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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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TmEN6 ()
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: it's a hell of a pic, aint it?
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: facebook thief ()
Date: January 26, 2013 09:36PM

The Wilson Line. Mount Vernon to Marshall Hall.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old school ()
Date: January 27, 2013 12:02AM

OLD WESTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REMEMBER?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: PRD1 ()
Date: January 27, 2013 09:03AM

Found one!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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

PRD1 Wrote:
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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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Posted by: chuckhoffmann ()
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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 =)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/30/2013 03:36PM by Gordon Blvd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: January 31, 2013 02:28PM

heh..........speaking of Woodson
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: BEH ()
Date: January 31, 2013 02:32PM

Bleh is in the psychiactric unit there. ~sigh~

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 08, 2013 07:38AM

Dixie Pig 1967
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Lurker ()
Date: February 08, 2013 08:50PM

Burke 7 11 70 or 80's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: woman ()
Date: February 09, 2013 02:22PM

you sound like you're asking for nudes

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Roy's Counter Girl ()
Date: February 09, 2013 02:45PM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Burke Lurker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke elementary 1917 ()
Date: February 09, 2013 09:55PM

see http://braddockheritage.org/
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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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