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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: January 31, 2021 09:59AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 2027 Pimmit drive Falls Church Va then and now

What kind of station wagon is that?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: January 31, 2021 10:37AM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> What kind of station wagon is that?


That is a 1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon, and backed into the driveway is a 1957 Ford Fairlane.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Superb Knowledge Award ()
Date: January 31, 2021 12:50PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> That is a 1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon, and backed
> into the driveway is a 1957 Ford Fairlane.

And the winner is: Old Iron!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: re post for page change. ()
Date: January 31, 2021 01:07PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> That is a 1959 Chevrolet Station Wagon, and backed
> into the driveway is a 1957 Ford Fairlane.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 31, 2021 01:54PM

1955.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 31, 2021 01:57PM

Steve Smith Pontiac 1986.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 31, 2021 02:03PM

JKJ Chrysler Plymouth Alexandria Virginia. Date unknown but I bet Old Iron can date it for us!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: January 31, 2021 09:05PM

Where was JKJ Chrysler Plymouth? The building looks like the dealership across the street from Landmark Mall, but I don't remember it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lee Pepsi Cola ()
Date: January 31, 2021 10:06PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> JKJ Chrysler Plymouth Alexandria Virginia. Date
> unknown but I bet Old Iron can date it for us!


The TC by Maserati in the picture would date this between 1989 and 1991.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: February 01, 2021 06:54PM

Remember this dealership from another time?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bubba j Johnson ()
Date: February 03, 2021 12:04PM

......easy going lad.....that would be like getting on your first bicycle.....you would just FALL OFF and HURT YOURSELF !!!!!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: My Good Man ()
Date: February 03, 2021 02:32PM

Speaking of course of of your use of the term lad . I take it that you may be British, and thusly must enjoy the delish batter fried fish and hot chips from Arthur Treacher's , a jolly good show I must say

Sincerely yours , Cuck Cod twin brother of Sir Harry Haddock who is now off Cape Hope in his lifelong quest for the hottest femmes alive on this planet who also enjoy such culinary fishy pleasures

The throngs in Fairfax say bring back Arthur Treachers , who can argue with that as they need munchies as they still want their bongs and pipes in abundance
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your fingers smell like fish ()
Date: February 03, 2021 03:24PM

Where the tarter sauce and malt vinegar flow like wine
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dhed7 ()
Date: February 04, 2021 07:36AM

My Good Man Wrote:
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> Speaking of course of of your use of the term lad
> . I take it that you may be British, and thusly
> must enjoy the delish batter fried fish and hot
> chips from Arthur Treacher's , a jolly good show I
> must say
>
> Sincerely yours , Cuck Cod twin brother of Sir
> Harry Haddock who is now off Cape Hope in his
> lifelong quest for the hottest femmes alive on
> this planet who also enjoy such culinary fishy
> pleasures
>
> The throngs in Fairfax say bring back Arthur
> Treachers , who can argue with that as they need
> munchies as they still want their bongs and pipes
> in abundance

Branston Pickles

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 06, 2021 10:18AM

Alexandria Virginia early 1900s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 06, 2021 10:20AM

Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), October 16, 1957
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 06, 2021 10:28AM

FHS yearbook ad. May have been posted before, can't remember.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Why $ 2000 Police Decals Toady ()
Date: February 06, 2021 03:10PM

Joe the painter got the message out for a song back then , I would rather see the extra 1000 spent go to were its needed most then glory on car doors. Look at The Virginia State Police , other then the fancy silver paint that comes with the cars their decals are still fairly spartan to save money . People are such drones today no wonder government is so screwed up

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Herenorthere ()
Date: February 06, 2021 11:46PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), October 16, 1957


Montgomery Ward at Bradlee? I never knew.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thatsright ()
Date: February 06, 2021 11:53PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> FHS yearbook ad. May have been posted before,
> can't remember.


Never saw this picture before. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of a City police car on here either.

Thx for posting. cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: February 07, 2021 08:13AM

A friend sent me these pictures of the Shakeys in Annandale. I thought some folks here might enjoy them.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 07, 2021 09:00AM

Does anyone have the original Shakey's in Annandale? It was a few doors down on Little River Turnpike in a building that became Benninghams and then Caldwells?

Thanks

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: February 07, 2021 10:42AM

I remember the way Shakey's was back in the late 60's and early 70's. Long wooden tables, kinda dark, kids everywhere, music, and it was festive.

Kids standing on the bench watching the pizzas being made. Dad loved the black beer.

Then we went home in our wood covered Ford Country Squire Station Wagon.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: LOL... ()
Date: February 07, 2021 01:11PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 07, 2021 01:13PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 07, 2021 01:21PM

Route 1 at the Occoquan bridge looking north at the bridge going into Fairfax county. No date given but it had to have been before hurricane Agnes destroyed the bridge in the summer of 1972.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Can See A Wino In The Pic Wow! ()
Date: February 07, 2021 02:31PM

Every by passer and of course cops saw them holing up in the winos nests that were on the right side along the wooded fence line of that Mt Vernon drive in pic and left them alone often happily waving at them as they waved back as they were not bothering anyone .

What a good place to collect empty bottles of Boones Farm , Richards Irish Rose, Ripple, T Bird and other excellent fine wines back then along with Giant Brand and Colt Malt Liquor Bull beer cans, if the bounty on them was a nickel each I would have made my first million much sooner by buying more land in Fairfax County at dirt cheap prices

"Where are we trick or treating tonight Ken" "Well Karen were 18 lets try the winos nests at the drive in maybe they will give away some wine and weed "

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Losing memory ()
Date: February 07, 2021 02:42PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 1 at the Occoquan bridge looking north at
> the bridge going into Fairfax county. No date
> given but it had to have been before hurricane
> Agnes destroyed the bridge in the summer of 1972.


On the north/west side of the bridge is a field where one summer late 80s they had jam festivals. Is that what we called them?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: tncu4 ()
Date: February 07, 2021 02:44PM

I Can See A Wino In The Pic Wow! Wrote:
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> Every by passer and of course cops saw them holing
> up in the winos nests that were on the right side
> along the wooded fence line of that Mt Vernon
> drive in pic and left them alone often happily
> waving at them as they waved back as they were not
> bothering anyone .
>
> What a good place to collect empty bottles of
> Boones Farm , Richards Irish Rose, Ripple, T Bird
> and other excellent fine wines back then along
> with Giant Brand and Colt Malt Liquor Bull beer
> cans, if the bounty on them was a nickel each I
> would have made my first million much sooner by
> buying more land in Fairfax County at dirt cheap
> prices
>
> "Where are we trick or treating tonight Ken"
> "Well Karen were 18 lets try the winos nests at
> the drive in maybe they will give away some wine
> and weed "



Colt 45 Malt Liquor had a horse. Schlitz Malt Liquor had the bull.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Really Don't Know I Was Uncool ()
Date: February 07, 2021 03:25PM

>On the north/west side of the bridge is a field where one summer late 80s they had jam festivals. Is that what we called them?

All I remember is hiding out waiting for you to come down that hill to the bridge too fast with your VW bus filled with weed smoke or a car filled with beer cans and liquor bottles , sorry that was the 70's with that weed bus

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brandon. ()
Date: February 08, 2021 02:25PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Does anyone have the original Shakey's in
> Annandale? It was a few doors down on Little
> River Turnpike in a building that became
> Benninghams and then Caldwells?
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> Thanks

I think this might be it. Image from a old GMU yearbook.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rorke's Drift ()
Date: February 08, 2021 11:51PM

Wow! I actually know the people in that picture!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brandon. ()
Date: February 10, 2021 08:00PM

Rorke's Drift Wrote:
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That is cool!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: February 13, 2021 06:08AM

Is this place still around?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: CouldB ()
Date: February 13, 2021 07:32AM

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> Is this place still around?


I think that was on the NW corner of Bevin and Rt 50 a/k/a Fairfax Blvd. Across Bevin from the now TD Bank. At that horrible no-right-on-red light. It faced 50 and sat back from the road. Unless I’m mistaken.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: February 13, 2021 07:46AM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> Is this place still around?


The building was torn down around 1980, and it was located very near Kutner Park close to the Lanier Middle School ball fields.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: February 13, 2021 10:40AM

This is the Springfield Mcdonalds before the Commerce street overpass was built.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 13, 2021 05:33PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Zippy ()
Date: February 14, 2021 02:01AM

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> Commerce street overpass was built.


This was the first McDonalds in the area and was on the corner of Commerce Street and Brandon Avenue. The low structure to the left on the other side of Commerce street was the Howard Johnson's motor lodge.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ToadNail ()
Date: February 15, 2021 03:14PM

CAREY = CAUSEICAN???

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: February 15, 2021 03:34PM

I see that the "new wing" of the old Fairfax (paul 6th) high school was demolished. This brings the building back to its original size.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: February 15, 2021 06:12PM

Anyone remember this Chevy dealer?

From what I have read, Aero Chevrolet sold the first Z-28 Camaro in the U.S.and it was run at Daytona and other tracks.

It was sold to Joe Heishman the VW Dealer.

The Camaro was "Discovered" during restoration, and it was brought back to it's former glory as seen in the last photo.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Top Pic ()
Date: February 15, 2021 08:48PM

Looks just like the Chevy dealer I bought a van from in 1986 . Now I can't remember the name of the dealer on Edsall at Van Dorn the sunsets in the west and that s in that same direction in the picture. Was it Lustine Chevy , Areo must have been way back

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: February 16, 2021 10:15AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Anyone remember this Chevy dealer?
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> From what I have read, Aero Chevrolet sold the
> first Z-28 Camaro in the U.S.and it was run at
> Daytona and other tracks.
>
> It was sold to Joe Heishman the VW Dealer.
>
> The Camaro was "Discovered" during restoration,
> and it was brought back to it's former glory as
> seen in the last photo.

A small slice of automotive history
Alexandria Times, December 15, 2016
https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/historic/info/attic/2016/Attic20161215Aero.pdf

Back then, Aero Chevrolet was on King Street. The article says it was at the corner of King Street and Henry Street. I thought it was farther up than that, near the Coca-Cola bottling plant. I can't remember a lot of things now.

I'm not going to quote the whole article. Here's a little bit:

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The all-new Chevrolet Camaro reached dealers in September, 1966, including Alexandria’s Aero Chevrolet, which had stood at the corner of King and North Henry streets since 1920. Seen in this picture taken September 27, 1966, 16-year-old Mary Jean Austin — who must have truly been the envy of her friends — took delivery of the first Camaro that Aero sold.

Not content to challenge Ford’s Mustang only in the showroom, Chevrolet began making plans for a racing version of the Camaro. While sportier versions of the car existed from the beginning with special engines, suspension and tires among many options offered, a new model was developed that was intended to be a race car and was not initially sold to the general public. The first Camaro Z-28 rolled off the assembly line on December 29, 1966 and was shipped to a dealer who had a special customer waiting to take ownership: Aero Chevrolet in Alexandria.

Aero’s anxious customer was Hugh Heishman, who owned the Volkswagen-Porsche dealership in Arlington and had been actively involved in racing for many years. He had seen a Mustang perform at a track in Virginia, and was interested in the Z-28 Camaro as an exciting new competitor. In January, 1967, Heishman took delivery of this first-ever Z-28, though he didn’t know that it was the first one at the time.

Together with his service manager and fellow racer, Alexandrian Johnny Moore, Heishman prepared the car to race in the new Trans-America Series events, with the first being at Daytona, Fla. on February 3. Rule changes for competition were due to take effect the following year, so after just six races, Heishman sold the car to the letter carrier who served his dealership and bought another Camaro.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dealers Old People ()
Date: February 16, 2021 11:02PM

Herby's Ford On Duke Street Alex. way back too and Kirby's Dodge in Clarendon and Herndon Ford in well Herndon And Dick Harriman's Ford at Tysons. Correct me if I'm too old to remember

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Big D Blanken ()
Date: February 17, 2021 09:53AM

What about Dick Blanken Ford in Arlington near Mario's Pizza in Clarendon?

They sponsored youth league teams in Arlington for Basketball and Baseball and purchased jackets for the teams that won the Championship of their league. Sold a lot of cars from that location.

Koons Ford at 7-Corners was also a mainstay, who started the Koons family auto empire that we know today all around the DC Metro area.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: February 17, 2021 05:39PM

Old Dealers Old People Wrote:
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> Herby's Ford On Duke Street Alex. way back too and
> Kirby's Dodge in Clarendon and Herndon Ford in
> well Herndon And Dick Harriman's Ford at Tysons.
> Correct me if I'm too old to remember

Remember Logan Ford in Springfield?

Check out that 1963 Chevy Biscayne.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The TV was my babysitter ()
Date: February 17, 2021 08:24PM

Jerry’s Ford Makes it Clear...Let the Competition Beware!

Manhattan! Your first choice by far! The first name in imported cars!

You always get your way! At Ourisman Chevrolet!

And while I’m at it...

Hardee’s! Best Eatin’ in town/all around!

Gino’s Gives you Freedom of Choice! So c’mon everybody and let’s rejoice! Cuz Gino’s gives you freedom of choice.

Citizens Bank of Maryland. Conveniently, yours!

Call U-S-A, 1000! Joon Rhee! Nobody bothers me! Nobody bothers me either!

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Posted by: Late Nite Channel 5 Viewer ()
Date: February 17, 2021 09:11PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: February 17, 2021 09:21PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thanks More Info! ()
Date: February 18, 2021 09:34AM

MR RAY'S Hair Weave!!!!
Luskins!!!

A few more:

WSS/Washington School for Secretaries

Bartenders Academy

Barbara Ellen Fitness Salons


Jingles...

You'll love it at Levitz!

Double-U Bell...DING!

WMAL...A M sixty-three!



At all 6 Mortons, now through Saturday!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OldDC ()
Date: February 18, 2021 09:39AM

Whatever you want/whatever it is/whatever you want/think Belmont.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ce6wv ()
Date: February 18, 2021 10:14AM

I remember when this was a Western Wear store.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Marcy Sims ()
Date: February 18, 2021 10:28AM

Lots of old local commercials from 1988 here,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdzqB-oSpfA

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: President Ford In Alexandria Va ()
Date: February 18, 2021 12:00PM

https://www.alexandriava.gov/historic/info/default.aspx?id=29392

The family lived in the Mt Eagle Area of Fairfax Co. in a small home , then in 1955 moved into Alexandria City into the Clover neighborhood

In 1974 when President Ford took office suddenly after President Nixon's resignation he was still living at the Alexandria City home until he could move into the White House and Alexandria police aided the US Secret Service protecting him. Ford also attended a city police crab feast and supported the Alexandria police as President

His sons went to TC Williams with a future mayor of Alexandria. Both former homes are on the US national list of historical places. DAJAX
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ...in the 22039 ()
Date: February 18, 2021 04:38PM

The Top Pic Wrote:
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> Looks just like the Chevy dealer I bought a van
> from in 1986 . Now I can't remember the name of
> the dealer on Edsall at Van Dorn the sunsets in
> the west and that s in that same direction in the
> picture. Was it Lustine Chevy , Areo must have
> been way back


KLINE Chevrolet was the dealer at Edsall and Van Dorn. I think an NTB is in there now.

There was a Buick Dealership on the corner down the block, which is now a BMW franchise.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 18, 2021 08:54PM

Aero Chevrolet was at Van Dorn and Edsal in the picture above. It has been several car dealership iterations before becoming NTB which is what I believe it is now.

It was one of those charity fundraising Haunted Houses when Mr. Blanche and I were "courting."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: February 19, 2021 08:38AM

...in the 22039 Wrote:
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> The Top Pic Wrote:
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> > Looks just like the Chevy dealer I bought a van
> > from in 1986 . Now I can't remember the name of
> > the dealer on Edsall at Van Dorn the sunsets in
> > the west and that s in that same direction in
> the
> > picture. Was it Lustine Chevy , Areo must have
> > been way back
>
>
> KLINE Chevrolet was the dealer at Edsall and Van
> Dorn. I think an NTB is in there now.
>
> There was a Buick Dealership on the corner down
> the block, which is now a BMW franchise.


The Buick Dealer was Temple Motor Co. at 499 S.Pickett St. The company started over on Diagonal Road in the 1930's and they also sold Pontiac brand cars.

Can't find any photos of Temple Motor Co. at either location. Can anyone confirm the 1930's start of business?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kline It Was Thanks ()
Date: February 19, 2021 11:31AM

That Chevy dealer I bought that van from in the 80's at Edsall and Van Dorn when Victoria's Station was in boxcars on Van Dorn

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Maria Waugh ()
Date: February 19, 2021 08:15PM

Krispy Kreme is still there. Coffee is still strong as hell!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: February 19, 2021 09:38PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: February 20, 2021 08:39AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> ...in the 22039 Wrote:
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> > The Top Pic Wrote:
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> > > Looks just like the Chevy dealer I bought a
> van
> > > from in 1986 . Now I can't remember the name
> of
> > > the dealer on Edsall at Van Dorn the sunsets
> in
> > > the west and that s in that same direction in
> > the
> > > picture. Was it Lustine Chevy , Areo must
> have
> > > been way back
> >
> >
> > KLINE Chevrolet was the dealer at Edsall and
> Van
> > Dorn. I think an NTB is in there now.
> >
> > There was a Buick Dealership on the corner down
> > the block, which is now a BMW franchise.
>
>
> The Buick Dealer was Temple Motor Co. at 499
> S.Pickett St. The company started over on Diagonal
> Road in the 1930's and they also sold Pontiac
> brand cars.
>
> Can't find any photos of Temple Motor Co. at
> either location. Can anyone confirm the 1930's
> start of business?

Temple Motors is in the background. When you go to the link, you can see the Pontiac sign.

https://www.alexandriava.gov/uploadedFiles/historic/info/attic/2009/Attic20090521UpperKing.pdf

>>>>>
Out of the Attic
Upper King Street
Alexandria Times, May 21, 2009

Image: Looking west from the 1600 block of King Street, ca. 1935. Photo, Office of Historic Alexandria. his photograph, looking west from the 1600 block of King Street, was likely a personal snapshot centering on the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Taken around 1935, just a few years after the memorial was completed, it captured one specific area that played an important role in the leisure activities of Alexandrians.

On the right, where the billboard-covered walls are visible, was Baggett’s Stadium, a baseball park where local teams competed for 20 years. Shortly after this photo was taken, the ballpark closed and a cinema was built in the 1700 block of King. When the Reed Theatre opened in 1937, it was the largest movie theatre in the state, able to accommodate 1,400 guests, and a nearby parking lot could hold hundreds of cars.

Several commercial sites are visible in this photo, including a Sanitary Grocery at 1630 King Street and the Dixie Café at 1640 King. The Sanitary Grocery Company was a regional chain of food stores that was acquired by California-based Safeway. By the mid-1940s, a larger Safeway store had opened at 1747 King and the old Sanitary Grocery became an Acme Market.

At the time this photo was snapped, several auto-related businesses were along Upper King. Service stations operated on both sides of King Street, including one visible on the left at Diagonal Road, where King Street Gardens is today. On the right, there was a used car lot and on the left were the Alexandria Motor Company, a Dodge and Plymouth dealer and Temple Motors, which sold Pontiacs and Buicks.

To learn more about Alexandria’s automotive history, stop by The Lyceum’s “Old Cars in Alexandria” show on Saturday, May 30.
>>>>>

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dan. ()
Date: February 20, 2021 11:06AM

Belle view shopping center Alexandria Va date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 20, 2021 11:28PM

On the right, where the billboard-covered walls are visible, was Baggett’s Stadium, a baseball park where local teams competed for 20 years. Shortly after this photo was taken, the ballpark closed and a cinema was built in the 1700 block of King. When the Reed Theatre opened in 1937, it was the largest movie theatre in the state, able to accommodate 1,400 guests, and a nearby parking lot could hold hundreds of cars.

Several commercial sites are visible in this photo, including a Sanitary Grocery at 1630 King Street and the Dixie Café at 1640 King. The Sanitary Grocery Company was a regional chain of food stores that was acquired by California-based Safeway. By the mid-1940s, a larger Safeway store had opened at 1747 King and the old Sanitary Grocery became an Acme Market.

At the time this photo was snapped, several auto-related businesses were along Upper King. Service stations operated on both sides of King Street, including one visible on the left at Diagonal Road, where King Street Gardens is today. On the right, there was a used car lot and on the left were the Alexandria Motor Company, a Dodge and Plymouth dealer and Temple Motors, which sold Pontiacs and Buicks.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: February 21, 2021 01:56AM

Sept. 29, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Fokker F-32 transport plane at Bolling Field." Note unusual back-to-back engine arrangement. Shorpy
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 21, 2021 07:56AM

I think I saw Woody Allen's "Bananas" at the Reed Theatre.

Back before we knew the truth about the Woodman...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: February 21, 2021 09:52AM

causeican Wrote:
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> On the right, where the billboard-covered walls
> are visible, was Baggett’s Stadium, a baseball
> park where local teams competed for 20 years.
> Shortly after this photo was taken, the ballpark
> closed and a cinema was built in the 1700 block of
> King. When the Reed Theatre opened in 1937, it was
> the largest movie theatre in the state, able to
> accommodate 1,400 guests, and a nearby parking lot
> could hold hundreds of cars.
>
> Several commercial sites are visible in this
> photo, including a Sanitary Grocery at 1630 King
> Street and the Dixie Café at 1640 King. The
> Sanitary Grocery Company was a regional chain of
> food stores that was acquired by California-based
> Safeway. By the mid-1940s, a larger Safeway store
> had opened at 1747 King and the old Sanitary
> Grocery became an Acme Market.
>
> At the time this photo was snapped, several
> auto-related businesses were along Upper King.
> Service stations operated on both sides of King
> Street, including one visible on the left at
> Diagonal Road, where King Street Gardens is today.
> On the right, there was a used car lot and on the
> left were the Alexandria Motor Company, a Dodge
> and Plymouth dealer and Temple Motors, which sold
> Pontiacs and Buicks.

Thank you for attaching the photograph.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: February 21, 2021 11:27AM

causeican Wrote:
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> Sept. 29, 1929. Washington, D.C. "Fokker F-32
> transport plane at Bolling Field." Note unusual
> back-to-back engine arrangement. Shorpy


Great photo - Interesting facts and history about the F-32 and Universal Air Line System. Both Short lived.

They only manufactured 10-12 of the F-32s in Fokker's factory in New Jersey. The engine design proved problematic, and was the cause of a crash on Long Island.

Universal started around 1928 but was swallowed up with about 80 other small airlines by American Airlines about 1934.

Below are a couple ad brochures about Universal. They don't depict the F-32

The U.S Army looked the the aircraft, but decided against the design.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 27, 2021 11:48AM

Hardees near the current Fairfax high school. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: February 27, 2021 12:07PM

Route 123 leaving Fairfax heading to Oakton. 1981.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: March 04, 2021 10:25AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Route 123 leaving Fairfax heading to Oakton. 1981.


Headway Hair Design on the right side of the photo. How many different businesses have been at that location?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lots Will Be In And Then Out ()
Date: March 04, 2021 01:42PM

As Democrats run this country into the dirt, so really gives a damm anymore

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: NPK ()
Date: March 06, 2021 09:07AM

This is my family! What a history.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 07, 2021 11:44AM

Route 50 in 7 corners area from 1967 Virginia record.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hamburgler ()
Date: March 07, 2021 01:01PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Hardees near the current Fairfax high school. Date
> unknown.


Can't place where the Hardees was located near FHS
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: March 13, 2021 10:09AM

It is not Fairfax specific but this Youtube channel has some videos on companies that used to operate here. https://www.youtube.com/c/RecollectionRoad

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 13, 2021 01:41PM

Here are a couple screenshots I took off a old home movie of Springfield Virginia dated 1972 to 1973. Village inn pizza and 7-11 that I think was on Backlick road across the street from the Dauphine steak house.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: March 13, 2021 05:05PM

Hamburgler Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Hardees near the current Fairfax high school.
> Date
> > unknown.
>
>
> Can't place where the Hardees was located near FHS

To the left of Esposito's towards FFX Circle - that building was torn down just a few years ago and now has a Pediatric Dental practice. There was a guns & ammo business in the trailer-looking structure between the two.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: March 14, 2021 01:17AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Here are a couple screenshots I took off a old
> home movie of Springfield Virginia dated 1972 to
> 1973. Village inn pizza and 7-11 that I think was
> on Backlick road across the street from the
> Dauphine steak house.


Unless I am mixed up, this distinctive architecture is of a restaurant chain called The Golden Point: an early national hamburger drive-in chain that failed in the early 60s, predating McDonalds. I think this one is still standing, but it's on Commerce Street in front of the Concord Shopping Plaza (across from where they recently demolished the parking lot / bank). It's not really across from Dauphines. 7-11 is confounding.) It is currently "El Paso Mexican Restaurant".


There's another one (still standing or maybe very recently demolished) in Baileys Crossroads: "Palenque" restaurant aka "M! Pueblo". Columbia Pike, near the German store, but on the right side outbound. Pic attached.


A third was near Parkington (Ballston) on the corner of Fairfax Drive and Glebe Road.


Schematic for US Patent:
https://www.roadarch.com/08/3/goldenp1.jpg



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/14/2021 01:33AM by Spacy.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Animal ()
Date: March 14, 2021 03:52AM

Spacy Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Here are a couple screenshots I took off a old
> > home movie of Springfield Virginia dated 1972
> to
> > 1973. Village inn pizza and 7-11 that I think
> was
> > on Backlick road across the street from the
> > Dauphine steak house.
>
>
> Unless I am mixed up, this distinctive
> architecture is of a restaurant chain called The
> Golden Point: an early national hamburger drive-in
> chain that failed in the early 60s, predating
> McDonalds. I think this one is still standing, but
> it's on Commerce Street in front of the Concord
> Shopping Plaza (across from where they recently
> demolished the parking lot / bank). It's not
> really across from Dauphines. 7-11 is
> confounding.) It is currently "El Paso Mexican
> Restaurant".
>
>
> There's another one (still standing or maybe very
> recently demolished) in Baileys Crossroads:
> "Palenque" restaurant aka "M! Pueblo". Columbia
> Pike, near the German store, but on the right side
> outbound. Pic attached.
>
>
> A third was near Parkington (Ballston) on the
> corner of Fairfax Drive and Glebe Road.
>
>
> Schematic for US Patent:
> https://www.roadarch.com/08/3/goldenp1.jpg


Nope, the Village Inn Pizza Parlor in Springfield was built as a Village Inn. Next door was Lums. Dauphines was located at 6315 Amherst Ave, not Backlick Rd. However, the 7-11 picture does look like the spot on Backlick Rd across from McDonalds and Mikes American Grill.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: March 14, 2021 06:02AM

Animal Wrote:
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> Dauphines was located at 6315 Amherst Ave,
> not Backlick Rd.

Yes.

Let's digress into this point, since everyone likes to talk about strip clubs! If people don't know what we're talking about: the club has been called "Paper Moon" for a pretty long time now.

Some potential confusion about the address is due to road names and routing. If you are driving down Backlick Road (i.e. from Annandale), then the road goes to the back entrance and parking lot of Dauphines. The front door and street address are on Amherst.

When I was a kid, Amherst didn't used to be in the way. So Backlick continued at grade across the way. (So maybe it's even possible that Dauphines had a Backlick Road address. And who knows where maybe the front door used to be. I dunno.)

Now, to further confuse things, where was a second location of Dauphines. Someone other than me will have to fill this history in - I don't know when this one opened. (I might speculate that it had something to do with business conditions or construction and maybe licensing or something.) Anyway, the other location was over in the Backlick Plaza shopping strip on the other side of Backlick Road, a few blocks away. It was called the "1369" (or whatever the address was, I forget). Same strip as Jersey Mikes and Tippy's Tacos (!!). It closed a few years ago.
So someone could maybe also get those two locations mixed up.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: March 14, 2021 07:29AM

The titty bar in Brookfield plaza was called the 1320 club 2. The original 1320 club was in Alexandria I think. Anyway there is a short thread about the 1320 club here, http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/2396403.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Let us be more clear ()
Date: March 14, 2021 09:59AM

I don't think Jersey Mikes is a strip club. Someone is horribly confused.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Special Sauce ()
Date: March 14, 2021 10:39AM

Where do you think Jersey Mikes get's their special sauce?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax 1969 ()
Date: March 14, 2021 11:14AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 66 Bug ()
Date: March 24, 2021 02:25PM

Still have this from my 66 VW bug
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: March 24, 2021 04:41PM

66 Bug Wrote:
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> Still have this from my 66 VW bug


Where was that at the Circle? Bob Ted Datsun location? I only remember HBL in Tysons. John's VW Service (I think that is what was called) at the intersection of 50/123 next to 29 Diner is the primary VW memory I have in the immediate area.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just A Old Guy ()
Date: March 24, 2021 09:05PM

John Glascock's VW repair was that VW repair place next to 29

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Cc"cc ()
Date: March 24, 2021 10:14PM

I remember when this was a Western Wear store


It was called Desperados , really a boot store . I worked there in the late 80's when I was in high school.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: March 25, 2021 09:58AM

Old Car Guy Wrote:
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> 66 Bug Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Still have this from my 66 VW bug
>
>
> Where was that at the Circle? Bob Ted Datsun
> location? I only remember HBL in Tysons. John's
> VW Service (I think that is what was called) at
> the intersection of 50/123 next to 29 Diner is the
> primary VW memory I have in the immediate area.


HBL started at Fairfax Circle selling VW's then moved to Kamp Washington near the Super Giant and Fairfax Honda

Bob Ted Datsun was the Circle, as was Renies RV

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 66 Bug ()
Date: March 25, 2021 12:09PM

Old Car Guy Wrote:
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> 66 Bug Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Still have this from my 66 VW bug
>
>
> Where was that at the Circle? Bob Ted Datsun
> location? I only remember HBL in Tysons. John's
> VW Service (I think that is what was called) at
> the intersection of 50/123 next to 29 Diner is the
> primary VW memory I have in the immediate area.

It was located just east of where Patriot Harley is now. Looks like it's a used car place now. I think HB moved to the Kamp Washington location soon after we got the 66 bug. The brush looks like an HB accessory that they gave out and not a standard VW item (at least from what I could find).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Car Guy ()
Date: March 25, 2021 05:14PM

66 Bug Wrote:
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> Old Car Guy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 66 Bug Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Still have this from my 66 VW bug
> >
> >
> > Where was that at the Circle? Bob Ted Datsun
> > location? I only remember HBL in Tysons.
> John's
> > VW Service (I think that is what was called) at
> > the intersection of 50/123 next to 29 Diner is
> the
> > primary VW memory I have in the immediate area.
>
> It was located just east of where Patriot Harley
> is now. Looks like it's a used car place now. I
> think HB moved to the Kamp Washington location
> soon after we got the 66 bug. The brush looks like
> an HB accessory that they gave out and not a
> standard VW item (at least from what I could
> find).

Through the power of the interwebs I was able to trace HB Lantzsch to its original location at 9711 Lee Highway which is now a used car lot, next door to a vacant rebuild of what was previously Bob's Beef House and then Mama's Italian Restaurant. I recall Renies RVs being primarily across the street between the hotel that was just torn down for the new WaWa and the old Rustler Steakhouse (now Advance Auto Parts) in the late 70s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Very Little Known Fact ()
Date: March 25, 2021 08:48PM

66 Bug Wrote:
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> Old Car Guy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 66 Bug Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Still have this from my 66 VW bug
> >
> >
> > Where was that at the Circle? Bob Ted Datsun
> > location? I only remember HBL in Tysons.
> John's
> > VW Service (I think that is what was called) at
> > the intersection of 50/123 next to 29 Diner is
> the
> > primary VW memory I have in the immediate area.
>
> It was located just east of where Patriot Harley
> is now. Looks like it's a used car place now. I
> think HB moved to the Kamp Washington location
> soon after we got the 66 bug. The brush looks like
> an HB accessory that they gave out and not a
> standard VW item (at least from what I could
> find).

Those German style hairbrushes are difficult to find. Not many survived the war as the brush factories in the Ruhr Valley were favorite targets of the US and RAF Bombers.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 66 Bug ()
Date: March 26, 2021 10:59AM

Old Car Guy Wrote:
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> 66 Bug Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Old Car Guy Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 66 Bug Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Still have this from my 66 VW bug
> > >
> > >
> > > Where was that at the Circle? Bob Ted Datsun
> > > location? I only remember HBL in Tysons.
> > John's
> > > VW Service (I think that is what was called)
> at
> > > the intersection of 50/123 next to 29 Diner
> is
> > the
> > > primary VW memory I have in the immediate
> area.
> >
> > It was located just east of where Patriot
> Harley
> > is now. Looks like it's a used car place now.
> I
> > think HB moved to the Kamp Washington location
> > soon after we got the 66 bug. The brush looks
> like
> > an HB accessory that they gave out and not a
> > standard VW item (at least from what I could
> > find).
>
> Through the power of the interwebs I was able to
> trace HB Lantzsch to its original location at 9711
> Lee Highway which is now a used car lot, next door
> to a vacant rebuild of what was previously Bob's
> Beef House and then Mama's Italian Restaurant. I
> recall Renies RVs being primarily across the
> street between the hotel that was just torn down
> for the new WaWa and the old Rustler Steakhouse
> (now Advance Auto Parts) in the late 70s.

Yes, must have found the same info as me with the address. This has some good stuff...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/dealers/hblantzsch_fairfax_va.php

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Eric Stephen ()
Date: March 26, 2021 02:54PM

I think this may be the Tastee Freez on W. Broad St. in the City of Falls Church. The photo is before my time but the nearby school could be St. James Catholic School. And the lot around Tastee Freez might have been undeveloped at the time of the photo, 1960. I heard that 3-story apartments were built behind the Tastee Freez in '59 or '60. That could be what the shadow is.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lazy Florida Winter BUM ()
Date: March 26, 2021 03:34PM

Summer Beach bum in OC. I used to come up from Florida to get 100 qts of that frozen custard packing it in dry ice and eating two on the spot one vanilla one chocolate saving a dozen more for me and the rest to scalp back in Florida each winter at four times the price I paid which paid for my trip north.

They had a sign at the Frozen Custard Bar saying people came from Florida to get that custard , That was Me!

Im not that old in my early 50s now and have never worked long or hard only when I got down to stems and seeds did I work a few days . Voting for Democrats is how I get by with being a professional weed soaked leech

Surfs UP ! Welfares Getting Even Better Since Joes in with his Democrats ! Wish I could head to the west welfare California coast or the other best surfing place in the world for us way cool Democrat beach leeches Hawaii where like So Cal we swarm over all the beaches in source of first cheap weed, then the freebies then the waves and dizzy stupid chicks that like way cool beach bums who vote Democrat just like them

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Freeadvice ()
Date: March 27, 2021 09:51AM

Eric Stephen Wrote:
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> I think this may be the Tastee Freez on W. Broad
> St. in the City of Falls Church. The photo is
> before my time but the nearby school could be St.
> James Catholic School. And the lot around Tastee
> Freez might have been undeveloped at the time of
> the photo, 1960. I heard that 3-story apartments
> were built behind the Tastee Freez in '59 or '60.
> That could be what the shadow is.

Don’t know which post/picture you’re referring to. Click on “quote” at the bottom of the post you want to comment on and it will reference it in your comment.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WSHS grad ()
Date: March 28, 2021 02:37PM

Fairfax city Safeway.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Safeway Before It Became ()
Date: March 28, 2021 06:06PM

The Pfaltzgraff outlet store , today the site of Twins Ace Hardware a really great store with so many things hard to find and good service

They came after Harris teeter when the center was remodeled and expanded

That picture is from around 1973 Id say

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thomas Goolsby ()
Date: April 02, 2021 09:35PM

This was my Grandfather Hershal Blevins second store the first one was on Popeshead rd.. Later my mom Louise Blevins took over this store. Old timers would remember the turkey shoot down back of the store.
And if you look on the maps it is still called Blevins town because him and my Grandmother Bertha moved up her from Marian Va. Around 1910.

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