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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: December 12, 2018 08:43PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Potomac yard Alexandria 1986.


I hate to be picayune Andy but that is Alexandria's Union Station and not Potomac Yards. It looks like the picture would have been taken from the bridge where Duke Street crosses over the railroad tracks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: December 12, 2018 08:45PM

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Is that picture Mount Eagle?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Abe ()
Date: December 13, 2018 06:32PM

Here is a picture of the Lincoln Memorial Dedication from May 30, 1922. A nice young couple is in the foreground, happy to be at the event.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Speaking Of Old Herndon High ()
Date: December 13, 2018 09:05PM

https://patch.com/virginia/herndon/remembering-herndons-history-herndon-community-cannery

The Herndon cannery was very popular for years, it closed in the early 1980's was at the Old Herndon High School
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 14, 2018 09:22AM

This might have been posted before. I like this one because it was where I learned to bowl and play pinball back in the day.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 14, 2018 12:05PM

Another yearbook pic from Fairfax Library, 1980.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 14, 2018 12:30PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Another yearbook pic from Fairfax Library, 1980.


Great one Andy...a tradition.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: December 14, 2018 03:13PM

Magnifico, I hadn't thought of that place in years (it is apparently now a Mattress Firm).

But I don't head to Culmore anymore either!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AARPer ()
Date: December 14, 2018 03:48PM

Hey Fran Conia is that Garfield Elementary in the background? Great pic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ........ ()
Date: December 14, 2018 07:27PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This might have been posted before. I like this
> one because it was where I learned to bowl and
> play pinball back in the day.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 15, 2018 07:51AM

This also from Fairfax library. 1979
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 15, 2018 07:55AM

Another yearbook pic 1960
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 15, 2018 08:14AM

From the digital collections of the library of Virginia. Terrett's Grocery and Post Office - Baileys Crossroads Virginia. Exact date unknown likely late 1800s
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 15, 2018 12:06PM

Penguin feather Baileys crossroads
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 15, 2018 12:08PM

Penguin feather Kamp Washington (Fairfax city)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 15, 2018 12:45PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Penguin feather Kamp Washington (Fairfax city)

See the old Kinney Shoes in the background?

Blizzard of Feb 1979?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tmehk ()
Date: December 15, 2018 02:01PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Penguin feather Kamp Washington (Fairfax city)


Is that a bong in that penguin’s hand?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: December 15, 2018 02:26PM

Tmehk Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Penguin feather Kamp Washington (Fairfax city)
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> Is that a bong in that penguin’s hand?


That is entirely possible.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: December 15, 2018 03:39PM

Looks like the penguin has a bong in one hand and is flipping someone off with the other hand.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 16, 2018 02:06PM

More Magnifico also from the Yearbook archives at the library.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: December 17, 2018 12:10PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> This might have been posted before. I like this
> one because it was where I learned to bowl and
> play pinball back in the day.

I remember it because I'd walk past on the way to the mall. My parents said I couldn't go in alone. Unsavory people hung out in bowling alleys.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GMC2 ()
Date: December 17, 2018 03:59PM

It is actually a Thai place now. Still looks the same inside for the most part. Was a great pizza spot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 21, 2018 04:20PM

Vienna Va, date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 22, 2018 03:00PM

Shirlington interchange , 1950.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 22, 2018 03:24PM

Thanks to all for the great year of pics...may they continue. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: December 23, 2018 09:43AM

Happy holidays to all the OPOFCLE regulars!

I found this pic of the old Yorkshire Market on Route 28 in Manassas. It was right across the road from the Yorkshire Restaurant where CVS now stands. I'm guessing early 80s? I used to drive here from Clifton because they sold Richfood products and I was hooked on Richfood because Memco got me started on them.
This store was torn down and a new and improved Yorkshire marked was built next door. I think it lasted about 10 years before CVS came and tore down the new Yorkshire market to make way for CVS.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 23, 2018 04:05PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 23, 2018 06:31PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Happy holidays to all the OPOFCLE regulars!
>
> I found this pic of the old Yorkshire Market on
> Route 28 in Manassas. It was right across the road
> from the Yorkshire Restaurant where CVS now
> stands. I'm guessing early 80s? I used to drive
> here from Clifton because they sold Richfood
> products and I was hooked on Richfood because
> Memco got me started on them.
> This store was torn down and a new and improved
> Yorkshire marked was built next door. I think it
> lasted about 10 years before CVS came and tore
> down the new Yorkshire market to make way for CVS.


Yes, I remember. Thanks for picture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 23, 2018 06:32PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Shirlington interchange , 1950.


An awesome picture!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 24, 2018 05:46AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 24, 2018 05:59AM

Another yearbook pic courtesy of Fairfax library. Lyon village 1961
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 24, 2018 10:37AM

Merry Christmas to everyone from Old Iron
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 24, 2018 10:40AM

More Christmas love
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 24, 2018 01:59PM

Merry Christmas old iron, Sleepy, Blanche, Ratlips, Caucasian, Fred and all the other regulars.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1972 Fairfax Courthouse ()
Date: December 27, 2018 10:02PM

The 1 story square building in the middle of the parking lot was the bathroom for "Colored" persons before integration in Fairfax County

The bus is just above it to the left of it, and the one of the cars parked at it is white on the corner of the small building . By 1972 it was a storage area.

The original Court House was built in 1800 on the far left, the center part was built about 1920 the rest of the wing to the right of center 1954 with a "new" jail and court records room behind the courthouse the jail to the left the records to the right. Old Fairfax residents may remember the basketball "caged" area on the side of the jail by the bathroom

The board of Supervisors met in the courthouse until the Massey building was opened around the end of summer 1969. The building below the bus is the old jail built around 1900 some and that was the FXCO jail until the 1954 additions were finished

In the background the roof of the Safeway store which closed about 1973 and became Pfaltzgraff for many years after
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Courthouse Plaza ()
Date: December 27, 2018 10:55PM

The Safeway in the pic closed in 1978 when the new Safeway opened in the new Courthouse Plaza

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Arthur J. Morris ()
Date: December 27, 2018 11:12PM

Signet Bank, 1991
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 28, 2018 03:05AM

Fairfax circle Arco mid 1980s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 29, 2018 12:27PM

Brandon restaurant Springfield Virginia circa 1960. Image courtesy of Jack Baumgartner.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 29, 2018 01:35PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Brandon restaurant Springfield Virginia circa
> 1960. Image courtesy of Jack Baumgartner.

Can anyone make out the name on the VW work van?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MVC ()
Date: December 29, 2018 08:47PM

Manassas Video Club.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MVC ()
Date: December 29, 2018 10:58PM

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> Manassas Video Club.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JKR ()
Date: December 31, 2018 09:15PM

I found this thread some years ago hoping to find a picture of the Springfield Hot Shoppes where I worked from 1970 - 1973. Never saw one, but I returned to search again this Holiday 2018 season. I became sucked into the thread at page 1,around 2012-2013 and followed it for 23 pages, hoping for more. I don't have time to scour this thread the way I would like to. I had to stop at page 23 and will certainly continue, but I skipped to page 110, which is now the Holidays of 2018.

Let me just say I don't know where Gordon Blvd went between page 23 and 110,and I would like to know if Gordo, Gorden, "Hey Kids" is still around. I have read the first 23 pages I feel like some of those who posted have become old friends.
Some of you are older than me and many are younger, but each addition took me down many another memory lane.
I grew up in Ravensworth. Parents bought the house at $27.5K.
The Ding How was a well established restaurant on Bland St. in 1964.
Went to WSHS the first year it opened when we had to go double shifts with Robert E Lee students. I remember that bridge on Rolling Rd the buses couldn't cross due to weight restrictions. The route took us through Burke and the ride was lovely, albeit long, and we were dumped back onto Rolling Rd just on the other side of that bridge. (Where there was a Top Hat trucking company some time ago.)
I remember Springfield when Backlick and Franconia had a light. I also remember when the Hot Shoppes had the roller skaters, but I worked there after that was all paved over. Remember when you could order a whole turkey dinner from there with all the fixin's for Thanksgiving? Remember Grilled Liver sandwiches? Remember the Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cake?

I remember Hooes Road from one end to other on those days/nights when all you did was ride it at top speed. Remember the rock overlooking the creek? Hooes Rd started at the old Fire dept on Backlick and ended at Lorton prison. I remember the Nike sites and corn fields that went forever through Lorton and Lorfax.

I remember taking any road that still forded a creek in Fairfax or PW county. At one time Franconia road forded a creek way west. Minnieville Rd. forded a creek just near the current 234 parkway and Laywers Rd crossed one just outside Vienna, the back way to Reston.

I remember when Reston opened. Went there in the middle of the night to take a walk around the Lake before it was completely finished. Also remember going to Dulles airport after it opened....it was dead as door-nail. Additionally, I took a flight from there in 1971 to Denver using "Stand by" tickets and the "mobile lounge" took you out to your plane and rose up to the plane door so you could board.

I remember taking Braddock road from Alexandria to Haymarket where it ended at Rt 15. It was gravel all the way from Centreville. I remember Old Columbia Pike, a wonderful weeee-bump road if you took it at 60 MPH between Lincolnia and Columbia Pike.

I have no pictures to share today. Wish I did.

I also remember when Hoodbridge was in its Hay day. Had a friend who lived in the trailer park on the hill across from Marumsco Plaza.

I remember Davis Ford Road from the Occoquan River to Manassas....it was a long, windy road. I was also fortunate enough to have crossed the OLD Occoquan bridge from 123 before it was torn down. I remember Hurricane Agnes. It washed out 95 between Woodbridge and Lorton. Cars were washed over the hill and down to the river.
There is a ton more stored in these old memory banks....The first 23 pages of this thread have been wonderful and I will come back and read more and more.

I hope someone out there remembers some of the things I have mentioned.
Remember the Partners 2 in Clifton? I worked there for a while, too in 1973.

The picture of the MVC above reminds me of a restaurant (not sure what it may have been before that) in the Tysons area at 123 and Rt 7. Weird 2 story restaurant. I ate there, but danged if I can remember the name. I think the Zayre's had been in the building behind it... and that was probably the G.E.M. before that... and the Tyson's meat locker was across the street.
Sorry this is so long. Too many memories and not but a tiny few of them have been listed here.
Cheers all. Happy New Year 2019.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JKR ()
Date: January 01, 2019 09:44AM

Haymarket Police dept. circa 1975
(hope it comes out ok, cuz I've never attached anything to a blog thread before.)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: January 01, 2019 09:53AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Fairfax circle Arco mid 1980s.


I remember when the ARCO station at the Circle was Atlantic. Unfortunately I didn't take many pictures with my Kodak Instamatic back then.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 01, 2019 10:58AM

1968
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 2019andgoing ()
Date: January 01, 2019 12:39PM

JKR Wrote:
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> Haymarket Police dept. circa 1975
> (hope it comes out ok, cuz I've never attached
> anything to a blog thread before.)


Good enough. Post more when you can.

At first, it’s hard to believe until you remember how it was a lifetime ago.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Back then... ()
Date: January 01, 2019 12:58PM

In 1975, everything outside the Beltway -- even by a little bit -- was taken to be some hayseed throw-back to clod-buster, overalls-wearing primitive times. It took quite a while before that presumption started to crumble away.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: not much has changed ()
Date: January 01, 2019 01:38PM

Outside the beltway is still the territory of the have nots.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: outsider $$$$$$ ()
Date: January 01, 2019 02:55PM

Yep.

Great Falls and Potomac immediately come to mind.

Then Mt. Vernon/Fort Hunt do, as well.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: January 01, 2019 10:49PM

(Hoping I haven't posted this before; not a picture, but I think it fits this thread in spirit at least)

In 1952, my dad's stepfather died. They were living in DC, but he'd owned some land out Ashburn way. My grandmother said "I'm going to sell the land. It's terrible land, and they're terrible people." (In her vernacular, that meant they were uncultured, country folks; not a bias he held, that was all her.)

My dad said, "Mother, we should go look at it first". So they got into the car and drove out Rt. 50 to Rt. 7 and then out Rt. 7 for a VERY long way into the sticks, and asked around, and found the place. The only building of any kind was a sagging shack, and there was a pile of manure in the front yard.

Well, that was enough for her! They returned to the city and she sold it immediately.

30+ years later, he was in the area on business and had some time to kill, and said, "I wonder if I can find the spot". He was notorious for not needing directions a second time, and sure enough, he located it. And the shack and manure pile were still there. He raised his eyes to the heavens and said "You were right, Mother!"

Of course, I'm pretty sure it's part of Broadlands now. But 50 years is a LONG time to wait (and pay taxes) to coup a return--not convinced she was wrong to sell.

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

Back then... Wrote:
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> In 1975, everything outside the Beltway -- even by
> a little bit -- was taken to be some hayseed
> throw-back to clod-buster, overalls-wearing
> primitive times. It took quite a while before
> that presumption started to crumble away.


You’re not kidding. Manassas was country as hell then, and Haymarket might have well been in West Virginia. My mom was from England, and had a prim-and-proper accent, but I remember going with her to Warrenton and they couldn’t understand her!

I miss those times though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Back then... ()
Date: January 02, 2019 12:33PM

Don't miss the backwards thinking of Blue Laws or Massive Resistance. We may have paid a price, but we've grown up some for it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: mike45 ()
Date: January 03, 2019 01:18PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 03, 2019 05:08PM

Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia. Date unknown.
Image courtesy of Images of America.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 03, 2019 09:53PM

Thanks AR These pix are great!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: celie ()
Date: January 04, 2019 05:00PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Nice video of Bernies pony rides
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> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgLtWYE4hZQ&feat=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1Cn1eHB6dFmkbqfPyfBKYr6nnf7u
> blj-44MmLcEfIdzUV6bSDEh45eEnY


That brought back some great memories. Thank you for the link!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: January 04, 2019 05:47PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia. Date
> unknown.
> Image courtesy of Images of America.

I know it is a crappy way of doing research, but I went up and down Lee Highway on the Historical Imagery Database site and did not see two structures that matched those in the photo. Really hoping someone comes up with a year and location for this photo. Curious if they did not expand the Snack Bar during one of the gaps in the imagery. Have a good weekend guys.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: January 04, 2019 08:17PM

gbw Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia.
> Date
> > unknown.
> > Image courtesy of Images of America.
>
> I know it is a crappy way of doing research, but I
> went up and down Lee Highway on the Historical
> Imagery Database site and did not see two
> structures that matched those in the photo. Really
> hoping someone comes up with a year and location
> for this photo. Curious if they did not expand the
> Snack Bar during one of the gaps in the imagery.
> Have a good weekend guys.


Looks like a 1964 Buick Skylark with a few years on it, so my guess is around 1969/1970?

There was an old ESSO station in the area, but is still had working pumps up into the very early 1980's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: er ()
Date: January 04, 2019 11:25PM

This picture is of my brother and I. I was around 10.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mrs. Grayhair ()
Date: January 05, 2019 12:13AM

gbw Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia.
> Date
> > unknown.
> > Image courtesy of Images of America.
>
> I know it is a crappy way of doing research, but I
> went up and down Lee Highway on the Historical
> Imagery Database site and did not see two
> structures that matched those in the photo. Really
> hoping someone comes up with a year and location
> for this photo. Curious if they did not expand the
> Snack Bar during one of the gaps in the imagery.
> Have a good weekend guys.

I recall buildings that looked very similar down Lee Highway, towards Centreville, but closer to the then-new Fairfax County Government Center. There were several old motels, an auto body or tire business, an antique store and old cinder block Cape Cod style houses. Some of the motels hung on through the late 1990s. Could the buildings be in what is now considered Fairfax and not Centreville?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: January 05, 2019 07:32AM

That snack bar has what looks like the remnants of a gas pump island up front. Maybe it was a gas station converted to a snack bar. This pic is before my time as I did not start running the roads of Fairfax county till the mid 70s. It would be cool if we could pinpoint the location.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: January 05, 2019 07:40AM

I think the snack bar pic posted by AR might have come from this book.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: January 05, 2019 11:58AM

I thought this was interesting.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dancer Of It ()
Date: January 05, 2019 12:50PM

You can still go square dancing most nights around here.

(However, it is a lot less popular than 20, 40, or 70 years ago.
There are now many more kinds of entertainment easily accessible.
And since you don't want to leave your house and drive some more
after having endured The Jungle, most people just stay home and
watch Netflix or surf the Internet and shit. Going out for some
social exercise and having some fun dancing are not high on the list.
Especially if alcohol is not involved.)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 05, 2019 01:37PM

Thanks to Jim Coffey for this one. Is that a fotomat in the shopping center?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GM training center? ()
Date: January 05, 2019 02:23PM

Is that the GM training center in Fairfax?
Went to classes there in mid 70s while working at JKJ Chevrolet in Tyson's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: January 05, 2019 04:56PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Thanks to Jim Coffey for this one. Is that a
> fotomat in the shopping center?

Here is a more modern photo of the Fotomat structure, and the GM Training Center can be seen in the background.

The cars parked around the end of the strip shopping center are at the old DMV.

The construction on University Drive at Lee Hi-Way is for the future homes of Jim McKay Chevrolet, Sunoco, and Fairfax Dodge.

Thanks for the great picture!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 06, 2019 11:23AM

Mid 50s, supposedly Baileys crossroads. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SnacksShop ()
Date: January 06, 2019 12:05PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia. Date
> unknown.
> Image courtesy of Images of America.


Is that a power line running behind the snack shop? That makes me think a road could be back there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 06, 2019 01:36PM

Springfield Va Mcdonalds. Date unknown. VW alert!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Hot Cars Cruising Hang Out ()
Date: January 06, 2019 01:55PM

Springfield Mc D's in the late 60's and early to mid 70's the place to be seen and looking for where the party is as well as the 7-11 stores where there was always one who was known locally as the "Mayor Of 7-11" LOL

When they found the party the parents were gone and it got way out of control as word spread like wildfire HEY PEOPLE! PARTYS AT HELEN J's BLANCHES GREYBEARDS SLEEPY HOLLAS AND CAUS AND BILL N's PLACES !! The house would be trashed carpets ruined cigarette burns reeking of beer wine and vomit ! Maybe some drunk found early the next morning sleeping it off behind a sofa LOL

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: When The Parents Found Them ()
Date: January 06, 2019 01:58PM

They only had some beers and wine ! Thank God there was no Marijuana !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Say Weed Alert! ()
Date: January 06, 2019 02:00PM

In that VW Bus owned by Caus

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 06, 2019 03:14PM

I Say Weed Alert! Wrote:
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> In that VW Bus owned by Caus


Might be. Does it look like this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:17PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Mid 50s, supposedly Baileys crossroads. Can anyone
> confirm or deny that?

Here is a earlier picture of Bailey's Crossroads that has probably been posted before.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:30PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just passing through ()
Date: January 06, 2019 06:52PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Mid 50s, supposedly Baileys crossroads. Can anyone
> confirm or deny that?

Cannot confirm or deny with proof, but I am thinking that it is not Baileys Crossroads. Seems to me I recall seeing a photo of Tyson's Corner at some point that looked a lot like the intersection in your photo. Will defer to someone with more knowledge of course.

And you are killing me with these photos with unknown dates!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: January 06, 2019 07:42PM

Both are Bailey's Crossroad. Photo #1 is from the mid 1950's - Photo #2 is Civil War era. Tyson's Corner looks totally different.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Is That The Fairfax DMV ()
Date: January 06, 2019 08:36PM

In the April 1957 pic of the shopping center across from The GM training center and where Jim McKay and Fairfax Dodge were built . The part of the shopping center building at the very end where it was, near the long white building.

Many of the Fairfax crowd from a good distance away got their drivers license there or learners permit after a drivers test. Today the DMV's have security guards that are private businesses back years ago they were like the state police just for the DMV locations Virginia DMV Police I believe

Years ago we had to go to Falls Church High to get our license from a judge or at least go and listen to a judge and Officer Cox about safety in the auditorium

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 06, 2019 08:37PM

Not as clear a photo...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy... ()
Date: January 07, 2019 01:32AM

SnacksShop Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia.
> Date
> > unknown.
> > Image courtesy of Images of America.
>
>
> Is that a power line running behind the snack
> shop? That makes me think a road could be back
> there.


Seems like it might be part of a motel. I wonder if the house to the left isn’t the office.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: January 07, 2019 08:19AM

Sleepy... Wrote:
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> SnacksShop Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Reportedly Lee Highway Centreville Virginia.
> > Date
> > > unknown.
> > > Image courtesy of Images of America.
> >
> >
> > Is that a power line running behind the snack
> > shop? That makes me think a road could be back
> > there.
>
>
> Seems like it might be part of a motel. I wonder
> if the house to the left isn’t the office.


Wow, My alter ego posted what I was thinking. I do remember some remnants on the left side heading out of FFX towards Centerville at one point...the Antique Shop sparks a memory.

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Posted by: Hornet ()
Date: January 07, 2019 11:27AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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>
> Here is a more modern photo of the Fotomat
> structure, and the GM Training Center can be seen
> in the background.
>

In the 1990s, that Fotomat booth was turned into a coffee booth:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: January 07, 2019 12:43PM

Hornet Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Here is a more modern photo of the Fotomat
> > structure, and the GM Training Center can be
> seen
> > in the background.
> >
>
> In the 1990s, that Fotomat booth was turned into a
> coffee booth:


The Blockbuster in the background is where the old DMV was located.

Great pic!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 3DXCK ()
Date: January 07, 2019 02:03PM

causeican Wrote:
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> Not as clear a photo...

What is that oval thing on Rote 7 (between Panera and Best Buy)?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 07, 2019 09:06PM

3DXCK Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
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> > Not as clear a photo...
>
> What is that oval thing on Rote 7 (between Panera
> and Best Buy)?


idk. pony rides?

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Posted by: WCPFP ()
Date: January 08, 2019 01:30PM

causeican Wrote:
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> 3DXCK Wrote:
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> -----
> > causeican Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Not as clear a photo...
> >
> > What is that oval thing on Rote 7 (between Panera and Best Buy)?
>
>
> idk. pony rides?

Looks more like a tower of some kind.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: hop at the hop ()
Date: January 10, 2019 08:48PM

er Wrote:
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> This picture is of my brother and I. I was around
> 10.


what picture?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rubber Hut Stocks Would Soar ()
Date: January 10, 2019 10:41PM

>In the 1990s, that Fotomat booth was turned into a coffee booth:

They would have done better with a drive thru contraceptives booth

Paint it pink, you owe me for the idea . The time has come for this

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 7ECFE ()
Date: January 11, 2019 01:17AM

I see a drive thru and I want to paint it pink
No things in N. V-A. that I like I think
I see the gangs walk by and they're MS-13
I have to turn my head the world's like a latrine

I see a line of cars and none of them are bugs
Illegal aliens and lots of nigger thugs
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
It used to be a place but what it is today...

No more will Annandale or Springfield or Fairfax
Be that nice place to grow up those are just the facts

If I look hard enough into the setting sun
I point my heart down south and to Kentucky run

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: January 11, 2019 01:02PM

Yes it is still there. Now called The Inn of Rosslyn. I worked there in the '90's. Owned by the same family that owns The Americana Hotel in Crystal City.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: January 11, 2019 01:05PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Motel 50 on route 50 Arlington Va, date unknown. I
> wonder if this building st


Yes it is. Now called The Inn of Rosslyn. I worked there in the '90's. It is owned by the same family that owns The Americana Hotel in Crystal City.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 11, 2019 05:23PM

Rosslyn 1962.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rosslyn Auto Body Above ()
Date: January 11, 2019 05:31PM

Is that the same company that was near Bailys X Roads near Lake Barcroft

Whats the white 7 story building next to Key Bridge to the right over in DC
Dixie Liquors warehouse or the Virginia ABC spy lookout observation post Lol

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: January 11, 2019 06:52PM

Rosslyn Auto Body Above Wrote:
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> Is that the same company that was near Bailys X
> Roads near Lake Barcroft
>
> Whats the white 7 story building next to Key
> Bridge to the right over in DC
> Dixie Liquors warehouse or the Virginia ABC spy
> lookout observation post Lol


Roslyn Auto Body moved out to near Lake Barcroft when buildings in Roslyn started being built taller since you can't build anything higher than the Washington Monument in DC (at least for now...) and developers figured out that building tall buildings across the river would be a good idea.

The white seven story building was some sort of grain mill/flour holding building. Its been a long time ago that the building was taken down and I was a wee child then. This was when that area in Georgetown was very industrial -- perhaps something in conjunction with the Old Heurich Brewing Co (grain for brewing) that was located where the Kennedy Center is now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 11, 2019 07:59PM

Something different
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: January 11, 2019 08:36PM

1936
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 12, 2019 07:43AM

I think this might be Falls Church?
Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: January 12, 2019 07:52AM

Springfield "rockin chair" theatre 1969.

"Fight pay TV" What was that all about?
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