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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: September 09, 2018 09:37PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Reston Jack in the box (now Popeyes), unsure of
> the date. 70s probably.

Now Popeye's? The only Popeye's I can think of in Reston is the former Roy Rogers. To me this looks more like what is now the Ariake Japanese place at Glade & Colt's Neck; it used to be a McDonald's at one point. Still a great shot!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 11, 2018 05:09PM

This might be a re-post, not sure.
1977 Fairfax fuel storage tank farm explosion.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 11, 2018 05:28PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > You have to be a really old Fairfax county boy
> to
> > remember Blevinstown, Virginia. Actually
> according
> > to Wiki it still exists.
> >
> >
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blevinstown,_Virgini
>
> > a
> >
> > This is the old Blevins store on Braddock road.
> > Albert and Oceil H Blevins, proprietors.
>
>
> Been there, got the tee shirt!


Found out that the Blevins also owned the little store on Popes Head rd.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Iceman ()
Date: September 12, 2018 06:07PM

There was a Hot Shoppes at Bailey's Crossroads back in the 1980s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GVWTU ()
Date: September 12, 2018 06:56PM

Ben Lookin Wrote:
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> Found this too. Tyson mall at Xmas 1974

The first time I was ever on television was at the Christmas display
at Tysons (a few years earlier than the one shown here). I was doing
a school report on the display, and the TV reporter took a still shot
of me (I myself was taking a picture or writing on a notepad, I forget).
I didn't know about it until we happened to see it going by as part of
a montage on the evening TV news. (They didn't have a video story,
just an anchor talking about the goings on, while showing stills.)
I was like -- Hey, did I just see myself?!?! -- and then the phone
started ringing. I was 10 or 11 years old...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 3gtjp ()
Date: September 14, 2018 09:19AM

GVWTU Wrote:
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> I was like -- Hey, did I just see myself?!?! -- and then
> the phone started ringing. I was 10 or 11 years old...

3gtjp

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1987 FCPD New 911 Center ()
Date: September 14, 2018 11:20PM

At the old Pineridge Elem school site, The place is still there with some PD ops. FCPD was still using Smith & Wesson 6 shot .38 special revolvers then

The 911 center there opened in 1987 it was in the basement of the Massey building before that and before that it was in a radio room at the police admin center behind the Massey that was built around 1960-61 before that there was no crime in Fairfax and little need for police
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Weber Tire In the 1950s ()
Date: September 14, 2018 11:23PM

Its still there today on Rt 236 in Fairfax City
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Falls Church ()
Date: September 14, 2018 11:27PM

The future S&W Café long gone today after they moved there from Landmark in the early 1980's , a radio station was and is still there by the drugstore site
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sorry Should Have Resized ()
Date: September 14, 2018 11:28PM

Too big a file sorry

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Big Buick Spotted ()
Date: September 14, 2018 11:35PM

4 portholes on the side , the power house motor, no smelly little foreign cars seen like VW's MG's Jags Mercedes all Detroit Iron in that day

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 15, 2018 09:01AM

Another nice yearbook ad. 1974.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 15, 2018 03:18PM

Another pic from Kenny Pitts. The Anchorage motel has ben around a long time.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 15, 2018 03:22PM

Had I known how much better color slides would hold up over time I would have used them more back in the old days.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 15, 2018 03:45PM

Columbia Pike at Leesburg Pike. Date unknown
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 15, 2018 04:13PM

The Virginia room comes up with another great yearbook pic
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: September 15, 2018 04:26PM

Great pictures! Thx! I love ‘em!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: September 16, 2018 12:01AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Columbia Pike at Leesburg Pike. Date unknown

Cars look to be postwar, FWIW.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ernest ()
Date: September 16, 2018 07:22AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Another pic from Kenny Pitts. The Anchorage motel
> has ben around a long time.

Any idea where that photo was taken?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Obvious Answer ()
Date: September 16, 2018 10:44AM

Ernest Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Another pic from Kenny Pitts. The Anchorage
> motel
> > has ben around a long time.
>
> Any idea where that photo was taken?

Fairfax City.....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: deep fry ()
Date: September 16, 2018 12:18PM

I think this was on Columbia pike. Am I wrong?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Good call... ()
Date: September 16, 2018 12:33PM

The Obvious Answer Wrote:
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> Ernest Wrote:
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> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > > Another pic from Kenny Pitts. The Anchorage Motel
> > > has ben around a long time.

> > Any idea where that photo was taken?

> Fairfax City.....

Probably in the vicinity of the Anchorage Motel...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: September 16, 2018 01:33PM

deep fry Wrote:
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> I think this was on Columbia pike. Am I wrong?


It looks like the corner of Columbia Pike and George Mason. Did that become a Red Barn after being a Gino/s?

Not sure but the building in back to the left might be an identifier.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW Spotter ()
Date: September 16, 2018 01:55PM

blanche Wrote:
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> deep fry Wrote:
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> > I think this was on Columbia pike. Am I wrong?
>
>
> It looks like the corner of Columbia Pike and
> George Mason. Did that become a Red Barn after
> being a Gino/s?
>
> Not sure but the building in back to the left
> might be an identifier.

I think Gino's was bought by Roy's or Hardees back around 1984?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: September 16, 2018 06:08PM

VW Spotter Wrote:
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> blanche Wrote:
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> > deep fry Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -----
> > > I think this was on Columbia pike. Am I
> wrong?
> >
> >
> > It looks like the corner of Columbia Pike and
> > George Mason. Did that become a Red Barn after
> > being a Gino/s?
> >
> > Not sure but the building in back to the left
> > might be an identifier.
>
> I think Gino's was bought by Roy's or Hardees back
> around 1984?


Building in the back may say Car Wash?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Inker ()
Date: September 17, 2018 01:56AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> VW Spotter Wrote:
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> > blanche Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > deep fry Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > I think this was on Columbia pike. Am I
> > wrong?
> > >
> > >
> > > It looks like the corner of Columbia Pike and
> > > George Mason. Did that become a Red Barn
> after
> > > being a Gino/s?
> > >
> > > Not sure but the building in back to the left
> > > might be an identifier.
> >
> > I think Gino's was bought by Roy's or Hardees
> back
> > around 1984?
>
>
> Building in the back may say Car Wash?

Looks similar but Gino's on Columbia Pike in Annandale had no building to left of it...It was on corner of Columbia Pike & Chatelain (across CP from John Marr) It used to be a Top's Drive In before it was Gino's IIRC...Pic might have been another different Gino's location along Columbia Pike...???

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: September 17, 2018 06:58AM

I don't remember a car wash in that area of Annandale. That area was/is very residential once you are past building that now houses the Lighthouse Tofu Restaurant.

The Annandale Baptist Church would be to the left of Gino's if it were the one on Columbia Pike in Annandale -- so I don't think its the one that had previously been a Tops.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 17, 2018 02:23PM

The kid at the esso station was way ahead of the times. Drinking STP is even better than chewing a Tide pod. Ads from JEB stuart 1970 yearbook.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 17, 2018 02:38PM

Woodson Tornado pictures.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Dixie Wigger ()
Date: September 17, 2018 10:52PM

Im wondering where I stole these from ? FXU probably ! Virginia Room last week ? Do I have to swear under oath ?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandaliances ()
Date: September 18, 2018 12:52AM

blanche Wrote:
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> I don't remember a car wash in that area of Annandale.

It is absolutely not the Annandale Ginos.

But I think someone was suggesting it was the place in Arlington,
on Columbia Pike and S. George Mason, that was a Red Barn,
currently a Penske Truck Rental.
(I have no idea about that.)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 19, 2018 05:33PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: double you tea wood son ()
Date: September 19, 2018 08:35PM

Like the old Woodson pix.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Car Washer ()
Date: September 19, 2018 09:53PM

Those school trucks had test dirt on them for students to scrawl obscene messages

My truck fell into the mud test dirt wash me I lov u Cheryl

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dale ()
Date: September 21, 2018 10:12AM

My father was the SWAT team commander on that scene for FCPD

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: What the hell? ()
Date: September 21, 2018 12:28PM

Dale Wrote:
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> My father was the SWAT team commander on that
> scene for FCPD

What the hell are you referring to?
Are you trying to tell us that the SWAT team responded to the tornado damage?
Must have been very hard up to try and get noticed.
Did they use their special weapons to shoot at the tornado?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: So there - ()
Date: September 21, 2018 01:07PM

Dale Wrote:
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> My father was the SWAT team commander on that
> scene for FCPD


My mother was a lunch lady at Green Acres Elementary back in 1973

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Go easy ()
Date: September 21, 2018 01:37PM

Go easy on that swat team kid.
You can imagine what kind of self-aggrandizing asswipe he was raised by.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: For the confused youngster ()
Date: September 21, 2018 05:36PM

Go easy Wrote:
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> Go easy on that swat team kid.
> You can imagine what kind of self-aggrandizing
> asswipe he was raised by.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 22, 2018 12:24PM

Somewhere in Baileys xroads pic courtesy of Virginia room.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: KN6TE ()
Date: September 22, 2018 04:52PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Somewhere in Baileys xroads pic courtesy of Virginia room.

Corner of Carlin Springs Road across from UFO/Roy/McDonalds presumably.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 22, 2018 05:05PM

Reston.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sam Mann ()
Date: September 22, 2018 07:54PM

^^^^
A Chevelle? Maybe big block engine?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: September 22, 2018 09:52PM

KN6TE Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Somewhere in Baileys xroads pic courtesy of
> Virginia room.
>
> Corner of Carlin Springs Road across from
> UFO/Roy/McDonalds presumably.


The gas station at the corner of CSR was a Texaco until 8-10 years ago and the alignment in the picture is wrong.

The Shell at that corner faces towards Route 7 and the intersection is to the right side of the building.

I'm trying to think if there was a Shell on Columbia Pike somewhere near Route 7.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH. ()
Date: September 22, 2018 10:58PM

blanche Wrote:
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> KN6TE Wrote:
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> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Somewhere in Baileys xroads pic courtesy of
> > Virginia room.
> >
> > Corner of Carlin Springs Road across from
> > UFO/Roy/McDonalds presumably.
>
>
> The gas station at the corner of CSR was a Texaco
> until 8-10 years ago and the alignment in the
> picture is wrong.
>
> The Shell at that corner faces towards Route 7 and
> the intersection is to the right side of the
> building.
>
> I'm trying to think if there was a Shell on
> Columbia Pike somewhere near Route 7.


I’m pretty sure the sign below the gas prices says Seven Corners Shell.
That would be at Wilson Blvd. and Roosevelt Blvd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: September 23, 2018 05:46AM

Sunday morning re-post. Love this pic!! FHS class of 83 baby!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: September 23, 2018 08:58AM

DH. Wrote:
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> blanche Wrote:
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> > KN6TE Wrote:
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> > -----
> > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > >
> >
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > Somewhere in Baileys xroads pic courtesy of
> > > Virginia room.
> > >
> > > Corner of Carlin Springs Road across from
> > > UFO/Roy/McDonalds presumably.
> >
> >
> > The gas station at the corner of CSR was a
> Texaco
> > until 8-10 years ago and the alignment in the
> > picture is wrong.
> >
> > The Shell at that corner faces towards Route 7
> and
> > the intersection is to the right side of the
> > building.
> >
> > I'm trying to think if there was a Shell on
> > Columbia Pike somewhere near Route 7.
>
>
> I’m pretty sure the sign below the gas prices
> says Seven Corners Shell.
> That would be at Wilson Blvd. and Roosevelt Blvd.


DH nailed it..it is still there and is still a Shell.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: September 23, 2018 09:09AM

I can't believe I didn't recognize that Shell. Its on the corner near where Mr. Blanche lived in his glorious bachelor days!!!

Good work DH!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 23, 2018 09:19AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: September 23, 2018 06:15PM

not much has changed
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 1971 ()
Date: September 23, 2018 07:35PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Somewhere in Baileys xroads pic courtesy of
> Virginia room.


Seven Corners Shell in the late 1970s

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: liker of old pix ()
Date: September 26, 2018 05:10PM

More old pix please. Thx!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Advanceman ()
Date: September 27, 2018 11:01AM

Curiously enough, this photo is of the Gino's in my hometown of Cinnaminson, NJ. It was located on Route 130. A high school classmate's family owned the car wash in the background, which was the giveaway to the location.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 28, 2018 07:47AM

Ron Dickerson is to thank for this pic of Leesburg Pike Plaza Shopping Center on S. Jefferson St.

Not sure of the date, I see at least one VW.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 29, 2018 08:42AM

Bob Collins was nice enough to share these,
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 29, 2018 08:47AM

1960 Bradlee
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: September 29, 2018 10:44PM

I remember a drive-in near where I grew up (nowhere near here) that showed dirty movies and was visible from the Interstate. And trying to get my dad to slow down while driving by at night. ****er refused to do it!

Any idea what year that clipping is from?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Dixie Pigger ()
Date: September 29, 2018 11:16PM

RE Leesburg Pike Shopping Plaza

>Not sure of the date, I see at least one VW.

I see "Louie's Rock City" with my 900 Harley XLCH in the parking lot and a 50 ft long black stripe on the pavement when I left on the rear wheel front wheel skyward "trying" to "impress" a few chicks. I also see a hole in my wallet the next day when the rear tire finally had enough

Trying to impress chicks when the bike had a solo seat, no pillion pad on the rear fender. smart move ! Lone Wolf! I also see the medial supply store where I as a certified geezer buy my blood pressure cuff, my walker, my canes my raised toilet seat my shower chair, OK so I lied the last 4 are coming in the future years lol

Wore a black leather jacket screaming eagle on the back

Rode a full race Harley that took off like a gun

I was the fool that was the terror of highway number one

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rebels of the Hi-way ()
Date: September 30, 2018 11:17AM

The Dixie Pigger Wrote:
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> RE Leesburg Pike Shopping Plaza
>
> >Not sure of the date, I see at least one VW.
>
> I see "Louie's Rock City" with my 900 Harley XLCH
> in the parking lot and a 50 ft long black stripe
> on the pavement when I left on the rear wheel
> front wheel skyward "trying" to "impress" a few
> chicks. I also see a hole in my wallet the next
> day when the rear tire finally had enough
>
> Trying to impress chicks when the bike had a solo
> seat, no pillion pad on the rear fender. smart
> move ! Lone Wolf! I also see the medial supply
> store where I as a certified geezer buy my blood
> pressure cuff, my walker, my canes my raised
> toilet seat my shower chair, OK so I lied the last
> 4 are coming in the future years lol
>
> Wore a black
> leather jacket screaming eagle on the back
>
> Rode a full race Harley that took off like a gun
>
> I was the fool that was the terror of highway
> number one


I am so with you brother. Ride on, ride hard, ride like there is no tomorrow.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 4yrsold ()
Date: September 30, 2018 11:44AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 30, 2018 02:46PM

Night Time in Falls Church. Shreeve rd Tops. Date unknown
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 30, 2018 03:09PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sparks ()
Date: September 30, 2018 03:40PM

The Sunset Drive In pic(I'm guessing here) is early 70s. Some of the guys I worked with back then were located in Payne's warehouse buildings where NVCC was then located. After dark and the bosses had all gone, they would use ladders to haul lawn chairs and beer coolers to the roof and enjoy the movies. Good times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Justsayncic ()
Date: September 30, 2018 04:03PM

The Dixie Pigger Wrote:
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> RE Leesburg Pike Shopping Plaza
>
> >Not sure of the date, I see at least one VW.
>
> I see "Louie's Rock City" with my 900 Harley XLCH
> in the parking lot and a 50 ft long black stripe
> on the pavement when I left on the rear wheel
> front wheel skyward "trying" to "impress" a few
> chicks. I also see a hole in my wallet the next
> day when the rear tire finally had enough
>
> Trying to impress chicks when the bike had a solo
> seat, no pillion pad on the rear fender. smart
> move ! Lone Wolf! I also see the medial supply
> store where I as a certified geezer buy my blood
> pressure cuff, my walker, my canes my raised
> toilet seat my shower chair, OK so I lied the last
> 4 are coming in the future years lol
>
> Wore a black
> leather jacket screaming eagle on the back
>
> Rode a full race Harley that took off like a gun
>
> I was the fool that was the terror of highway
> number one



Thanks for the story. Stories are just as good as the pictures. Anyone who says different should be ignored.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lortonboy ()
Date: October 02, 2018 09:44AM

Does anyone know where the Pizza Chef was located? Google maps shows 4750 Richmond Hwy on the bridge over Cameron Run.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: back in da day ()
Date: October 02, 2018 10:38AM

^^^^

TO Lortonboy:

In the mid or late 60's, all the addresses were "recalibrated" using the beltway as a sort of "middle"...

So, before then, 4700 Richmond Highway was probably down around Hybla Valley...after then, who knows where it is.

NorvaPics.com has old phonebook listings, pre and post recalibration

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WT grad ()
Date: October 03, 2018 08:48PM

I am lovin this thread forum thing. This is Hess in fairfax 1960. Thanks everybody.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Looks different? ()
Date: October 03, 2018 09:19PM

The area around the Hess in Fairfax looked different than what is shown in the photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Robbie Rainbow ()
Date: October 04, 2018 08:59PM

Anyone remember a kids channel on media general cable called “the reading channel” in the 80’s?

It had no audio but featured still pictures in cartoon form of books suck as Mr. Happy (or something similiar).

There was a mascot for the channel
Named Robbie Rainbow, I think.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: More Info ()
Date: October 04, 2018 09:17PM

^^^^^^^^^^
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 06, 2018 06:58AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 06, 2018 07:01AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 06, 2018 07:09AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 06, 2018 03:47PM

Levitz damaged roof from same storm that tore up Pickett and WTWHS.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: October 06, 2018 04:37PM

The "African Queen" was playing at the Byrd Theatre (which later became a porno theatre) that movie came out in 1951!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Naomi Levitz ()
Date: October 06, 2018 08:07PM

Where is the Levitz in the photo? Is that today's Unique on Gallows? Next to Luther Jackson?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 07, 2018 06:59AM

Naomi Levitz Wrote:
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> Where is the Levitz in the photo? Is that today's
> Unique on Gallows? Next to Luther Jackson?


It was on Gallows. In the late 70s you could drive behind Levitz and see the screen for the Lee Hi drive in movie for free. At that time the speakers at the drive in were in such poor condition that they started broadcasting the audio from a low wattage AM transmitter so we were able to hear the audio for free too.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Too Cool ()
Date: October 07, 2018 02:08PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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Great pictures, but forget about the VW's. What is that, like a 66-67 Plymouth Belvedere GTX?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Naomi Levitzski ()
Date: October 07, 2018 06:17PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Naomi Levitz Wrote:
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> > Where is the Levitz in the photo? Is that
> today's
> > Unique on Gallows? Next to Luther Jackson?
>
>
> It was on Gallows. In the late 70s you could drive
> behind Levitz and see the screen for the Lee Hi
> drive in movie for free. At that time the speakers
> at the drive in were in such poor condition that
> they started broadcasting the audio from a low



> wattage AM transmitter so we were able to hear the
> audio for free too.

But, what I mean asking, is this former Levitz on Gallows the CURRENT location of

UNIQUE? Looks like it to

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH. ()
Date: October 07, 2018 06:51PM

Naomi Levitzski Wrote:
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> Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> > Naomi Levitz Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Where is the Levitz in the photo? Is that
> > today's
> > > Unique on Gallows? Next to Luther Jackson?
> >
> >
> > It was on Gallows. In the late 70s you could
> drive
> > behind Levitz and see the screen for the Lee Hi
> > drive in movie for free. At that time the
> speakers
> > at the drive in were in such poor condition
> that
> > they started broadcasting the audio from a low
>
>
>
> > wattage AM transmitter so we were able to hear
> the
> > audio for free too.
>
> But, what I mean asking, is this former Levitz on
> Gallows the CURRENT location of
>
> UNIQUE? Looks like it to

Yes it is

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Giant ()
Date: October 07, 2018 06:53PM

blanche Wrote:
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> The "African Queen" was playing at the Byrd
> Theatre (which later became a porno theatre) that
> movie came out in 1951!


"Jack in the Beanstalk" premiered April 1952

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 08, 2018 01:12PM

From the Washington star
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 08, 2018 01:22PM

Past fast food.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: nova86 ()
Date: October 09, 2018 12:45AM

Does anyone have pics or remember the intersection of sully road and westfields blvd in Chantilly. Before it was an over pass. I remember there were tall pillar sculpture things. I have a vague recollection of this. I'm sure its a long shot for pics.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Justguessing ()
Date: October 09, 2018 11:39AM

nova86 Wrote:
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> Does anyone have pics or remember the intersection
> of sully road and westfields blvd in Chantilly.
> Before it was an over pass. I remember there were
> tall pillar sculpture things. I have a vague
> recollection of this. I'm sure its a long shot for
> pics.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A pic ()
Date: October 09, 2018 12:20PM

nova86 Wrote:
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> Does anyone have pics or remember the intersection
> of sully road and westfields blvd in Chantilly.
> Before it was an over pass. I remember there were
> tall pillar sculpture things. I have a vague
> recollection of this. I'm sure its a long shot for
> pics.

Close to Centreville back in the day
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 11, 2018 03:25PM

Memorial bridge 1952. I think it is rusted shut now.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joseph B Strauss Engineer ()
Date: October 11, 2018 06:23PM

https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/classic-life/joseph-baermann-strauss-man-who-built-worlds-most-beautiful-bridge

Joseph B Strauss was with the engineering company that built the drawbridge on the Memorial Bridge and did some drawings on the project

Later he was the chief engineer and designer in charge of the entire project of building a small international orange color bridge over a tiny stream

That Bridge is in San Francisco California and is named "The Golden Gate Bridge" Its 1 mile span crosses the 300 ft deep Golden Gate entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Pacific ocean

The Memorial Bridge's drawbridge has not been opened in many years, It was required to a part of the design by the US Navy to allow ships to travel up to Georgetown and was considered no longer needed by the Navy when the 14th st. Metro bridge was built. The drawbridge is at this time being readied to be removed during the Memorial bridges current renovation

All bridges over navigable waters in the USA must be approved by the US Navy

It must be duly noted

That The Fool That Was The Terror Of Highway Number one

Once jammed gears crazily while screwing the throttle on ,crossing that wild looking orange 220 foot high bridge one day on a stripped down Harley Davidson 74 long hair blowing in the wind , wisps of weed smoke from his lips. Sorry solo seat on that bike, Janis rode with another wild man

Janis was an American Indian woman not a rock singer, she could sing some sweet songs in her native language

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: October 11, 2018 06:24PM

I believe the object being towed is the floating stage that was anchored along the DC shore, near where the Kennedy Center is today. There were several tiers of stone "steps", or bleachers, leading down to the barge/stage that served as seats for the performances. Concerts and shows were featured there during warm weather. The barge is long gone but the stone bleachers remain!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Marionbarry ()
Date: October 11, 2018 08:14PM

Emmett Grogan Wrote:
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> I believe the object being towed is the floating
> stage that was anchored along the DC shore, near
> where the Kennedy Center is today. There were
> several tiers of stone "steps", or bleachers,
> leading down to the barge/stage that served as
> seats for the performances. Concerts and shows
> were featured there during warm weather. The barge
> is long gone but the stone bleachers remain!

It was a nice place to visit before the Niggers took over.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: October 11, 2018 09:29PM

right here
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: October 12, 2018 10:37AM

The concert barge was the scene of summer concerts from 1935 till they were stopped in 1965 and the barge was towed away.

Crowds of 10,000 people were common.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: emett grogan ()
Date: October 12, 2018 06:57PM

From 1967 FCHS yearbook (My apologies for the wavy lines in the photo.)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Curious Too ()
Date: October 12, 2018 08:58PM

Old Iron,

Do you know why they were stopped?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: October 13, 2018 05:08AM

Curious Too Wrote:
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> Do you know why they were stopped?


"The concerts had to stop in 1965 because jets had started flying into National Airport and the noise was just too loud to overcome."

https://ghostsofdc.org/2012/07/11/watergate-concerts-1935/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ann and Dale ()
Date: October 13, 2018 09:24AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Past fast food.

When was that a Roy Rogers? In between Gino's and Burger King?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 13, 2018 03:01PM

Ann and Dale Wrote:
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> When was that a Roy Rogers? In between Gino's and
> Burger King?


Yes exactly!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: October 13, 2018 04:13PM

Got my jean jacket here. Ad from 1975.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: u2ber ()
Date: October 14, 2018 05:46PM

Walking tour of abandoned Landmark Mall with interesting narration.

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

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: October 14, 2018 06:00PM

Justguessing Wrote:
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> nova86 Wrote:
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> > Does anyone have pics or remember the
> intersection
> > of sully road and westfields blvd in Chantilly.
> > Before it was an over pass. I remember there
> were
> > tall pillar sculpture things. I have a vague
> > recollection of this. I'm sure its a long shot
> for
> > pics.

This looks like where Cary Grant was waiting where "they're dusting crops where there ain't no crops" in North by Northwest...

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