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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:
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>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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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> Jack "out of my way" Herrity Wrote:
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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
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> 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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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