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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:33PM

yep, I'm loving old Parkington tonite it seems LoLz
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ok, I'm stumped again............
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:35PM

where in the hizzy WAS this place? Looks familiar........................

edit: and what brand was it originally?



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:36PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:43PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:49PM

Okay Gordon....get another drink....Color Tile was by the Frozen Dairy Bar.
Luv me some Parkinton Putt-Putt.
Interstate 99 was on 50 in 7 Corners...across from Monkey Wards/Marina-Safeway.
Pretty sure the funky gas station was on 50 up from Jeffeson Village and was a Scott's...gas was always cheaper.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:51PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:53PM

@wing - THANK YOU , SIR (or ma'am - I dont really know LoLz) it's where the American Lube is now, right? And yeah, I remember Family Amusements! They owned that arcade that we were talking about in Fairfax (that used to be a Highs) back on pg 14 of this thread. Also owned one right next to "THE" Falls Church.

speaking of Saigon....................
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Re: ok, I'm stumped again............
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:54PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> where in the hizzy WAS this place? Looks
> familiar........................
>
> edit: and what brand was it originally?


Could it be the scot station in centreville on the southbound side?

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Re: ok, I'm stumped again............
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:00PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:01PM

@kings - the Centreville one didnt have a plant store dealie, just ppl who would sale crap like beenie babies in the abandoned parking lot (wow...............y'all remember when ppl would be dealing beenie babies like crack? LoLz)

@sleepy - correctamundo!!! Again LoLz

as for that drink..........................well I'll have to wait a bit until this place goes out of business I reckon LoLz
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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:05PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:07PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> Olmstead Olds was down by Arlington courthouse..
>
> North Arlington had a couple of tittie bars at one
> point- the Village Grill and Ziegfields.


Omstead became the "Bardo Rodeo" for a while before the land was redeveloped for more gentrification "crap."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:13PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> for those of us in the
> know........................this it the REAL
> REASON why Five Guys is (was? that's a debate I'm
> not getting into LoLz) the best


Brenner's was awesome.

Rumor always was that the ugly blue building was CIA or some other similar intelligence-type agency offices.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:16PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:18PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @facebook - I would have never in a million years
> guessed that used to be a store - how'd ya know?
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>

@ Gordon Blvd - Facebook...Duh. please try to keep up Gordon LOL

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:21PM

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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> > for those of us in the
> > know........................this it the REAL
> > REASON why Five Guys is (was? that's a debate
> I'm
> > not getting into LoLz) the best
>
>
> Brenner's was awesome.
>
> Rumor always was that the ugly blue building was
> CIA or some other similar intelligence-type agency
> offices.

Quoting myself to add:


"Located at the corner of North Glebe Road and Fairfax Drive near Interstate 66, the current building – dubbed the “Blue Goose” – was built in 1963 and includes more than 226,000 square feet on a lot of just over 2 acres.

The property is assessed at more than $22 million by county officials, up from $10.5 million a decade ago, but currently is exempt from real estate taxes because of its use as a educational facility.

Before Marymount purchased the property, it was occupied by a number of federal agencies, including at various times the IRS and the CIA."


So apparently the rumors were true.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: trades ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:33PM

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> Pentagon construction:
> Did you know that construction began on 11
> September 1941? Sixty years to the day, terrorists
> hit it.
>
> The preliminary plans were completed in 37 days,
> first occupants moved in on 29 April 1942,
> construction completed on 15 January 1943
>
> Anyone want to take a guess as to how long this
> process would take today?

I worked in the Pentagon electrical shops for 31 years and I loved that building. But in reality, it was thrown up and there was much shoddy workmanship. The concrete form work was awful, with the rebar much too close to the surface. Throughout the building, on exterior walls, you could see rusty, exposed rebar where the thin layer of concrete flaked off.

When it was built, it was a very simple structure. No A/C, a rudimentary electrical system, and of course, no data infrastructure.

Trivia: the Pentagon had a LOT of restrooms, like 275 or so. That was because in the segregated 40's in Virginia, it was assumed that there had to be "white" and "colored" facilities. When Roosevelt heard about that he ordered that the restrooms be open to all.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:39PM

@trades - that's a lotta shit :)
@facebook - hardy har har LoLz (you seriously had me laugh out loud when I read what you wrote though)
@Old/Wing - Brenners..........................*sigh*

anyways.............what's Arlington without a little Westover, eh?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:48PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AlexT ()
Date: April 17, 2013 09:58PM

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> So apparently the PNC across the street from the
> old Little Tavern in Old Town used to be a Hot
> Shoppes too......................interesting :)

Yep, was also a Wendy's most recently before it was PNC.

At one time I thought it was a HoJo's, but I guess not if it was a Hot Shoppes.

The Roller Skating arena behind it (note the sign) was a pretty famous concert venue in the 60's and 70's...I believe it got torn down in the early 80's.

Does anyone remember a story of a Doors concert there, where Jim Morrison threw a cymbal and it hit somebody in the audience? Is that right? Sound familiar to anybody?

There are still two old motels right nearby on Washington Street...as these were the closest motels, it makes me wonder which rock stars may have stayed there back in the day.

Or at the George Mason Hotel, a little further down, now an office building (same building, converted to office use).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandale Roadside ()
Date: April 17, 2013 10:12PM

Annandale back in the day...anyone know where this was relative to modern day landmarks?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 17, 2013 11:15PM

Great pictures of the Putt-Putt. I remember you had to watch the lights on the shack to see if you got a free game(?) if your colored ball got a hole in one. Also the last hole on the side closest to Glebe was a great launching point to try and send one across Wilson towards the Mazda dealership. Somewhere, I have pictures taken from the FM bank next door showing Putt Putt looking down Wilson. gotta keep digging...Anyone got a picture of the Tastee Freeze on Wilson?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: April 17, 2013 11:16PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> for those of us in the
> know........................this it the REAL
> REASON why Five Guys is (was? that's a debate I'm
> not getting into LoLz) the best

Yes! Used to work around the corner from there, 1986-1990. Went to Five Guys when it really was Five Guys (and a couple of hot girlfriends). Left Arlington, was very surprised to start seeing Five Guys all over the place 15+ years later.

Brenner's rocked. (I'm guessing it's gone?)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 17, 2013 11:24PM

Great pic of Westover. Looking at the cars definitely 18 to get beers at 7-11. Used to have a good Chinese takeout place, and the busiest place the first week of school was Ayers 5 & 10. The eclairs at the Westover Bakery were the best!

wingnut--- you sound as if you spent some time in Arlington!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 17, 2013 11:27PM

Forgot to mention Video Magic. Not only games, but they had food and Eskimo Nells was next door

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 18, 2013 06:17AM

And Speedy Gonzalez in those houses across the street from Eskimo Nells.

Does anyone have a picture of the Putt-Putt with the garden style apartments in the background?

There was a power line that came down very low, almost could touch it with the golf club. Good Times.

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ask, and ye shall...............
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:14AM

and if y'all look underneath the windows on the 2nd floor of the apts towards the right of the pic you'll see that wire blanche was talking about......................

edit: for the record, I think that's a phone line, not power LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:18AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:37AM

@Wing - well, sorry.............but traffic is too bad around here for you to his 88 miles an hour, Marty - so you aint going back LoLz

here's a pic to soothe yr aching soul, however :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:40AM

heh heh heh. I wonder who around here has supplies like this anymore LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: NovaTrucker ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:41AM

Gordon.....i would bet that Scotts gas station is the one down on Mount Vernon Ave. in Alexandria......down from the Birshmire i think.....been like 15 years since i've been down there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:42AM

here's the showroom. Owner/Operator/Repairguy/Saleaman - this guy did it ALL, didnt he? LoLz

HA! $150
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:53AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:55AM

@GB I am guessing that is a "Back to Future" reference, missed that one.

I remember Coble and the old tubes we used to have to get there or at.. haha..DRUG FAIR.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:54AM

DUDE! Back to the Future is one of the most funny movies in the last 30 years how could you have missed it? If you like funny, see it today - still holds up, oddly enough.


Kinda like good ole' "Suntrust " here LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 18, 2013 09:24AM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> @ Gordon Blvd - Facebook...Duh. please try to keep
> up Gordon LOL

It's geetting pretty damn hard to do that now. Each time I'm here it seems another page has been added, and if someone asks a question or wants a pic, by the time I can respond someone else already has covered it. This thread probably could benefit from having an index, because there have been so many great things covered in it.

The picture of the repair shop reminded me that in the 1970s and 80s I seem to recall there was a small appliance parts/repair shop in the shopping center at Baileys.

And @ Alex T, I thought the PNC/ex-Wendys was a former HoJos also. Here's some pics in their later life: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdroute5/5514135862/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mobycat/3856481575/
It seems if the comments are to be believed that the Hot Shoppes was located across the street.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 10:21AM

@Bill - sure is hard keeping up LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 18, 2013 10:30AM

@Gordon.....cool Sears...Parkington also?
That Scott gas station was on Rt 50 in FALLS CHURCH. Speaking of gas, where was this and what is it now?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 18, 2013 11:08AM

It looks like the old Sears that used to be in Clarendon, probably a mile down Wilson towards DC from Parkington. I think the building is now a Whole Foods.

Spam Code VEGTV fitting somehow

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 18, 2013 11:12AM

Sleepy Holla------ wild guess, looking towards 50 from Annandale Rd? is that the 7-11?

Bill.N------ Old Sears= Whole Foods. I believe that is Dutchman Transmissions in the right background

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Citizen X ()
Date: April 18, 2013 02:57PM

The American/Amoco is on Broad street @ Falls Ave. Its a new car wash now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 18, 2013 03:43PM

The Amoco signs remind me of a story my Dad tells. He was going to work the day after Hurrican Agnes came through. He was going to his construction job in Manassas, as he was approaching Bull Run on Rte 28 -- the only thing you could see on the other side (Prince Wm. Side) of Bull Run was the top of the flame on the Amoco sign. The station is now a BP but the water was very high.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: April 18, 2013 04:14PM

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> @ Moonshine- I never heard of Hells Bottom. Do you
> remember an area called the Hole in Alexandria?


We always referred top the dead end neighborhood behind McDonalds on Glebe Rd. S. by the auto parts store the Hole. Was a hopping outdoor market for drugs back in the 80's! Is that the same area ?


Crazy bunch of pictures. So Ridge Rd. used to connect to Columbia Pike? Must have been a hell of a hill going down to Col. Pike,, Ridge Rd. is pretty high where it dead ends now.

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the Alex store
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 04:38PM

@Citizen - you win a no-prize :) There's another pic of Broad Street on page 5 of the thread.

COOL PIC, Sleepy

someone asked about Brenners? They went out of business after "mom" died - I guess the kids sold and the new ppl didnt have the same vibe..............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 18, 2013 04:53PM

Good job on the Amoco folks....how about a little more Falls Church love.
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Falls Church
Posted by: Citizen X ()
Date: April 18, 2013 05:02PM

OK Gordon. Pretty cool anyway. I grew up in the City of FC in the 60s,70s & 80s. Love the old photos. Great work.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 05:19PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Good job on the Amoco folks....how about a little
> more Falls Church love.


You REALLY want a challenge?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 18, 2013 05:38PM

I hope your not talkin' to me Gordon....steer away from being so bull headed.

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how dare you BLACKEN my name, sir
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 05:51PM

you are good, sleepy
VERY good

was trying to find an exterior shot but no go

pic unrelated
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ask and ye shall.....................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 06:17PM

just for you, sleepy :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 18, 2013 06:25PM

sleepy H and G blvd--- you got me stumped on the formal dining area. Looks familiar. You say more Falls Church. Only restaurant that I can remember that might have such fine accommodations is the one that sits (sat, not sure what is there now) on 7 west on the right before you get to 29.

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Re: ask and ye shall.....................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 18, 2013 06:29PM

@love - so yr wrong. But it's ok I'd just try "angus" again ;)

@sleepy - was somebody asking for some love? LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 18, 2013 06:56PM

Thanks Gordon.....Been trying to find a Zayre front for a while. Red Barn was the best...we would go to the Jefferson Village one often, but the Bailey's one was one my friends and I would show up @10 minutes before closing and they would give us all the food that was prepped...on the house!

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Date: April 18, 2013 07:12PM

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

When the hungries hit, When the hungries hit, hit the Red Barn..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wing Nut Unregistered ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:20PM

Gordon my guess on the challenge pic was Harvest Moon.


feeling me?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: April 18, 2013 07:43PM

@ Gordon - Lums? Shakeys?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:02PM

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> oh, I got you beat this time bro - THREE, count
> them THREE memories all in one pic LoLz


I played on that miniature golf course many times as a kid.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:05PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> Monkey Wards parking lot carnival was the place to
> be if it was 1978 and you were 12 years old.


Definitely. I went there as a 12-year-old in 1978.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:17PM

I think the Giant Music was in the shopping center at the corner of Linconia Road and Rte 236, just west of I-395. The Landmark Shopping Center was on the east side of I-395. There's a "Ross Dress for Less" store there now.

Am I right??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:19PM

Banjo & piano band = Shakey's Pizza?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:34PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> Reed Avenue and all the little redbricks back
> there was jumping with druggie stuff and even a
> little street prostitution in the 80's. Area
> hasn't come up as much as the crack thing
> thankfully died off. You mean WEST Glebe behind
> McD's and the VW place?
> Had to have been before 395 and been a long
> cutback going down that hill.


You're right, forgot that part is W. Glebe. just saw your post about the highrise where Calvert Grill was or is? They getting ready to tear it down? I haven't been over there in a while. Used to buy all my beer at that Highs! I'll have to get down there soon to see the neighborhood again before it's all gone.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:36PM

Wing Nut Unregistered Wrote:
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> Gordon my guess on the challenge pic was Harvest
> Moon.
>
>
> feeling me?


Have only been there once, last year after reading about it here and that was my first thought too. It pretty much still lokks like that, I think they still use those chairs.

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Gordon and Sleepy are you digging into the very soul of the interwebs?
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 18, 2013 08:39PM

This thread has been taken to places I never thought possible. Thank you all!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 18, 2013 09:19PM

@lbss82...Thank you....our memories are something no can take away...we own them and they make us realize how things were and can be. This thread keeps them living and every now and then joggles our mind.....enough of the depth...the Giant Music was across from the State Theatre in Falls Church. How about this small pic for the Bailey's Crossroads Ice Cream lovers.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: John Q Pharter ()
Date: April 18, 2013 09:36PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> @GB gas station picture..
>
>
> What is Scot Gas on Arlington Blvd near the BB&T
> Twin Towers for 500, Alex?


I'll second that one. I didn't remember the name of the gas station, but I definately remember that building being on Rte. 50 between Annandale Rd. and Seven Corners.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 18, 2013 10:07PM

@JQP...Yes in Falls Church near Jefferson Village...on 50

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 18, 2013 10:59PM

Giffords was the best ice cream. Place was always packed during the summer. I know the one in Arlington became a Godfather's Pizza and then Joe's. Isn't the one in Baileys a cleaners. And next to Shakey's was another Annandale shrine. Anyone remember?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Farte ()
Date: April 19, 2013 01:16AM

Fairfax Bob Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > oh, I got you beat this time bro - THREE, count
> > them THREE memories all in one pic LoLz
>
>
> I played on that miniature golf course many times
> as a kid.


We spent nearly every Monday during a couple of Summers playing at the Putt-Putt course across from Parkington. Monday was $1.00 day, all you can play. My mom dropped us off on her way to work and picked us up on her way back. We would walk over to Red Barn on Randolph, and sometimes all the way down to Mario's, for lunch! Can you imagine letting your 14-15 year olds do that in this day and age?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 19, 2013 04:51AM

got this from http://www.highwayhost.org/Orangeroof/index.htm

I now remember that one of the rooms in the Springfield hojo motor lodge was a beauty shop. Imagine the luxury of having TV channels 4,5,7 and 9!







The Incomparable Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge
...15 minutes South of Washington D. C. on Shirley Freeway, Routes 95, 350 and 495 (Capital Beltway) at Franconia-Springfield exit, Springfield, Va.

Phone Washington D. C. 703-451-4000

125 Air-Conditioned Sound Proof Units, Singles, Doubles, Studios, Suites, Telephones and TV in every room, Swimming Pool, Playground...Beauty Shop, Howard Johnson's Restaurant
T.V. Channels 4, 5, 7, and 9
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 19, 2013 05:19AM

^^^^^^ oh yeah, where was route 350? ^^^^^^^^^^

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: April 19, 2013 06:13AM

loveeee fairfax, virginia forever

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:03AM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> ^^^^^^ oh yeah, where was route 350? ^^^^^^^^^^


Wasn't that the original number for Shirley Highway?

And I guess it dates me that I still call it Shirley Highway rather than 395.

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just keep moving on, Gordon...................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:15AM

nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn-e who.........................

@kings: VA 350 was the Original Shirley

ok, kids:schooltime - EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION :)


about Shirley Highway: it is NOT just 395. Shirley Highway is actually everything from 14th Street bridge all the way down to the Rt 1 exit.

Know how the Rt 1 exit only has ramps that keep ppl going north or south no matter which ramp you take? That's because the ORIGINAL Shirley just split off from the Rte 1 at that point. It was built to connect the Pentagon to Woodbridge. Woodbridge was actaully a HUGE shipbuilding place during WWII. Where the park is off of Featherstone Rd and that Belmont Bay area behind the train station was quite the spot in the 40s I hear.

about Glebe ho's - it's all nicer now but in the 80s, early 90's there were like 3 no-tell Motels on the north side of the interchange there that would become senator traps from time to time. One was a Best Western I dont remember the other two.



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hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................... My guess would be Shakeys if I had to pick
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:18AM

@facebook - but to be quite honest, it's reminding me more of this place..............(doubtful this is a local pic lol)
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prices sure have changed havent they?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:19AM

were they 24 hours back then as well?
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that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:23AM

some love for my X-Roads pals :)
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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:28AM

oh yeah - if yr paying attention: it was BLACK ANGUS RESTAURANT that Sleepy and I were talking about. It is currently Harvest Moon but was a fairly well known steakhouse back in the day and in fact the shopping center (now called Grahm Center) used to be offically Black Angus Shopping Center. In fact I think it stayed that name for a while even though it changed to Harvest Moon LoLz

anyways, more Westover
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:36AM

well, well, well...........................look what we have here.

edit: you KNOW it was a long time ago if the sun was in the sky and you could still see six lanes of pavement stem to stern on this effer LoLz

edit: the original Woodrow Wilson , in case y'all didnt know - taken near the time of the bridge's inauguration



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 07:47AM

and lets not forget our friends in McLean either :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 08:05AM

HEY KIDS! Didja know Fairfax County used to be one of the largest cattle counties in this part of the Country? NO JOKE. We were HUGE in dairy and had a pretty good beef industry before we became 'burbs, apparently

edit - yes, even Tysons has a history LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 19, 2013 09:23AM

Maybe this spot bought Wabbit from them...oui?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MBF ()
Date: April 19, 2013 09:37AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> closer pic of that ugly blue building used to sit
> at Glebe and Fairfax Drive


I think that building is still there!

On the subject of Brenner's Bakery in Belleview, one of the guys who was a baker there in the 80s/90s(David, I believe) runs the Unique Bakery in Twinbrook Shoppping Center. He doesn't always have the variety of baked goods you would have expected to see at Brenner's in the glass cases but he'll let you special order anything you request from that place (i.e. chocolate top cookies, radio bars, jelly rolls, etc). Everything tastes EXACTLY like you remember from Brenners.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spaver ()
Date: April 19, 2013 09:40AM

Long live metal! Miss the sounds...miss the look! A child of the 80's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 19, 2013 09:47AM

Does any one have pictures of the animals that were painted on the side of Tyson's Meat Locker?

The Herndon/Reston area was all dairy farms, the milk was put on the W&OD trains to go into the city.

The shopping center was "Black Angus Shopping Center" for years after the Black Angus closed. Guess the owners/management company waited until something happened to the sign before they changed the name of the shopping center.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: April 19, 2013 12:17PM

Speaking of Brenners, there was a lady that worked there for years named Mrs. Burke (don't remember her first name), but I worked with her son and every time we'd have a office party, especially Christmas, she'd go all out on the cake and cookies, etc.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jsksd ()
Date: April 19, 2013 02:14PM

i remember the Black Angus restaurant and the High's store around the corner as a kid. There was also a laundromat and a Tru Value hardware store on the corner of the strip at edge of Graham Rd. The Black Angus was a prominent steakhouse and packed every friday and sat night. As kids, we used to marvel at all of the flashy Caddys and Lincolns parked in the lot - no MB or BMWs back then. Went to the Angus with parents two times...in the lobby i remember they had a fountain with tropical fish.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: anet ()
Date: April 19, 2013 02:48PM

They still have the fountain, but no fish now. :(

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 19, 2013 03:22PM

I think I saw the candy section of Farrells at Tysons (sp?) a few posts back. Nothing like eating all the ice cream then having to traverse the candy maze to pay. If it was your birthday you got a free sundae. I would have 2/3 birthdays a summer as that is where my swim team would go to watch movies on Fridays when we were not allowed to go to the pool. Did anybody ever eat the sundae that was brought out with all the fanfare? think it was The Zoo...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 19, 2013 03:36PM

@LMSRoy's....If you are looking at the pointing teens pic, that was Gifford's in Bailey's Crossroads.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 19, 2013 03:38PM

@LMSRoy's...My mistake, you were talking about the Barbershop hat pic...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Farrell ()
Date: April 19, 2013 03:40PM

love me some roy's Wrote:
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> I think I saw the candy section of Farrells at
> Tysons (sp?) a few posts back. Nothing like eating
> all the ice cream then having to traverse the
> candy maze to pay. If it was your birthday you got
> a free sundae. I would have 2/3 birthdays a summer
> as that is where my swim team would go to watch
> movies on Fridays when we were not allowed to go
> to the pool. Did anybody ever eat the sundae that
> was brought out with all the fanfare? think it was
> The Zoo...

The bells, whistles, the dudes running around with a huge sundae on a stretcher, going everywhich way....never heard of it.

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 19, 2013 03:54PM

I forgot all about Black Angus.

That interior spoke me though, used to be a cheap place to take people I owed lunch to and stuff face.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Native Born ()
Date: April 19, 2013 03:54PM

Farrell Wrote:
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> love me some roy's Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I think I saw the candy section of Farrells at
> > Tysons (sp?) a few posts back. Nothing like
> eating
> > all the ice cream then having to traverse the
> > candy maze to pay. If it was your birthday you
> got
> > a free sundae. I would have 2/3 birthdays a
> summer
> > as that is where my swim team would go to watch
> > movies on Fridays when we were not allowed to
> go
> > to the pool. Did anybody ever eat the sundae
> that
> > was brought out with all the fanfare? think it
> was
> > The Zoo...
>
> The bells, whistles, the dudes running around with
> a huge sundae on a stretcher, going everywhich
> way....never heard of it.


Yup, The Zoo, supposedly tons of every flavor they carried, but realyy just an excude to get rid of the ones that weren't selling. My buddy had a birthday party there, we got a Zoo with all the fanfare and were presented with a giant bowl of mostly coffee ice cream...yuk.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 19, 2013 04:10PM

We were at the Farrells at Tysons. The guys were running around with the stretcher holding the Zoo and it some how bounced out of it. A huge mess.

Then they were running around and slid into the uncleaned up Zoo from the previous running around. They finally just walked it to the table it was very ridiculous. It still cracks me up, 40 years later.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 19, 2013 04:58PM

I love this thread! Just an observation. I would bet the majority of posters here grew up inside the beltway, but have now ventured into what was considered the boondocks back when we were teens. As wingnut so eloquently said " I love the new Arlington, but I miss the old Arlington"

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Date: April 19, 2013 05:06PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: county resident longtime ()
Date: April 20, 2013 04:20AM

Remember Lenny Skutnik? Fairfax county resident who dove into the freezing water to save a girls life in the 1982 air Florida crash. Talk about your everyday hero, he was there on the bank of the river with a whole bunch of cops and firefighters. Lenny who was a printer for the CBO takes off his coat and dives in that river to save someone else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXSQ9YGQvOI

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: county resident longtime ()
Date: April 20, 2013 04:38AM

Old Virginia city pony ride with the super 29 movie screen in the background.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 20, 2013 04:03PM

Squire Rockwells on 236. Looks like it has been closed for awhile.
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