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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: February 21, 2019 08:35AM

Anyone remember where and when this motel was located?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chillin in tha Villa ()
Date: February 21, 2019 01:49PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Anyone remember where and when this motel was
> located?

Route 50.
Between 66 and Jermantown Rd. On West side.
Breezeway in Fairfax and Chills Villa with Sue and my 65 GTO . Mid 70s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It Was Where Cool Diesel Dan ()
Date: February 21, 2019 02:12PM

The disco dancing man and legendary heavy hauling double clutching gear jamming trucker, got off the throttle on the big Diamond Rio convention cab diesel with the huge Cummings engine 15 speed Road Ranger air shift transmission and got on the Jake Brake as he was coming into Fairfax City on Rt 50 with a huge 50 ton Cat dozer on the gooseneck lowboy trailer while everyone was sleeping in at the Chilla Villa after partying all night at Hunters Lodge

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: February 21, 2019 04:37PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Cool Diesel Dan The Disco Man ()
Date: February 21, 2019 06:56PM

Where did you think I learned to be a real truck driver with all my double clutching gear from Walmart

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old timer Jones ()
Date: February 21, 2019 07:18PM

Here are me and a few of my buds during our senior year in 1977.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: February 23, 2019 09:23AM

This may have been posted before, not sure so here we go...
I am thinking early or mid 80s??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: New Sheriff In Town 1981 ()
Date: February 23, 2019 10:22AM

Your Right Fred 1981 after Jimmy left and Ronnie became the new sheriff in the big White House gas went down , just like it did when Trump became sheriff in 2017 leaving high priced Obama gas behind

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: February 23, 2019 11:16AM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> This may have been posted before, not sure so here
> we go...
> I am thinking early or mid 80s??


Mid 1980's is about right. Remember when the Texaco was Munday's Esso?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 23, 2019 11:45AM

One I got from a good friend...now a damn Dry Cleaners.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: No Refresh My Memory ()
Date: February 23, 2019 11:48AM

I rarely stopped there at the Texaco / Esso too hard to get in. I went now and then to the Amoco gas station owned by Bobby Stevens when I passed thru that area . He was or still is a local Fairfax area businessman who later owned a septic tank cleaning service he would be in his 80s by now. The Amoco station was there as a gas station at least a long time and it was at the corner up at the beginning or end of the Fairfax "bypass" on 236 across from that old historical home once owed by judge Rothrock which I was told at the station way back. The gas station was torn down to become one of Fairfax City's latest parking lots maybe 10 years back now

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 23, 2019 02:02PM

Lee High School Springfield Virginia postcard reportedly from the late 60s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 23, 2019 02:08PM

Lee Highway Rosslyn. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: circa 1940's ()
Date: February 23, 2019 02:28PM

another angle
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: springfielder2 ()
Date: February 24, 2019 07:24AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> One I got from a good friend...now a damn Dry
> Cleaners.

Nice pic!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 24, 2019 10:51AM

Sunday throwback...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: More Red Barn ()
Date: February 24, 2019 11:31AM

Early 1960's ?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: February 24, 2019 01:00PM

This has been posted here before but this was our red barn in the city of Fairfax.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: February 24, 2019 01:09PM

Ok cut me a little slack because I have no idea where this store was located , could be Maryland but remember "The cheapest guy in town" ?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 24, 2019 02:25PM

June 19 1973 Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Road general area. Picture courtesy of Calixto Angel.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 24, 2019 02:36PM

You Falls Church kids probably recognize Bernie's
Pic also courtesy of Calixto Angel.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Not The Day Skyline Collapsed ()
Date: February 24, 2019 02:44PM

>June 19 1973 Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Road general area.

Not the day of the Bailys building collapse however I thought that was what the pic was as I see what looks like brown dust or smoke in the left of the pic

2 You Tube videos with vintage Fairfax Bailys scenes of this tragedy taken by channel 9 . I went up there for a look it happened on Friday March 2, 1973 at 2pm 14 died . Maybe that dust was construction there or removal of the debris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDBJXWczkzo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Rd1v1pOrQ

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gjjfdd ()
Date: February 24, 2019 08:04PM

Old Jack in the box in Annandale that we used to hang out at in after school. Its a korean restaurant now.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Korean Restaurant Named ()
Date: February 24, 2019 08:59PM

Popeyes ?? Lots of weed smoked before getting munchies there ? Or did you drink the bong water ?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: February 25, 2019 09:40AM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> This has been posted here before but this was our
> red barn in the city of Fairfax.


Never get tired of great pictures. Fantastic slice of Fairfax City history some 50 years ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 25, 2019 11:13AM

Annandale, another yearbook picture.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: tmjut ()
Date: February 26, 2019 09:55AM

tmjut

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: February 26, 2019 02:12PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Annandale, another yearbook picture.


I kind of remember Horn & Horn. I think my cub scout den went to eat there a time or two. Did it turn into the Spaghetti Mill later on??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It’s Honduran now ()
Date: February 27, 2019 05:09AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> June 19 1973 Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Road
> general area. Picture courtesy of Calixto Angel.


Grandview Apartment complex.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: U So Dumb ()
Date: February 27, 2019 10:22AM

New Sheriff In Town 1981 Wrote:
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> Your Right Fred 1981 after Jimmy left and Ronnie
> became the new sheriff in the big White House gas
> went down , just like it did when Trump became
> sheriff in 2017 leaving high priced Obama gas
> behind


I guess you forgot about $4.00 a gallon Bush gas, huh?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kim Ding Dong ()
Date: February 27, 2019 10:25AM

Gjjfdd Wrote:
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> Old Jack in the box in Annandale that we used to
> hang out at in after school. Its a korean
> restaurant now.
>
>


Huh? The old Jack in the Box in Annandale is now a Popeye's Chicken. It's just everything else that's a Korean restaurant. Just image the size of the Korean restaurant that's going into the old K-mart building.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Doesnt Change It A Bit ()
Date: February 27, 2019 12:11PM

No matter what Bush gas was Obama gas was still higher , Trump gas is now reasonable

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 27, 2019 07:50PM

shhhh, Fairfax County Public Library.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 27, 2019 07:55PM

repost
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 27, 2019 07:57PM

1957 Fort Belvoir
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 27, 2019 08:06PM

July 11 and 12, 1969
Laurel Pop Festival
Laurel Race Course

Friday, 8pm:
Jethro Tull
Led Zeppelin
Al Kooper
Edwin Hawkins Singers
Johnny Winter
Buddy Guy

Saturday, 8pm:
Jeff Beck
Ten Years After
Guess Who
Sly and the Family Stone
Savoy Brown Blues Band
Mothers of Invention
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: What Was The Name ()
Date: February 27, 2019 09:45PM

>Fairfax County Public Library.

Of that pizza place next to the library. I'm wondering if that owner moved across the street and was the place many rave about years back

DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 28, 2019 07:12AM

One of my earliest memories is going to the Mason Library that was located on Annandale Road -- where the Vacuums Unlimited and the Springfield School of Beauty are currently located.

I don't remember the PIZZA sign, but I don't remember eating pizza until Shakey's.

The Horn and Horn and the Shakey's building picture -- that was after the Old Spaghetti Mill left the building, prior to the Magills.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gone Not Forgotton ()
Date: February 28, 2019 09:42PM

Its been a few now . I miss Bazano's at Ravensworth and so do a lot of people. What has ever gone into that space ? It been long enough to now qualify as a old pic of NOVA

Oh the rectangular pan of pizza with all the cheese on it with the classic topping half pepperoni and the other half sausage, the pitchers of beer, the original NOVA pizza parlor style pizza so many enjoyed as kids after BRYC baseball football subdivision swim meets and family get togethers, the subs..the ice tea the sodas..the fries..the fun..

DAJAX ...weeping...and not...kidding
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gone Never Forgotton ()
Date: February 28, 2019 10:55PM

Chesapeake Bay Seafood Houses across NOVA, what a marketers dream name so simple so "Catchy" LOL

Yes the menu has been posted maybe 6 times here but the memories are still there and you must be reminded, the bowls of seafood, fries the slaw with some pickle relish in it the hush puppies the beer in pitchers, eat it all and then you could reorder unless you slipped the waitress a 5 spot right off the bat or she was your sister GF or wife

Many did as I ,ordered the AYCE steamed spiced shrimp as the AYCE crab legs were just a bit too much out of the wallet unless you were splurging, then endless shrimp and everything else cheaper till you were stuffed

Oh the bowls of steamed spiced shrimp with the aluminum foil across the tops when served , getting spicier and spicier after each order, requiring more and more beer to wash them down... Oh the money flowing into the registers

I quit after the 2nd order thanks No DWI's for me

Sorry No recreated pics of hush puppies and the Hobo beer I already washed them down, none left

DAJAX ..Still Missing The Chesapeake Bay Seafood House
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yadayadayada ()
Date: March 01, 2019 06:16AM

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> shhhh, Fairfax County Public Library.


^looks like building on Annandale Rd in Falls Church across from now Dunkin Donuts. Same triangle block as old taxi building on 29 near 7. Btw, is that old taxi building still there? Used to be one like it in N. Arl in Clarendon area.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: swim time memories ()
Date: March 01, 2019 06:18AM

Dajax:

"Subdivision swim team meets"...love it.

Back then, before I had a car, my world was defined by which pool we belonged to...

This is that Wakefield Chapel Area...then, off to Poe, world gets a little bigger, and, kids that lived like two blocks (that neighborhood didn't really have "blocks", so just another way of saying "pretty close"), kids that lived two blocks "the other way" that I'd never met, simply because they belonged to a different pool.

Then, off to Lake Braddock, or Woodson, or Annandale...the world got much bigger, and its like we were one big neighborhood...but, still defined by which pool you belonged to as a kid.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Cantremember ()
Date: March 01, 2019 06:22AM

There
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2019 07:22AM

Yadayadayada Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
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> > shhhh, Fairfax County Public Library.
>
>
> ^looks like building on Annandale Rd in Falls
> Church across from now Dunkin Donuts. Same
> triangle block as old taxi building on 29 near 7.
> Btw, is that old taxi building still there? Used
> to be one like it in N. Arl in Clarendon area.

This is the building located on Annandale Road a little north of the intersection of Little River Turnpike, Ravensworth, and Annandale Roads in, wait for it, Annandale. It still looks a lot like this.

No doubt there were little shopping centers in the area that looked like this, but as previously posted -- this was the original incarnation of the George Mason Library of the FPCL system.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 01, 2019 01:41PM

Pic courtesy of Frank Baptista. 7 corners SC back in the day.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: March 01, 2019 02:18PM

causeican Wrote:
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> 1957 Fort Belvoir


Just as I recall that place from when I spent 3 weeks there in 1973. The trees had grown a bit, though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 01, 2019 05:32PM

You got to love old color slides for their clarity. February 1970 Baileys X roads recently discovered by the good civil servants at the Virginia room.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 01, 2019 05:40PM

The Virginia room people are not sure where this was. They think it was on route 1 somewhere. Anybody know??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 01, 2019 05:48PM

Last one from Virginia room. Kamp Washington they guess late 80s early 90s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: March 01, 2019 07:03PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Last one from Virginia room. Kamp Washington they
> guess late 80s early 90s.


I am thinking even the late 80's is too late. Early 80's maybe? I think Best had already changed the color scheme on that store by 1990. I could be totally wrong though....wouldn't be the first or last time!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: March 02, 2019 09:08AM

gbw Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> they
> > guess late 80s early 90s.
>
>
> I am thinking even the late 80's is too late.
> Early 80's maybe? I think Best had already changed
> the color scheme on that store by 1990. I could be
> totally wrong though....wouldn't be the first or
> last time!!!

I think the big clues to date this photo are the Hi Gear store, and the Penguin Feather store location.

Photo is a re-post.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old daddy ()
Date: March 02, 2019 03:48PM

Here is the old Shell station near Springfield. Used to gas up my ‘72 Comet here twice a week on the way to work.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 02, 2019 05:19PM

nice Shell pic...too bad it's Waverly, Iowa.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: March 02, 2019 11:24PM

^ thanks sleepy. i didn’t think that looked right. Those aren’t fairfax colors.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fleetwood 4 ()
Date: March 03, 2019 02:36AM

Try Jimmy's Station Museum. It's printed on the window!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 03, 2019 05:56AM

Falls Church date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 03, 2019 05:59AM

Is that a Mercury Cougar? This is reportedly Falls Church but dont know where in Falls Church.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 03, 2019 07:40AM

Looks like Hillwood heading away from Annandale Road to me.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 37yd9 ()
Date: March 03, 2019 09:52AM

^that’s what I was thinking too. /cic

and now (repost),
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jeffs345 ()
Date: March 03, 2019 10:00AM

Marshall st at the light

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: March 03, 2019 10:02AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Falls Church date unknown.


Same parade you posted a picture of an ROTC Color Guard a while back. Not sure if that will help with the date.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 03, 2019 10:53AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Is that a Mercury Cougar? This is reportedly Falls
> Church but dont know where in Falls Church.


Nice try but that is in New Jersey. How about you stop trying to be funny with these non-Fairfax pictures.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: March 03, 2019 12:15PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Is that a Mercury Cougar? This is reportedly
> Falls
> > Church but dont know where in Falls Church.
>
>
> Nice try but that is in New Jersey. How about you
> stop trying to be funny with these non-Fairfax
> pictures.

Not so fast there. I have a pretty good guess on the year, and location of this picture.

I put the year at the summer of 1969 because the Cougar is a 1969, and is displaying the old Virginia plates.

I put the location on King Street/ Rt. 7 in the Fairlington area - Heading N NW direction.

Notice the White Arlington Co. street signs on the right side of the picture, and the green Alexandria street sign on the left.

Rt 7 straddles the boarder in a few areas, but the surrounding homes look to be the Fairlington area.

Just my guess.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 03, 2019 12:40PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Is that a Mercury Cougar? This is reportedly
> Falls
> > Church but dont know where in Falls Church.
>
>
> Nice try but that is in New Jersey. How about you
> stop trying to be funny with these non-Fairfax
> pictures.

I did not post this...name thief again. Jeez.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A Long Time Ago About 1969 ()
Date: March 03, 2019 01:18PM

>Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
>Date: March 03, 2019 05:56AM

>Falls Church date unknown.

About 1969 with the Safeway and rental center in the background a long time ago as hardly anyone fixes auto radiators anymore a few custom places for antique cars do exist here and there in the USA today. I got a few repairs done at that shop but the last one was more then 12 years ago. Todays trade is radiator replacement as they are cheaper with plastic side tanks and not worth the time to try to repair

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: xjp3k ()
Date: March 03, 2019 04:56PM

http://novahistory.org/ArtilleryHillDiner/ArtilleryHillDiner.htm

Some nice history here. The old matchbook photo is cool.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Falls CHurch pic ()
Date: March 03, 2019 05:03PM

The picture with the cones and the parade is on 29 looking Northbound or Eastbound. The Quarry Inn sign is visible, as is the tool rental place that is still in business. There is a small bridge over Tripps Run creek nearby.

Didn't know but there was a Safeway where Coleman Powersports is. There was once a catalog store there, I think it was Best or W. Bell and Co. can't remember which one.

If you really squint, I think you can see a Hechinger sign on the left. I think that place burned down. Target there now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hornet ()
Date: March 04, 2019 03:00PM

Andy Ratlips, here's another picture of Kamp Washington, from the sidewalk. Taken at the same time... same cars in the photos. Probably 1987 or so:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 08, 2019 04:44PM

Burke lake park playground date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 08, 2019 04:47PM

No date on this one either. Any guesses?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 08, 2019 04:58PM

Route 50 and Waples mill road. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Place That Always Looks Beat ()
Date: March 08, 2019 07:55PM

Chiefs Red 57 Chevy fireball speed wagon is like new . Red white meat wagon is older Caddie early to mid 50's First white or yellow fire truck is late 40's Red ones late 50's Id say 1957 and they were showing them all off. Burke Lake Park 1968

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: March 08, 2019 08:43PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Burke lake park playground date unknown.


Tell me that does not look like a scene from a movie about nuclear war. Mom takes the kids to the park after hearing on the radio that everyone has 15 minutes to live. Kids playing on the teeter totter while mom contemplates life, and then there is a flash of light......

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: j4j3c ()
Date: March 08, 2019 08:54PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 50 and Waples mill road. Date unknown.

Historic Imagery shows the gas station in the 1953 photo and the barn in the background in the 1960 photo (there was a barn there earlier but appeared to be different style). Both the gas station and barn were gone in the 1976 photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yes Its Chilling ()
Date: March 08, 2019 10:00PM

Kids playing on the teeter totter while mom contemplates life, and then there is a flash of light......

Take heart it will never happen with President Trump in office, but as soon as a weak loud mouth socialist Democrat is elected president promising unlimited welfare open borders and free shit for votes it could come in the darkest hour of the night. Its only a 3 minute ICBM ride from offshore Ocean City out in the Atlantic canyons to NOVA …

After 2020 sleep tight if you vote right . No socialist Weaklings are ever needed for POTUS! You can't get welfare weed abortions or illegals entering the USA for votes when your nothing but vapor in the universe ! Weak Democrats 4 main needs today.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: You know what.. ()
Date: March 08, 2019 10:43PM

As a long timer, almost 50 years in Burke. I like this long running thread with the nostagia, photos. and memories. It's one of the few threads that isn't polluted by politics. How about keeping it that way? There are only a million other places to rant and voice one's political passions. It's so tiresome when politics get inserted into apolitical subject matter. Can't we just enjoy the photos and any related discussion, without it turning into every other thread on this site....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your Right ()
Date: March 08, 2019 11:20PM

Ive been around NOVA that long and a bit more BUT

>Kids playing on the teeter totter while mom contemplates life, and then there is a flash of light...…

The bait was so tempting to tell the truth

More old pics bring them on

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SwartzOwned? ()
Date: March 09, 2019 06:42AM

j4j3c Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Route 50 and Waples mill road. Date unknown.
>
> Historic Imagery shows the gas station in the 1953
> photo and the barn in the background in the 1960
> photo (there was a barn there earlier but appeared
> to be different style). Both the gas station and
> barn were gone in the 1976 photo.

That’s a great old picture AR. Thx.

I’m guessing the photographer is facing east on 50 and the gas station is on the north side of 50, east side of Waples Mill. The barn getting close to where Giant was on 50 and Jermantown. Am I right? /cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: March 09, 2019 04:08PM

I came across this video of the skyline towers collapse. I thought some of you Fairfax county old timers might find it interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Rd1v1pOrQ&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2L1UEYmelveJAoLAl3Okg61vwug0GdGAzJzKiuOvw4xI0HRcIVHSkEmzI

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Saturday Nite Special ()
Date: March 09, 2019 10:13PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pre-Invasion ()
Date: March 09, 2019 10:40PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> I came across this video of the skyline towers
> collapse. I thought some of you Fairfax county old
> timers might find it interesting.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Rd1v1pOrQ&featur
> e=share&fbclid=IwAR2L1UEYmelveJAoLAl3Okg61vwug0GdG
> AzJzKiuOvw4xI0HRcIVHSkEmzI




White and black American construction workers.

Millennials have never seen that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 10, 2019 10:50AM

OSM ad from '73.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 10, 2019 02:38PM

The Fairfax building with the Massey building under construction in the background.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fall 68 ()
Date: March 10, 2019 02:50PM

That pic, the Massey was opened at the end of summer in 1969

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: March 10, 2019 03:08PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> The Fairfax building with the Massey building
> under construction in the background.


The Massey Building was built in 1969.

This photo is early 1970's so that is not the Massey Building being erected.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: March 10, 2019 03:42PM

Cross linking this thread as it has some cool maps, photos and discussion.

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/3078100/3082672.html#msg-3082672

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: March 10, 2019 04:04PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > The Fairfax building with the Massey building
> > under construction in the background.
>
>
> The Massey Building was built in 1969.
>
> This photo is early 1970's so that is not the
> Massey Building being erected.

I think it is the building marked as Fairfax County Magistrate. From the Historic Imagery site it was constructed between 1976 and 1980 and was the only thing on that azimuth from the Fairfax Building that was multistory.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8440781,-77.3113058,209m/data=!3m1!1e3

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Mr Massey Building ()
Date: March 10, 2019 07:47PM

It was the only high building there in that direction in 1969-70-75-until they built the new courthouse the Jennings Building in 1982, The Massey has an annex but that's very low it was the heath dept way back when we stood in long lines in the front for the county tags then stickers

It was named for a Fairfax County Executive named you guessed it Mr.Massey. Jennings was the chief circuit court judge who had a grudge against issuing concealed handgun permits. In 1987-88 only 3 people had one in Fairfax, one was good old Lt Col Ollie North USMC. Jennings would not even issue permits to former or retired police officers. Because of Jennings grudge against lawful citizens and former cops and their personal self defense the General Assembly took away the circuit court judges discretion to issue the permits statewide and made the permits Shall Issue to law abiding citizens in 1995, a good thing that happens when you have zealots on the bench and good people in the Va state house.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Some Name ()
Date: March 11, 2019 12:06PM

That looks like a 1967 Ford Country Squire at the front of the line of cars. If it lacks the fake wood on the side, it's a Country Sedan.

https://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_14364-Ford-Country-Squire-1967.html

https://www.imcdb.org/i014364.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: March 11, 2019 12:43PM

Amazing how they demolished the whole thing and started over, donk.

There are so many money metal Ethiopian restaurants in that area. Some strip malls have more than one, rickies.

It's a show.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 13, 2019 05:33PM

Thanks to Daiana Bañales-Dorman for this picture she took at Annandale high school the day that the fuel tanker truck on the beltway struck the 236 overpass and exploded. I think this was in 1978 but I'm not sure. I remember the traffic was messed up at that interchange for months.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: RT 236 and 495 ()
Date: March 13, 2019 05:54PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Thanks to Daiana Bañales-Dorman for this picture
> she took at Annandale high school the day that the
> fuel tanker truck on the beltway struck the 236
> overpass and exploded. I think this was in 1978
> but I'm not sure. I remember the traffic was
> messed up at that interchange for months.

That has happened twice at that location. First time in the mid 1970's, and the second time about 1989.

That interchange is well done.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Hear That Train A Coming ()
Date: March 14, 2019 09:43PM

In Fairfax on Rt 50 by Fairfax High and Van Dorn Street in Alexandria near the beltway

Any other places in Nova. They went out of business here I think in the early 90's . Maybe earlier they came here about 1978. The prime rib and steaks were good there
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: March 14, 2019 09:48PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The Fairfax building with the Massey building
> > under construction in the background.
>
>
> The Massey Building was built in 1969.
>
> This photo is early 1970's so that is not the
> Massey Building being erected.


It was the garage:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: check your fire ()
Date: March 14, 2019 10:12PM

causeican Wrote:
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> Class of 71 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > The Fairfax building with the Massey building
> > > under construction in the background.
> >
> >
> > The Massey Building was built in 1969.
> >
> > This photo is early 1970's so that is not the
> > Massey Building being erected.
>
>
> It was the garage:

Have to disagree. If you look at the building under construction the dimensions of the floors put it further away than the garage structure. Also, the garage would have been built as a complete structure not in little segments; ie the garage takes up the entire gap between buildings where the building under construction occupies only a portion of that space.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The erection in question ()
Date: March 15, 2019 08:02AM

check your fire Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Class of 71 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > The Fairfax building with the Massey
> building
> > > > under construction in the background.
> > >
> > >
> > > The Massey Building was built in 1969.
> > >
> > > This photo is early 1970's so that is not the
> > > Massey Building being erected.
> >
> >
> > It was the garage:
>
> Have to disagree. If you look at the building
> under construction the dimensions of the floors
> put it further away than the garage structure.
> Also, the garage would have been built as a
> complete structure not in little segments; ie the
> garage takes up the entire gap between buildings
> where the building under construction occupies
> only a portion of that space.


If you look at today's photo of the same building, at the same angle, the Massey building is not visible. It was another structure being erected.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: This is getting tedious..... ()
Date: March 15, 2019 11:15AM

The erection in question Wrote:
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> check your fire Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > causeican Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Class of 71 Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > >
> > > > -----
> > > > > The Fairfax building with the Massey
> > building
> > > > > under construction in the background.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > The Massey Building was built in 1969.
> > > >
> > > > This photo is early 1970's so that is not
> the
> > > > Massey Building being erected.
> > >
> > >
> > > It was the garage:
> >
> > Have to disagree. If you look at the building
> > under construction the dimensions of the floors
> > put it further away than the garage structure.
> > Also, the garage would have been built as a
> > complete structure not in little segments; ie
> the
> > garage takes up the entire gap between
> buildings
> > where the building under construction occupies
> > only a portion of that space.
>
>
> If you look at today's photo of the same building,
> at the same angle, the Massey building is not
> visible. It was another structure being erected.

No shit. It was previously determined to not be the Massey building. I already said it is the building currently being used by the Fairfax County Magistrates office. It is not the Massey building and it is certainly not the parking garage.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thats The Massey ()
Date: March 15, 2019 11:18AM

That garage was built long after when the fist pic was taken and it was a concrete job not steel the Massey is only 100 feet on each side 196 feet tall from the bottom entry floor the only buildings in that direction were the Massey and its low annex both built in 1969 and a little house on Page Ave near the old courthouse

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wait A Minute ()
Date: March 15, 2019 11:26AM

That may be the new courthouse built in 1982, with the Massey hidden behind the Fairfax Building, those cars Ford pickup and Dodge van don't look mid 60's Yes its the new courthouse . Case closed

Is the prize all I can eat at Arthur Treachers or Tippys Tacos, Ill take both

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Look at The Old Arials Youll See ()
Date: March 15, 2019 11:27AM

That's its the new courthouse

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