make way for I-66.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: We Remember 911 ! 20 Years ! ()
Date: September 11, 2021 02:47PM

So many of us came close that morning ! Jets were ordered to shot the plane down that hit the pentagon

God bless those innocent Americans who lost their lives and their families
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: September 12, 2021 07:24AM

We Remember 911 ! 20 Years ! Wrote:
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> So many of us came close that morning ! Jets were
> ordered to shot the plane down that hit the
> pentagon
>
> God bless those innocent Americans who lost their
> lives and their families

Thanks for posting those route maps. I had been looking for those. I had seen them earlier, but I had forgotten where.

Flight 77 went directly over what used to be T.C. Williams HS in Alexandria.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 12, 2021 07:38AM

Remember eating at Howard Johnson's. They were located all over NOVA.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Zzzz ()
Date: September 12, 2021 08:40AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: September 12, 2021 09:06AM

Good Morning everyone

I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I haven't posted much lately because this thread is constantly buried under absolute garbage.

How can this issue be resolved?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 12, 2021 10:08AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Good Morning everyone
>
> I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I haven't
> posted much lately because this thread is
> constantly buried under absolute garbage.
>
> How can this issue be resolved?

Maybe someone could move all the legit pictures and commentary to a Facebook page. I am old and not smart enough to do this but maybe someone could figure it out. You and Andy could be moderators.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebooksucks ()
Date: September 12, 2021 01:39PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good Morning everyone
> >
> > I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I
> haven't
> > posted much lately because this thread is
> > constantly buried under absolute garbage.
> >
> > How can this issue be resolved?
>
> Maybe someone could move all the legit pictures
> and commentary to a Facebook page. I am old and
> not smart enough to do this but maybe someone
> could figure it out. You and Andy could be
> moderators.

Not

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: zzzz ()
Date: September 13, 2021 07:32AM

Fair City mall
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Olde Photographer ()
Date: September 15, 2021 08:58AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Good Morning everyone
>
> I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I haven't
> posted much lately because this thread is
> constantly buried under absolute garbage.
>
> How can this issue be resolved?


The bane of non-moderated forums. Implementing moderators would help, but Fairfax Underground probably won't do that. Or as Fairfax Fred suggested, lift the content and move it elsewhere, to a moderated site, possibly with user authentication and validation.

I have thousands of photos and negatives of Fairfax, DC, NoVA, and Appalachian Trail created by me in the 1970s and 1980s, and some much older too. My grandfather taught me photography. He worked in photography from 1911 to 1972. He started as an apprentice in 1911 at age 12.

Some of my images are already on this site, albeit most not posted by me. I found this site while looking for a place to post and share some of my images.

I wont post on this site. It's unmoderated, and rife with trolls, spam and non-sensical vapid sociopathic drivel, hate, venom, and political diatribe.

Nice effort though, for the people who do post here in the spirit of this thread's title. Too bad it was started on a forum BBS service created for Trolls and administered by one.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Freedom2choose ()
Date: September 15, 2021 09:46AM

Olde Photographer Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good Morning everyone
> >
> > I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I
> haven't
> > posted much lately because this thread is
> > constantly buried under absolute garbage.
> >
> > How can this issue be resolved?
>
>
> The bane of non-moderated forums. Implementing
> moderators would help, but Fairfax Underground
> probably won't do that. Or as Fairfax Fred
> suggested, lift the content and move it elsewhere,
> to a moderated site, possibly with user
> authentication and validation.
>
> I have thousands of photos and negatives of
> Fairfax, DC, NoVA, and Appalachian Trail created
> by me in the 1970s and 1980s, and some much older
> too. My grandfather taught me photography. He
> worked in photography from 1911 to 1972. He
> started as an apprentice in 1911 at age 12.
>
> Some of my images are already on this site, albeit
> most not posted by me. I found this site while
> looking for a place to post and share some of my
> images.
>
> I wont post on this site. It's unmoderated, and
> rife with trolls, spam and non-sensical vapid
> sociopathic drivel, hate, venom, and political
> diatribe.
>
> Nice effort though, for the people who do post
> here in the spirit of this thread's title. Too
> bad it was started on a forum BBS service created
> for Trolls and administered by one.

And yet, you were here.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 25, 2021 11:00AM

Emerson's near Kamp Washington. Lazy boy gallery is there today i think. No date was given bit I guess from looking at the cars it was late 60's or early 70's??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 25, 2021 11:06AM

This is reportedly the Fairfax city Safeway that turned into Phaltzgraf at some point. Any guesses on the year? Is that a VW on the left hand side?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: September 25, 2021 12:25PM

Winter of 1969 - Yes, it is the Safeway that was located in University Shopping Center.

Great photo - Great old iron

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 28, 2021 12:36PM

A color slide of a little league parade in Fairfax. Looks like late 60's maybe early 70's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11thLordFairfax ()
Date: September 28, 2021 01:25PM

The banner they're holding says 1968.


Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> A color slide of a little league parade in
> Fairfax. Looks like late 60's maybe early 70's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: .DAJAX ()
Date: September 28, 2021 04:33PM

11thLordFairfax Wrote:
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> The banner they're holding says 1968.
>
>
> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A color slide of a little league parade in
> > Fairfax. Looks like late 60's maybe early 70's.

The kid walking up front looks like a retard.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: September 29, 2021 02:26PM

Documentary Explores a Place Formerly Known as ‘The Pits.’

Documentarian is also a reporter for the Mount Vernon Gazette.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2021/sep/23/documentary-explores-place-formerly-known-pits/

By Mike SalmonThursday, September 23, 2021
#For me, the gravel pits behind Hayfield Secondary School started as the local fishing hole, which continued to be true into high school before other

http://connection.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2021/09/23/pits3_t180.jpg?370a03faaa4bde2115f371a02430eb3e6a451be5

Photo contributed

Motocross riding was big at the Hayfield Gravel Pits in the 1970's.

#things piqued my interest like BB guns, motocross bicycles, and girlfriends. In the early 1980s, life went on and jobs took over the spare time, and by the next time I looked up in the pits, it was a huge construction site for a new place called Kingstowne.

#Fast forward 35 years, and Kingstowne is my go-to spot for practically everything in my life but it’s hard to picture the gravel pits anymore. Reminiscing picked up online, so I embarked on a documentary film project that taken over during the summer of 2021, entitled “The Gravel Pits: Before There was Kingstowne.”

{snip}

Click here to see "The Gravel Pits: Before there was Kingstowne"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK-I-SB5Wfk

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 10, 2021 10:59AM

7 corners hot shoppes date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1&4ever ()
Date: October 10, 2021 11:51AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 7 corners hot shoppes date unknown.


I think that’s Bailey’s Crossroads.

/cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: October 10, 2021 12:04PM

I believe you are correct, 7 corners was a hojos where Pistone's Italian Inn is located now.

This is Bailey's Crossroads Hot Shoppes,location of many Sunday dinners for blanche's family.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 10, 2021 12:06PM

The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city Virginia , date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Breezeway ()
Date: October 11, 2021 05:14PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city Virginia ,
> date unknown.


Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ethel ()
Date: October 11, 2021 11:25PM

Yes, Blance is right--the sign says "Baileys Center." The building was razed and it's now a Best Buy. Had many meals there.

Anyone remember that the hostess who ran the cash register had the last name of Register?! Always got a kick out of that.


blanche Wrote:
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> I believe you are correct, 7 corners was a hojos
> where Pistone's Italian Inn is located now.
>
> This is Bailey's Crossroads Hot Shoppes,location
> of many Sunday dinners for blanche's family.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of '71 ()
Date: October 13, 2021 12:27PM

Breezeway Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city Virginia
> ,
> > date unknown.
>
>
> Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?

Not sure if this is The Breezeway. I don't remember that fence, and where is the Gulf gas station that later became Midas Muffler?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: October 13, 2021 02:23PM

Class of '71 Wrote:
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> Breezeway Wrote:
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> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > > The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city
> Virginia
> > ,
> > > date unknown.
> >
> >
> > Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?
>
> Not sure if this is The Breezeway. I don't
> remember that fence, and where is the Gulf gas
> station that later became Midas Muffler?

Was thinking the same thing. In older photos of Breezeway, the sign out front is slightly different than the one in this photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: breezy ()
Date: October 14, 2021 05:38PM

The pool ran parallel to rt50 as well. Not perpendicular like the one in the photos.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 17, 2021 01:25PM

Old town Alexandria 1861.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 17, 2021 01:42PM

Class of '71 Wrote:
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> Breezeway Wrote:
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> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
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> > > The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city
> Virginia
> > ,
> > > date unknown.
> >
> >
> > Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?
>
> Not sure if this is The Breezeway. I don't
> remember that fence, and where is the Gulf gas
> station that later became Midas Muffler?

You might be right. I was told it was the Breezeway. Here are two shots of the Breezeway before and after the modular guest building was added.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Motocross Guy ()
Date: October 17, 2021 07:59PM

In the Kingston pits post with the beard I remember a guy with a Husky at Loisdale pits along Loisdale road where the Toyota dealer is now about 71 72 who looked like him had same dark kind of long styled hair . I called him "after shave guy" because he wore more cheap after shave then Arabs and Frenchmen you had to stay in front of him racing or you would gag

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FCHS 75 ()
Date: October 19, 2021 01:02PM

Love the photo of the University Shopping Center Safeway. I worked at the Pickett Safeway down the street in 1975 after it reopened. Ended up being one of many 42 years later.

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Charles Chips
Posted by: Patty Thibodeau ()
Date: October 20, 2021 04:57PM

Does anyone have a photo of Charles Chips on Lee Highway in Merrifield?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 12, 2021 01:18PM

Anybody remember this place?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 13, 2021 08:06AM

It looks like the former location of the Alpine Restaurant (RIP). I thinkk the left side fence is facing Lee Highway.

I haven't been down to Ruffino's since before the pandemic -- thanks for the reminder. Apparently the area is being gentrified and a multi-story building is going on the lot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Evans to Alpine to construction ()
Date: November 14, 2021 01:16AM

Yes, I do believe it was the Alpine until recently.

Apparently, Billy Kilmer and Sunny Jurgensen would occasionally do some late night sobering up there, as I seem to recall it playing a part in one of them having a vehicular run in/issue with the police at one time?

Can anybody verify that second part?

I am pretty sure about the first part, that is, them spending time there on occasion.

Maybe not. Who knows.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 14, 2021 07:34AM

I remember seeing Terry Bradshaw and some other CBS football personalities at the Alpine prior to a play off game when the Redskins were on the march to their Super Bowl XXVI. What a great season...

Anyway, I believe I remember the Alpine being a Redskins hangout at some point.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: googlethatforyou.com ()
Date: November 14, 2021 10:35AM

Evans to Alpine to construction Wrote:
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> Yes, I do believe it was the Alpine until
> recently.
>
> Apparently, Billy Kilmer and Sunny Jurgensen would
> occasionally do some late night sobering up there,
> as I seem to recall it playing a part in one of
> them having a vehicular run in/issue with the
> police at one time?
>
> Can anybody verify that second part?
>
> I am pretty sure about the first part, that is,
> them spending time there on occasion.
>
> Maybe not. Who knows.

Billy Kilmer, DUI, December 11, 1976.

Toddle House, Arlington, December 6, 1971 arrested for disorderly conduct and drunk in public. He tried to pay a $4 tab with a $100 bill. The waitress and restaurant couldn't give change for the large denomination at that hour. He became belligerent and started an ego drive tirade, creating an overly melodramatic scene. True to his character, he became a total jerk bully during the altercation. He's not a very gracious person at all.

- By today's standards, that would be like attempting to a a $25 tab with a $650 in currency.


He had several other infractions and altercations too, In several other incidents he was not charged due to his celebrity. Basically just an egotistical obnoxious jerk, especially when intoxicated with drugs and alcohol.

https://googlethatforyou.com

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: November 21, 2021 11:10AM

The old Ginos on Columbia pike at the edge of Annandale after they turned it into Roy Roger. Late 1980s I am guessing.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: November 21, 2021 11:40PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> The old Ginos on Columbia pike at the edge of
> Annandale after they turned it into Roy Roger.
> Late 1980s I am guessing.

What makes you think that's the one in Annandale?

It's too blurry for me to tell about the buildings in the rear, but it looks like the left side has too much trees and there has always been a low-rise commercial building there, not a house.

And what's that ANTENNA there?

From this angle, I can't see the side of the strip mall buildings on the right.

But on the left I should be seeing the Baptist Church there. I see something else that looks like it has a big chimney, instead.

The landscaping, lot configuration, and street entrance don't look quite right, either.

Maybe I'm wrong - photos can be confusing - but I rode my bicycle in that parking lot at that Ginos all the time when I was a kid living a few blocks from there. This picture doesn't look quite right. I think it's some other Ginos.

(I lived there from the early 60s to early 80s. It was originally a TOPS. I most recently ate there last week....)

Also, it's not "the edge of Annandale", it's smack in the middle of the main drag in Annandale. 7064 Columbia Pike.



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 11/22/2021 01:41AM by This Just In Fairfax.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Doesn't look right ()
Date: November 22, 2021 12:03AM

Yeah, I don't think so either.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: November 22, 2021 01:37AM

Evans to Alpine to construction Wrote:
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> Yes, I do believe it was the Alpine until recently.

4770 Lee Highway

It was the Evans Coffee Shop from 1939 to 1961. Originally 50 seats, later expanded to 265 seats. (Decorated with historical memorabilia on the walls. If you've been to the Cracker Barrel chain, it was sort of like that, only real.)

In the 1940s the family had 43 acres in Mclean and moved onto a farmh there. In 1958 they opened Evans Farm Inn. That property was sold to townhouse developers in 1999.

I learned some of that from
https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=fcpl/vif00032.xml

The Alpine Restaurant was there from 1966 until the owber retired and sold it in May, 2010, to the Liberty Tavern group. However, they didn't do anything with it, and it has sat vacant all this time. Demolition was on January 27, 2021.

The site will become a co-op daycare called "The Childrens School". This is a nonprofit facility for the children of Arlington Public School employees. The three-story building will also house the "Integration Station", a program for kids with developmental and other disabilities.

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PS:
Alpine not to be confused with the "Ski Chalet" on Columbia Pike, a couple blocks from Glebe Road. This building has a similar external style. It wasn't a restaurant - it actually is a place for skis (and snowboards and such). The business moved to Seven Corners recently.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: November 24, 2021 01:48PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> The old Ginos on Columbia pike at the edge of
> Annandale after they turned it into Roy Roger.
> Late 1980s I am guessing.

Some guy posted this fairly recent picture of the Topps/Gino's/Roy Rogers/Burger King on Columbia pike when it was stripped down for yet another major re-model. I am thinking the pic you posted is some random Roy Rogers elsewhere. I still like seeing it though!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Have A Much Better Idea ()
Date: November 24, 2021 10:15PM

The site will become a co-op daycare called "The Childrens School". This is a nonprofit facility for the children of Arlington Public School employees. The three-story building will also house the "Integration Station",

That should be "The US Deportation Station" with cells for illegal cheaters to then be deported by landing ships back to their homeland

Illegals who enter the USA illegally cheat on the rest of the world's legal immigration lines of people of all races and religions who must wait to get their legal papers to come to the USA

Illegals devalue low income US jobs that the lowest income US citizens and legal immigrants who want to work, not collect welfare need

If there's not enough US workers , then the wages of low income jobs will just have to raise until the Americans who are legal immigrants and US citizens will take the low income jobs , tough shit to the fly by night "businesses" who charge market prices and pay low income illegal workers under market wages or even regular market wages

Illegals place high demands on all low income housing , housing that is the province of the legal immigrant and US citizen, never those who should not be in this country .

Illegals also overcrowd schools in Nova and all over the nation, this overcrowding places unneeded stresses on students teachers and staff and requires more tax money unfairly of the tax paying legal immigrants and US citizens to provide for children who should not be here as the law require all children to be able to go to public schools and why is that when deportation is the answer

Illegals that need medical care must be treated then who pays their bills , Forget any changes to Medicare or Medicaid to reward these US immigration law cheaters , as the American people now take a beating on medical care costs and insurance premiums

Asylum seekers are those who leave their countries under threat of death just as those who escaped from the Soviet bloc had to brave machine gun fire to escape, while too many illegals freely leave the countries and freely return home as they want

In order to change this violation of the people of the United States , never vote for the Democrat who enables these illegals , Look at the horrible inhuman mess President Joe Biden has created on the US southern border LOOK AT IT Democrats .President Trump had our border under control , Joe Biden revered his rules for no good reason but spite ! Joe Biden will not nor will he even go down there in any serious way he only wants to pack as many illegals into the USA as possible in hopes they will vote Democrat in the future ! THERES NO OTHER EXPLAINATION WE KNOW WHY IT IS AS IT IS !

RACIST! ITS THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE RACIST WHEN THEY THROW THAT RACE CARD OUT AT PEOPLE WHO WANT OUR IMMIGRATION LAWS ENFORCED ! DEMOCRATS ARE PANDERING TO THE PEOPLE WHO CAN WALK INTO THE US WHILE THE LEGAL WORLD OF IMMIGRATS MUST WAIT !

THATS WHATS RACIST! AS SAID THE LEGAL LINE IS FULL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD OF ALL RACES !

NO REWARDS EVER FOR ILLEGALS

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 26, 2021 03:00PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> fairfax fred Wrote:
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> > The old Ginos on Columbia pike at the edge of
> > Annandale after they turned it into Roy Roger.
> > Late 1980s I am guessing.
>
> Some guy posted this fairly recent picture of the
> Topps/Gino's/Roy Rogers/Burger King on Columbia
> pike when it was stripped down for yet another
> major re-model. I am thinking the pic you posted
> is some random Roy Rogers elsewhere. I still like
> seeing it though!


Speaking of Topps ,Washington Star ad from 1963
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 26, 2021 05:28PM

Not sure if that Drivette building is still standing at Columbia Pike and George Mason.

It became a Ginos (RIP) but I'm not sure what it was after that -- possibly a Red Barn?

I haven't been down Columbia Pike that far in a while, its getting very gentrified with the new Harris Teeter,etc.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 77reno ()
Date: November 29, 2021 11:38AM

I worked on Doug Smith farm in Chantilly and went by there recently it is unrecognizable

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: November 29, 2021 03:54PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Not sure if that Drivette building is still
> standing at Columbia Pike and George Mason.
>
> It became a Ginos (RIP) but I'm not sure what it
> was after that -- possibly a Red Barn?

The site had the (distinctive patented architecture) Red Barn on it in the 1970s -- it's still there.

(It is currently being used as a Ryder Truck rental.)

EDIT: Oh! You're referring to the TOPPS ad.

I don't remember there being a Ginos at the site you're talking about. I must have missed that. This is around the corner from the 7-11, right? (I can't make out the road names on the advertisement's map.)

The ad called that store a "Drivette (only)".

Normally it was a "Drive-in", but I don't even remember what that meant. Is it a store that has a drive-thru window, and also dine-in? Or did "drive-in" mean actual car service? Maybe "Drivette" means no seating or no something else? Or just being cute and inconsistent terminology? What was the deal?

I don't remember car service at the TOPPS in Annandale. But it could have been.

There were definitely other chains we went to around here that did that, back then. Some plaecs you ordered from a push-button at your parking spot. Like you do at SONIC in modern times. Other places a girl came out to take your order. Either way, she came out to deliver the food.

I do have a vague recollection that the one at S. George Mason Driev was something else before Red Barn. (I remember driving by one day: "Oh! Red Barn!" as if that was new.)

I don't think we ever ate at the particular Red Barn. Now I'm trying to remember which one we went to. Where were they? I used to remember where some of them were, but now I am old and am starting to forget things!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/29/2021 04:25PM by This Just In Fairfax.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: November 29, 2021 04:43PM

I was fascinated when someone in another thread mentioned "Glascock" owned the property around (?) the 29 Diner at the 50/123 intersection.

I recognized the name from this airstrip, I used to drive by and see a Cessna parked there near the road:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/VA/Airfields_VA_Loudoun.htm#glascock

If you want to see old pics of airports around here, the above site is wonderful. Like some of you, I remember the airport at Bailey's Crossroads of course; it (and the drive-in theatre) still operating when I was a kid. I'm a pilot, but never flew around this area until the 90s.

So who was this Glascock guy, anyway?

I also remember a plane landing on one of the little lakes around here when I was there. It might have been Lke Accotink, or maybe Burke Lake, because we went to both those all the time. Anyone have recollections of that?

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Posted by: Glascock Was A Property Owner ()
Date: November 29, 2021 11:50PM

As said, he owned the land the 29 Diner was on and land around there. There was a derelict green building on one side of the 29 towards Rt 123 that he owned he was one who bought cheap and sold high at his pleasure . He had many land holdings. He was wise when land was cheap and he was young but you still had to have money. I can't remember what he did maybe a bondsman as he obtained property but he was famous locally around Fairfax , as you may have seen his son John owned Johns VW Repair next to the 29 he's about 70 71 now or may have passed

I have seen Bill Glascocks grave site he has a black granite monument his wife is with him and there's a small airplane engraved on it .I must withhold the location as this is questionable site but many from Fairfax City are resting there at least 4 people I knew. One is W.T Woodson who I met but never knew as such
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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 30, 2021 07:07AM

"Curly" is going to be 110 next month.

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