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Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: September 30, 2012 07:59AM

So who has got some? Post em and Ill scan and post some of mine.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:24AM

you first.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Time Fairfax ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:26AM

Chantilly History

edit by Cary: Offensive and unrelated "lynching" removed. Poster, keep this crap out of Fairfax General.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/05/2012 06:42PM by Cary.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:50AM

That didn't take long

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bluetoe ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:55AM

Ah, Fairfax back in the day, before all the political correctness.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: courthouse ()
Date: September 30, 2012 09:34AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: September 30, 2012 10:05AM

facebook thief Wrote:
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> you first.


Hunter motel in Newington 1970's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: September 30, 2012 10:26AM

and this one,
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: September 30, 2012 07:29PM

Anyone care to guess what/where/when this is? I know the answer...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 30, 2012 07:48PM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Anyone care to guess what/where/when this is? I
> know the answer...




Give me a hint. Are those radar domes?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:06PM

eesh Wrote:
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> Berdhuis Wrote:
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> > Anyone care to guess what/where/when this is? I
> > know the answer...
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>
>
> Give me a hint. Are those radar domes?

Here's the hint - it was the height of the Cold War.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:11PM

I would say the Nike Missile site, but I don't think the site looked like that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: F3u9U ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:32PM

Old Time Fairfax Wrote:
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> Chantilly History


That was in Marion, Indiana.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Shipp_and_Abram_Smith

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Trummer ()
Date: September 30, 2012 08:55PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: September 30, 2012 09:00PM

1980s Fairfax was metal as fuck.




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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rob Halford ()
Date: September 30, 2012 10:03PM

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> 1980s Fairfax was metal as fuck.
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Years...fucking years stalking Eesh on this site and I finally smoked his proverbial red wagon...

Eesh, old boy? All of those images are from the documentary film "Heavy Metal Parking Lot". A film about the pre-show tailgate of a Judas Priest concert...a Judas Priest concert taking place at the Capital Centre...the Capital Centre in Landover...Landover...MARYLAND!

Your honor, I submit the honorable gentleman from Northern Virginia, Sir Eesh, esq. has indeed posted in the WRONG forum and should be sacrificed to 72 virgins at once. His remark, and I quote "1980s Fairfax was metal as fuck" can stand on its own merits without photographical support.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Eesh is dumb ()
Date: September 30, 2012 10:19PM

Just from reading any of eesh's posts , you can tell he is a complete idiot .... So I'm not surprised

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Eater of Tacos ()
Date: September 30, 2012 10:58PM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Anyone care to guess what/where/when this is? I
> know the answer...


Reston.

Some sort of hippie commune or nudist colony, right?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gotcha ()
Date: October 01, 2012 01:13AM

That is Tony Flaggs place...before he sold it to the Fairfax Unitarian Universalest church in 1963...at least thats what I heard...You would know,you were there,almost next door if I am guessing correctly

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: October 01, 2012 01:36AM

Rob Halford Wrote:
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> eesh Wrote:
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> > 1980s Fairfax was metal as fuck.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -
>
> Years...fucking years stalking Eesh on this site
> and I finally smoked his proverbial red wagon...
>
> Eesh, old boy? All of those images are from the
> documentary film "Heavy Metal Parking Lot". A film
> about the pre-show tailgate of a Judas Priest
> concert...a Judas Priest concert taking place at
> the Capital Centre...the Capital Centre in
> Landover...Landover...MARYLAND!
>
> Your honor, I submit the honorable gentleman from
> Northern Virginia, Sir Eesh, esq. has indeed
> posted in the WRONG forum and should be sacrificed
> to 72 virgins at once. His remark, and I quote
> "1980s Fairfax was metal as fuck" can stand on its
> own merits without photographical support.




You do realize my post was a joke, right? It's LOL funny you took it seriously though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: October 01, 2012 08:21AM

Gotcha Wrote:
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> That is Tony Flaggs place...before he sold it to
> the Fairfax Unitarian Universalest church in
> 1963...at least thats what I heard...You would
> know,you were there,almost next door if I am
> guessing correctly


DAMN, Gotcha, not only did you get the year correct, but the what and the where, too. Yes, it is the Universalist Church on Hunter Mill Road. Apparently you know me, but I don't know you, hmmm....

I'll have to dig up another FFX photo somewhere.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: October 01, 2012 09:17AM

Thought the last one was going to be hard to guess, but it was not - apparently Flagg's minions are nearly omniscient. So I'll toss this old pic for any guesses.

When/what/where...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: October 01, 2012 09:23AM

Wow, LOVE the black chick with the fro and the leopard jumpsuit!

Yum, Yum!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hysterical Historian. ()
Date: October 01, 2012 10:08AM

F3u9U Wrote:
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> Old Time Fairfax Wrote:
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> > Chantilly History
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>
> That was in Marion, Indiana.
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Shipp_and_Abra
> m_Smith

I've not yet read about a lynching in Fairfax County, although the lynching in Leesburg of Charles Craven on July 31, 1902, was perpetrated by a mob of about 300 Fairfax County men. Craven had killed a Fairfax County man named William Wilson a few days before.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: mike tysons chicken ()
Date: October 01, 2012 10:22AM

Tysons Corner - from the 30's to the late 80's, in half @ss ordwer
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: flier ()
Date: October 01, 2012 10:30AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: October 01, 2012 11:19AM

Old Reston
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: October 01, 2012 12:23PM

It's apparent, years ago Fairfax was a pretty nice place.

I guess thats why some of the elderly folk around here hate all of us Carpetbaggers. I would too.

The unfortunate original residents saw Fairfax go from a from a pleasant, sedate, rural community to a Yuppie laden , third worlder filled , homeless populated , negro saturated, crime ridden,traffic infested, expensive, souless shithole.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: eesh ()
Date: October 01, 2012 03:07PM

mike tysons chicken Wrote:
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> Tysons Corner - from the 30's to the late 80's, in
> half @ss ordwer




file.php?2,file=70459,filename=2OldTyson



That's an awesome picture. Thanks for posting that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Zero ()
Date: October 01, 2012 03:21PM

Berdhuis,

I've no idea when, but that's USGS in Reston.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Falls Church ()
Date: October 01, 2012 03:52PM

FallsChurchBank.jpgEFC-1951.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1941 ()
Date: October 01, 2012 03:55PM

auto-railer.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: October 01, 2012 04:23PM

Zero Wrote:
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> Berdhuis,
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> I've no idea when, but that's USGS in Reston.


Excellent, Zero, you've got it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 01, 2012 05:36PM

Rt. 1 & Memorial st.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: LBSS long ago ()
Date: October 01, 2012 08:17PM

I have posted this one before but I still like it.





The Fairfax circle HoJo's from the late 50's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: October 01, 2012 08:56PM

Is that the old Groveton school?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 01, 2012 09:08PM

Anyone know where this was? hint -70's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 01, 2012 09:10PM

bingo Wrote:
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> Is that the old Groveton school?


Yes. what gave it away?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: October 02, 2012 04:49AM

facebook thief Wrote:
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> Anyone know where this was? hint -70's


Is that Gills Amoco??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 02, 2012 05:22PM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> facebook thief Wrote:
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> Is that Gills Amoco??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: James Crow ()
Date: October 02, 2012 05:33PM

Yeah I know its not Fairfax but close. 1315 Duke Street that used to house a slave pen just before the Civil War. I drive by there on my way to work, still get a creepy feeling because in the big scheme of things it wasnt that long ago.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: October 02, 2012 05:56PM

Didnt realize how good digital cameras were before the civil war.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sinclair Dino ()
Date: October 02, 2012 06:44PM

Amoco, Amoco... what do I know about Amoco? Didn't they offer the 'left, right then, left' driving instruction TV commercials and NFL football stamp sheets in the 70's for a fill up?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: October 02, 2012 06:59PM

Sinclair Dino Wrote:
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> Amoco, Amoco... what do I know about Amoco?
> Didn't they offer the 'left, right then, left'
> driving instruction TV commercials and NFL
> football stamp sheets in the 70's for a fill up?


Years ago, Amoco's claim to fame was it's "white gas"---because it was clear. All it was was unleaded gas, WAY before the others got the lead out. It's popularity is surprising because unleaded gas could actually be harmful to old engines with non-hardened valve seats, etc. The stuff was the best for use in campstoves and lanterns.

And it was only clear because it wasn't dyed. All gasoline is clear when it's made, they dye it so it can easily be identified as what grade it is.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: October 02, 2012 07:39PM

Burger Chef Annandale. Circa....... a while back..... 60's maybe?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: October 02, 2012 08:10PM

The adress

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 02, 2012 08:44PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bigfoot4 ()
Date: October 03, 2012 12:04AM

James Crow Wrote:
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> Yeah I know its not Fairfax but close. 1315 Duke
> Street that used to house a slave pen just before
> the Civil War. I drive by there on my way to
> work, still get a creepy feeling because in the
> big scheme of things it wasnt that long ago.


There is a museum in the basement of the building (now called the Freedom House) on the slave trade. Just walk in and tell the receptionist you want to see it, there is no charge.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Ink ()
Date: October 03, 2012 03:33AM

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> The adress


I saw American Graffiti a few times in that theater.The line to get in for that film were past the old Ben Franklin dime store.Way before VCRs were common place.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Ink ()
Date: October 03, 2012 03:42AM

facebook thief Wrote:
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Must be getting old....I hit the wrong "quote" button...>re:> I saw American Graffiti a few times in that theater.The line to get in for that film were past the old Ben Franklin dime store.Way before VCRs were common place.....

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wider shot of Ho'Jo's @ the Circle back in the day
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: October 03, 2012 08:27AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 03, 2012 06:29PM

Everyone knows where this is.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bruin ()
Date: October 03, 2012 07:35PM

Kings Parker-

My mom used to hit that Burger Chef in Annandale on friday's on her way home from the Johnson & Wimsatt lumber yard off Backlick Rd.(then it was Boise Cascade, then the Washington Post plant?) In the late 60's, I think she could get 4 burgers, 4 orders of fries, and 4 milkshakes for less than $5! Cool memories, I miss ma! Thanks!

-Another Kings Parker

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JayCee ()
Date: October 03, 2012 07:42PM

Streamliner Diner...then Bob's...then Bob's Beef House...then Mama's Italian when the diner was still inside with it's sweet pink ceiling still showing...now Mexicano...many pre Ocean City trip memories geting fueled up for the drive....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dell ave ()
Date: October 03, 2012 08:03PM

This one is from the late 80's. Not that old!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: October 03, 2012 08:37PM

I cant take credit for this one. I got it from an earlier FFXU thread. The Burke firehouse in the 70's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Time Fairfax is Troll ()
Date: October 03, 2012 10:37PM

@Old Time Fairfax: you dumbshit troll! This photo has nothing to do with Chantilly. It is a famous 1930 photo of a lynching in Marion Indiana

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ()()() ()
Date: October 05, 2012 12:03AM

Anyone have pics from the pits in tysons, the old baileys brother massive house in 7 corners area before it burnt down and the aftermath of the skyline colapse.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: October 05, 2012 10:19AM

BEH Wrote:
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> It's apparent, years ago Fairfax was a pretty nice
> place.
>
> I guess thats why some of the elderly folk around
> here hate all of us Carpetbaggers. I would too.
>
> The unfortunate original residents saw Fairfax go
> from a from a pleasant, sedate, rural community
> to a Yuppie laden , third worlder filled ,
> homeless populated , negro saturated, crime
> ridden,traffic infested, expensive, souless
> shithole.

Dang, I was with you until you got all racist and cr@p.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: October 05, 2012 10:20AM

LBSS long ago Wrote:
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> I have posted this one before but I still like
> it.
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>
>
>
>
> The Fairfax circle HoJo's from the late 50's.


Is that the IHOP corner?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: History Geek ()
Date: October 06, 2012 09:52AM

The Skyline Towers collapse killed 14 construction workers on March 2, 1973 after shoring was removed before newly poured concrete had dried.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: guuy ()
Date: October 08, 2012 08:37PM

longtime NoVA res Wrote:
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> LBSS long ago Wrote:
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> > I have posted this one before but I still like
> > it.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > The Fairfax circle HoJo's from the late 50's.
>
>
> Is that the IHOP corner?


No, it's where the Dunkin Dog-nuts is now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tough One ()
Date: October 08, 2012 08:49PM

Where in regards to Old Skyline Mall was the airport?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wingman ()
Date: October 08, 2012 09:01PM

Tough One Wrote:
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> Where in regards to Old Skyline Mall was the
> airport?


They're a little toward the South(?) of what was the middle of it.


WashingtonVA_VA_62.jpgAirfields_VA_Fairfax_NE_htm_m3a4e2ef2.jp


More info here:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/VA/Airfields_VA_Fairfax_NE.htm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wingman ()
Date: October 08, 2012 09:04PM

^ Oops. You said mall, I was thinking towers after seeing the pics above.

You should be able to judge from the above though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: route1 south ()
Date: October 10, 2012 04:50AM

story-book land
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yo Daddio ()
Date: October 10, 2012 02:49PM

ToughOne/Wingman:

The hangar in the upper left corner of that picture is still standing. it is now a self-storage facility. You can see it from Rt. 7.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fax Faxian ()
Date: October 10, 2012 03:35PM

The diner is still there at the old Mama's, now El Paso place. They just built the structure around it. When they did a remodel down there a few years back you could see the diner.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 95 south ()
Date: October 10, 2012 03:39PM

route1 south Wrote:
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> story-book land


FAIL. That is in the PWC.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: October 10, 2012 08:07PM

Someone just sent me this one from 1977.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: October 10, 2012 09:00PM

Firehouse #11
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: davedavedave ()
Date: October 20, 2012 09:17AM

The first county library was in Annandale circa 1940.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: t. ferrell egge ()
Date: October 20, 2012 11:02AM

How old is the old library in Herndon?


is it cheating if I go to a local CVS drugstore and take pictures of the ones in the window?


anyone ever heard of a beer hall dance joint called Silver's choice and out in Manassas a Jimbo's?

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Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
Date: October 20, 2012 02:01PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill Hayes ()
Date: October 21, 2012 06:59AM

Call these shots PS. Prior to shitskinning of area.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Time Machine ()
Date: October 21, 2012 11:08AM

Here's an old photo of the Fairfax County Courthouse from about 1920.


Check out this link for some interesting history...
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/28750/28750-h/28750-h.htm
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Time Machine ()
Date: October 21, 2012 11:09AM

"The Tavern," across Little River Turnpike from the courthouse. Photo by Helen Hill Miller, 1932.

and

The courthouse about 1907.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Time Machine ()
Date: October 21, 2012 11:34AM

Here are some more...

Rear view of the Fairfax County courthouse complex. Photo by the Office of Public Affairs, about 1972.


and

View of the Fairfax County Courthouse, the Massey Building, and downtown Fairfax. Photo by Bernie Boston, 1976.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Time Machine ()
Date: October 21, 2012 11:52AM

The jail, built about 1886. Photo taken in 1972.

and

Police Department, about 1947. Photo courtesy the Fairfax County Historical Society.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Time Machine ()
Date: October 21, 2012 12:18PM

Naval cannon in front of the courthouse.

and

The Marr Monument commemorating the first Confederate officer killed in the Civil War, June 1861. Photo from the National Archives.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: October 21, 2012 01:49PM

Time Machine Wrote:
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> Naval cannon in front of the courthouse.
>
> and
>
> The Marr Monument commemorating the first
> Confederate officer killed in the Civil War, June
> 1861. Photo from the National Archives.


Thanks Time Machine! Those pics are awesome.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: t. ferrell egge ()
Date: October 21, 2012 11:43PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pick Temple ()
Date: October 22, 2012 12:55AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: t.t. reynolds ()
Date: October 22, 2012 02:58AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: i still miss tower records ()
Date: October 22, 2012 03:28AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Penguin Feather ()
Date: October 22, 2012 07:04AM

i still miss tower records Wrote:
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Penguin Feather was much better. They had more than just records, tapes and CDs.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: October 22, 2012 08:04AM

Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: October 22, 2012 10:22AM

facebook thief Wrote:
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> Firehouse #11


I believe that's the Penn Daw Volunteer Fire Department on Rt. 1. Just south of Krispy Kreme.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: i still miss tower records ()
Date: October 23, 2012 02:54PM

"Penguin Feather was much better. They had more than just records, tapes and CDs"


Hell you can find that stuff at most smoke shops around the area run by middle eastern folks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hawkey ()
Date: October 23, 2012 02:59PM

Anyone got a picture of the canon in downtown Annandale? Across from the now closed Fuddruckers, I believe it says on accompanying sign it's a replica of canons used to fight Pancho Villa. Considering the large Hispanic population of that area you'd think they'd demand it's removal. Ole'

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: October 23, 2012 04:30PM

hawkey Wrote:
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> Anyone got a picture of the canon in downtown
> Annandale? Across from the now closed Fuddruckers,
> I believe it says on accompanying sign it's a
> replica of canons used to fight Pancho Villa.
> Considering the large Hispanic population of that
> area you'd think they'd demand it's removal. Ole'
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Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: October 23, 2012 06:44PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old token for this train ()
Date: October 23, 2012 09:39PM

I have a token that my Grandfather used when he rode this 'train'.
How cool is this picture!?
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Posted by: Asiandaler ()
Date: October 23, 2012 09:42PM

newgatedenizen Wrote:
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I'm surprised nobody's stolen it by now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: October 27, 2012 08:55AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hawkey ()
Date: October 27, 2012 09:02AM

fairfax city kamp washington area take me back
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lamont Sanford III ()
Date: October 27, 2012 09:08AM

Holy Shit! Lowenbrau at 50 cent a bottle
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bob Sacamano ()
Date: October 27, 2012 09:11AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sometimes You Make Me So Angry ()
Date: October 27, 2012 09:15AM

Payne's restaurant would be across the street from this. I have no idea if Payne's existed in the 1930's. nowadays it's a kim chi bakery
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nello Teer ()
Date: October 27, 2012 10:10AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jack "out of my way" Herrity ()
Date: October 28, 2012 10:32AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: caliope ()
Date: October 30, 2012 03:20AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Man Jones ()
Date: October 30, 2012 05:13AM

The building that used to be the Penguin Feather in Annandale has recently been fixed up. I can remember when it was Rainbow Tree prior to being Penguin Feather. When I was 12 me and 2 friends, also 12, bought our first bong there. They even let us test it for leaks in their bathroom.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief 1a ()
Date: October 30, 2012 08:19AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mr. Gibson ()
Date: November 03, 2012 12:46PM

Gibson's cottages at Kamp Washington.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gh ()
Date: November 03, 2012 01:00PM

Mr. Gibson Wrote:
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> Gibson's cottages at Kamp Washington.


I wonder why they called Kamp Washington Falls Church back then?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mr. Gibson ()
Date: November 03, 2012 01:01PM

And remember top's drive in?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: times change ()
Date: November 03, 2012 01:11PM

It used to have some character when the business was not some huge coroporate chain but had the owners personal flair. Now Fairfax is just a collection of strip malls exaclty like the other. Starbucks, Chipotles, chinese restaurant, grocery store, pizza hut, bank and gas station.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ^^^ how the fuck else would it b ()
Date: November 03, 2012 01:24PM

times change ^^^ how the fuck else would it be... you think everyone should have their own farm and grow our own crop!? geez some people out here really are fucked up in the head retarded, such as 'times change'. Every starbucks,every chipotle, gas station etc. have to run the job in a certain procedure. do yourself a favor and smoke a lb. and then u might have some say in this world.
much appreciated,
Super Sideways aka suburb junkie

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: times change ()
Date: November 03, 2012 01:53PM

sorry didnt see in my post where I advocated going back to farms and crops. Just made an observation. Take your meds yet today?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Super Sideways aka suburb junkie ()
Date: November 03, 2012 02:14PM

then what in the fuck where you meaning by every store acts the same.. People like YOU are people i hate. you are so unappreciative of what you have around you. If i ever met up with you i would take you on a plane to africa and boot you out to a fucking tribe which hopefully would fatten you up and eat you for supper. Eat a dick 'times change' your going to get used to the taste in africa.
yours truly,
Super Sideways aka suburb junkie

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: notyeesh ()
Date: November 03, 2012 09:47PM

You can still see the old red landing guidance lights on top of the Burke and Herbert bank!

Love how there's a baseball diamond right next to the runway.



>ToughOne/Wingman:
>
>The hangar in the upper left corner of that
>picture is still standing. it is now a
>self-storage facility. You can see it from Rt. 7.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: notyeesh ()
Date: November 03, 2012 09:59PM

Fairfax County Courthouse, this picture was included in the intro of part 1 of Ken Burns' Civil War.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JustCurious ()
Date: November 03, 2012 10:02PM

Jack "out of my way" Herrity Wrote:
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Can you caption these photos? WTF are we looking at?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rant and rave ()
Date: November 03, 2012 10:37PM

Super Sideways aka suburb junkie Wrote:
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> then what in the fuck where you meaning by every
> store acts the same.. People like YOU are people
> i hate. you are so unappreciative of what you
> have around you. If i ever met up with you i would
> take you on a plane to africa and boot you out to
> a fucking tribe which hopefully would fatten you
> up and eat you for supper. Eat a dick 'times
> change' your going to get used to the taste in
> africa.
> yours truly,
> Super Sideways aka suburb junkie

too bad late term abortion wasnt an option when you came along

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Route 66 ()
Date: November 03, 2012 11:40PM

times change Wrote:
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> It used to have some character when the business
> was not some huge coroporate chain but had the
> owners personal flair. Now Fairfax is just a
> collection of strip malls exaclty like the other.
> Starbucks, Chipotles, chinese restaurant, grocery
> store, pizza hut, bank and gas station.


Yep, that's the way it is everywhere now. Used to be that you'd go to different places and they all were different with their own quirky little places and unique things to do and see. Now everywhere you go it's all been homogenized into pretty much the same bland crap.

Don't bother trying to explain it to the young bucks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: quirky ways to do and see ()
Date: November 04, 2012 01:04AM

Hey route 66... maybe you should drive all the way down rt 66west until u find a country town that u can relate to. Then u can make all the corn whiskey and cherry picking u want for the rest of your life. Its 2013 u need to start living that way now.

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Posted by: Route 66 ()
Date: November 04, 2012 02:36AM

quirky ways to do and see Wrote:
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> Hey route 66... maybe you should drive all the way
> down rt 66west until u find a country town that u
> can relate to. Then u can make all the corn
> whiskey and cherry picking u want for the rest of
> your life. Its 2013 u need to start living that
> way now.


You're an idiot.

Enjoy sitting in a cube for the rest of your McLife.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: November 04, 2012 04:51AM

JustCurious Wrote:
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> > .
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> Can you caption these photos? WTF are we looking
> at?


The top photo was midgetville.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jack "out of my way" herrity ()
Date: November 04, 2012 09:01AM

thank you Kings Parker

Yes I borrowed these pics from some other facebook page thank you
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Memco ()
Date: November 04, 2012 09:14AM

Is that the Fairfax Cirlce MEMCO, or Annandale one? (both Home Depots now for those who don't remember)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Remember this ()
Date: November 07, 2012 02:52AM

Moorefield Vienna area
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: herndon ()
Date: November 07, 2012 02:54AM

original herndon library located next to old firehouse in downtown herndon
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Colchester ()
Date: November 07, 2012 02:56AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yo Daddio ()
Date: November 07, 2012 08:52AM

Jack "out of my way" Herrity Wrote:
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This is one of the very few I don't recognize. What or where is or was this.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jack "out of my way" Herrity ()
Date: November 08, 2012 06:14AM

top picture is one of the buildings from Midgetville in the vienna area
layed empty for years till finally developed for Megamansions in the last couple of years

bottom picture is the Ardmore neighborhood right off 123 in Fairfax City
they don't build'em like that anymore

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bob sacamano ()
Date: November 08, 2012 06:52AM

Pizzarama over 35 years old not original owner. other store at Fairfax Circle Shopping Center closed over a year ago had been opened sme amount of time. Something about unpaid city taxes. I've heard that might be another Pizzarama out in Warrenton. don't know if this had been a chain at some time.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: John C. flood ()
Date: November 08, 2012 06:56AM

Kamp Washington fairfax City in mid 1950's Looking east
yes I borrowed this picture
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: November 08, 2012 06:59AM

that is an AWESOME pic, Flood
amazing that those houses are even still there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jack "Out of My Way" Herrity ()
Date: November 08, 2012 07:02AM

A camp called Manuel's in 1950's Fairfax(near Kamp Washington).I remember the abandoned building. Think it was turned into a diner after Manuel had closed
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: November 08, 2012 08:21AM

Rt. 1 & Popkins La.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: November 08, 2012 09:24AM

Very cool! I'm guessing that is facing east, with Popkins Lane across the road.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yo Daddio ()
Date: November 08, 2012 10:19AM

Jack "out of my way" Herrity Wrote:
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> top picture is one of the buildings from
> Midgetville in the vienna area
> layed empty for years till finally developed for
> Megamansions in the last couple of years
>
> bottom picture is the Ardmore neighborhood right
> off 123 in Fairfax City
> they don't build'em like that anymore


Thanks. I grew up in Vienna/Oakton and thought the first one looked familiar.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ding-Ding ()
Date: November 08, 2012 11:48AM

This was the trolley car station in Vienna. It was on the south side of Church Street, just west of the W&OD tracks. I believe service started in 1904. Vienna to 12th & Pennsylvania NW in just about an hour. The line closed for good in 1939.
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Posted by: Ding-Ding ()
Date: November 08, 2012 12:04PM

Jack "out of my way" Herrity Wrote:
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> top picture is one of the buildings from
> Midgetville in the vienna area
> layed empty for years till finally developed for
> Megamansions in the last couple of years
>
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So-called Midgetville was continuously inhabited (though not by midgets or other circus performers) until the Wedderburn family sold the tract to developers in 2002. There was a good deal of delay in getting zoning issues resolved and then the recession hit. The land was clear-cut in 2008 and so far a handful of useless, tasteless, uninspiring McMansions have been put up. Here is another photo from the area's far more intriguing past...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: November 09, 2012 07:38AM

Holy Spirit Annandale 1980.
I went to at least 20 weddings here and most of the couples are now divorced.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: KP 4-evuh ()
Date: November 09, 2012 08:01AM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Holy Spirit Annandale 1980.
> I went to at least 20 weddings here and most of
> the couples are now divorced.

Yup...I grew up in KP. When we first started going to church there, the church had 2 Dutch priests. They started speaking out against Vietnam, were cautioned by the diocese and the Vatican and were eventually "relocated".

At the end of services, my Dad always used to stand up and say, "Catholics...start...your...engines!" They had this crazy parking lot arrangement where people would double, triple and quadruple park such that there'd be one car near the front of the lot inevitably driven by some slow walking blue hair who was the last to arrive. We'd all be sitting in our cars waiting for that one car to clear the lot and then it was the opening lap of the Indy500. It made me laugh everytime. 5 minutes ago we were all communing and saying "Peace be with you..." and celebrating brother and sisterhood and then...lighting off F-Bombs at each other in the parking lot as we all tore ass out of there, tires roasting because everyone drove a huge V-8 back then.

I had my baccalaureate there with LBSS, too...after which my crew and I went and saw, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" which had just opened.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hank. ()
Date: November 09, 2012 10:20AM

Hey everybody this is Hank. I lived in Midgetville for a few years back in the 1990's. then I got a job with Howard Stern and drank myself to death. If you don't like midgets well then go eff yourself.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Manuel Fairfax ()
Date: November 09, 2012 10:39AM

This is the old Kinney shoe store in Kamp Washington. One of them businesses you go how can they stay open all these years and have so little business, and this was before the era of nail salons. Building is now a bike shop with extensive design changes.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Cat Man of Vienna ()
Date: November 09, 2012 10:41AM

"until the Wedderburn family sold the tract to developers in 2002"

I seem to recall the daughter was pisssed off at the father about developing the property?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Washington ()
Date: November 09, 2012 10:45AM

I forget if this was an early version of the Chain Bridge or another bridge going across the Potomac to D.C.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Washington ()
Date: November 09, 2012 10:48AM

A closer exam of picture makes me think it is Not the Chain Bridge.surrounding terrain is not right for the Chain Bridge

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: November 09, 2012 11:25AM

@Fairfax - it's a pic of Long Bridge , the railroad bridge of the "14th St Bridge" bridges.

@jack - I think Manuel's was at the corner of 29 and Shirley Gate, but I may be wrong about that............

here are some threads on "Midgetville" - apparently it was a pretty popular place here on the Underground LoLz

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1651/1651.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/29717.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/194078/265277.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/424048/424499.html
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/171926/175492.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: wikistorian ()
Date: November 09, 2012 01:06PM

Fairfax Washington Wrote:
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> I forget if this was an early version of the Chain
> Bridge or another bridge going across the Potomac
> to D.C.


That is "The Long Bridge" on the site of the present day 14th street bridge.

Quote from wiki:

The first bridge at the site was the Long Bridge, a wooden toll bridge opened on May 20, 1809, by the Washington Bridge Company. It was the second bridge to cross the Potomac in the District of Columbia, following a 1797 span at a narrower crossing near Little Falls, upstream of Georgetown, at the site of the present Chain Bridge.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Street_Bridge_(Potomac_River)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Washington ()
Date: November 10, 2012 07:23AM

I remember this place but can't recall if it was west of Fairfax City on 29 or 50?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Steve Fairfax ()
Date: November 10, 2012 07:29AM

from Library of Congress archives. Lots of photos dealing with Fort Belvoir. site is down till the 12th of Nov.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: George Mason VIIII ()
Date: November 10, 2012 07:30AM

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable/channel16/history_of_fairfax_county_courthouse.htm


History of the Fairfax County Courthouse gives an in-depth look at the development of the Fairfax County courts during the past 50 years. Retired Chief Judge Barney Jennings, Retired Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Horan, and John T. “Til” Hazel discuss the changes in Fairfax County as it grew from a farm community to a major suburban employment center, as reflected by the Fairfax County courts.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hardonacus ()
Date: November 10, 2012 09:14AM

Fairfax Washington Wrote:
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> I remember this place but can't recall if it was
> west of Fairfax City on 29 or 50?


I remember that place. It was on 29 on the right hand side as you were leaving Fairfax heading toward Centreville. Got laid there in like 1983. As I recall the room was far less disgusting than I thought it would be.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: All States ()
Date: November 10, 2012 10:20AM

All States Motel wa over near Dixie Hills, before Costco.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: November 11, 2012 08:04PM

The bull run grill.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: November 12, 2012 06:14PM

Newington, Va. 22122 Post office
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jackay Washington ()
Date: November 13, 2012 12:08PM

I understand that them old county cop cars where sold off to the township of fairfax,west virginia and can still be seen patrolling the streets in them ther parts

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: shorty rogers ()
Date: November 13, 2012 12:52PM

Why is the Fairfax Library Photo Archivists such hard asses about copying photos that are probably in the public domain?


I've gone there a few times to just peruse but the biddies running the thing give you the old fisheye like your wanting to see secret government documents

meanwhile the biddies have the time to come up with rearranging the furniture again and again

is that 4?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lord ffx ()
Date: November 15, 2012 05:42AM

Jackay Washington Wrote:
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> I understand that them old county cop cars where
> sold off to the township of fairfax,west virginia
> and can still be seen patrolling the streets in
> them ther parts


Is that the location of the world famous Fairfax stone?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Washington ()
Date: November 15, 2012 06:25AM

this is the old General Motors training center(remember those old glory days) on Fairfax Blvd. in Fairfax City next to Jim McKay Chevrolet.
currently a furniture store(BIF?) which is one of those places that seems to have hardly any business but remains open for years
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Doyle Lawson ()
Date: November 15, 2012 06:34AM

Picture of Virginia City which was in the area of the Costco on West Ox and route 29 was next to the Super 29 drive in theatre. Hunters Lodge was across West Ox road sort of were the new Fairfax County emergency center is located. but you got to throw in old Camp 30 in the mix.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 15, 2012 02:58PM

facebook thief Wrote:
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> Newington, Va. 22122 Post office


Look at the price of the cigarettes

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: November 15, 2012 06:38PM

96 cents!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jbb22310 ()
Date: November 18, 2012 01:17AM

There use to be another store over in Groveton (Rt1), Southern part of the county.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook thief ()
Date: November 18, 2012 08:12AM

Rt. 1 drive-in movie theater.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chris Coile ()
Date: November 18, 2012 04:10PM

Yes this is a repeat of this old Tysons general store 1957. But I believe in this picture thats Gerry Halpin's first SUV.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ann Greenwood ()
Date: November 18, 2012 06:19PM

It's the Unitarian church on Hunter Mill Road.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Washington ()
Date: November 19, 2012 01:20AM

Closer inspection of 2 buildings reveals to my elderly eyes that they are different.Both pictures identified on the several sites I saw them on as Tysons Corner. A store at present location of the Unitarian Church on Hunter Mill? I'd think Hunter Mill was very rural along its path 55 years ago with lots of farm acreage. I'd think only stores in the area would be in Oakton and in the other direction on Route 7?
If your some bored yute just go over to oft topic and get your jollys off with eesh pictures
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Larry Washington ()
Date: November 19, 2012 01:25AM

Great Falls Historical Society with lots of phtographs of the area.
Don't know why the Fairfax County library can't do something like this. It is a public library after all. Can't they put a watermark on the photos if they want their credit?

http://gfhs.org/pictures.htm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spec ()
Date: November 19, 2012 12:45PM

You mean the same Faifax County Public Library that TORE DOWN the historic Great Falls Grange hall to put in a parking lot?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Larry Washington ()
Date: November 21, 2012 06:13AM

spec,"You mean the same Faifax County Public Library that TORE DOWN the historic Great Falls Grange hall to put in a parking lot?"


You in some kind of bizzaro world? Great Falls Grange hall still stands. Thing is the county park authority charges so much for using the hall that even the 1%'ers go ouch

I think the park authority just doesn't want the place used

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spec ()
Date: November 21, 2012 12:25PM

OOPS! My bad. I guess it was the historic old Great Falls Country Store they tore down. Still a travesty.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old british folk song? ()
Date: November 22, 2012 04:29AM

The Roches perform song "On The Road to Fairfax County"
song written by folk musician david massengill


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yK8UK-v3bc

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your Moms ()
Date: November 22, 2012 07:27AM

Saw this on Facebook. Notice the lack of Pohanka and "future home of Anita's". Chantilly Billy's looks the same though.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: November 22, 2012 08:32AM

Your Moms Wrote:
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> Saw this on Facebook. Notice the lack of Pohanka
> and "future home of Anita's". Chantilly Billy's
> looks the same though.


I remember in the early 80's chantilly cash & carry sold handmade leather pouches for your metrocall pagers. We thought we were so high tech with our bulky beep only pagers on our hips.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jarrod ()
Date: November 22, 2012 03:20PM

Too bad what happened to Heart and Hand. The daughter just couldn't make a good go of it, granted it was probably her lack of customer service skills that did it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: a little north of FFX ()
Date: November 22, 2012 09:50PM

Christ Church on North Washington St. Yeah I know its Alexandria but still. Mass grave for 34 Confederate soldiers who died as POWs.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Larry Washington ()
Date: November 23, 2012 05:15AM

What was in the restaurant building before Anita's I can't seem to remember?
Also the building that was next to the soon to be Anita's. The one that had the suit of armor in the front window for years. Did that have same owner as the Chantilly Cash and Carry? Who was the owner? When he died the family sold the land for road expansion or the county/VDOT took the land by way of eminent domain?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ghost of John Mosby ()
Date: November 23, 2012 05:17AM

"Mass grave for 34 Confederate soldiers who died as POWs"

Was there a Union concentration camp in the D.C. area. I'd think they'd keep the prisons out of sight because of the conditions in them .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Uncle Bob ()
Date: November 23, 2012 09:49AM

Ghost of John Mosby Wrote:
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> "Mass grave for 34 Confederate soldiers who died
> as POWs"
>
> Was there a Union concentration camp in the D.C.
> area. I'd think they'd keep the prisons out of
> sight because of the conditions in them .


Several buildings in Alexandria were converted into hospitals during the war. The men buried here were Confederate soldiers who died in the various hospitals from their wounds or disease.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Farts a Lot ()
Date: November 23, 2012 10:11AM

http://woodbridge-va.patch.com/listings/handy-dandy-market

Yes this store is in P.W. but you're a real old timer if you can name two other locations within Fairfax County boundaries

I've stopped in the woodbridge store off and on but they cut way back on the variety of items they carried a few years back around the time the son fully took over. carried a lot of items not found elsewhere. Maybe most of the companies died off

I can just go to 7/11 for same stuff now

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: November 23, 2012 08:55PM

Handy-Dandy Market #2 was in the original "town" of Burke, across from the fire station, about where the post office is today.

I'm not sure about the location of the third store.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just wondering ()
Date: November 24, 2012 08:42AM

Remember Zayre on Route 7? Was that located near
Where the TJ Maxx/Staples is?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: davedavedave ()
Date: November 24, 2012 09:05AM

Just wondering Wrote:
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> Remember Zayre on Route 7? Was that located near
> Where the TJ Maxx/Staples is?


Yes it was in there somewhere on the left as you were going westbound on 7. There was a movie theater in that area where I saw "Jaws" when it was first released. Remember also JKJ Chevrolet.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spec ()
Date: November 24, 2012 06:04PM

Wasn't Zayres in the shopping center on Wilson Blvd. at Seven Corners that became the Eden Center?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Country Squire ()
Date: November 24, 2012 06:39PM

Yes, As was Lafayette Radio....awesome "wait in line" Washington B-day sales...I got a Bradley Les Paul Bass Guitar for 19.00...needed a little work.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OldtimeResident ()
Date: November 25, 2012 10:13PM

Zayre was where Tower Records used to be - I think it's a Staples now. That center also had a theater and Mr. Smith's restaurant / bar.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: November 25, 2012 10:30PM

EJ Korvette's

Bailey's Crossroads. They had a kick ass record department.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pam ()
Date: November 25, 2012 11:17PM

No her husband ran it into the ground. She was great and a wonderful counselor.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dickdickdick ()
Date: November 26, 2012 06:53PM

Zayre and G.E.M. used to be on left heading West from 123 toward Leesburg. Tysons Cinema 7 was the movie theatre. Tyson's Locker... butcher shop on
other side of Rt. 7 that had the pig, cow and chicken murals painted on side of the building... was/is Orvis store now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: retail giant ()
Date: November 27, 2012 04:31AM

dont forget service merchandise.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: December 01, 2012 01:11PM

This is the Hampton inn at route 1 and the beltway (5821 Richmond highway).
It was originally a howard johnsons motor lodge. I think the first pic is from the late 70's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: sdfasdsdffdfsdf ()
Date: December 01, 2012 01:27PM

C. 1810 Leeton Estate, located within what is now Dulles Airport property and demolished in 1960.



Centreville Rd looking north from the West Ox Rd intersection at Floris, c. 1930.



C. 1970 photo of the disassembly of the beautiful c. 1850 Little Sully farm, located on what is now the parking lot of L-3 Global Security at Centerview Dr in Chantilly.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: serfsedf ()
Date: December 01, 2012 01:28PM

^^^^


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: December 01, 2012 03:45PM

There used to be a bar in the Howard Johnson called the Jauggernaut. It was like a buffet of different women, white, black, hispanic asain etc. It was great!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Neal ()
Date: December 01, 2012 05:01PM

where the old diner

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: John Walton ()
Date: December 02, 2012 06:59AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: joe alexander ()
Date: December 02, 2012 07:21AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rigger ()
Date: December 09, 2012 07:43PM

Great place! She was awesome. She was also a great counselor and has helped many kids in the community. To bad she married a man that is a drug addict and never had a job.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Farrell's Ice Cream ()
Date: December 24, 2012 06:08PM

Tyson's Corner tower on Rt. 123 between Tyson's Corner Mall and Tyson's Galleria Mall.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Woodlawn Stabler ()
Date: December 24, 2012 10:56PM

Better get some pictures of Woodlawn Stables near Belvoir at Route 1 and 235.

In what seems like a bone-head move to me, I think VDOT has elected to create a Route 1 bypass/widening through the stables, and the several 100 year old barns/houses, instead of widening the western side of Route 1 by some 40 feet...the Woodlawn Plantation would not be affected at all by that plan.

Seems like they are pursuing a much more costly/destructive plan to me.

Probably a website on it somewhere.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Libraryer ()
Date: December 25, 2012 09:45PM

Anyone have any pix of the tiny library that used to be in Burke Centre before that little faggot burned it down in the mid-90s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Stephen ()
Date: December 26, 2012 03:48PM

My dad's grand parents used to own this station when it was Esso. Last name of Krump.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Animaldale Mark ()
Date: January 05, 2013 08:04PM

is that THE CRYPTS near Pohick Church?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: perth ct ()
Date: January 05, 2013 09:00PM

Animaldale Mark Wrote:
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> is that THE CRYPTS near Pohick Church?


yes.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: January 09, 2013 06:37PM

Lake Accotink
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tough One ()
Date: January 11, 2013 04:40AM

These are all great. Only bad part is realizing how old you are, by remembering "some" of them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 11, 2013 08:00AM

Tough One Wrote:
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> These are all great. Only bad part is realizing
> how old you are, by remembering "some" of them.


+1

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ok, so it's not the County but tell me it's not an awesome pic -
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 13, 2013 02:15PM

never knew there used to be an airport right there LoLz
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Re: ok, so it's not the County but tell me it's not an awesome pic -
Posted by: fake name29 ()
Date: January 13, 2013 02:51PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> never knew there used to be an airport right there
> LoLz


Is that view from the DC side or the VA side?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook thief ()
Date: January 13, 2013 02:57PM

Va. side, not in Fairfax Co. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoover_Field

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: January 14, 2013 01:22AM

Is that the old "Long Bridge" heading in to DC, by what we now know as Crystal City? If not, please share where that is. I love old pics of this area, and one of my favorite spots these days is the "new" Long Bridge Park, where the original Marriott Twin Bridges used to be

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: January 14, 2013 01:29AM

My bad, should have clicked on the link, looks like that is what I was asking about. That swampy area has some history, I might be wrong but that area used to be land for freed slaves (can't remember the name of the neighborhood) before the Pentagon went in, and farther up the shore Rosslyn was know for it's "bawdy houses" and gambling boats. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MikeyP ()
Date: January 14, 2013 01:57AM

The Freedman's village in Arlington was appx where the Netherlands Carillon is now (near Iwo Jima). However more to the point of this website, these tiny Freedman's communities existed all over Fairfax County. One such village off Rt 606 in Herndon was stil populated by a few families until quite recently. I remember as a kid wandering over the bike path from sterling on a sunday morning and seeing 20 or so well-dressed older african american folks heading to an old baptist church in just that area. It was a strange experience. Unfortunately for my curiosity, in the intervening years the small community sold to a developer and is now overpriced town houses (though I believe the church is still there).

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and each one of the bridges has it's own name even though we call them all the "14th" Street
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 14, 2013 10:11AM

@all looking for more info on the village - http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/freedman.htm - the community's "remnants" are actually Arlington View, which is across directly across the interchange from the Sheraton over there.

@everyone about the pic - yeah, it's the long bridge like facebook said. That interchange between the airport and the bridge kinda conforms to the 395/GW Pkwy interchange. The hump bridge over the channel would be just to the left of the photo and current National Airport (see what I did there? lol) would be to the right.

are those wooden thingees next to the bridge today the same ones that are that pic? I wonder..........................



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: brenda schmidlen ()
Date: January 14, 2013 02:46PM

I just love this site! My husband and I have lived here most of our lives. I am 64 he is 61. Love these pictures. We were just talking about some of the old places last week and I decided to see what I could find on line. I love it!

Brenda

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Re: and each one of the bridges has it's own name even though we call them all the "14th" Street
Posted by: Drunk Boaters ()
Date: January 14, 2013 02:59PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @all looking for more info on the village -
> http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/freedman.htm -
> the community's "remnants" are actually Arlington
> View, which is across directly across the
> interchange from the Sheraton over there.
>
> @everyone about the pic - yeah, it's the long
> bridge like facebook said. That interchange
> between the airport and the bridge kinda conforms
> to the 395/GW Pkwy interchange. The hump bridge
> over the channel would be just to the right of the
> photo and current National Airport (see what I did
> there? lol) would be to the right.
>
> are those wooden thingees next to the bridge today
> the same ones that are that pic? I
> wonder..........................

The "wooden thingees" are there to protect the bridge from boats,barges,debris etc. most bridges have them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old stuff ()
Date: January 14, 2013 08:02PM

brenda schmidlen Wrote:
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> I just love this site! My husband and I have
> lived here most of our lives. I am 64 he is 61.
> Love these pictures. We were just talking about
> some of the old places last week and I decided to
> see what I could find on line. I love it!
>
> Brenda


Hey, Brenda, what sites have you found on line?

Anything you might want to share about some of the old places you remember?

BTW, the earlier post about the guy on Pickett Road in the 70's that used to wave at cars?

I was 4 in 1971, and I remember my mom making special trips that way to wave at the guy. Too frikin funny.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 14, 2013 08:05PM

@drunk - i gotcha - so prolly not the same then?
LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hey gordon ()
Date: January 14, 2013 09:05PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @drunk - i gotcha - so prolly not the same then?
> LoLz


you work for vdot and don't know that?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 14, 2013 09:26PM

@hey - yes, yes we know. I'm hispanic, asian, black, and redneck too.

and apparently, y'all think I'm some guy named Caleb.

dunno what it is about mental illness that makes some want to imagine what it is I am or what it is I do..................but y'all "shore" do come up with some interesting theories LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: celebGordo ()
Date: January 14, 2013 11:27PM

Oh my God, you're "The Situation" from Jersey Shore????

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pickett Road Guy ()
Date: January 16, 2013 03:39PM

I remember that Pickett Road guy, that was back when the road bent in a different direction past the City Shop. It was always a big deal for my mom or dad to drive that direction and have him wave to us. We must have been going to MEMCO.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Glory Days Wings ()
Date: January 16, 2013 03:54PM

While you're looking at old pictures of Fairfax County, please think about coming by one of our many locations in the county as we look forward to serving you mouth watering delicious food at Glory Days Grill!

http://www.glorydaysgrill.com/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gino's ()
Date: January 17, 2013 09:03AM

Anyone have any pictures of the old Gino's restaurants? I know the Popeyes in Chantilly was a Ginos and was never torn down/rebuilt. There was one at 50 and 123, which is now a CVS or other drug store, but that was torn down when it closed as a Roy Rogers. Any others out there I am forgetting?

Gino's was the only place to serve Kentucky Fried Chicken and Roys for awhile there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holler ()
Date: January 17, 2013 09:54AM

By the 7-Corners Shopping Center....now a Vegetarian Restaurant...Sunflower. Ironic huh, burgers and KFC to seeds and grains.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yo Daddio ()
Date: January 17, 2013 10:33AM

Gino's Wrote:
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> Anyone have any pictures of the old Gino's
> restaurants? I know the Popeyes in Chantilly was
> a Ginos and was never torn down/rebuilt. There
> was one at 50 and 123, which is now a CVS or other
> drug store, but that was torn down when it closed
> as a Roy Rogers. Any others out there I am
> forgetting?
>
> Gino's was the only place to serve Kentucky Fried
> Chicken and Roys for awhile there.


My recollection was that Gino's, Hot Shoppes, Junior Hot Shoppes, and Roy Rogers (all owned by Marriott at the time) all served "Pappy Parker's Fried Chicken".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIxBz54GlFM



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gino's ()
Date: January 17, 2013 10:43AM

Yo Daddio Wrote:
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> Gino's Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone have any pictures of the old Gino's
> > restaurants? I know the Popeyes in Chantilly
> was
> > a Ginos and was never torn down/rebuilt. There
> > was one at 50 and 123, which is now a CVS or
> other
> > drug store, but that was torn down when it
> closed
> > as a Roy Rogers. Any others out there I am
> > forgetting?
> >
> > Gino's was the only place to serve Kentucky
> Fried
> > Chicken and Roys for awhile there.
>
>
> My recollection was that Gino's, Hot Shoppes,
> Junior Hot Shoppes, and Roy Rogers (all owned by
> Marriott at the time) all served "Pappy Parker's
> Fried Chicken".
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIxBz54GlFM


well then, what explains this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tres Amigos ()
Date: January 17, 2013 10:49AM

Remember Tres Amigos in FFX City? It was started by three Redskins and had at least two locations (the other being in Springfield). I think it was near the new shopping center that has Taco Bell, Sweet Frog and Starbucks is, which was actually where the old Scott's used to be. I know Shakey's was on the corner where the Hampton Inn is, then car wash, then Anita's, then.....Scotts?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wiki says what? ()
Date: January 17, 2013 10:52AM

Wiki says:

Gino's Hamburgers was a fast-food restaurant chain founded in Baltimore, Maryland, by Baltimore Colts defensive end Gino Marchetti and running back Alan Ameche, along with their close friend Louis Fischer, in 1957. In Dundalk, Maryland, just outside Baltimore, it got its official name in 1959 when the owners brought on Colts' captain Gino Marchetti. It was an East Coast regional fast food restaurant and had 359 company-owned locations when it was acquired by Marriott Corporation in 1982. Marriott discontinued the brand and converted locations to their Roy Rogers Restaurants chain. The last Gino's, located in Pasadena, Maryland and owned independently from Marriott, closed in 1986.

The restaurant was known for high-quality hamburgers such as the Sirloiner, which was made from sirloin steak, and the Gino Giant, which predated and later competed with the Big Mac. The company held the franchise for Kentucky Fried Chicken in the middle-Atlantic states. The company’s jingle, played during radio advertisements in the early years was “Everybody goes to Gino’s, ‘cause Gino’s is the place to go!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Amiga ()
Date: January 17, 2013 11:26AM

Tres Amigos was about where the drive-in Starbucks is, but further back. Scotts was to the left of that.

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Date: January 18, 2013 01:37AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: leeton house ()
Date: January 19, 2013 04:51AM

This was one of the houses on the Sully Plantation complete with slave quarters. The exterior walls were brick, two feet thick for extra insulation.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 23, 2013 09:50PM

so here's one of back in the day when trains used to cross Shirley Highway - this is over near Glebe so I guess it's not really Fairfax ....but still
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Imamoron ()
Date: January 23, 2013 10:23PM

Holy crap, Gordon! I was trying to figure out where that was until I realized I drive that way almost every morning! Got any more?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: when ()
Date: January 23, 2013 10:41PM

Gordo, any idea when that photo was taken?

I suspect it was pre 1972, since that is when many of the bridges/overpasses are dated.

Thanks

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Posted by: Shirlyh ()
Date: January 23, 2013 10:45PM

For what it's worth, this article / forum said the crossing was there until 1968.

http://www.rxrsignals.net/Phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2152

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BrandonG.M.U. ()
Date: January 23, 2013 10:49PM

Any pics of WHITES ONLY! signs from Glen Echo Park?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 24, 2013 06:04AM

Shirlyh Wrote:
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> For what it's worth, this article / forum said the
> crossing was there until 1968.
>
> http://www.rxrsignals.net/Phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=1
> 3&t=2152


I remember being stopped there when I was a little kid. It was in "rush hour" traffic and I was thinking this isn't a good idea. The train line was part of the Washington and Old Dominion which went out in the timeframe mentioned earlier, and the right of way became the bike/rape path.

The brick building on the left is Washington Gas' old service building before they moved out to Springfield -- the "new" building that the gas company now is trying to sell.

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it's a hell of a pic, aint it?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 24, 2013 08:46AM

HEY GUISE!!

@Imamoron, when: nope, no idea about that pic - was looking for another unrelated pic (LoLz) when I stumbled across that one. HAd NO IDEA that the railroad crossing even existed here.

@Shirlyh - the pic looks early-mid 60ish to me

@blanche - was the Gas Building taken over by Rosenthal? That's the only thing I know it as. It's was always their "extra car lot building" to me - been abandoned at least a decade and a half by them. But I may be thinking of another building correct me if I'm wrong - thanks.

@brandon - lol whut?

@anybody - is that high rise apt on the left of the pic one of the Wellingtons off of S. Scott in Arlington?

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 24, 2013 09:50AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> HEY GUISE!!
>
> @Imamoron, when: nope, no idea about that pic -
> was looking for another unrelated pic (LoLz) when
> I stumbled across that one. HAd NO IDEA that the
> railroad crossing even existed here.
>
> @Shirlyh - the pic looks early-mid 60ish to me
>
> @blanche - was the Gas Building taken over by
> Rosenthal? That's the only thing I know it as.
> It's was always their "extra car lot building" to
> me - been abandoned at least a decade and a half
> by them. But I may be thinking of another
> building correct me if I'm wrong - thanks.
>
> @brandon - lol whut?
>
> @anybody - is that high rise apt on the left of
> the pic one of the Wellingtons off of S. Scott in
> Arlington?


The Washington Gas Service Building in Shirlington was used by car dealerships for repairs and car storage after WG moved to Springfield in the late 60s. I believe that the train brought pipes to the pipe yard for WG to use in their construction projects. There was also a cement factory next to Four Mile Run and Cherner Lincoln Mercery dealership before they moved out to Little River Turnpike near Annandale.

The building that Washington Gas is trying to sell now is the one in Springfield. I remember going to the test kitchens in Springfield to work on my cooking merit badge in Girl Scouts, a million years ago...

The highrise is the building in the picture is the one that is next to the Army Navy CC and next to the Glebe Road off ramp from 395 (Shirley Highway) as you are going south. I don't know the name of the street it is on.

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 24, 2013 09:52AM

@blanche - you are SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME THANK YOU!!!
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Re: it's a hell of a pic, aint it?
Posted by: old ()
Date: January 24, 2013 12:26PM

blanche Wrote:
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> The Washington Gas Service Building in Shirlington
> was used by car dealerships for repairs and car
> storage after WG moved to Springfield in the late
> 60s. I believe that the train brought pipes to
> the pipe yard for WG to use in their construction
> projects. There was also a cement factory next to
> Four Mile Run and Cherner Lincoln Mercery
> dealership before they moved out to Little River
> Turnpike near Annandale.


I worked in the old WGL building in '71-'72. It was indeed owned by Rosenthal Chevrolet and was the new car get-ready department as well as a new car storage lot. The car carrier trucks unloaded the new cars there and they were parked there until they were sold.

The showroom would call down and order the car, we would clean, undercoat, and do the service and the car jockeys would run them "up the hill" to the showroom (Glebe and the Pike) for delivery.

Rosenthal also stored new cars at the old Cherner location. Until Hurricane Agnes came through in '72 and washed a couple hundred down Four Mile Run.

Another incident was when they were painting the overpasses at Shrlington and the silver paint drifted over and speckled all the new cars at the WGL lot. This caused the formation of the "Silver Paint Crew" that toiled for months getting the spots off all those cars.

I don't remember a cement plant, but there was an asphalt plant there that stunk up the place with that heavy oil that they mixed with gravel to make asphalt.

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Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: January 24, 2013 03:26PM

Remember before Metrobus there was the Shirley express?
When I was a kid growing up in Kings park my dad and other military personnel were ordered to either carpool or ride the Shirley express to the pentagon or Cameron station or Ft Meyer. This all happened right after Nixon gave his first "energy crisis" speech and told everyone to turn down their heat to 68 degrees. My dad had to walk about a half mile to get the bus as it only stopped on Braddock road.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: January 24, 2013 08:01PM

Before Metrobus there were three private bus companies serving the DC area.

DC Transit, WV&M, and AB&W Transit Co.

I believe AB&W Transit operated the Shirley Express. Look at the lettering under the rearmost window of the bus in the picture.

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Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: January 26, 2013 09:36PM

The Wilson Line. Mount Vernon to Marshall Hall.
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Posted by: old ()
Date: January 26, 2013 09:58PM

facebook thief Wrote:
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> The Wilson Line. Mount Vernon to Marshall Hall.


That was the SS Mount Vernon. Built in 1916 as the City of Camden, she began her Wilson Line service in 1940.

She is notable as the venue for Elvis Presley's first DC appearance in 1956. It was part of local promoter, Connie B Gay's "Hillbilly Cruises" aboard the Mount Vernon. So many people showed up for Elvis that the Coast Guard wouldn't let her leave the pier because of overloading.

In 1963, a seacock froze and broke and the old girl sank at the Wilson Line pier. She was raised and towed to Smoot Bay (where National Harbor is now) where she sat for a long time before being sold to a sea school (Lunenburg at Piney Point, Md).

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Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: January 26, 2013 10:42PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> so here's one of back in the day when trains used
> to cross Shirley Highway - this is over near
> Glebe so I guess it's not really Fairfax ....but
> still


Cool pic, had no idea the trains still ran after they built the highway. That's right where 4 mile run is, same buidling everybody is talking about is still there isn't it? The golf school or something? The highrise in the back is Dolley Madison Towers on 24th Rd. S. lived there when I was little. What a dump, dad got robbed in the parking lot after work one night.....but it was home for a few years!!!

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Posted by: old school ()
Date: January 27, 2013 12:02AM

OLD WESTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMEMBER?
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Posted by: PRD1 ()
Date: January 27, 2013 09:03AM

Found one!
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Posted by: PRD1 ()
Date: January 27, 2013 09:10AM

one more.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 27, 2013 12:35PM

I guess I'll repost this pic here too - the Hot Shoppes that Marriott turned into their Key Bridge flagship location
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 27, 2013 04:52PM

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> one more.


Ah, the Three Chefs in Annandale, currently the out of business Fuddrukkers. Many yummy breakfasts there.

The brick building to the left behind it was a Safeway at the time. Its now the Bank of America at the corner of Columbia Pike and Maple/Backlick Road. The Safeway closed in the late 60s/early 70s and moved to the Turnpike Shopping Center where all the "undocumented workers" congregate now.

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Posted by: Tough One ()
Date: January 27, 2013 05:45PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> so here's one of back in the day when trains used
> to cross Shirley Highway - this is over near
> Glebe so I guess it's not really Fairfax ....but
> still


Close enough :). What era is that from Gordon? These pics are great, and also wondering to the poster, what year was the old Westmore tore down? This area has changed a shitload, and I'm still in awe that trains once went across Shirley Hwy

80's pics would be very much appreciated



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Posted by: walkerfairfax ()
Date: January 27, 2013 06:21PM

This picture is of the old cinderblock library behind the original courthouse.

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Posted by: Push that envelope, tough guy ()
Date: January 27, 2013 06:27PM

Tough One Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > so here's one of back in the day when trains
> used
> > to cross Shirley Highway - this is over near
> > Glebe so I guess it's not really Fairfax
> ....but
> > still
>
>
> Close enough :). What era is that from Gordon?
> These pics are great, and also wondering to the
> poster, what year was the old Westmore tore down?
> This area has changed a shitload, and I'm still in
> awe that trains once went across Shirley Hwy
>
> 80's pics would be very much appreciated

Have you ever tried google for your search?
Most of the pictures posted were found with this search engine.
Be tough, bold and go for it.

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Posted by: anonym ()
Date: January 27, 2013 09:54PM

This should be a sticky

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: huh ()
Date: January 27, 2013 10:37PM

old school Wrote:
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> OLD WESTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMEMBER?


Has Westmore School been torn down? Or are those pics of the demolition of an even older school at that site?

No couldn't be, that Komatsu excavator in the pics is a modern machine.

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Date: January 28, 2013 12:46AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Roy ()
Date: January 28, 2013 01:16PM

Guess...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just curious dude ()
Date: January 28, 2013 01:36PM

Does anyone have picture of:

1. Seven Corners mall from the 70's-90's?
2. Tysons Corner mall from the 80's-90's?

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Posted by: good times to be had ()
Date: January 28, 2013 01:40PM


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Date: January 28, 2013 01:45PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ROCKO MEATS ()
Date: January 28, 2013 02:11PM

Anybody remember the old drive in theater in Baileysxroads on Leesburg Pike?

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Posted by: Meet the rocko ()
Date: January 28, 2013 02:30PM

ROCKO MEATS Wrote:
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> Anybody remember the old drive in theater in
> Baileysxroads on Leesburg Pike?


Yes

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Posted by: your nemesis ()
Date: January 28, 2013 02:50PM

I do...did some real heavy petting in that drive-in.

Also was there the day the Skyline building partially fell down.

Drive-in used to be an airport as I recall.

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Posted by: old ()
Date: January 28, 2013 02:55PM

ROCKO MEATS Wrote:
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> Anybody remember the old drive in theater in
> Baileysxroads on Leesburg Pike?


Yes, the Sunset (1949-1974).

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 28, 2013 03:13PM

The drive-in and the airport were there at the same time. It was quite a hairy landing having to make sure you missed the theatre's screen. There were landing lights on the Burke and Herbert bank building over on Seminary Road at one point, they might still be on the building.

The land for the airport is where the Skyline complex is located by NVCC-Alex. The owners leased the land and bought/built the same sort of private/small craft airport that was in Woodbridge until a few years ago.

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Posted by: old ()
Date: January 28, 2013 06:19PM

There was another gen-av airfield where Loehmann's Plaza is now. And another in Hybla Valley where Beacon Mall is.

Flying your own small plane was much more common and much cheaper back in the day.

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Posted by: two of em ()
Date: January 28, 2013 07:57PM

There were actually two in/near Hybla Valley...one at Beacon Mall (named after Beacon Field) and about 1/2 mile south, (which is actually Hybla Valley) down Route 1 on the same side, where Lockheed Blvd is now.

Two old dirt race tracks there, as well.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: January 28, 2013 08:00PM

All you can eat crab legs for $8.99 & free hush puppies!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: yessa ()
Date: January 28, 2013 08:09PM

Man, I remember that Chesapeake Bay Seafood House at Tysons, I think where "on the border" is now...

In mid-late 70's, line was out the frickin door in the summertime...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Alkie ()
Date: January 28, 2013 09:06PM

Look at the booze prices on that menu!!!

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Posted by: ROCKO MEATS ()
Date: January 28, 2013 10:17PM

HI- BALL for a buck forty oh those were the days!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 29, 2013 11:50AM

Alkie Wrote:
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> Look at the booze prices on that menu!!!


That's where my eyes went. Those were the days!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 30, 2013 03:14PM

Cheasapeake baaaaaaaay......
...Sea-Food House................
get all the sea-food.........
.........
u-can-eat!!!!

edit: I'm secretly hoping to get that jingle stuck in the heads of a lotta ppl before the end of the night LoLz

@tough - i think that pic was in the early 70's but I have no idea. what' funny is how now when I go thru there I can see where the train tracks crossed, but would have NEVER fathomed of it before I saw that pic =)



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Posted by: Rednecks only ()
Date: January 30, 2013 08:14PM

Anybody remember the Inn Place, baileys x roads

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 30, 2013 09:03PM

@blanche - those lights are still on the Burke&Herbert as off December anyways.
@good times - it's incredible how I recognize that floortile lol (Spring-field Mall......................the only mall you'll eh-ver need!!!!

@Roy - that's not where the McDonalds is in Bailey's near Skyline, is it? OR maybe it's where the patio.com place is in Tysons? You got me stumped on this one LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mare Ditt ()
Date: January 30, 2013 09:05PM

Gordo,

The building on the hill on the left-hand side of the railroad crossing picture is the Dolly Madison Towers by Dittmar Co. It was built back in the mid 60s, like me.

I'd love to see a long slow freight train cross it now during morning rush. If you thought a stalled mazda truck creates aggressive drivers, imagine what 100 coal cars at 5mph would do.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: local boy ()
Date: January 31, 2013 04:55AM

Gino's Wrote:
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> Anyone have any pictures of the old Gino's
> restaurants? I know the Popeyes in Chantilly was
> a Ginos and was never torn down/rebuilt. There
> was one at 50 and 123, which is now a CVS or other
> drug store, but that was torn down when it closed
> as a Roy Rogers. Any others out there I am
> forgetting?
>
> Gino's was the only place to serve Kentucky Fried
> Chicken and Roys for awhile there.


There was one on 236 near prosperity. I remember my Dad buying buckets of KFC there and the lid to the bucket was sometimes a Gino's frisbee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNAKRglg1JM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 31, 2013 06:09AM

There is an Asian market in Fairfax Circle that was a Gino's, on the side where Lee Highway merges with 50 ("Fairfax Blvd") going west.

There used to be a Gino's on Rte. 7 in the Tysons area, my Mom took us there after my horseback riding lessons at a stable that was west of the Toll Road.

Good Times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Beulah ()
Date: January 31, 2013 10:25AM

That stable west of the toll road...was that off of Beulah?

If so, I run into many a folk who went there in the mid-late 70's...I think it was developed in the mid 80's into some pretty nice houses...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: virginia gold prospector ()
Date: January 31, 2013 10:49AM

Wasn't story book land in Hoodbridge?

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Posted by: Story Book ()
Date: January 31, 2013 10:54AM

Yep, I think there might actually be a FFU thread about it...I do know there is or was a facebook page on it.

I have driven by the old site on Route 1 a few times recently, you can see where it was, and that is about it...there is a newish residential development just to the South...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: January 31, 2013 10:59AM

Tornado damage to the Pine Spring Apartments in Merrifield, Virginia, April 2, 1973. The tornado first touched down near Manassas, Virginia then tracked to just north of Falls Church, Virginia. It did serious damage to the Pickett Shopping Center and Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia


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Posted by: NoVaginian ()
Date: January 31, 2013 11:09AM

I remember that tornado. It ripped the roof right off the Levitz furniture store in Merrifield. I was just a kid and we lived near the intersection of Gallows and Old Courthouse Road (there used to be houses there) and I remember driving through the area and seeing the mess everywhere.

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 31, 2013 12:05PM

Beulah Wrote:
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> That stable west of the toll road...was that off
> of Beulah?
>
> If so, I run into many a folk who went there in
> the mid-late 70's...I think it was developed in
> the mid 80's into some pretty nice houses...


This stable was on Rte. 7, righthand side heading west from the Toll Road. There was also a police dog training school on the property.

I was thinking about the '73 tornado yesterday when I was up in that area and the sky looked strange... I believe that Woodson had to finish the school year at Oakton after the school buidling (Woodson) was damaged during the tornado. Woodson students (or Oakton) going to school earlier and then the other school's students using the building later in the day.

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Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: January 31, 2013 02:17PM

When those apartments were new, did people think they were fancy nice and/or homey? When i was younger, it seemed like anything built in 60's, 70's and 80's was old, drab, outdate and generally 2nd class even after a year of being built.

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 31, 2013 02:28PM

heh..........speaking of Woodson
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Posted by: BEH ()
Date: January 31, 2013 02:32PM

Bleh is in the psychiactric unit there. ~sigh~

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 08, 2013 07:38AM

Dixie Pig 1967
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Posted by: Burke Lurker ()
Date: February 08, 2013 08:50PM

Burke 7 11 70 or 80's
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Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 09, 2013 01:48PM

Burke Lurker Wrote:
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> Burke 7 11 70 or 80's


Nice pic Burke Lurker!
I remember going there during lunch at Lake Braddock to suck down a few beers before returning to class back in the late 70's.

Here is a shot of Roy's (now mcdonalds) at Lee Chapel and 644 I think. It is in the Safeway shopping center.
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Posted by: woman ()
Date: February 09, 2013 02:22PM

you sound like you're asking for nudes

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Posted by: Roy's Counter Girl ()
Date: February 09, 2013 02:45PM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Burke Lurker Wrote:
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> > Burke 7 11 70 or 80's
>
>
> Nice pic Burke Lurker!
> I remember going there during lunch at Lake
> Braddock to suck down a few beers before returning
> to class back in the late 70's.
>
> Here is a shot of Roy's (now mcdonalds) at Lee
> Chapel and 644 I think. It is in the Safeway
> shopping center.

Ah, my first job! Thank you for posting this.

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Posted by: B C parkway ()
Date: February 09, 2013 03:08PM

Burke Lurker Wrote:
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> Burke 7 11 70 or 80's


Does anyone remember the crazy old long-haired, bearded guy that used to hang around that old 7-11? I think his name was Willy or something like that? He was often seen picking up cans along Burke lake road. Kids on the bus would throw stuff at him and he would get all pissed off and scream at them. This was mid 70's.

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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 09, 2013 07:33PM

B C parkway Wrote:
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> Burke Lurker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Burke 7 11 70 or 80's
>
>
> Does anyone remember the crazy old long-haired,
> bearded guy that used to hang around that old
> 7-11? I think his name was Willy or something like
> that? He was often seen picking up cans along
> Burke lake road. Kids on the bus would throw stuff
> at him and he would get all pissed off and scream
> at them. This was mid 70's.

Willie Harlow. He lived on Jackson St, he had a nice little house there. I ran into him while working at Commonwealth Care Center (the old Commonwealth Hospital around 1987 88) he died shortly after, but what we as teens saw in the 70's really cannot compare to his actual life history. I am sure after we go someone will tell wild stories about us. http://braddockheritage.org/items/show/23

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Posted by: EEuT3 ()
Date: February 09, 2013 07:49PM

B C parkway Wrote:
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> Burke Lurker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Burke 7 11 70 or 80's
>
>
> Does anyone remember the crazy old long-haired,
> bearded guy that used to hang around that old
> 7-11? I think his name was Willy or something like
> that? He was often seen picking up cans along
> Burke lake road. Kids on the bus would throw stuff
> at him and he would get all pissed off and scream
> at them. This was mid 70's.

And WTH didn't the bus driver slam on the brakes and whup the asses of those shit-faced kids? They could do that in those days and then send them home to their parents for some real discipline.

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 09, 2013 09:09PM

Burke United Methodist ChurchDescription
The Burke United Methodist Church opened in a former Southern Railway train station in 1929. Former school teacher and neighborhood handyman, Willie Harlow, made the steeple and the cross, although he did not attend church services there. The congregation moved to a new location in 1979, and the former depot and church became a commercial building.

General J.E.B. Stuart had raided the old train station in 1862, and a historic marker denotes the event.
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Posted by: Burke elementary 1917 ()
Date: February 09, 2013 09:55PM

see http://braddockheritage.org/
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Posted by: B C parkway ()
Date: February 09, 2013 10:16PM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> B C parkway Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Burke Lurker Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Burke 7 11 70 or 80's
> >
> >
> > Does anyone remember the crazy old long-haired,
> > bearded guy that used to hang around that old
> > 7-11? I think his name was Willy or something
> like
> > that? He was often seen picking up cans along
> > Burke lake road. Kids on the bus would throw
> stuff
> > at him and he would get all pissed off and
> scream
> > at them. This was mid 70's.
>
> Willie Harlow. He lived on Jackson St, he had a
> nice little house there. I ran into him while
> working at Commonwealth Care Center (the old
> Commonwealth Hospital around 1987 88) he died
> shortly after, but what we as teens saw in the
> 70's really cannot compare to his actual life
> history. I am sure after we go someone will tell
> wild stories about us.
> http://braddockheritage.org/items/show/23


Thanks rat! It has been years since I thought about old Willy!

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Posted by: drive in movie ()
Date: February 10, 2013 06:44AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 10, 2013 12:11PM

Remember this place...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 10, 2013 12:13PM

On Annandale Rd in Falls Church....
Leesburg Pike Baily's Crossroads...
In Fairfax....sooo sad....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: February 10, 2013 06:54PM

Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 10, 2013 08:16PM

Thanks, FB Thief, Red Barn was one of the better FF concepts...Big Barney's/Barnbusters/Chicken....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 10, 2013 09:48PM

Belle View Esso 1967
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Anyone remember...... ()
Date: February 10, 2013 10:14PM

Does anyone remember the chain link fences that were put up to block off streets in the neighborhood off Seminary Rd across from the Coke bottling plant. I believe this occurred in Fairfax County (the Alex City / Fairfax Co border is near that area).

This was I think around the mid to late 70's. I have searched the internet many times and I have been unable to find anything about this. I hope someone remembers it because I'm beginning to think I dreamed the whole thing.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: peck check ()
Date: February 16, 2013 10:07AM

Okay this one is Arlington but didn't Bob Peck get torn down a few years back?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 16, 2013 10:21AM

I think the building that is going up on that corner (Glebe and Wilson) is incorporting some of the showroom into the lobby area.

Parkington -- does anyone have picture of the putt-putt golf course and old garden style apartments behind it that were on Glebe?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: peck check ()
Date: February 16, 2013 10:36AM

blanche Wrote:
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> I think the building that is going up on that
> corner (Glebe and Wilson) is incorporting some of
> the showroom into the lobby area.
>
> Parkington -- does anyone have picture of the
> putt-putt golf course and old garden style
> apartments behind it that were on Glebe?


Wow! I forgot all about parkington. Found one pic on bing image search.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: enufalredi ()
Date: February 16, 2013 10:54AM

Bob peck back in the day. BTW the new structure incorporates some design elements of the old structure, but the old buiding was completely demolished.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: enufalredi ()
Date: February 16, 2013 10:59AM

as you can see....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ravensworth farm ()
Date: February 16, 2013 11:18AM

When they started building the Ravensworth farm subdivision in the early 60's my dad thought that it would be insane to buy a house "that far out in the country."
20 grand for a ravensworth house!


Ravensworth Farm Development ,” braddockheritage.org/, accessed February 16, 2013, http://braddockheritage.org
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nancey ()
Date: February 16, 2013 02:28PM

My mom used to work at the coke plant in the 60's, probably 1963? To 1969. I remember the fence, too.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ChevyDude ()
Date: February 16, 2013 03:16PM

peck check Wrote:
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> Okay this one is Arlington but didn't Bob Peck get
> torn down a few years back?


Bob Peck Chevy was a great dealership but they were offered $22 million for the land and they sold out... and now Rosenthal Chevy on Columbia Pike is gone ... although that is no great loss: shitty, rip off service department and the whole place was a dump anyway. Pallone gone too, although that was another rip-off joint in its later years.

Any Chevy dealers left inside the beltway? I can't find any and so I take my Tahoe to Joyce Motors in Arlington.... but I'm sure Joyce will end up going high rise any day now ...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 16, 2013 06:14PM

ChevyDude Wrote:
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>
> Any Chevy dealers left inside the beltway? I
> can't find any and so I take my Tahoe to Joyce
> Motors in Arlington.... but I'm sure Joyce will
> end up going high rise any day now ...


Page Chevrolet just opened next to Jerry's Ford on Rt. 236. It is where Dave Pyles Lincoln Mercury use to be

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lived in arlington ()
Date: February 16, 2013 11:48PM

is this at 29 and George Mason Drive in Arlington? That would be WAVA in the background

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lived in arlington ()
Date: February 16, 2013 11:51PM

that is in reference to the photo of the Tops Diner posted on page one or two

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 17, 2013 09:42AM

Kmart is now Walmart.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 17, 2013 09:50AM

wasnt it a Hechingers at some point in time. I know there was also a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz Pizza in there too I think.

what's that restaurant with the orange wrap-around roof on the other side of Rt 1? I think that's a Jerry Subs now, isnt it? Cause I'm pretty sure that brown building next to it is the back of the old Krispy Kreme

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 17, 2013 10:35AM

@ Gordon KK was the next building. The brown building was a bank, you can see the drive-up window. Jerry's subs is right, then Applebee's. Chuck Cheese is next to Walmart now.
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DAMN - I miss that Krispy Kreme
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 17, 2013 01:00PM

@facebook - you so rock! thanks for ALL yr pics

the Chuck E Cheese is still there?!?!?! I cannot even imagine what it is like inside of that place these days..............

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Re: DAMN - I miss that Krispy Kreme
Posted by: what? ()
Date: February 17, 2013 01:36PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @facebook - you so rock! thanks for ALL yr pics
>
> the Chuck E Cheese is still there?!?!?! I cannot
> even imagine what it is like inside of that place
> these days..............


that reeks of racism......why, cuz so many poor mexicans and africans live in the area? just horrible gordo.....thought you would be above that

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 17, 2013 02:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> wasnt it a Hechingers at some point in time. I
> know there was also a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz
> Pizza in there too I think.
>

I thought there was a hardware operation there, but I think it was something like a Builders Square. The firm that acquired Hechingers also acquired Builders Square and may have briefly renamed the story before Hechingers went under.

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Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 17, 2013 02:39PM

Gordon Blvd @ January 27, 2013 12:35PM Wrote:
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> I guess I'll repost this pic here too - the Hot
> Shoppes that Marriott turned into their Key Bridge
> flagship location


Gordo, since you posted the pic of the W&OD crossing Shirley Highway I thought I'd bring this around full circule.

The w&OD originally ran a trolley line between Georgetown and Great Falls which was connected in Bluemont Park in Arlington to the line between Alexandria and Loudoun County that crossed Shirley Highway. The W&OD in the 1920s had a station located at the same spot where the Hot Shoppes is located in this photo. DC trolleys continued to cross Key Bridge even after the W&OD stopped running passenger trains. If you look in the grass area at the end of the bridge you can make out a 2 car trolley train.

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me? ABOVE SOMETHING!?!!?!? ROFLMAO - you must be new here :)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 17, 2013 02:41PM

what? Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > @facebook - you so rock! thanks for ALL yr
> pics
> >
> > the Chuck E Cheese is still there?!?!?! I
> cannot
> > even imagine what it is like inside of that
> place
> > these days..............
>
>
> that reeks of racism......why, cuz so many poor
> mexicans and africans live in the area? just
> horrible gordo.....thought you would be above that

whelp, to be honest, I was thinking more about the fact that it was run down the last time I was in it, and that was back when this country was still hung up over how to spell "potato(e)" LoLz

aint nobody mentioned race on anything, yo - race aint even on the table in this thread - wtf is yr prob?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: CC ()
Date: February 18, 2013 12:20AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> wasnt it a Hechingers at some point in time. I
> know there was also a Chuck E Cheese or Showbiz
> Pizza in there too I think.
>
> what's that restaurant with the orange wrap-around
> roof on the other side of Rt 1? I think that's a
> Jerry Subs now, isnt it? Cause I'm pretty sure
> that brown building next to it is the back of the
> old Krispy Kreme

The building with the orange wrap around roof was most likely Church's Chicken. I don't recall if Church's came before Kmart left or what was there prior to Church's but Church's opened sometime around late 70s.....early 80s

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: image search ()
Date: February 18, 2013 07:27AM

Falls Church firehouse circa 1928
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: February 18, 2013 11:15AM

Paul VI HS football field, Fairfax - 1981. A Vienna team is beating the crap out of an FPYC team.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 18, 2013 12:59PM

^^^^^ Thats actually Pat Rodeo Park, which is behind the PVI property.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Canterbury woods ()
Date: February 18, 2013 03:10PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> ^^^^^ Thats actually Pat Rodeo Park, which is
> behind the PVI property.


That is true. As I recall when the Fairfax high school (now Paul VI) was sold to George Mason College back in the 70's the Fairfax high athletic field was transfered to the Fairfax city parks and recreation dept. That building was the George mason computer lab back when one computer was the size of a ford pinto. Later on after sitting empty for a year or two it was sold to the Arlington diocese of the catholic church who put some money into it to open PaulVI. The athletic field remained the property of the park dept.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: February 18, 2013 03:14PM

^ Cool, thanks for the corrected detail.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Canterbury woods ()
Date: February 18, 2013 03:38PM

Speaking of the old Fairfax high school I found this picture of what was left of the WEEL radio studios after it burned in the early 60's. This was right next to the school behind the present day Mcdonalds.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DirtMcGirt ()
Date: February 18, 2013 03:56PM

What't the deal with this dude in Falls Church who owns this huge corner "farm". The intersection is Wilson Blvd and McKinley


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DirtMcGirt ()
Date: February 18, 2013 03:59PM

Sorry amateur hour. Street view of the Falls Church farm house http://goo.gl/maps/wFUW7

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Keepie ()
Date: February 18, 2013 06:01PM

I read it was the Lothrop house, as in Woodward and Lothrop. It's a cool historical house that is falling apart. I wonder what their plan is.

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times change, eh?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 18, 2013 06:04PM

@Dirt - wow! Never noticed that in my entire life - pretty cool.

There's a place like that in Fairfax City - http://maps.google.com/maps?q=fairfax+city&hl=en&ll=38.844926,-77.300191&spn=0.0032,0.004823&client=firefox-a&hnear=Fairfax,+Virginia&gl=us&t=m&z=18&layer=c&cbll=38.844896,-77.300002&panoid=a36jNh63CETVlw8kxyW3ug&cbp=12,23.15,,0,11.81 - right off of Main St. Dude used to have goats but I havent seen them in years.............

anyway, here's an old pic for ya - have fun :)

edit: been told to give a hint: well, since this pic was taken, North and South have changed LoLz. That's all ya get, kids ;)



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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 18, 2013 06:20PM

@Canterbury - hey look what I found in the back

LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Z ()
Date: February 18, 2013 07:29PM

Bar J's in Lorton! I stole the pic from fliker- no idea who those people are. When I was going, the parking lot was a lot worse and the pallet was in front of the door in mud puddle.


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Posted by: down the line ()
Date: February 18, 2013 07:37PM

ravensworth farm Wrote:
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> When they started building the Ravensworth farm
> subdivision in the early 60's my dad thought that
> it would be insane to buy a house "that far out in
> the country."
> 20 grand for a ravensworth house!
>
>
> Ravensworth Farm Development ,”
> braddockheritage.org/, accessed February 16, 2013,
> http://braddockheritage.org


WOW, the prices on the homes!!! fuck me running. It's no wonder why you have a generation of shit heads running around, instant wealth handed down to them.
Great article by the way!
Thanks for posting that!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GFguy ()
Date: February 18, 2013 07:50PM

Buck and Alice Werner's "Economy Service" country store was a landmark that served the Great Falls community for over 40 years. Selling everything from animal feed and salt blocks to stove blacking, it was a news center and a place to gather sociably from 1944 until it closed in 1985.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BarJ ()
Date: February 18, 2013 07:59PM

Where in Lorton was Bar J's?

Was it near Hillbilly Haven?

When did it close?

Sorry for rapid fire.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: keepie ()
Date: February 18, 2013 08:30PM

Bar J was at 9377 Richmond Hwy. and was open from around 1980-1995. It was north of Hillbilly Heaven.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: February 18, 2013 10:31PM

Hint, it's not the Unitarian Church on Hunter Mill Road.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gail Force ()
Date: February 18, 2013 10:41PM

Gordon Blvd...is the picture of Dunn Loring UMC? It has been filled in somewhat thru the yrs if I am right.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BarJ ()
Date: February 18, 2013 10:47PM

Z Wrote:
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> Bar J's in Lorton! I stole the pic from fliker-
> no idea who those people are. When I was going,
> the parking lot was a lot worse and the pallet was
> in front of the door in mud puddle.
>
>

My Dad liked that place but as a kid I threw a fit if he tried to take us there, it was nasty, I remember that the soda was warm and flat, like they scoped it out of a bucket.

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Re: times change, eh?
Posted by: 7C3NE ()
Date: February 18, 2013 10:50PM

Mason campus has changed a lot, when I went there it was a rural campus, now it's urban.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Zap ()
Date: February 18, 2013 11:06PM

DirtMcGirt Wrote:
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> Sorry amateur hour. Street view of the Falls
> Church farm house http://goo.gl/maps/wFUW7


I drive past it daily. Looks OK from the street and the grounds are well kept. Why do you say it is falling apart?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 18, 2013 11:18PM

@7 - you aint kiddin'
@Gail - nope :)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 18, 2013 11:23PM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Hint, it's not the Unitarian Church on Hunter Mill
> Road.

Nike missile base?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 18, 2013 11:27PM

@Berd/Bill - the one off of Popes Head? the Forestville one? or maybe the South County one?



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Posted by: Ole Virginny ()
Date: February 18, 2013 11:29PM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Hint, it's not the Unitarian Church on Hunter Mill
> Road.


This photo dipicts the Lorton Nike Missile site on Furnace Road. The Lorton site was a "double" site that actually contained six missles rather than the usual three. There were a total of 13 sites around D.C., three were in Fairfax County. The Lorton site was the only one in Fairfax County that held both Nike-Ajax missiles and later on, Nike-Hercules missiles, which were suspected of containing nuclear warheads.

Each site actually contained two areas--the missile launch area (Furnace Rd.) and the radar site. The Lorton radar site was located off of Silverbrook Rd., basically where the new Lorton middle school was recently built on Laurel Crest Dr. On maps, you can still make out the old road that travels from Silverbrook to the back of the school.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: February 19, 2013 12:19AM

down the line Wrote:
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> ravensworth farm Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > When they started building the Ravensworth farm
> > subdivision in the early 60's my dad thought
> that
> > it would be insane to buy a house "that far out
> in
> > the country."
> > 20 grand for a ravensworth house!
> >
> >
> > Ravensworth Farm Development ,”
> > braddockheritage.org/, accessed February 16,
> 2013,
> > http://braddockheritage.org
>
>
> WOW, the prices on the homes!!! fuck me running.
> It's no wonder why you have a generation of shit
> heads running around, instant wealth handed down
> to them.
> Great article by the way!
> Thanks for posting that!


An older neighbor was one the original owners in our subdivision which was built in the later 50s early 60s. He said there were two models - the standard house for $17K or you could step up to the upgraded model which gave you a laundry room and finished basement and a few other little perks for $20K. Last appraisal I think was around $650K-ish. Ridiculous for what these houses are. Mostly all in the land value.

That's not as great as it seems though. A lot of that is pure inflation. $20K then = about $175K today. By the time you add in maintenance, improvements, finance/opportunity cost, taxes, and all of the rest over the years on an inflation adjusted basis, selling costs, etc., you've done OK but you're not getting rich.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: holy spirit grad ()
Date: February 19, 2013 05:08AM

This is the best thread ever on fairfax underground. Cool pictures, stories and everyone is being civil.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 19, 2013 08:16AM

@holy - I know right? Even I'm being good LoLz
@ole - hard to believe there were nukes in Lorton......................then again, it might explain a lot LoLz

@about my pic above - if y'all didnt guess by now, it's GMU's original Quad. Finley, East, Krug and West Buildings - That parking lot is where the current Quad is now. That concrete looking thingee on the right of the pic is where Lecture Hall is.

GMU question. Thompson Hall is named after Lorin A. Thompson, first pres of the school. Does anybody know if this cat is related to the dude from Law and Order who ran for president? Cause.................................well, heck - look
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Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 19, 2013 11:37AM

Old Dude Wrote:
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>
> That's not as great as it seems though. A lot of
> that is pure inflation. $20K then = about $175K
> today. By the time you add in maintenance,
> improvements, finance/opportunity cost, taxes, and
> all of the rest over the years on an inflation
> adjusted basis, selling costs, etc., you've done
> OK but you're not getting rich.

Anyone remember what the interest rates were back then? 12-15%? People buying new homes wouldnt be able to afford all those fully loaded town houses and SFH they're buying out in Loudoun county today at those rates.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 19, 2013 12:16PM

"Does anybody know "
Doubtful, as Dr. Thompson was from Colorado...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: February 19, 2013 12:21PM

Don't know if their related, but he does look like former Senator Fred Dalton Thompson (from Law & Order)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 19, 2013 12:43PM

@Scott - they really, really do
@Jess - well I have relatives in California but live here - it's possible....................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Went There Then ()
Date: February 19, 2013 12:47PM

@gordon - You got it backwards. The Finley (then known as the "North" building) is to the lower right. It and the parking area faced University Drive, off to the lower right. That circle in front of it still exists, or did until very recently. The Lecture hall was built about a yearlater off to the left of the picture facing the 'East" building where the Volkswagon is parked. That diagonal walk was made of driveway gravel, since there was no budget to pave it and most of the students entered from a larger parking lot in that direction.

Todays main Quad would be toward the top of the picture. (probably 1965 or 66)

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Posted by: Srsly? ()
Date: February 19, 2013 01:27PM

Scott Wrote:
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> Don't know if their related, but he does look like
> former Senator Fred Dalton Thompson (from Law &
> Order)

And "Thompson" is such an uncommon name, after all...

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Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: February 19, 2013 01:38PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Old Dude Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > That's not as great as it seems though. A lot
> of
> > that is pure inflation. $20K then = about
> $175K
> > today. By the time you add in maintenance,
> > improvements, finance/opportunity cost, taxes,
> and
> > all of the rest over the years on an inflation
> > adjusted basis, selling costs, etc., you've
> done
> > OK but you're not getting rich.
>
> Anyone remember what the interest rates were back
> then? 12-15%? People buying new homes wouldnt be
> able to afford all those fully loaded town houses
> and SFH they're buying out in Loudoun county today
> at those rates.


They hit 18% effective at one point. I knew some people who actually bought at those rates.

But then you didn't have much choice if you were buying and there was some thought at the time that they could be going even higher.

My first was at 9.5% and that was considered 'good' at the time.

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Gordn Blvd bass-ass backward? Nah, couldnt be! LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 19, 2013 04:26PM

@Srs - it's really more the fact they look like bros more than the name. I saw the pic and I totally did a doubletake - then I saw the name and I was like NO WAY!

@Went - OMG! Totally THANK YOU for pointing that out! YOu can totally see it now, the parking lot is the old "Front" of the Finley Building - my bad! So yeah, Lecture Hall is to the left in that pic.

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Re: Gordn Blvd bass-ass backward? Nah, couldnt be! LoLz
Posted by: prison view ()
Date: February 19, 2013 09:21PM

Most Fairfax county residents would like to forget the lorton prison that was a part of our community for so long. Like it or not it is part of our history.
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Posted by: eewwww....i had it ()
Date: February 20, 2013 10:30AM

dang it gordo, i had you on this one....beleive it or not i had that pic identified....but not from being a student or super familier with the school but because i made a delivery to that parking lot two years ago during the renovations....the lot is still the same shape and i guess its oddness just stuck in my mind....but i saw this thread after you answered your riddle....keep them guessing longer next time...LOL

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Re: Gordn Blvd bass-ass backward? Nah, couldnt be! LoLz
Posted by: WTF???? ()
Date: February 20, 2013 12:07PM

prison view Wrote:
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> Most Fairfax county residents would like to forget
> the lorton prison that was a part of our community
> for so long. Like it or not it is part of our
> history.


When Fairfax County gets the money the Lorton Penetiary will be developed into condos, apartments, townhomes, retail shops, restaurants, and an office complex.

Demolition will start this spring!

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/laurelhill/master_plan.htm

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Re: Gordn Blvd bass-ass backward? Nah, couldnt be! LoLz
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 20, 2013 12:22PM

WTF???? Wrote:
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> prison view Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Most Fairfax county residents would like to
> forget
> > the lorton prison that was a part of our
> community
> > for so long. Like it or not it is part of our
> > history.
>
>
> When Fairfax County gets the money the Lorton
> Penetiary will be developed into condos,
> apartments, townhomes, retail shops, restaurants,
> and an office complex.
>
> Demolition will start this spring!
>
> http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/laurelhill/master
> _plan.htm


Yes, Fairfax County loves to have more development and what that brings -- TAXES. I'd really prefer having more open space, even if its a prison.

I am far from a bleed heart but feel sorry for the prisoners' families not being able to see them. Plus, whenever there was an escape the prisoners just hight-tailed it back up 95 into the District.

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Re: Gordn Blvd bass-ass backward? Nah, couldnt be! LoLz
Date: February 20, 2013 01:10PM

WTF???? Wrote:
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> prison view Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Most Fairfax county residents would like to
> forget
> > the lorton prison that was a part of our
> community
> > for so long. Like it or not it is part of our
> > history.
>
>
> When Fairfax County gets the money the Lorton
> Penetiary will be developed into condos,
> apartments, townhomes, retail shops, restaurants,
> and an office complex.
>
> Demolition will start this spring!
>
> http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/laurelhill/master
> _plan.htm

I always thought it would be a great place for a golf course. They have one now. I haven't played it, but it looks nice. They could probably add another one or two. Make it a vacation destination.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: peeyou ()
Date: February 20, 2013 07:56PM

On a nice warm day with the wind blowing right, can you smell the dump?

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Re: Gordn Blvd bass-ass backward? Nah, couldnt be! LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:20AM

blanche Wrote:
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>
> Yes, Fairfax County loves to have more development
> and what that brings -- TAXES. I'd really prefer
> having more open space, even if its a prison.
>
> I am far from a bleed heart but feel sorry for the
> prisoners' families not being able to see them.
> Plus, whenever there was an escape the prisoners
> just hight-tailed it back up 95 into the District.


Hun, that prison was one of the main reasons DC was such a violent shithole for the 90's. About 70-80% of the crack trade was run thru there. The largest mafia in the district was HQ'd there. There's NO COINCUIDENCE that the drug trade violence stared dropping like a f**king rock once they closed that place. - Yeah, it is pretty open space and I PRAY that they keep a cpl of the towers up, at least one of them. But yeah, it's better to keep Prison population away from the community they terrorized. It was hurting not only us, but their community as well.

p.s. hey County! I'd pay a dollar just to go up in there to see the view - I bet others would too - $omething to think about ;)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hobbes100 ()
Date: February 21, 2013 08:36PM

According to all the plans, the towers will be kept and renovated. If you haven't driven through there, it's fairly interesting if you use your imagination.

I like the history attached to the place. Amazing when you think the prison covered at one point 3500 acres (in Fairfax County!) and was self-sufficient with a dairy, farm, railroad, stables and the original Laurel Hill house. Hell, they even made their own bricks used for the cellblocks. It also was involved with the women's suffrage movement. If interested, check out http://workhousemuseums.org/

Anyone looking forward to living in a renovated penitentiary?

Anyone realize that Chuck Brown was a Lorton Prison guest?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: try this for adventure ()
Date: February 21, 2013 09:24PM

wanna try something fun? try driving a tractor trailer down the middle of the lorton prison with no less than 500 "gen-pop" completely surrounding your truck asking for a nickle or a quarter or whatever they were trying to tell me through my closed window (100 degrees outside with no a/c but damned if i cared).....my only protection? a prison guard with a baton in a dodge reliant k-car so far out in front of me that he lost complete sight of me after going around multple turns.....white boy pucker factor? 1000 fucking percent !!....went inside the prison twice but i made multiple deliveries to the commissary receiving dock that was outside the prison.....one such delivery was of course.....wait for it.... an entire pallet of vasoline...i shit you not.... good times, good times

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hobbes100 ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:23PM

try this for adventure Wrote:
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> wanna try something fun? try driving a tractor
> trailer down the middle of the lorton prison with
> no less than 500 "gen-pop" completely surrounding
> your truck asking for a nickle or a quarter or
> whatever they were trying to tell me through my
> closed window (100 degrees outside with no a/c but
> damned if i cared).....my only protection? a
> prison guard with a baton in a dodge reliant k-car
> so far out in front of me that he lost complete
> sight of me after going around multple
> turns.....white boy pucker factor? 1000 fucking
> percent !!....went inside the prison twice but i
> made multiple deliveries to the commissary
> receiving dock that was outside the prison.....one
> such delivery was of course.....wait for it.... an
> entire pallet of vasoline...i shit you not....
> good times, good times


You had to use the expression "pucker factor" along with vaseline in the same story?

Ick, but rather funny at the same time!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 21, 2013 10:44PM

The Farm would have been good to keep, Inmates are better off in Ohio.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: too old to care ()
Date: February 22, 2013 11:24AM

If you look close enough at this card you will see it says Falls Church. Mr Gibsons resturant and cottages were at the intersection of what is now Annandale Rd and 29,211 and 50. Not far from The Falls Church. I lived in the main house in the 40's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: too old to care ()
Date: February 22, 2013 11:43AM

Gibsons Resturant and cottages were not in Kamp Washington. They were located at the intersection og 50,29,211 and Annandale Road. I lived in the main house in the 40's. Near The Falls Church on Lee Highway.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: February 22, 2013 11:51AM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Paul VI HS football field, Fairfax - 1981. A
> Vienna team is beating the crap out of an FPYC
> team.


Awesome FCYFL throwback pic. EXCELLENT!! Things haven't changed much. Vienna would still be whooping Fairfax today...lol.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: February 22, 2013 12:16PM

Old reston avenue
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 22, 2013 12:19PM

How about that! Even the sign on top of the train depot says "Sunset Hills".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 22, 2013 12:30PM

Old Gibson's MC...no street info though...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: February 22, 2013 12:52PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> How about that! Even the sign on top of the train
> depot says "Sunset Hills".


Sunset Hills going left to Right. Sunset Hills was the railroad. Today the sreet runs parallel. The railroad is now the bike path part of the W&O. The Road in the middle is "Reston Ave".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Way Back Machine ()
Date: February 22, 2013 02:00PM

Ahmayzin Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How about that! Even the sign on top of the
> train
> > depot says "Sunset Hills".
>
>
> Sunset Hills going left to Right. Sunset Hills
> was the railroad. Today the sreet runs parallel.
> The railroad is now the bike path part of the W&O.
> The Road in the middle is "Reston Ave".


Yup, just to the right was the old Bowman Distillery. i remember when the 7-11 right there had just opened, there wasn't much else out there back then.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: White Possibly Hispanic ()
Date: February 22, 2013 02:09PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: White Possibly Hispanic ()
Date: February 22, 2013 02:11PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: White Possibly Hispanic ()
Date: February 22, 2013 02:30PM

Who remembers skate world in Alexandria?




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is this sign even still there?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 22, 2013 02:54PM

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Re: is this sign even still there?
Posted by: Lortonite ()
Date: February 22, 2013 03:56PM

No, damn it. They took it down a year or two ago, but the post is still there so maybe they'll put it back up eventually.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 22, 2013 04:26PM

There is a building on Route 1 I've wondered about. It is just north of Beacon Mall and I believe A&A Rental is there. From the front it looks like a single story building with three bays, but on the side it clearly has two stories, and it is situate at about a 45 degree angle to Route 1. I'm guessing it dates from the 1940s. Anyone know what it originally was?

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Re: times change, eh?
Posted by: GMU ()
Date: February 22, 2013 04:34PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @Dirt - wow! Never noticed that in my entire life
> - pretty cool.
>
> There's a place like that in Fairfax City -
> http://maps.google.com/maps?q=fairfax+city&hl=en&l
> l=38.844926,-77.300191&spn=0.0032,0.004823&client=
> firefox-a&hnear=Fairfax,+Virginia&gl=us&t=m&z=18&l
> ayer=c&cbll=38.844896,-77.300002&panoid=a36jNh63CE
> TVlw8kxyW3ug&cbp=12,23.15,,0,11.81 - right off of
> Main St. Dude used to have goats but I havent
> seen them in years.............
>
> anyway, here's an old pic for ya - have fun :)
>
> edit: been told to give a hint: well, since this
> pic was taken, North and South have changed LoLz.
> That's all ya get, kids ;)

The old quad at George Mason University, back then George Mason College.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 22, 2013 06:14PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> There is a building on Route 1 I've wondered
> about. It is just north of Beacon Mall and I
> believe A&A Rental is there. From the front it
> looks like a single story building with three
> bays, but on the side it clearly has two stories,
> and it is situate at about a 45 degree angle to
> Route 1. I'm guessing it dates from the 1940s.
> Anyone know what it originally was?

Yes,Penn Daw firehouse #11
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tysons Engineer ()
Date: February 22, 2013 06:22PM

This is the best thread on FFU. Where are you guys finding these photos? Personal archives or public?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 22, 2013 08:38PM

Rt 1.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: February 22, 2013 08:54PM

Hint: I know some of you have rabotali here....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: February 22, 2013 08:56PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Rt 1.

Hey - That's Beacon Mall!(TWO PICTURES ABOVE ^^^^^^) I used to live down South Kings Highway during that era. Anyone have a picture of the Putt Putt Golf in Hybla Valley?

Below is a picture of the landing field that was there before there was a Beacon Mall:





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2013 08:56PM by White Possibly Hispanic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 22, 2013 09:31PM

White Possibly Hispanic Wrote:
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> Anyone have a picture of the
> Putt Putt Golf in Hybla Valley?
>
>
Yes
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: February 22, 2013 09:57PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> White Possibly Hispanic Wrote:
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> -----
>
> > Anyone have a picture of the
> > Putt Putt Golf in Hybla Valley?
> >
> >
> Yes

Many of quarters wasted in that building playing my first arcade games. Many thanks, Facebook Thief!


Berdhuis (): Arlington Hall

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 22, 2013 10:09PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Bill.N. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > There is a building on Route 1 I've wondered
> > about. It is just north of Beacon Mall and I
> > believe A&A Rental is there.
> > Anyone know what it originally was?
>
> Yes,Penn Daw firehouse #11

Thanks. Structure is slightly altered but that's it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Route uno ()
Date: February 23, 2013 06:57AM

For the picture of Beacon Mall, it still shows Groveton Elementary...the building surrounded by the buses...when did that get ripped down? There is a new apartment building there, for the last ten years or so before that, it was a giant pit...by the way, supposedly Donna Dixon went there.

For the Putt Putt picture, where exactly was that? It shows what looks like a 2 story office building behind it...

Thanks, great pictures/memories...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: whyme ()
Date: February 23, 2013 08:21AM

I could not find any pictures, but back in the late 80's they actually built a house in the center court of Fair Oaks Mall, between the information center and the elevator (where Santa sets up shop now). I cannot remember why they did it, but I remember you could buy tickets and tour the place. I know it had electricity, but not sure about running water. It was a 2 story colonial if I remember correctly.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 23, 2013 10:16AM

Route uno Wrote:

>
>
> For the Putt Putt picture, where exactly was that?
> It shows what looks like a 2 story office building
> behind it...
>
>
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 23, 2013 11:31AM

I think there was a Putt-Putt at Beacon Mall (which I think is the initial picture), as well as, one at Hyla Valley Shopping Center where the Home Depot, SFW, etc. are located now which is the most recent photo

Does anyone have a picture of the old Atlantic Reseach Building off 395 and near Edsall Road?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AtlanticResearchBuilding ()
Date: February 23, 2013 12:26PM

> Does anyone have a picture of the old Atlantic Reseach Building
> off 395 and near Edsall Road?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 23, 2013 01:58PM

too old to care Wrote:
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> Gibsons Resturant and cottages were not in Kamp
> Washington. They were located at the intersection
> og 50,29,211 and Annandale Road. I lived in the
> main house in the 40's. Near The Falls Church on
> Lee Highway.


You sure that isn't 29/211, Annandale Rd and Hillwood Ave.?
50 and 29/211 don't come together around Annandale Rd.?
I remember some cottages at Hillwood Ave. back in the 60's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: henry gibson ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:11PM

DH Wrote:
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> too old to care Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Gibsons Resturant and cottages were not in Kamp
> > Washington. They were located at the
> intersection
> > og 50,29,211 and Annandale Road. I lived in the
> > main house in the 40's. Near The Falls Church
> on
> > Lee Highway.
>
>
> You sure that isn't 29/211, Annandale Rd and
> Hillwood Ave.?
> 50 and 29/211 don't come together around Annandale
> Rd.?
> I remember some cottages at Hillwood Ave. back in
> the 60's.


Ill repost this Gibson cottage postcard from page 2 of this thread. It says at the bottom that its 50 and 211. I wonder if the roads were set up different back then.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:23PM

Here is an interior of the Hillwood + rear of card.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: civil war ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:25PM

Baileys crossroads 1861. They say that the rebel flag atop Munsons hill could be clearly seen from washington which disturbed some of the DC residents.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: peck check ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:34PM

I am sure any longtime county resident over 45 remembers this.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Csava ()
Date: February 23, 2013 02:44PM

Known as the 'Fairfax Seminary' during the 1861-65 war, this structure is recognizable to anyone who passes through what is now Alexandria.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 23, 2013 03:33PM

henry gibson Wrote:
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> DH Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > too old to care Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Gibsons Resturant and cottages were not in
> Kamp
> > > Washington. They were located at the
> > intersection
> > > og 50,29,211 and Annandale Road. I lived in
> the
> > > main house in the 40's. Near The Falls Church
> > on
> > > Lee Highway.
> >
> >
> > You sure that isn't 29/211, Annandale Rd and
> > Hillwood Ave.?
> > 50 and 29/211 don't come together around
> Annandale
> > Rd.?
> > I remember some cottages at Hillwood Ave. back
> in
> > the 60's.
>
>
> Ill repost this Gibson cottage postcard from page
> 2 of this thread. It says at the bottom that its
> 50 and 211. I wonder if the roads were set up
> different back then.


I'm sorry, I was going by too old to care who said Annandale Rd. The card doesn't say anything about Annandale Rd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: moonshine ()
Date: February 23, 2013 05:24PM

Any memories of this place? Never set foot inside, but it always had a reputation.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Belvoir Grill ()
Date: February 23, 2013 06:08PM

I know exactly where that is (the photo of Belvoir Grill)...would like to know when that got ripped down?

Also, when dod the "house" to the left get ripped down?

I think that is a little strip center now.

And also, does anyone know when the Groveton Elementary School (near Beacon Mall get ripped down?

Thanks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 24, 2013 11:39AM

Anyone who has been to Occoquan Regional Park has seen the brick kilns where the Lorton prisoners were put to work making bricks. I always thought they were pretty cool.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Robert ()
Date: February 24, 2013 02:21PM

The Quality Inn near Route 50 and Annandale Road looks exactly the same now. It just has a different sign.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:02AM

@Belvoir - Groveton was torn down sometime in the late 90s, early 00's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:32AM

whyme Wrote:
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> I could not find any pictures, but back in the
> late 80's they actually built a house in the
> center court of Fair Oaks Mall, between the
> information center and the elevator (where Santa
> sets up shop now). I cannot remember why they did
> it, but I remember you could buy tickets and tour
> the place. I know it had electricity, but not
> sure about running water. It was a 2 story
> colonial if I remember correctly.


I want to say it was part of a contest where someone actually won the house and they dissasmbbled it and rebuilt it elsewhere for the winner........but I may be confusing it with another house building dealie. But yes, you are not crazy - this DID happen near the plaza that doesnt have the fountains. And it was a full two story home about a decent 2-3k sq footer.

speaking of fair oaks, anybody remember the octagon library that used to be in the place - looked just like the one in Burke Centre that the Robinson Nazis burned down............

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:09AM

GB is correct - there were several builders on display @ FOM - the one I recall was for Penderbrook (across the street) Pulte homes. The guys who rebuilt my fence last year were subcontractors on that part of Penderbrook, and had a couple of polaroids of the project & the "display" house in the mall...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:17AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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>
> speaking of fair oaks, anybody remember the
> octagon library that used to be in the place -
> looked just like the one in Burke Centre that the
> Robinson Nazis burned down............

Maybe it was where the Extended Stay currently sits

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:24AM

no, that the old movie theater - I saw Roger Rabbit there LoLz

the old library was actually inside the mall - in the court where the Macys (the side Macys, not the "end" Macys) is

was a mini library shaped like an octagon and another identical one used to sit in Burke Centre where the Taco Bell is now

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 25, 2013 10:55AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> no, that the old movie theater - I saw Roger
> Rabbit there LoLz

The old movie theater is now the "waterford" banquet hall

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:08AM

so where the hells Extended Stay? LoLz - totally thought the hall was what you were talking about. Was it ever anything else between it being a moviehouse and the ballroom?

Ok, just got it - Extended Stay is back offa Legato Rd - no I dont know what was back there.

I DO remember Pender Vet being run out of that old chruch on the corner of West of and Legato though.................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:10AM

"The old movie theater is now the "waterford" banquet hall"
Yep. Had a birthday party for the youngest there (the Lion King, IIRC) The FC Library was in the "court" that's now the Macy's (yes, the side one) entrance...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:15AM

Extended Stay was built in the theater's parking lot @ the ramp from FOM to 50E.
Interestingly, original plans had a "cloverleaf" for the mall entrance off 50W, allowing traffic to flow onto 50 in either direction from the mall, but those plans were scrapped as there wasn't going to be enough traffic from west of the 50/66 interchange...
heh.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:21AM

oh WOW ! That's right - the parking lot used to be HUGE!

Man, it used to be a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS!! to get out of Fair Oaks back in the day.

Kids, you have NO IDEA!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 11:37AM

not Fairfax, but you'll love it still :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 12:06PM

"Man, it used to be a PAIN. IN. THE. ASS!! to get out of Fair Oaks back in the day"

It's funny how the old property lines still show up today - the bizarre "hook" that used to connect what is now W Ox, 50, and Legato is still there, but as W Ox is now the main line it's no longer a problem...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Name ()
Date: February 25, 2013 01:17PM

Berdhuis Wrote:
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> Hint: I know some of you have rabotali here....


Ok, I give up. The only place it looks like is on South Quaker in Alexandria.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 02:16PM

"Ok, I give up"

Answered on previous page - DIA in Arlington.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 25, 2013 05:35PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> not Fairfax, but you'll love it still :)


Thanks for the picture. We loved Story Book Land going out in the country for a nice ride on Route 1 to this roadside attraction. It really makes you ill to see what it looks like now on Route 1.

The City Paper did a story on SBL ten years or so back.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:50PM

@blanche - yeah I remember it. It's wild how things change. The old drive in movie place across the street and up the hill from Storybook land became the Datsun Dealership which became Nissan/Chrysler and now even that place is gone...................and yet that junkyard is still there LoLz

Remember how there used to actually be a truck weigh station out there near Opitz Blvd? Yeah, that chunk of the world has most CERTAINLY changed

ROUTE ONE QUESTION: does anybody recall a road sign that would light up, make a buzzing noise? For some reason, I remember like 2-3 of them at random places along Rt 1 between say Dumfries and Lorton. They would hang over the roadway and usually be darkened, but would light up and buzz for some reason, but I dont recall why. I may be COMPLETELY imagining this (not the first time I'd be crazy, right? LoLz) , but I'd swear they used to be there. Anybody recall this?

anywho, another old pic =)



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Posted by: good job ()
Date: February 25, 2013 08:55PM

Love the old photo's!!!! Thanks to everyone who has posted a photo!!!!. It's crazy how much has changed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:12PM

Woodies... we still have a sleeper sofa & ottoman, both in excellent condition w/their Woodward & Lothrop Furniture tags...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: woody ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:22PM

isn't that the Woodies at Landmark?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 25, 2013 09:27PM

survey SAYS!!! AMMMMP!!!! XXX LoLz

hint: closer to this place =)



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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:59AM

so if you look at Pike 7 Plaza there, the blue part there is TJ Maxx. Red part is Staples. Anybody remember what was in the middle before DSW?



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Re: is this sign even still there?
Posted by: More Complete ()
Date: February 26, 2013 10:40AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Prison view estate

I use to get a good laugh out of this every time I drove by.

This is a great thread. Thanks to everyone who's posted pictured.

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HEY BLANCHE!!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:07AM

here ya go!!

edit - looks like the finally mananged to fix up the parking lot LoLz - a fat lotta good it did them...................



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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:14AM

Broad Street

a) ARCO is now Citgo
b) Shell is long gone
c) Amoco/CarWash exists ONLY as a car wash
d) to the left, you can see and S&W trading stamps sign
e) above the S&W sign, is the "porch" above the entrance to that funeral home on Broad. That railing hasnt been there for almost 15-20 years at least..........
f) no W&OD bridge
g) traffic still sux here LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:17AM

hint - very edge of the county

p.s. LOVE that DC 101 bumper sticker! Totally looks like one of those "if the car's a'rocking" sorta vehicles LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:19AM

for all the crap, I've ever said on this site.....................whelp, this one makes up for all of it right here =)

yr welcome
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OldFyrMan ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:28AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> for all the crap, I've ever said on this
> site.....................whelp, this one makes up
> for all of it right here =)
>
> yr welcome
^^ Johnson's Auto Body in Merrifield?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:03PM

@Old - the one and only =) was soooooooooo trying to find a pic of Orig Capt Pells but alas, I cannot.

for you kids, this place sat next to wear Arbys is now (Arbys would be left of this pic) in Merrifield Plaza.

p.s. the pic with the yellow car (is that a Ford?) is NOT in Merrifield or Falls Church, just FYI.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:22PM

Gorden, This is the best I can find...one drawing from the menu and one from a painting...I miss that old location.
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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:37PM

@sleepy - not bad! yeah, that place had a certain "ambiance" to it that can never be replaced, THAT'S for sure! LoLz

another clue for the yellow car pic: HOT SHOPPES! LoLz


ok, more Merrifield!!

edit: kinda cool how they keep the 3-pronged sign thingee throughout the years - I never noticed that before....................

edit 2: WOW.........Buckingham used to be an actual "location".........who'd have ever thought LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:50PM

Gorden, Cool drive-in pics...great memories. Now, back to the old auto body place, those gnomes and figures all over the building creeped me out when I was a kid...WTF! Okay, back to the "new" Pell's...remember what was at that location for years?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 12:53PM

What/where is Buckingham? I assume it has been bulldozed where ever it was.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:01PM

Buckingham Village or Station is off 50 in Arlington...the old theater became the post office. Lots of shopping on both sides of Rt 50.
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Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:03PM

Right, accross from Mister Days and next to Lyon Hall.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:10PM

@Hay-it's this pissant part of Arlington just south of Ballston on Glebe. It's just funny to see it in the paper as being "location" but in retrospect, it makes since cause it's a pretty old neighborhood..................

@Sleepy. I remember it being some sorta Indian restaurant I think, and it was a nightclub for a bit - I know some GMU B-ball players got into some trouble there one night LoLz. But those were in the place for maybe 6 months tops...........and over the course of maybe 5-10 years the place sat largely empty. I have no idea what was there before........I wanna say maybe something like a Moose Lodge, something like that......but I really dont have any memory of it at all.

I remember Weasel, though!

edit: ok, so y'all beat me to it LoLz - also, this bus pic isnt Fairfax - it's Arlington so sue me!



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D-Con ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:18PM

Yellow car is a Ford Torino. That looks like Baileys Crossroads. Hot Shoppes was in the Parking lot and Giffords Ice Cream behind the Shopping center on Columbia Pike.Appliance Fix It somewhere in there too.Penguin Feather across 7. Used to work at the Buckaroo Steak Ranch just down RT 7 from there when I was attending J.E.B. Stuart.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:21PM

Gorden, It was the Gateway Motor Lodge in the 40's and in the 50's they added the Old Budapest restaurant, whick was quite unique and tony for the times. It's amazing that the bones are still visable in Pell's....yes, it was vacent for a while.
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we have a WIN-NAH!!! =)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:27PM

+1 to D-Con . Yr check is in the mail LoLz

@sleepy - OMG!! OLD BUDAPEST!!!!!!!! Wow it has been a loooooong time, hasnt it?

next up - oh, and this is going to hurt MUCH MUCH WORSE, people. NSFW if you have a weak heart, that's for sure LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:30PM

Thats the shell station on Rt 50 just before 7 Corners.

How come every car from the 70's looks old, even when the photo was taken in the 70's and the car just rolled off the assembly line?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:40PM

XXX - look closer, my friend..............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:42PM

must be a shell station on 236 inside the beltway, because i can see the Rt 236 sign

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 01:46PM

must be....... =)

edit: but it aint - LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:10PM

Was it by the Toddle House on 236 near Lincolnia?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:15PM

I would think between Pickett and NOVA just outside the the beltway, On your Dart Drug pick which is great, I didn't realize McCrory was a part of Kmart, GC Murphy and Best&co. the yellow car looks like an AMC? challenger maybe?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:21PM

BB, D-Con identified the car..a Torino. Hey, D-Con, Buckaroo, Holy Shit...oh the memories. Is that now Duangrat's?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:22PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Was it by the Toddle House on 236 near Lincolnia?


https://maps.google.com/maps?q=lincolnia&hl=en&ll=38.818838,-77.144655&spn=0.001601,0.002411&client=firefox-a&hnear=Lincolnia,+Fairfax,+Virginia&gl=us&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.818816,-77.144536&panoid=ovSbNi_2sUKY1plup8466Q&cbp=12,322.71,,0,20.92

good call!

@Burke/Hay - when I first saw the pic, it took me FOREVER to figure it out. In fact, the only pic that took me longer was that Broad St pic (which is too small to be a fair contest pic)

Anywho, this one is just for you, Burke!
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Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:28PM

"Yellow car is a Ford Torino"
Sort of - that's a GranTorino Sport with the optional "Laser Stripe". I know, I had one...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:31PM

When I worked there it was a Bradlee's ;) now Walmart Prior to Bradlee's it was going to be a MEMCO.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:34PM

Jess, Very true info...cool car...351 W or M? I hope you did not go all Starskey & Hutch motif on it later...

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nothing needs to be said...................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:38PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:40PM

Sleepy -
Windsor. And no, as I sold it before S&H (which was a later version)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:42PM

ok so it was my truck but the stores have changed.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:50PM

You see that in the top left of the pic, people? HARDWARE, folks................................HARDWARE! Some little pissant mom and pop place where they knew all their sh*t and treated you human you knew they werent screwing you and you werent buying some piece of crap foreign-made plastic toy-like thing that's gonna break in less than 5 years............................yeah, times have changed alright LoLz

AWESOME tuff-ride you had then - what happened to her, Burke?



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blance ()
Date: February 26, 2013 02:52PM

Its the Shell station that was next to the Toddle House and is now a Japanese/Imported car repair place on 236 heading west from Beauregard.

Still looking for an Atlantic Research photo, please????

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:01PM

sorry blanche - no luck

here's some old store though.................



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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:15PM

being young had a daughter and traded it in and got the same year 4runner for a back seat, 87. It was nice for the removable top like a Bronco. my first 2 vehicle where these gas guzzlers. LOL
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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:26PM

Okay Blanche, Just for you...not super clear. Atlantic Research Building 1960. I'll keep my eye out for more.
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Date: February 26, 2013 03:45PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:48PM

Jess, Good job, I was just getting ready to link the ebay auction for Blanche. That auction is what the pic is from.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:48PM

blance Wrote:
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> Its the Shell station that was next to the Toddle
> House and is now a Japanese/Imported car repair
> place on 236 heading west from Beauregard.
>

That would have been my guess??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 03:58PM

Propulsion Ave..............................wow. Interesting to know why Edsall Rd is so...................,um, industrial. LoLz I'm guessing this is all where the gravel pit is now?

here's a memory for y'all............



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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:01PM

heh...............and since I'm on the subject ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:05PM

123 just over in pw, I miss that place, especially the commercials with Milton Burl. not that as a teen I didn't frequent the econolodge near there ;)

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Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:07PM

"LoLz I'm guessing this is all where the gravel pit is now"
Would be funny, except no. ARC was on the north side of Edsall - right underneath the condo/townhouse community. Site went from teardown of old buildings to new construction in about a year...
(oh, and the other ARC pics are from the old site beside Nissan Pavillion)

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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:14PM

Ahhh yes, an Ollieburger along with many frosty schooners of beer in Annandale. The dogs were good also.

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:17PM

oooohhhhhhhhhh!!! ok, I'm waaaaaaaay off then - closer to where Computer Learning Center used to be! thanks for that, Jess :)

whoops, almost forgot ;)



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Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:23PM

Yep. FWIW, there used to be a couple of nice baseball fields off Commercial & Industrial, along w/at least three ponds on the south side of Vulcan's site. All gone, and a couple of the ponds filled in. FWIW, there are more than a few acres around there I wouldn't care to walk across w/o a hazmat suit on...

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:26PM

there is a HUGE abandoned private school back in there. Been empty at lest a decade and a half - troopers hang out there all the time in the parking lot. Anyway I wonder if the fields and the school are connected

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Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:34PM

Could be - was a nice field until whoever built a basketball court in right field which turned it into a small (LL) field. IIRC it's under the Progressive Insurance office.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:37PM

that pic above is the Baron Cameron Store. it's too damn small :(

anywho, here's another pic - amazing how NOT SO LONG AGO it was, eh?
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Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:50PM

Did you go apply for a job Gordo? You obviously have the right type of disposition to work at the drive thru.

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Posted by: D-Con ()
Date: February 26, 2013 04:54PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> BB, D-Con identified the car..a Torino. Hey,
> D-Con, Buckaroo, Holy Shit...oh the memories. Is
> that now Duangrat's?


Sleepy Holla, I'm not sure what's there now. I'm currently in Fla. I remember Joe's Place/Pizza in the former Red Barn building next door. There was also a "massage" parlor called "The Underground" to the left of Buckaroo.The FPD used to raid it often. I wasn't old enough to visit said establishment, but got to survey the "talent" as they came in to eat lunch at Buckaroo.

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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:07PM

D-Con, Was Magnifico Pizza still around when you were at JEB? Cool little place...now part of Duangrats Thai also.

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:08PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> Did you go apply for a job Gordo? You obviously
> have the right type of disposition to work at the
> drive thru.


I havent the skill to figure out extra pickles, no mayo LoLz

maybe I could park a car...................

pic unrelated
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Date: February 26, 2013 05:14PM

Ok, Any Ideas?
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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:17PM

Grand Union, I know there was one in Manassas and one in upstate New York near my Grandmas house, but that was early 70's,

at that time we shopped at Memco, the Butcher Shop at Hummer and 236 or Giant and Safeway in Kings park. We got fresh Corn and Beans from Mr Simpson on Burke Lake Rd, and had Eggs delivered by someone in a van, Potato Chips and Cookies came via Charlie Chips in reusable Metal Containers.



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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:20PM

heh........ I know where, sleepy. Right down the way from this place ;)
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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:37PM

Gorden, Oh yes you do...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:38PM

Thanks for the ARC picture. 'There was some set-to that ARC was poisoning the groundwater right before they went out of the building on Cherokee.

Also thanks for the Frozen Dairy Bar picture. Good times!

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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:40PM

all that is left of a memory :(
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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:45PM

BB, Those tins are cool, and quite collectible. I have one of those and a King Cole from Maine, my birth state. BTW, My Mom and Dad did a lot of business at the butcher in Annandale...great store.

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:46PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> Yep. FWIW, there used to be a couple of nice
> baseball fields off Commercial & Industrial, along
> w/at least three ponds on the south side of
> Vulcan's site. All gone, and a couple of the ponds
> filled in. FWIW, there are more than a few acres
> around there I wouldn't care to walk across w/o a
> hazmat suit on...


Washington Gas used to have an in-house baseball league that played on the piece of land that they built their new building Industrial Park in Springfield. The triangle shaped piece at the corner of Industrial and Commercial.

The private school was Chesapeake Ability School across from Vulcan/Virginia Cement and and next to Woodies old warehouse. Behind the school there was a tunnel that went under 395 to the other side where Marlo is located now. The former grass tracks.

About 12-15 years ago, the bodies of a woman and her son where found submerged in one of the abandoned quarries. Some sort of extortion plan that went horribly wrong.

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:50PM

@Sleepy - that Produce wall was EXACTLY that way up until the backhoe shovel tore into it LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:53PM

That was my Mom's fill-in store starting in '67 when we moved to NOVA, as most major grocery shopping was done @Ft Meyer. It always looked the same. LOL

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: February 26, 2013 05:55PM

blanche, excellent!

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 26, 2013 06:08PM

This could be Alexandria, but so what.
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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 06:43PM

ONLY $1.99 NOW!!!! LoLz

edit: for those who dont know, this place is off of 50 between Annandale Rd and Seven Corners



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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:01PM

Abe!
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Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:04PM

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> Ahhh yes, an Ollieburger along with many frosty
> schooners of beer in Annandale. The dogs were good
> also.


There was an Ollies in Annandale? That pic looks like the one in Arlington, think it's still there?

Used to go to the one down by Shirley Park in Arlington all the time.

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Posted by: Blast from the past ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:14PM

Son of a bitch!!!! Totally forgot about starvin marvin....Too Funny!!!

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Posted by: TROLLey ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:23PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Whobe Wrote:
> > There was an Ollies in Annandale? That pic
> looks
> > like the one in Arlington, think it's still
> there?
>
> It does kinda...that was my thought when I saw the
> pic. As for whether it's still there, GIYF:
> https://maps.google.com/maps?q=arlington+cinema+an
> d+drafthouse&ll=38.86309,-77.084439&spn=0.001474,0
> .002578&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=us&hq=ci
> nema+and+drafthouse&hnear=0x89b7b69d7ba7a70f:0xf8c
> f6fc845f6b093,Arlington,+VA&cid=0,0,11734987844834
> 206387&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.863168,-77.084657&
> panoid=gvlSlC3iVytC7vjlAbtm_A&cbp=12,343.03,,0,16.
> 5
>
> So no.


the trolley is still there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:30PM

@greybeard - remember how that shopping center had two Giants - one for groceries and one for drugs. ....................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:47PM

WOW
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:01PM

The Lums in Annandale was in the Little River Shopping Center...ie: The Black Orchid/Casa d'Mama/ etc....long gone...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:02PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @greybeard - remember how that shopping center had
> two Giants - one for groceries and one for drugs.
> ....................

Yes! Went in the wrong one, couldn't figure out where TF the food was...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: unreal ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:09PM

The tower records blows my mind! I forgot how I use to have a little smoke and go buy cassette tapes.
How the world has changed! Is that photo from Tysons? Thanks for posting the photo's!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rc ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:23PM

Does anyone remember 2 restaurants on route 1 - Mikes Italian and Andrea's?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:26PM

the earlier one was Tysons. That last one was Landmark (Marshalls/Ballys/Shoppers)

ok heres another one that I know EVERYONE will remember - i LOVE the interwebz LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I remember ()
Date: February 26, 2013 10:24PM

The cars in the photo's are killing me..lol...My brother bought a big box tv "a bubble tv covered with wood to look like furniture" back in the day from Luskins. I remember helping him lug that heavy tv around. Not that long ago that was the shit to have one of those.

I forgot how many places went under. Great photo's!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: February 26, 2013 10:50PM

I might be way off here but there is a VDOT building at the corner of Commerce and Franconia. Across Commerce from where Toys R Us and the 7-11 used to be. Was that a Luskin's? Or is that a newer building? I remember the name Luskin's, my Dad bought my Mom her first "kitchen" tv there,just can't recall locations. Love this thread!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:20PM

How about this place.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mike's Italian ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:26PM

rc Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember 2 restaurants on route 1 -
> Mikes Italian and Andrea's?


Mike's Italian, as far as I know, was pretty old. As a matter of fact, it used to be the restaurant to a tourist court...if you were looking at the restaurant from Rt 1, there were cabins, maybe 7 or 8 of them, that went off to the right. I've seen them in an old postcard.

The restaurant recently closed...I know people that talk about it from the 60's, and the tourist court was there in the 50's.

The building is now a car rental place, I think.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:28PM

Not really in Fairfax but as much a part of NOVA as anything.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: heavy metal parking lot ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:34PM

Am I crazy, or was this area fun in the late 80's and early 90's. or am I just getting old?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:37PM

What was the bar here in the 80's?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:43PM

This is still in operation and has the oldest Liquor Lisc in Fairfax County. One of the places to dance in the 90's Between Blackies / Deja Vu, Red Moon, Boots, Nicks and Skinifatz.

The other Dinner theater was Hayloft in Manassas on Ballsford Rd



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2013 11:44PM by Burke Brat.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:11AM

Fairfax county police force 1941.


“Fairfax County Police, 1941,” braddockheritage.org/, accessed February 27, 2013, http://braddockheritage.org
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:32AM

The Lums in Annandale didn't card folks as such when I was a teenager. Getting beer underaged -- when the age was 18!

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it's cool how they kept that Woodrow Wilson "dime" for the new bridge logo
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:51AM

hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
@Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place was jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :( There was an good surf/turf place right nextdooor to it too that helped with the business back in there, but it caught fire two decades ago and that was the start of the downfall of that chunk of town............
@heavy - your crazy LoLz - or prolly just getting old too, yo :)
@Huntington - what you are talking about is the EXACT same building in the pic. All the buildings on that part of Commerce that are NOT hotels are buildings that have been there forever. The ballroom was an old Toys are Us. The big foreign school used to be a Computer Learning Center-type place. Heck, even that hair place used to be a bank a long time ago. God, I am getting old. LoLz

no pic this morning, folks...........................got something even BETTER for us old souls :)

http://youtu.be/blKiuYznl2Y


yr welcome

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kon Tiki ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:53AM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> What was the bar here in the 80's?


Kon Tiki, closed in the 90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:14AM

heavy metal parking lot Wrote:
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> Am I crazy, or was this area fun in the late 80's
> and early 90's. or am I just getting old?


You're not crazy, there was so much to do around here in the 80's. You never really heard anyone complain back then about how this area sucked.
We're all getting old, LOL!
This is a great thread and thanks for the memories.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:30AM

DH Wrote:
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>
You're not crazy, there was so much to do around
> here in the 80's. You never really heard anyone
> complain back then about how this area sucked.......................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:35AM

see? some things are improving LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:14AM

Especially when they started like this in the 40's...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:30AM

at Kings Parker, is that a photo of the police/local KKK chapter? Those dudes don't look very keen on the "serve" part of the job?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:48AM

Burke Brat, Where was the Kon Tiki?

As for the grocery store, Burke Brat, you are right as it was a Grand Union, And Gorden, yes in Falls Church at Westlawn Shopping Center in Jefferson Village. The Touch of class Hair Place was originally Queen B Coiffures where my Mom would get her hair done EVERY Friday from 1967-1980. The only day I could skip some classes as she would not be home to answer the phone...pre Caller ID/Machines...LOL They also had a S&H Green Stamp Redemtion Store where I could pick up misc bike/sports stuff w/ all the damn stamps my folks had lying around.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:02AM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> at Kings Parker, is that a photo of the
> police/local KKK chapter? Those dudes don't look
> very keen on the "serve" part of the job?

I think they were known to administer a wood shampoo if you gave them any lip during a traffic stop.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:06AM

I thought it was Peppermint Lounge, but maybe I am mistaken, I took a date out who live just up the street from there on that access road, I want to say 87ish? recently as in a few years ago we would got to TAJ which was the bar but it closed down, not sure if the hotel reopened it.

Here are my pics of the train going through Burke, in the fall it would go out to Front Royal, the field is the one we would walk through to get to the 7-11 in Burke, I think this was Prior to the Giant being built.

The last pic was when we would collect Newspapers in the community prior to Recycling being done county wide, we would go to Tysons to a drop center and get money for a Teen club, I am guessing 1982?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Aberdeen barn ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:07AM

Kon Tiki Wrote:
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> Burke Brat Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What was the bar here in the 80's?
>
>
> Kon Tiki, closed in the 90's.


Before it was the kontiki I am pretty sure it was Aberdeen barn.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:14AM

I believe the picture of Tower Records flanked by Evans and Hechts is from Landmark Plaza -- the one west of Shirley Highway, not Landmark Center (later Landmark Mall) to the east. That Hecht's was their clearance center where they discounted stuff that didn't sell in their regular stores. Mostly junk, but if you had enough patience you could sometimes find an OK bargain.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: kevster ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:25AM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> This is still in operation and has the oldest
> Liquor Lisc in Fairfax County. One of the places
> to dance in the 90's Between Blackies / Deja Vu,
> Red Moon, Boots, Nicks and Skinifatz.
>
> The other Dinner theater was Hayloft in Manassas
> on Ballsford Rd


If you want to step back in time then visit the lazy susan. Everything about it is circa '60s....the decor, buffet, furniture, building, .... Expensive for a play and all (iirc ~$60 per person) but kitchy fun.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: amen ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:25AM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > at Kings Parker, is that a photo of the
> > police/local KKK chapter? Those dudes don't
> look
> > very keen on the "serve" part of the job?
>
> I think they were known to administer a wood
> shampoo if you gave them any lip during a traffic
> stop.

I was looking at a restored FCPD cruiser from the 40's. I mentioned out loud that it lacked the partition between the front and back seats like they have now.

Old timer near me said, "In the old days, the perps weren't conscious by the time they got in the car".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D-Con ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:30AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> D-Con, Was Magnifico Pizza still around when you
> were at JEB? Cool little place...now part of
> Duangrats Thai also.


@Sleepy, Magnifico was around when I was there, It was across from the shopping center that had Joe Theisman's Restaurant and then later the Family Fish House. The best pizza was from Athens Pizza in 7 Corners. They moved to Baileys X Roads near where the Roy Rogers used to be.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:51AM

Skinifatz is still open, same age as Lazy Susan and they have displays like a little museum, you can get food, Drink and Play a game of pool, they also have a DJ, just not a really busy place so if your looking to pick anyone up its hit or miss your better off at Brittanies or another Bar. When we would go there a majority of the time it was Office Parties or groups meeting there, they operate the large Fireplace during the winter after the leaves have all come down. Lazy Susan provides the Food portion of the sales for the ABC lisc. http://www.skinifatz.com/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Geez i'm old ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:01PM

It was the Fox and Hounds when it first opened -- late sixties or early seventies. Holiday Inn in those days.

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Posted by: Geez i'm Old ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
> @Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place was
> jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :(
> There was an good surf/turf place right nextdooor
> to it too that helped with the business back in
> there, but it caught fire two decades ago and that
> was the start of the downfall of that chunk of
> town............

I think it was part of the Steak and Ale chain originally, but they couldn't call it that in Virginia because it had "Ale" in the title. Might have been the "Jolly Tiger". It had several other incarnations after that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ejkorvette ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:29PM

The bar in the Best western Fairfax was the Peppermint lounge when it was a holiday Inn. The DJ that was there is my youngest Sons Godfatrher. It later became Alexanders but it didn't last long. The Monkees stayed there when they played wolftrap in 1986. Fun Place. Boomerangs was in the Fudruckers and the Fox and Hound was where the Moose Lodge is now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:34PM

ejkorvette Wrote:
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> Fudruckers and the Fox and Hound was where the
> Moose Lodge is now.


I bet not one update has been to that Mooselodge building. By the looks of the outside I had always assumed it was an old world european restaurant. That service road must have been part of the original 123 before I-66 was built

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lortonite ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:47PM

Huntington Wrote:
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> I might be way off here but there is a VDOT
> building at the corner of Commerce and Franconia.
> Across Commerce from where Toys R Us and the 7-11
> used to be. Was that a Luskin's? Or is that a
> newer building? I remember the name Luskin's, my
> Dad bought my Mom her first "kitchen" tv
> there,just can't recall locations. Love this
> thread!


Yes it was a Luskins, and then they turned it into one of their Big Screen Stores in the 90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:14PM

The Starin Marvin picture looks like one of those advertisements from the back of an old TJ yearbook. What was the name of that thing? The newspaper was the Town Crier, but the yearbook its just not coming back to me.

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Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:16PM

Geez i'm Old Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
> > @Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place
> was
> > jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :(
> > There was an good surf/turf place right
> nextdooor
> > to it too that helped with the business back in
> > there, but it caught fire two decades ago and
> that
> > was the start of the downfall of that chunk of
> > town............
>
> I think it was part of the Steak and Ale chain
> originally, but they couldn't call it that in
> Virginia because it had "Ale" in the title. Might
> have been the "Jolly Tiger". It had several other
> incarnations after that.


Maybe Jolly Ox?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Rt1 Guy ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:23PM

rc Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember 2 restaurants on route 1 -
> Mikes Italian and Andrea's?


Yep, Mikes was there a long time, good place. Now a car title loan place. Andreas is now a 5 Guys.

However, the best of what is gone now, was the Dixie Pig across from Beacon Mall.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:40PM

here's a place I bet y'all didnt think ever changed LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:43PM

I wonder when the last time those pumps worked?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:49PM

I drive through there each morning on my way home from work, I have never seen anyone filling up. It is a nice drive bypassing the Parkway, 28 and Braddock.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:54PM

bro, those pumps have been gone at least 20 years.............

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Re: it's cool how they kept that Woodrow Wilson "dime" for the new bridge logo
Posted by: Geez i'm old ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:55PM

slubdawg Wrote:
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> Geez i'm Old Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
> > > @Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place
> > was
> > > jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :(
>
> > > There was an good surf/turf place right
> > nextdooor
> > > to it too that helped with the business back
> in
> > > there, but it caught fire two decades ago and
> > that
> > > was the start of the downfall of that chunk
> of
> > > town............
> >
> > I think it was part of the Steak and Ale chain
> > originally, but they couldn't call it that in
> > Virginia because it had "Ale" in the title.
> Might
> > have been the "Jolly Tiger". It had several
> other
> > incarnations after that.
>
>
> Maybe Jolly Ox?


I think that's right. I think the "tiger" part was from the euphemistic name given to the Sambos restraunt around the corner on Fx blvd. that is now a Denny's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 04:55PM

Its not a picture here in the county, wish I could find one, But seem to remember one in Twinbrook?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:08PM

let's see if anyone can get this one heh heh heh

station is still standing today and oddly enough, hasnt really changed that much since this pic was taken ..................
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:23PM

Anyone remember back in the 70s when the building across the street from the Clifton store (now the Heart in Hand Restaurant) was a bar featuring a bluegrass band? Every night they'd cap their show with a rendition of "Orange Blossom Special," timed so they could throw open the doors behind the band to reveal a freight train whizzing by on the track as the song concluded. Unfortunately, the locals weren't big bluegrass fans. The article below is from the Fredericksburg newspaper, Dec. 13, 1976, reporting events that led to the bar's demise:
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cant even imagine attempting to have a concert there now .......
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:27PM

that is HILARIOUS!!!!! - to know that the more things change, the more they stay the same LoLz

speaking of change.................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:31PM

Nice pic of the Esso Gorden....I know...heh..heh, near here perhaps?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Anon16 ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:35PM

Hollowell's Esso was in Culmore...their family owned several dry cleaners, too and the Esso had a towing contract with the county. One of the Hollowells was a Sgt on the PD.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:10PM

Give me an A....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: good ol' days ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:18PM

The photo of the metro..I forgot how many tree's were standing, same with the beltway. I remember being stuck in traffic saying at least I have nice old growth tree's to look at. hahaha, those days are gone.
Great photo's and thanks to everyone who has taken the time to post a photo!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:28PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Give me an A....

I think some of those buildings are still there. Isn't that brick building with the cars in front of it where the Equipment Rental place used to be (or perhaps still is)? It also looks like a couple of the roads were re-alligned.

Used to be that Hidden Oaks Nature Center has two or three arial shots of Annandale that showed how the area had developed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:00PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> > Give me an A....
>
> I think some of those buildings are still there.
> Isn't that brick building with the cars in front
> of it where the Equipment Rental place used to be
> (or perhaps still is)? It also looks like a
> couple of the roads were re-alligned.
>
> Used to be that Hidden Oaks Nature Center has two
> or three arial shots of Annandale that showed how
> the area had developed.

Yes, some are still there. Rental place is there also.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:54PM

Is that the fuddruckers building in Annandale?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleey Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:25PM

Well yes, Fuddruckers...but I'm sure you mean...3 Chefs!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:46PM

Was
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rj ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:37PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Abe!


Is that Ron Jeremy??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rj ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:40PM

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> Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> > Abe!
>
>
> Is that Ron Jeremy??


http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2,file=83622,filename=Starvin_Marvin.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: copper ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:43PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> that pic above is the Baron Cameron Store. it's
> too damn small :(
>
> anywho, here's another pic - amazing how NOT SO
> LONG AGO it was, eh?

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2,file=83571,filename=no_more.jpg


OK, does everybody see that NO LEFT TURN sign??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:46PM

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> rj Wrote:
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> > Facebook Thief Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Abe!
> >
> >
> > Is that Ron Jeremy??
>
>
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2
> ,file=83622,filename=Starvin_Marvin.jpg


Ha Ha ...No. He was one of the owners, both have pasted away.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Star wars! ()
Date: February 27, 2013 11:37PM

Stood in line for an hour to see Star Wars at the State. Line went down Rte 29. Remember sneaking beers in during its later years. Now enjoy if for the concerts. Funny how it still caters to my generation...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 28, 2013 05:48AM

Star wars! Wrote:
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> Stood in line for an hour to see Star Wars at the
> State. Line went down Rte 29. Remember sneaking
> beers in during its later years. Now enjoy if for
> the concerts. Funny how it still caters to my
> generation...


I saw the original "Love Bug" movie at the State, circa 1969? The balcony was very deluxe for a little kid.

The picture of Annandale reminds me, my father told me tht coming in on 236 (early 50s) there was a sign that said "Annandale, a City with a Future." Something tells me its future is now behind it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:40PM

@Annandale - nah, it's just getting started LoLz
@copper - you should've paid more attention, case closed
@Sleepy - THREE CHEFS!!! - ok so that used to be a gas station?
@Bill N. That texaco gas station on the south side of the turnpike is still stands
@good old - what REALLY amamzing to me is how I forgot what a pain in the rear the old Nutley interchange used to be. Kids, you dont know this, but until Metro came out, you could ONLY enter and exit Nutley Street towards DC. Couldnt take 66 from there to Fair Oaks you HAD to go thru the city - nuts, eh?

so ok, I was going off about "Buckingham" yesterday? Whelp, turns out that Post Office wasnt always a post office - I get now why that theater ad mentioned the place LoLz.....................
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:42PM

where the hell was THIS place?

edit - I found out it was roughly around where the old roller rink is now - used to be like a whole part of a 1910's type "Franconia Mall" LoLz



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this one shouldnt be too hard..........
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:52PM

yeah, the theater's gone - but the restaurants still there - anyone know it it's still the same owners? That'd be AWESOME!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:58PM

@ "Buckingham"

That must have been one hell of a Hamlet production

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dalmo ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:18PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> the earlier one was Tysons. That last one was
> Landmark (Marshalls/Ballys/Shoppers)
>
> ok heres another one that I know EVERYONE will
> remember - i LOVE the interwebz LoLz


Long before it was Luskins it was DALMO. That Luskins sign was carefully placed over top of the DALMO lettering. Dalmo had some huge lawsuit against the tysons corner people back in the day.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: George Washington ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:33PM

This is a photograph of my house and my carriage.
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Re: this one shouldnt be too hard..........
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:37PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> yeah, the theater's gone - but the restaurants
> still there - anyone know it it's still the same
> owners? That'd be AWESOME!


The restaurant is the JV restaurant -- long time dive bar at 50 and Annandale. The theatre was reconfigured and was where the Chili's and now the GoodWill is. Saw Mary Poppins there as a first run.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: annie fuggg ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:48PM

Whatever happened to the Black Orchid?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:56PM

never heard of DALMO - but I'm a quick learner ;)

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?page=1&xmldoc=19701296308FSupp988_11094.xml&docbase=CSLWAR1-1950-1985&SizeDisp=7

fascinating read - apparently Lerner has a Good Ole' Boys club back in the day as well LoLz - too bad for ole DALMO - learn a lesson from Uncle Blvd, kiddies - gotta pay to play!!

@blanche - also dont forget 31 flavors!! =)

here's something for my Arlington friends



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: good ole Dalmo ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:12PM

I drove a truck for Dalmo in '71 & '72. The main store/warehouse was at Duke & Pickett Sts in Alexandria. Other stores were F St NW, Wisconsin Ave, Marlow Heights and Hyattsville Md. May have been a few more that I don't remember.

Worked 6 days a week, five of them delivering appliances and one day of "transfers" (taking small mercahndise to the stores).

One day, we were bouncing through DC on those metal plates that covered the subway tunnel construction and I look in the mirror and people are running out into the street. I didn't close the roll-up door in the back right and electric razors, toasters, radios, and other stuff was falling out onto the street.

I couldn't believe they didn't fire my ass over that!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:12PM

Yes, the JV lives on...the Jefferson theater became Chili's...the first unit for the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Co. as they were branching out...and closing CB's...sad. The Black Orchid finally closed up shop, but the black leather booths and telephones in each booth were a great MADMEN throw back...plus the Chateaubriand was killer. Hey, Anyone does anyone remember the Chesapeake Bay ripoff in Barcroft Plaza?...It was GREAT.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: juju ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:22PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Anyone does anyone remember the Chesapeake Bay
> ripoff in Barcroft Plaza?...It was GREAT.

Wasn't that Tom Weston's something something?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:29PM

@sleepy - oh yeah, AWESOME call on the Hollowell Pic - this one's for you :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some Roys! ()
Date: February 28, 2013 10:36PM

Gordon Blvd- is that not a picture of the old Roy Rogers on Rt 7 across from the Toys R Us, and more importantly what used to be, back in the day, Krispy Kreme?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:35AM

I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston Mall? There used to be a Roys over there, can't remember the street name for the life of me. Although, that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: taintbreaker ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:33AM

I absolutely love this thread! I wish I had olf pictures of my stomping grounds. I am young so I wouldn't have anything very old, but keep them coming please.
cheers!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Landmark shopper ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:59AM

Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It was good only at a handful of stores like Hechts, Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!

My mom would give me the plate and drop my friends and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was mid 70's.

Later the Washington shopping plate turned into central charge and then the discover card.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:46AM

Huntington Wrote:
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> I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some
> Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston Mall?
> There used to be a Roys over there, can't remember
> the street name for the life of me. Although,
> that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.


Its the Roys that is now a McDonalds, corner of Leesburg Pike and Carlin Spring near Skyline. The Texaco, now Shell, can be seen in the picture.

Does anyone have a picture of the Annandale Theatre? My mom took me to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid there in the afternoon during its first run. I guess my dad didn't want to see her drool over Paul Newman. Good times! I was a Robert Redford woman (actually girl then) myself...when he looked hot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:31AM

Landmark shopper Wrote:
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> Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It
> was good only at a handful of stores like Hechts,
> Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!
>
> My mom would give me the plate and drop my friends
> and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was mid
> 70's.
>
> Later the Washington shopping plate turned into
> central charge and then the discover card.

My Mom had the Washington Shopping Plate as well. I think Central Charge was around first, however. Remember those stickers on the store windows with the big CC on them? People who've grown up since the 80s have no clue just how unusual credit cards used to be, nor the hoops you sometimes had to go through to use them. I can remember sometimes seeing S&H Green stamps signs on a store With the Central Charge stickers. That was two different eras overlapping.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:59AM

here ya go, blanche! - I dont remember this place at all............but as soon as I saw the pic, that Joker - now THAT I remember! Anybody know what's up with that?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:06AM

@hutington - correct - it's AMAZING how Arlington skipped Suburb and went straight from farmland to High Rise city, right? If you havent been up Randolph St in the last few year, yr gonna lose yr mind LoLz
@love me- never knew it was a Krispy Kreme - I only know it as Roys. Way I heard it, it was like the first fast food car hop in the area and that those metal thinges were were the ppl on roller skates would come up and serve you. But all that was long before my time

Anywho, here's across the street.

side rant: I REALLY HATE THAT SHELL OIL COMPANY DID AWAY WITH THE TEXACO BRANDING! Another example of the Dutch RUINING our local culture (we used to have a pretty AWESOME local grocery store chain in Giant) cause it always seems that the ppl who ran Texacos gave extra effort into their stations and design. This one and the one off of 50 near 7 Corners come to mind.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Roy ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:09AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Huntington Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some
> > Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston
> Mall?
> > There used to be a Roys over there, can't
> remember
> > the street name for the life of me. Although,
> > that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.
>
>
> Its the Roys that is now a McDonalds, corner of
> Leesburg Pike and Carlin Spring near Skyline. The
> Texaco, now Shell, can be seen in the picture.
>
> Does anyone have a picture of the Annandale
> Theatre? My mom took me to see Butch Cassidy and
> the Sundance Kid there in the afternoon during its
> first run. I guess my dad didn't want to see her
> drool over Paul Newman. Good times! I was a
> Robert Redford woman (actually girl then)
> myself...when he looked hot.


That was one of the Roy's torn down and rebuilt by McDonalds during the geat Roy Rogers slaughter over a decade ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:09AM

Annandale Rd. & Rt. 50
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DUDE!! did traffic here ALWAYS suck? What the hell? o_0
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:19AM

@facebook - WOW - look at all those trees!! :(

@roy - The Great Roy Rogers Slaughter.......................the Potomac ran red with fixin's LoLz

pic unrelated



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Posted by: jean jackets ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:15AM

Landmark shopper Wrote:
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> Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It
> was good only at a handful of stores like Hechts,
> Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!
>
> My mom would give me the plate and drop my friends
> and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was mid
> 70's.
> rral
> Later the Washington shopping plate turned into
> central charge and then the discover card.


I just tried to find a picture of pants corral but could not locate one. I haven't thought about that place in
years! As I remember it was owned by giant food. There was one in fair city mall I think. They had saloon doors on the changing rooms. Half the kids in Robinson wore levies Jean jackets.

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Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:19AM

jean jackets Wrote:
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> Landmark shopper Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It
> > was good only at a handful of stores like
> Hechts,
> > Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!
> >
> > My mom would give me the plate and drop my
> friends
> > and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was
> mid
> > 70's.
> > rral
> > Later the Washington shopping plate turned into
> > central charge and then the discover card.
>
>
> I just tried to find a picture of pants corral but
> could not locate one. I haven't thought about that
> place in
> years! As I remember it was owned by giant food.
> There was one in fair city mall I think. They had
> saloon doors on the changing rooms. Half the kids
> in Robinson wore levies Jean jackets.

And if they didn't get their Levi's at Pants Corral, they got them at Zipper's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:31AM

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.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:54AM

@ Gordo

i know you said the pic is unrelated but that looks like where 50/29/236 intersect?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:02AM

@Zeus, I'm you are correct.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Alex Andrea ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:10AM

Huntington Wrote:
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> I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some
> Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston Mall?
> There used to be a Roys over there, can't remember
> the street name for the life of me. Although,
> that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.


That Hardee's on Randolph St. was a Red Barn initially.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:21AM

@Hay/Sleepy - yep. Exxon sevicestation still lives on as 2 little retail shops - you'd never have known it was a greasemonkey pit twenty-some years ago if you went into one of those stores now LoLz

and you know, I've been trying to figure out for an hour now why those car are stuck in traffic there in so far back in time when it hit me that they are just all lined up to go to the gas station? Anybody know why? If you were around back then, maybe this will jog yr memory :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX1XSOzDPik

pic unrelated ;)
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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:27AM

lecture hall and fenwick built by then, I see - yeah, I had that last pic GMU COMPLETELY upsidedown LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:53AM

Yes, 3 Chefs/Fuddrucker's used to be a gas station. Esso, to be exact.
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Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:21AM

Huntington--I think the picture with the Hardees was on Wilson Blvd by what used to be Al's motors. Now I think a Golds Gym sits there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:25AM

i would have never in my life figured that old restaruant used to be a fix-it shop LoLz. I

what's up with "R.R. cut" on the left side of the map? what trainline was that? when did it go away? never heard of a train over there before.............

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Posted by: love me some roys ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:28AM

Gordon Blvd--- On the same side as the Texaco was a Krispy Kreme. It eventually became a Black Eye Pea. Not sure what is is now. Spent many early mornings traveling that stretch of Rte 7 on my way to Wakefield HS for swim practice. The lights at most of the intersections would be on flash, except that one. And many mornings a FFx patrol car would be sitting at the Roys. In my youth thinking it was waiting to catch a red light runner, but probably eating donuts.

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:54AM

Not sure about the RR cut either.

Ravensworth and Annandale were realigned to connect at some point.

Thanks for the map, it seems to match up with the photo from a few pages before. My dad said there used to be a water company (small) for the area at the "point" where Columbia Pike enters into 236. It was run by the McWhorthers of McWhorther Place. The family owned alot of the land in the area. I think they still might own the shopping center where Silverados (Fritzbees) is located.

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Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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>
> and you know, I've been trying to figure out for
> an hour now why those car are stuck in traffic
> there in so far back in time when it hit me that
> they are just all lined up to go to the gas
> station? Anybody know why? If you were around
> back then, maybe this will jog yr memory :)

There was also a gas station across the street which was later a Penguin Feather, Bargain Buggy car rental, and a psychic.

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Posted by: DH ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:30PM

juju Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone does anyone remember the Chesapeake Bay
> > ripoff in Barcroft Plaza?...It was GREAT.
>
> Wasn't that Tom Weston's something something?

It was Tom Weston's Anglers Inn

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Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:32PM

I'm with Huntington on this one. The shape of the building gives it away as a former Red Barn turned into a Hardee's. I'm guessing this one on Randolph in Arlington, which indeed was on the back side of what is now Ballston Mall:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:35PM

The railroad cut was part of the bed for the old Manassas Gap Railroad line, which was graded before the Civil War but never completed.

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Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: March 01, 2013 01:44PM

Attached is 1885 USGS map of the Annandale area. I don't see any evidence of a railroad cut, but I guess it's possible.
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Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:02PM

The portion of the railroad bed depicted in the 1949 map has been paved over, but other parts of it still exist, both in the Annandale area and elsewhere. More about it in this thread:

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/380026.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:09PM

We went on one of those "nature walks" at Hidden Oaks Nature Center -- off Hummer Road. One of the spots that was talked about was a ridge that was for the Manassas Gap RR. Where this is located on the map is just about right for where it could cut into the place in the park.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:14PM

@Blanche, Zeus
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Posted by: Woodburner ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:14PM

If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn Road you can still see the remains of a part of it. There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out in all that flood plain and a bike trail that will lead you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where it goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the creek there that used to wash the bridge out all the time before they replaced the bridge.

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HA! So THAT'S why it's called Manassas Gap Park!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:45PM

see? you learn new stuff everyday! Thanks to all y'all who schooled me/us on that r.r. mystery. Apparently Medford Dr behind the Safeway is the old right of way and if you zoom in on the area from googlemaps in the map view, you can see the right of way still exists off of Medford to this day all the way to the Beltway behind the Nature Center and another neighborhood park back there called................you guessed it "Manassas Gap Park" - pretty cool....................

about the Ballston Hardees pic - I only every knew the place as Roys - but yeah, it's the sam building as that Red Barn - next to Metro's busbarn on Randolph - replaced by a highrise a few years back......................



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Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:23PM

Hahaha, my Mom STILL HAS her old Washington Shopping Plate, I am going to ask to see it next time I visit her.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:29PM

@ Gordo

that building doest really match how i remember it. It had more glass and almost an art deco look to it but maybe thats from one of the many tenant improvements made over its life.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:39PM

wow
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Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:40PM

crazy
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Posted by: Berdhuis ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:53PM

^^Pretty cool Reston, pics, Ahmayzin.

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Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:55PM

Thanks, agreed. That's crazy seeing that. I live right up the street from Lake Anne. I walked and rode my bike down there every week as a kid. OOo I need to find pics of Sweettooth.



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Date: March 01, 2013 05:10PM

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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:19PM

@Zeus,

It was more like this if I remember...this one was in Maryland.
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Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:42PM

^^^ Yes maybe except the elevation was flipped??

Come to think of it, there were a hell of a lot of gas stations in Fairfax City back in the day. Quite a few of them have been closed. I think of 7 just off the top of my head. Some have been repurposed while others have been razed.

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:37PM

Penquin Feather, Annandale & Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:50PM

@Hay - selling gas doesnt make as much $$$$ as you think - I guess it did back in the day...........

anywho, here's a REAL old one for y'all - doubt anybody was alive that remembers this scene LoLz

edit - but other than the trees, all that sh*t is still there to this day.........

edit2 - ok, so they moved the telelphone pole LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gus Chiggins ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:42PM

Where is this? Is this the Bradlick Shopping Ctr at the intersection of Braddock and Backlick Road across from what's now Immanual Bible Church?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gus Chiggins ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:46PM

Just to give us a point of reference, what store in Annandale is now at this spot of the "Burger Chef"?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:00PM

Gus Chiggins Wrote:
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> Just to give us a point of reference, what store
> in Annandale is now at this spot of the "Burger
> Chef"?


It's the Jerrys(old Aurthur Treachers) now



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Posted by: yet another old fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:24PM

Just Another Old Fart Wrote:
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> Yes, 3 Chefs/Fuddrucker's used to be a gas
> station. Esso, to be exact.

I moved to Annanale as a kid in 1960. I can't swear to it, but I believe the 3 Chefs/Fuddrucker's building and the Esso station co-existed for a time. One thing I know for sure is that the Esso station used to host live local rock bands in the mid 60's. Seems like we ate at the Chefs and walked over to listen to the band several times.

My recollection of the gas station across from the Esso is that it was a Phillips 66. Steinhorst Plumbing is in that building now.

Anybody remember Kerlin's Korner? It was at the corner of Ravensworth and 236. He ran a plant nursery outside and a convenience store inside. Still remember his coolers full of ice and soda bottles. Rode my bike up there many a hot day for a strawberry NeHi! Ribster's was there next, but I'm not sure if was the same building (I think so). Now its' a fucking Korean joint.

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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:36PM

Ribsters was a Rustler Steak House before...I'm sure it was new after KK...Thanks for the memories.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:48PM

This website has more info about the transition from the Esso station to 3 Chefs:

http://www.annandalechamber.com/fuddruckers_annandale_history.rhtml

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:07AM

7-11, I don't know which one. From Annandale yearbook.
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Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:51AM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> 7-11, I don't know which one. From Annandale
> yearbook.


That looks like the hummer road / 236 7-11 to me. I like the ad for the TV tube tester. I remember when the TV would bread my dad would take all the tubes out of our TV and plug them in the machine one at a time until he found the bad one. Peoples drug and radio shack had then too.
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Posted by: drug fair memories ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:05AM

This is from Arlington just over the county line.


Harassment at Arlington, Virginia Sit-In: 1960

Adolescents influenced by the American Nazi Party harass Dion Diamond during a civil rights sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair in Arlington, VA June 10, 1960.

Some threw lit cigarettes at the sit-in demonstrators while others kicked them. Verbal harassment was constant.

Diamond was part of a small integrated group called the Non-Violent Action Group (NAG) that led a two week campaign that resulted in integration of restaurants in Arlington, including this Drug Fair. Restaurants in Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia soon followed.

NAG then began desegration activities in Maryland that resulted in the fall of Jim Crow at Glen Echo Amusement Park, theaters, bowling alleys and restaurants in the Washington suburbs.
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Posted by: SPEAR CHUCKER PHIL ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:09AM

If you weren't careful with them old tube testers they would light your ass up!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: chilla villa ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:14AM

I do not remember this place.
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Posted by: Dick Burns ()
Date: March 02, 2013 11:37AM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> 7-11, I don't know which one. From Annandale
> yearbook.


I got my "dance the slurp" 45 rpm record from that store.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRVeiJwupo4
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that 711 looks like the one on backlick
Posted by: teabo ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:01PM

i guess it could be almost any 711. i lived on jayhawk st for about 10 months in 1968. this looks like the 711 on backlick next to the old annandale hardware store. grape slurpies and cokes out of the ice filled cooler, bike rides and reading every book in the george mason library. The big kids attended Poe and the little kids Annandale Elementary - right next to the Honey Pig.

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Re: that 711 looks like the one on backlick
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:17PM

Yes, and I thought it was the 7-11 at Evergreen and Columbia Pike across from the former Bloom and McGruders. What was that grocery store when it first opened, anyone?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:26PM

@Blanche, I thought it was that 7-11 also because of the poles (ie: residential) behind the left top. Across from the original grocery store...A&P...was looking like this one in NJ.
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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:45PM

Remember this place...shot is 1968....where?
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Posted by: American car wash ()
Date: March 02, 2013 12:52PM

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


That looks like the shopping center across 236 from the Amoco car wash. Lums was in there too. Maybe I am wrong but I thought Safeway took over the gc murphy in later years.


Check out this link about the skylark motel which later became howard johnsons in springfield.

http://www.highwayhost.org/Virginia/Springfield/springfield1.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 01:06PM

@American, You are correct on the location...I think Safeway was also in the center at the same time...not the same building. Lum's/Black Orchid/etc. were all in that center.

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and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 01:27PM

@American- safeway and Murphys co-existed at oppisite ends of the shopping center.
@sleepy - Eventually that photoshot became Blockbuster
about the sev pic - I gotta agree with teabo - I think that's the Backlick minimart. That telephone pole in the pic is still behind the place. Whats funny is I never knew it as a sev, but I recognize those poles same way I recognized the poles in that Grand Union pic as Westlawn LoLz

about civil rights - I dont know who brother man is in the pic, but that is the DEFINATION of ONE SMOOTH CAT. +1 for the smirk and ROFLMAO at all the nazi p*ssies gotta move in mob against one guy wanting to buy a sandwich ha ha ha ha ha ha



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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 01:58PM

WOW! Same guy at Glen Echo park - LOOK AT THE SET OF BRASS BALLS ON THAT MAN!!! GOT-DAMN!!!!
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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:15PM

Found this on some facebook page, KKK @ Fairfax Cemetery. Don't know what they are doing?

I think you guys are right the 7-11 is the one on Backlick Rd. near Poe. Telephone pole is still there.
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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: AnnanDude ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:23PM

Here's one that I don't remember at all.

Americana Theater in the strip mall on Heritage across from Annandale High School?

Next to what was Peoples Drug, now CVS. There's a bank there now and they built multi-story offices on top.


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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:24PM

The Murphy was were the Blockbuster is (was?) and the Korean Dept. Store. Safeway opened Little River Shopping Center and was enlarged ten or so years back. The Safeway moved from the corner of Backlick (Maple?) and Columbia Pike, currently the Bank of America across from the Annandale canon.

Thanks for the A&P -- Mom always shopped at the Giant and before that the Acme market that was the Room Store and now is a Goodwill.

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:27PM

AnnanDude Wrote:
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> Here's one that I don't remember at all.
>
> Americana Theater in the strip mall on Heritage
> across from Annandale High School?
>
> Next to what was Peoples Drug, now CVS. There's a
> bank there now and they built multi-story offices
> on top.
>
>
> <img

The Americana Theatre it had the most uncomfortable seats. Last movie I saw there was "All the President's Men, another Robert Redford picture.

You're correct about the office building being where the theatre was located.

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this is the place Blanche is talking about - NEVER knew it was a grocery store till you just said that, Blanche :)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:38PM

this is the MOST AWESOME THREAD EVER!! who ever knew Annandale had History? LoLz

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amazing how things have changed
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:39PM

edit: just fyi - you are looking @495 from 236 towards Braddock - I described it wrong originally LoLz



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Posted by: AnnanDude ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:47PM

blanche Wrote:
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> AnnanDude Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Here's one that I don't remember at all.
> >
> > Americana Theater in the strip mall on Heritage
> > across from Annandale High School?
> >
> > Next to what was Peoples Drug, now CVS. There's
> a
> > bank there now and they built multi-story
> offices
> > on top.
> >
> >
> >
> The Americana Theatre it had the most
> uncomfortable seats. Last movie I saw there was
> "All the President's Men, another Robert Redford
> picture.
>
> You're correct about the office building being
> where the theatre was located.


Apparently it was there until 1987.

I was around then and must have known about it but I sure don't remember it at all.

OK, here's a harder one in Annandale. You may recognize the house in the foreground since it's still there.


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And a very detailed page re the history of the place:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33272/33272-h/33272-h.htm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 02:48PM

@Blanche. Did that Safeway become First Virginia Bank?

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Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:00PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @Blanche. Did that Safeway become First Virginia
> Bank?


to answer for m'lady, it was. I always thought that 1st VA was the building's original incarnation.

p.s. inbetween 1st VA and BofA, it was.................
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Date: March 02, 2013 03:05PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> you guys ready to lose your ever loving mind?


Is that the frickin beltway?

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:10PM

Hayfield's sixteen sided barn from the 1700's. It mysteriously burned down in 1967. It was located where Hayfield High school is.
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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:15PM

We used the Barber shop next to GC Murphy up until I had a Girlfriend in 1986 who took Cosmetology.

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Re: and do you know they ARRESTED brotherman later that day for sitting there?
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:19PM

I think that's George Lincoln Rockwell in that picture of the lunch counter.

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:41PM

bingo Wrote:
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> I think that's George Lincoln Rockwell in that
> picture of the lunch counter.

could be.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:48PM

Annandale is as old as Burke but the demographics are interesting, not meant to bring disorder to this thread.

White alone - 14,986 (36.5%)
Hispanic - 11,326 (27.6%)
Asian alone - 10,050 (24.5%)
Black alone - 3,408 (8.3%)
Two or more races - 1,008 (2.5%)
Other race alone - 107 (0.3%)
American Indian alone - 80 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 43 (0.1%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Annandale-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPuYjtZX

White alone - 24,953 (60.8%)
Asian alone - 7,018 (17.1%)
Hispanic - 5,175 (12.6%)
Black alone - 2,522 (6.1%)
Two or more races - 1,171 (2.9%)
Other race alone - 139 (0.3%)
American Indian alone - 58 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 19 (0.05%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Burke-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPuu95fi

White alone - 11,659 (38.2%)
Hispanic - 7,766 (25.5%)
Asian alone - 7,382 (24.2%)
Black alone - 2,659 (8.7%)
Two or more races - 844 (2.8%)
Other race alone - 116 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 38 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (0.07%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Springfield-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPv5qArp

White alone - 8,429 (36.2%)
Hispanic - 7,826 (33.6%)
Asian alone - 4,159 (17.9%)
Black alone - 2,141 (9.2%)
Two or more races - 631 (2.7%)
American Indian alone - 50 (0.2%)
Other race alone - 53 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.01%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Herndon-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPvNGZM1

White alone - 9,362 (51.3%)
Black alone - 3,309 (18.1%)
Asian alone - 2,619 (14.4%)
Hispanic - 2,200 (12.1%)
Two or more races - 656 (3.6%)
American Indian alone - 37 (0.2%)
Other race alone - 41 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 21 (0.1%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Franconia-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPvdidO7

White alone - 13,849 (61.4%)
Hispanic - 3,556 (15.8%)
Asian alone - 3,403 (15.1%)
Black alone - 1,030 (4.6%)
Two or more races - 606 (2.7%)
American Indian alone - 62 (0.3%)
Other race alone - 48 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.05%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Fairfax-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPvyEFbH

White alone - 7,979 (34.9%)
Hispanic - 6,014 (26.3%)
Black alone - 4,679 (20.5%)
Asian alone - 3,469 (15.2%)
Two or more races - 577 (2.5%)
Other race alone - 85 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 42 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 10 (0.04%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Lincolnia-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPwIerYU

White alone - 5,864 (31.5%)
Black alone - 5,414 (29.1%)
Asian alone - 3,353 (18.0%)
Hispanic - 3,116 (16.7%)
Two or more races - 716 (3.8%)
Other race alone - 82 (0.4%)
American Indian alone - 32 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 33 (0.2%)


Read more: http://www.city-data.com/city/Lorton-Virginia.html#ixzz2MPwjdhD2

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:51PM

I don't know what bank it became after Safeway left the building (where the BoA and Honey Pig and various other Korean restaurants are now) but this was late 60s/early 70s. I wasn't doing too much banking in those days.

Its the BoA that is catty-cornered from the old Fuddrukkers, Columbia Pike and Maple/Backlick, not the one in the Little River Shopping Center's parking lot

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Posted by: texaco station ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:52PM

Gillespies Texaco Gas Station was located close to the intersection of Lee Highway and Main Street.
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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:58PM

My parents used to use National Bank of Fairfax, then name is long gone, these are the only pics I could dig up, Crestar was a Newer Addition. I remember really young there being Metal Trips for the lights at the intersections before the use of the wires currently used. A hay truck Tractor Trailer overturned on Burke Lake Road turning onto Rolling Road coming from Braddock headed to West Springfield.
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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 03:59PM

Is this the little house that is next to the Green Spring Road in Green Spring Park, that used to be a cut through between LRT and Braddock Road and was closed by the Park Authority/VDOT in the mid-90s? The park authority used to let an employee use/rent the house.

When the property was first "given" to FCPA there were some old out buildings that we would go and "party" in. Late 70s.

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Posted by: Trademark Atty. ()
Date: March 02, 2013 04:05PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > @Blanche. Did that Safeway become First
> Virginia
> > Bank?
>
>
> to answer for m'lady, it was. I always thought
> that 1st VA was the building's original
> incarnation.
>
> p.s. inbetween 1st VA and BofA, it
> was.................


Not quite. 1st Virginia did not morph into Sovran. Sovran resulted from a merger of Virginia National Bank and First and Merchants. Sovran became C&S/Sovran through a merger with Citizens and Southern which was, I believe, based in Atlanta. C&S/Sovran merged NCNB, based in Charlotte to form NationsBank, which then changed its name to B of A.

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 02, 2013 04:08PM

1965
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Posted by: AnnanDude ()
Date: March 02, 2013 04:34PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Is this the little house that is next to the Green
> Spring Road in Green Spring Park, that used to be
> a cut through between LRT and Braddock Road and
> was closed by the Park Authority/VDOT in the
> mid-90s? The park authority used to let an
> employee use/rent the house.
>
> When the property was first "given" to FCPA there
> were some old out buildings that we would go and
> "party" in. Late 70s.


Yes. Always thought that it was an odd little house and location. Assumed that it must have served some particular purpose. Guess that it was located there to have water access from the spring/stream.

"Not all of Fountain Beattie’s orchard produce, however, went to the market in this way. The spring house on the farm contained presses, storage facilities, and other equipment needed to make apple cider, applejack, and apple and peach brandy. Apples picked in the ripening season were stored in large barrels until the fall and winter months, at which time they were made into fermented or distilled beverages. According to his descendants, Beattie operated a licensed distillery and made brandies at the farm."

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Posted by: straight ed J ()
Date: March 02, 2013 05:14PM

Washington Blvd and Pershing in Arlington
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 05:26PM

about the safeway/BoA - we are all talking about the same place - right down the street from the firehouse and kinda across the Pike from the cannon and the jiffy lube - can't mistake that big ass sign sticking out the top of it - you can see it on the map facebook thief put up (you ROCK, you do know that, right?)

if you look REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEALLY close in the top middle of that pic, you can see Southern Towers (I-396@Seminary) off in the distance

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 05:31PM

straight ed J Wrote:
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> Washington Blvd and Pershing in Arlington

Look at the price of the gas!

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Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2013 06:05PM

First Virginia had a location across from the 3 Chefs/Fudds area and one smaller branch by the 236 Shopping center...I had a 1stVa Bank Account. Keep this shiznet coming...Thanks.

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Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:12PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> you guys ready to lose your ever loving mind?

That's a highway, all right. Without context, that's all it is. Want to give it some meaning?

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Posted by: old farter ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:19PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> First Virginia had a location across from the 3
> Chefs/Fudds area and one smaller branch by the 236
> Shopping center...I had a 1stVa Bank Account. Keep
> this shiznet coming...Thanks.


That First Virginia branch was originally a Mount Vernon Trust Co. branch. It is they that built that stately building. I had my first savings account there and still have the "passbook", in which the teller wrote your deposits/withdrawls.

To the folks mentioning the Americana theatre in Heritage Mall, it's full name was the Roth's Americana Theatre. Roth's was a chain and they put Roth's in the name of all their theatres. That People's Drug next door had an old timey lunch counter and was a major hangout for Annandale HS students.

The old A&P store on the Pike had a Drug Fair next to it. Drug Fair became Rite-Aid.

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Meese is a pig - ROFLMAO! Trickle Down Economics, BABY!!!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:45PM

@grey - whelp, I f**ked up the whole inner-loop thing anyways, so you'd never have prolly guessed it LoLz

it's the beltway looking towards Braddock from 236 like sometime in the 60's I guess............


new pic :) I'll give ya a softball this time LoLz
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yeah.............now this place has DEFINATELY changed a bit, hasnt it? LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 02, 2013 07:45PM

this one will be a bit harder for ya I bet - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

hint - I think that canopy over the entrance on the left side of the building in the pic is still there, isnt it?



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Posted by: DH ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> this one will be a bit harder for ya I bet - ha
> ha ha ha ha ha ha
>
> hint - I think that canopy over the entrance on
> the left side of the building in the pic is still
> there, isnt it?


Fairfax Hospital??

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Posted by: whyme ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:37PM

Woodburner Wrote:
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> If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn Road
> you can still see the remains of a part of it.
> There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out in all
> that flood plain and a bike trail that will lead
> you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where it
> goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the
> creek there that used to wash the bridge out all
> the time before they replaced the bridge.

Anyone remember when the Woodburn Rd bridge was a single lane? I think it was widened in the late 80s.

Also, what was name of the drug store chain that was taken over by CVS? I think I remember a Dart Drug, but I though there was another one as well.

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Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:39PM

whyme Wrote:
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> -----
> > If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn
> Road
> > you can still see the remains of a part of it.
> > There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out in
> all
> > that flood plain and a bike trail that will
> lead
> > you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where
> it
> > goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the
> > creek there that used to wash the bridge out
> all
> > the time before they replaced the bridge.
>
> Anyone remember when the Woodburn Rd bridge was a
> single lane? I think it was widened in the late
> 80s.
>
> Also, what was name of the drug store chain that
> was taken over by CVS? I think I remember a Dart
> Drug, but I though there was another one as well.


Trying to remember People's Drug?

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Posted by: whyme ()
Date: March 02, 2013 08:40PM

blanche Wrote:
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> whyme Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Woodburner Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > If you drive down Prosperity Ave or Woodburn
> > Road
> > > you can still see the remains of a part of it.
>
> > > There's a park where Prosperity bottoms out
> in
> > all
> > > that flood plain and a bike trail that will
> > lead
> > > you over toward Woodbur (I have no idea where
> > it
> > > goes from there). It crosses Woodburn at the
> > > creek there that used to wash the bridge out
> > all
> > > the time before they replaced the bridge.
> >
> > Anyone remember when the Woodburn Rd bridge was
> a
> > single lane? I think it was widened in the
> late
> > 80s.
> >
> > Also, what was name of the drug store chain
> that
> > was taken over by CVS? I think I remember a
> Dart
> > Drug, but I though there was another one as
> well.
>
>
> Trying to remember People's Drug?


Thas it. Thanks!

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Date: March 02, 2013 09:50PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @grey - whelp, I f**ked up the whole inner-loop
> thing anyways, so you'd never have prolly guessed
> it LoLz
>
> it's the beltway looking towards Braddock from 236
> like sometime in the 60's I guess............


Man, that's not the beltway, it's the Circumferential Highway!!

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Date: March 02, 2013 09:55PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @grey - whelp, I f**ked up the whole inner-loop
> thing anyways, so you'd never have prolly guessed
> it LoLz
>
> it's the beltway looking towards Braddock from 236
> like sometime in the 60's I guess............
>
>
> new pic :) I'll give ya a softball this time LoLz

Love that National Airport pic.

Notice, in a lot full 60's iron, one guy is still driving a '50 (or '51,'52, or '53) Ford. A man after my own heart---run 'em 'til fucking wheels fall off!

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Date: March 02, 2013 10:01PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> new pic :) I'll give ya a softball this time LoLz


National was so nice back then. Even up to just before 9/11.

I could leave the house about 1/2 hour before my flight and be parked and on the plane with time to spare.

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Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:22PM

Firing line at Fort Belvoir, January, 1943.
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Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 02, 2013 10:46PM

Confederate winter quarters, Centreville, March, 1862.
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Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 03, 2013 01:18AM

Inside Hechts, Tysons Corner, 1971.
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Posted by: fairfax station history ()
Date: March 03, 2013 11:01AM

One of Fairfax county's most famous residents.
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Posted by: love me some Roys ()
Date: March 03, 2013 02:24PM

straight ed- best thing about that picture was Whiteys was across the street.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 03, 2013 02:35PM

that Safeway again LoLz



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Date: March 03, 2013 03:17PM

People streaking at NVCC mid 70s
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Posted by: old farter ()
Date: March 03, 2013 03:49PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> that Safeway again LoLz

Check out the Star Supply truck in the foreground. Must have been a parade going on.

I loved Star Supply. That's how it was before the Home Depot juggernaut. They'd sell a kid a quarter's worth of nails in a brown paper bag for a tree fort. Give a kid lumber scraps. And they knew a hammer from a screwdriver if you asked.

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Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 03, 2013 06:13PM

Rt. 1
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: General Luan ()
Date: March 03, 2013 06:42PM

Anyone have a pic of Les Trois Continents at Rolling Valley Mall?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 03, 2013 07:09PM

Old Map of Fairfax County
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 04, 2013 08:06AM

wow - look at all the bridges there used to be between Manassas and Clifton - now we know the REAL reason for the Civil War LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 04, 2013 08:42AM

um.........I have 4 pretty amazing pentagon pics from 9/11 but I dont know if they are appropriate - they arent gory or anything, just showing Pentagon damamge and one of that cab on Rt 27 that got hit but I just dont want to bring up any bad vibes on such a cool thread.

anywho, if y'all want me to put them up, let me know - if not, I'll keep them to myself

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Posted by: Ah duct ()
Date: March 04, 2013 10:01AM

Put 'em on up. It may not be all that long ago, but it's history nonetheless!

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Posted by: Sleeepy Holla ()
Date: March 04, 2013 10:07AM

@Gorden, I guess as long it does not take the best thing on FFU off on a non-topic piss fest...

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Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 04, 2013 01:35PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Not sure about the RR cut either.
>
> Ravensworth and Annandale were realigned to
> connect at some point.
>
> Thanks for the map, it seems to match up with the
> photo from a few pages before. My dad said there
> used to be a water company (small) for the area at
> the "point" where Columbia Pike enters into 236.
> It was run by the McWhorthers of McWhorther Place.
> The family owned alot of the land in the area. I
> think they still might own the shopping center
> where Silverados (Fritzbees) is located.

Its interesting the map I put up shows New R.R. Grade and is right there when you compare the maps, Gallows, Annandale and Little River. Not sure When the water company thing came in, first I have heard about it, but if its Civil War Era then possibly set up for the Trains? this would lead me to suspect the rail line was proposed at one time or Existed.
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Posted by: love me some Roy's ()
Date: March 04, 2013 02:22PM

I can name the beaters in the picture. Pinto, behind that a LTD, next to that looks like a Delta 88. But not the Parking lot...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: sportz55 ()
Date: March 04, 2013 02:29PM

Good ole Beacon Mall. Loved the Poor Paul's pizza.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: March 04, 2013 02:48PM

White Possible Hispanic - the old mall at Beacon Hill on Rt.1?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: March 04, 2013 02:50PM

Burke Brat, that's a great map. Where did you find it?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 04, 2013 05:55PM

about the RR on Burkebrat's map - It's the Manassas Gap RR - there's more about it on about midway thru page 7.

ok, here are the 9/11 pics - amazing how quickly they repaired the building considering....................

side note: never have I been more PROUD to be an American than on 9/12 when I watched many of YOU go back to work at the Pentagon while IT WAS STILL ON FIRE.

Anybody ranking on Govt workers can go suck a big black cock - cause aint nobody in the private sector working in a building that is CURRENTLY ON FIRE. Govt workers did that day...............stood in line in order to do it. TONS of them, cause I remember seeing the backup. I remember them evacating the building repeately during the day and ppl STILL willing to go back inside...........while it's still on fire.

Dont care how big the place is, it's STILL to me, one of the most brave things I've ever seen - regular, normal, everyday ppl saying "FUCK YOU OSAMA YOU AINT GONNA STOP US". Ok, I'm done :)



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