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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: March 15, 2019 12:23PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 15, 2019 05:19PM

KW
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: March 15, 2019 05:54PM

2 AMC Pacers in one photo?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Some name ()
Date: March 15, 2019 08:53PM

>>
2 AMC Pacers in one photo?
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Ii know. My first thought exactly. Once upon a time, such a thing was possible.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1975 Pacer Ad ()
Date: March 15, 2019 09:25PM

Some name Wrote:
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> 2 AMC Pacers in one photo?
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>
> Ii know. My first thought exactly. Once upon a
> time, such a thing was possible.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AMC PACER LOL! ()
Date: March 15, 2019 10:09PM

A floating buoy until the boat needs anchoring then it become the anchor permanently

The best use for it

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 16, 2019 10:11AM

Santa visits the Vienna Giant by chopper, 1972.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: March 16, 2019 02:11PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Santa visits the Vienna Giant by chopper, 1972.

Even as a very young child, I wondered,
"Why does God need a starship?"

(The answer is that the reindeer only work on Christmas.)

The other classic question is:
"How can Santa be in multiple shopping centers at once"?
Answer (1): "Magic" (same as all God-related questions)
or (2): "Most of those are just Santa's helpers, not real Santa?"

"So you mean I'm getting gyped by sitting on the lap of a false Santa?"
"Is it some kind of demi-god lower Santa? Or Mr. Pervie from down the block?"

Mall Santas serve a key function: This is how young kids learn that
Santa isn't real, adults will lie and lie to you, and that it would
be nice of you to lie along for the sake of the littler children."

This is followed by: So how much of that Jesus stuff is like Santa?

Santa really IS Satan!
The light bearer, the truth and the way.

All Hail Satan!
Ho HO HO!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 16, 2019 05:24PM

Speaking of Vienna...throwback machine.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 17, 2019 07:23AM

Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 17, 2019 07:32AM

Walnut hills Annandale Feb 1979 blizzard. Image courtesy of Jacque Tobias Dietrichson family photo collection. Posted here primarily for the vw.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thats A VW Igloo Without Heat ()
Date: March 17, 2019 01:04PM

Winter Spring Summer Fall all the same with no heater. A VW refrigerator no wonder so many were white or black in color to match the other appliances, but they were fun to drive speed shifting thur all 4 gears like a big go kart with a window cab

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 17, 2019 02:19PM

Sully Station shopping center, date unknown. 80s?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: March 17, 2019 09:14PM

What is this place in 1953 before NOVA Annandale campus built?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: PEP Boys Manny Or Moe ()
Date: March 18, 2019 12:31AM

You see the M in the circle, It belonged to one of the PEP Boys who set up in Annandale see his face in the pic, either Manny or Moe owned that ranch Caus
they had a white VW too without a working heater that's why they needed auto parts so bad, Jack was left out he did not know scatta about auto parts
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hornet ()
Date: March 18, 2019 08:50AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Sully Station shopping center, date unknown. 80s?


Sully Station photo is probably from the late '80s -- that's a 1988-90 Ford Escort in the foreground.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ford luv ()
Date: March 19, 2019 12:10PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Sully Station shopping center, date unknown. 80s?


Based on the escort in the photo, which is a 1989 I believe, would have to be that year at the earliest. There’s some good jalopies in the picture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW spotter ()
Date: March 20, 2019 04:54PM

Arlington back in the day. Didn't Lincoln Rockwell get shot and killed in Arlington?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Telford Taylor ()
Date: March 20, 2019 05:59PM

American nazi freak Rockwell was whacked at a strip mall laundromat in Arlington on the Wilson Blvd approach to 7 Corners. Article has photo of location as it looked in 2017.
https://www.arlnow.com/2017/08/25/american-nazi-partys-george-rockwell-assassinated-50-years-ago-today/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: His Own Henchman Did It ()
Date: March 20, 2019 06:45PM

Rockwell lived in a old farmhouse that was at where Upton Hill park is now, He went just across the street to the cleaners and was in his beat old car when a fellow henchman a member of his American Nazi party on the roof on the cleaners H shot him in the back with a German Broomhandle pistol , The car came to a stop at R

And now you know the rest of the story
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 22, 2019 04:57PM

Another yearbook pic.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 22, 2019 05:47PM

Springfield plaza on old Keene mill rd. Date unknown. Bowling alley sign is barely visible behind the three smudge pots on barrels. Is that a Scot gas station sign is on the left?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: March 22, 2019 06:14PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Springfield plaza on old Keene mill rd. Date
> unknown. Bowling alley sign is barely visible
> behind the three smudge pots on barrels. Is that a
> Scot gas station sign is on the left?


The price of the gas is 20 something per gallon, the smudge pots, and the car on the very right of the photo makes me guess mid 1960's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Human Tripod ()
Date: March 22, 2019 08:33PM

Late 1980's/early 1990's...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 23, 2019 08:33AM

I had forgotten all about smudge pots till just now lol!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 23, 2019 10:53AM

This might have been posted previously but I'm not sure. Spuds McKenzie in Arlington.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: March 23, 2019 11:15AM

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> I had forgotten all about smudge pots till just
> now lol!


The last time I can remember seeing smudge pots being used for traffic safety is around 1968. They were replaced the battery powered amber flashing lights mounted on steel sawhorses.

Smudge pots are collector items and can be found on ebay.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 23, 2019 03:32PM

Blizzard of 79 Falls Church.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 23, 2019 03:41PM

This is reportedly Falls Church or 7 corners. Anybody know for sure?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 23, 2019 03:50PM

From the Fairfax library yearbook archives 1977 Wakefield high.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Former Arlingtonian ()
Date: March 24, 2019 05:48AM

That Wonder Bread bakery/outlet store was on Seminary Road just off Carlin Springs Road. We used to go there in the 60's to get pies, cupcakes, and bread at a discount.

Nearby was a Toys R Us, a Coca-Cola bottling plant on Seminary, a Krispy Kreme on King Street. Good times for a kid!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 24, 2019 08:26AM

Who remembers this place at or near 7 corners I think.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 24, 2019 09:19AM

I'm thinking its the Old Pappy Parker's chicken place -- Marriot. It became a Roy Rogers and now is a MacDonalds. Corner of Leesburg Pike and Carlin Springs Road across from the vacant Toys R Us building in the Baileys Crossroad/Skyline area.

The curved dome roofed building might still be there.

I'm usually driving past the place trying at a good clip to attempt to miss being stopped at that light so I haven't made a good perusal of the area...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 24, 2019 09:25AM

blanche Wrote:
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> I'm thinking its the Old Pappy Parker's chicken
> place -- Marriot. It became a Roy Rogers and now
> is a MacDonalds. Corner of Leesburg Pike and
> Carlin Springs Road across from the vacant Toys R
> Us building in the Baileys Crossroad/Skyline
> area.
>
> The curved dome roofed building might still be
> there.
>
> I'm usually driving past the place trying at a
> good clip to attempt to miss being stopped at that
> light so I haven't made a good perusal of the
> area...


Blanche, Hot Shoppes Jr? Something about that looks different...didn't it have drive up bays in the rear?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 24, 2019 10:02AM

Sleepy,

To me it looks like the building is still under construction and we're just missing the installation of the sign to let us know what it is. Is that a Help Wanted sign in the window? Also it looks like there is some stuff in the back of the building re construction materials. I do remember the restaurant had "curb service" precursor to the drive up window.

It might have been a Hot Shoppes Jr. in its first iteration. Young Blanche wasn't making any restaurant decisions for the family -- we usually went to the Hot Shoppe at Bailey's Crossroads or the Hot Shoppe Cafeteria in the Nassif Building near Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Road when we went out to eat after church.

The Good Old Days indeed!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 24, 2019 10:49AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Sleepy,
>
> To me it looks like the building is still under
> construction and we're just missing the
> installation of the sign to let us know what it
> is. Is that a Help Wanted sign in the window?
> Also it looks like there is some stuff in the back
> of the building re construction materials. I do
> remember the restaurant had "curb service"
> precursor to the drive up window.
>
> It might have been a Hot Shoppes Jr. in its first
> iteration. Young Blanche wasn't making any
> restaurant decisions for the family -- we usually
> went to the Hot Shoppe at Bailey's Crossroads or
> the Hot Shoppe Cafeteria in the Nassif Building
> near Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Road when we
> went out to eat after church.
>
> The Good Old Days indeed!


I grew up in Fairfax and did not spend a huge amount of time in Falls Church but I don't think it was HS jr. What is that big building to the right?? There is a picture of HS jr somewhere in this thread, I will try to find it for comparison.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: March 24, 2019 10:54AM

There was a Bob's Big Boy on RT 7 that later became a Roy Roger's in Falls Church if I am remembering correctly.

The drive in portion was still behind the restaurant.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 24, 2019 11:07AM

Found it. Looks similar but I don't think it's the same place.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lynn Conia ()
Date: March 24, 2019 11:52AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is reportedly Falls Church or 7 corners.
> Anybody know for sure?


Boy, that Hostess shop brought back some memories. My mom was/is quite frugal, and would never get the Hostess pies that we loved because they were too expensive. But she would allow us to go nuts in that place, and we would pick up about 20 at a time to last the month.

I had completely forgotten about that, and doubt I would’ve remembered if I hadn’t seen the photo. Thanks to you and everyone else here for contributing.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: March 24, 2019 12:46PM

Seems to me that people are confusing two or three different things.

I have never seen this construction photo before but I think it's #1.

1. The first ever Roy Rogers, on the corner of RT 7 and Carlin Springs Rd.

The curved structure in the photo looks similar to the hangar-like
self-storage facility that is still there. (Missing are the two
other buildings on Leesburg Pike, but I do think this is the place.)

The drive-in movies was on the opposite (north) side of the street
(same side the photographer is standing on) but it was a little
farther to the east of here. It is a shopping center across from Skyline.
That is to say, movies was across the street from the airport.
Rather, this photo was taken from the Shell gas station right
across the street, which has been there a long time.

I think this is the place that was originally "The UFO" drive-in.
Perhaps that is what is being constructed in the above photo.
It is currently a McDonalds.

Note that this is Bailey's Crossroads, next to the airport (Skyline),
NOT Seven Corners.


2. The Hot Shoppes Jr. in Seven Corners as pictured second.
It's on RT 7 next to Sleepy Hollow Road.
It is currently a laundromat.
Everything about it and next to it looks exactly the same today!

3. There was also a full-scale Hot Shoppes right in Bailey's Crossroads,
pretty much on the footprint of the Best Buy (in shopping center
between RT 7 and Columbia Pike). It closed relatively recently.

4. Unrelated. BAILEY'S CROSSROADS. German Gourmet is still open
at 5838 Columbia Pike (that's around the corner from the Best Buy).
Gifford's ice cream was right next door and is now a dry-cleaners.
There were also some other places, across the street from them,
all being totally redeveloped and I don't remember what.
There was an office building that just came down.
Further west was a funky angular building that was a chain
that I think was hamburgers, later pizza, most recently "Palenque"
(there's another, still standing, in Springfield as "El Paso").
I guess the last thing to mention here is the Krispy Kreme
aka Black Eye Peas, today's "City Diner".

5. Unrelated: SEVEN CORNERS. Howard Johnson's on RT 50 (in the triangle
with E. Broad Street), now Pistone's Italian Inn.


5. Unrelated: ArLINGTON. There was also a Hot Shoppes in Arlington, on Columbia Pike and Walter Reed drive, turned into Bob's Big Boy.
There was a Red Barn on the corner of S. George Mason Drive and Columbia Pike (building stands at Penske Truck Rental).
Brenner's Bakery was at Glebe Road and Columbia Pike, and is currently
a little sandwich shop next to Boston Market and auto parts.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/24/2019 11:57PM by This Just In Fairfax.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 24, 2019 01:02PM

Class of 71 Wrote:
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> There was a Bob's Big Boy on RT 7 that later
> became a Roy Roger's in Falls Church if I am
> remembering correctly.
>
> The drive in portion was still behind the
> restaurant.

The Bob's Big Boy was near the corner of Leesburg Pike and Jefferson Street. Its currently (well as of the last time I paid attention) a Peruvian chicken place -- Edy's?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: March 24, 2019 01:19PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Class of 71 Wrote:
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> > There was a Bob's Big Boy on RT 7 that later
> > became a Roy Roger's in Falls Church if I am
> > remembering correctly.
> >
> > The drive in portion was still behind the
> > restaurant.
>
> The Bob's Big Boy was near the corner of Leesburg
> Pike and Jefferson Street. Its currently (well as
> of the last time I paid attention) a Peruvian
> chicken place -- Edy's?

Not to be confused with "The Chicken Place" across
the street on RT 7. Saying "chicken place" in the
first quarter of this century is like saying "by the 7-11"
in the 20th century. One about every 50 feet.
The coming runner-up is "hookah place".

:)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Can you tell I'm in Annandale? ()
Date: March 24, 2019 01:23PM

This Just In Fairfax Wrote:
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> Not to be confused with "The Chicken Place"
> across
> the street on RT 7. Saying "chicken place" in
> the
> first quarter of this century is like saying "by
> the 7-11"
> in the 20th century. One about every 50 feet.
> The coming runner-up is "hookah place".
>
> :)


Or nail place... or title loan place... or pho place...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 24, 2019 02:48PM

One more yearbook pic.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: March 24, 2019 04:47PM

STEWMAC () Wrote:
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> Joke Insurance Wrote:
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> -----
> >
> > Video of a former Southern Railway train unit
> > going through North Springfield in 1982 -
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ
> >
> > Video of a former Southern Railway train unit
> > crossing over the former at-grade crossing for
> Van
> > Dorn Street in 1983 -
> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ
> >
> > Video of a former Southern Railway train unit
> > crossing over the former at-grade crossing for
> > Burke Lake Road (now Old Burke Lake Road) in
> 1984
> > - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ
>
>
> Those are all the same video, fam.


Damn, I fucked that up.

Here is the corrected post:

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Video of a former Southern Railway train unit crossing over the former at-grade crossing for Burke Road in 1982 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRXcCwvn4ZM

Video of a former Southern Railway train unit crossing over the former at-grade crossing for Burke Lake Road (now Old Burke Lake Road) in 1984 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDk53PIkBwQ

Video of a former Southern Railway train unit crossing over the former at-grade crossing for Van Dorn Street in 1983 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tdcuIYGcMs

Video of a former Southern Railway train unit going through North Springfield in 1982 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPq7IGxTxU8

Video of a former Southern Railway train unit going through Burke in 1983 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVpIfv31hU

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chingy ()
Date: March 25, 2019 09:38AM

Old Pioneer restaurant in Chantilly. Great food back in the day.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Wow Pastrami And the Fat Man ()
Date: March 25, 2019 09:50AM

Those are the kinds of places I see on Diners and Dives and wish we had hundreds of different mom and pops here in NOVA with all kinds of good eats , were stuck with the same old chains rent and land are too expensive

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Seafood Fan ()
Date: March 25, 2019 12:28PM

Wow Pastrami And the Fat Man Wrote:
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> Those are the kinds of places I see on Diners and
> Dives and wish we had hundreds of different mom
> and pops here in NOVA with all kinds of good eats
> , were stuck with the same old chains rent and
> land are too expensive

Worst of the worst has got to be Red Lobster.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Arlene P. Davis ()
Date: March 25, 2019 07:56PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Who remembers this place at or near 7 corners I
> think.

Andy? What's the answer?

Zooming in I see "French Fries. Orders to Go. Sundaes."

What a cool Space Era building.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Clingy ()
Date: March 25, 2019 08:50PM

Chingy Wrote:
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> Old Pioneer restaurant in Chantilly. Great food
> back in the day.
>
>


That's LA/Hollywood, CA cool building though

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: tingle wagon ()
Date: March 27, 2019 09:01PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Who remembers this place at or near 7 corners I
> think.


UFO snack bar slash ice cream place.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: novanative2 ()
Date: March 27, 2019 10:05PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Who remembers this place at or near 7 corners I
> think.


This was a drive in restaurant at Carling Springs Road and Rt. 7. There is a McDonalds there now. I can't remember the name, maybe the Flying Saucer, but I think that was on Columbia Pike where the car dealer is now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 28, 2019 08:59AM

Burger Delight (now closed). Where is this and was it once a hot shoppes jr. ???
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:04AM

I came across this too. Probably has been posted before. Was this in Springfield?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:35AM

Burger Delight was at the corner of Edsall Road and Pickett in Alexandria. I think that was too off the beaten path to be a Marriott operation. It catered to the industrial area that is now being gentrified since that area is "close" to the Van Dorn metro.

Valle's was in Springfield on Commerce on the mall side of the road, as opposed to the Super Slide/Fisher's Hardware side. Its now some sort of long-term hotel (perhaps something Marriott connected).

Blanche worked there summers during college -- you cannot believe the amount of employee thief of food at that place. I can't believe it lasted as long as it did before becoming Blackie's south and was it Deja Vu?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:36AM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> I came across this too. Probably has been posted
> before. Was this in Springfield?


@FF...yes it became this in it's last incarnation.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: March 28, 2019 10:06AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Burger Delight was at the corner of Edsall Road
> and Pickett in Alexandria. I think that was too
> off the beaten path to be a Marriott operation.
> It catered to the industrial area that is now
> being gentrified since that area is "close" to the
> Van Dorn metro.
>

You have a good memory. I remember it now but wouldn't have otherwise.

It was never anything other than a small stand-alone burger joint mostly serving the warehouses and other businesses. Ate there a few times. One of my first jobs, as a 14 year old kid too young to work legally, was at the Global Van Lines moving company on the other side of Van Dorn. They hired us at the end of summer when college kids had to go back to school before we did.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: March 28, 2019 02:23PM

Im lovin the pics lately. Here is a not too exciting postcard.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yellow Sign Menu Fan ()
Date: March 28, 2019 04:31PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> I came across this too. Probably has been posted
> before. Was this in Springfield?

Valles Later Became Blackies in Springfield. Burger Delight never was a Hot Shoppes. It was a copy of the Weenie Beanie off 395 in Arlington and Benjamin's
In Newington across from Alban Tire . All three had the same yellow menu bords with very similure items like the famous Royal Hamburgers that a couple thousand joints coast to coast have. The same owner may have owned at least two of the places

Your Pal DAJAX
Who wants some good bean soup like they had without all the salt that was the flavoring

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: NOVA Missed Out ()
Date: March 28, 2019 04:47PM

That's off Edsal in Alexandria near 236 The Van Dorn area, it closed and I missed my chance to open DAJAX'S Fantistic Food Emporium featuring Crisp Fried Snakehead
And many real old time southern Virginian favorites like toast and Toad In The Hole or get a Magic Pizza to go.

A Rental car place beat me to it and thats what's there today

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burger Delight & Valles ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:18PM

Was on Edsal Rd in Alexandria near Van Dorn . Today its a car rental.
All you ever wanted to know about Valles Steak House is right here on FXU

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1100089.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:20PM

Chingy Wrote:
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> Old Pioneer restaurant in Chantilly. Great food
> back in the day.
>
>

Where was this in Chantilly? When did it close? Google isn't showing much.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It Wasnt Greybeard Its Fake News ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:34PM

The Pioneer was in California there's still two left

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32655-d4815877-r418461568-Pioneer_Chicken-Los_Angeles_California.html

Some did say that on this page

DAJAX Why does LA have so many lil joints that have such good food and NOVA is nothing but chains ?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OK NO JOKES ! ()
Date: March 28, 2019 09:38PM

About Pioneer Chicken... They say its "Orange" colored chicken... I know where that will go here

LOL! But I'm The Presidents Main MAGA NRA Supporter! DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: March 29, 2019 10:44AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Im lovin the pics lately. Here is a not too
> exciting postcard.


Wow, "Rt 350" is way before my time. I had to hit google to figure that one out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: March 29, 2019 12:05PM

DLawson Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Im lovin the pics lately. Here is a not too
> > exciting postcard.
>
>
> Wow, "Rt 350" is way before my time. I had to hit
> google to figure that one out.

Someone mention RT 350?

Remember this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 29, 2019 03:59PM

causeican Wrote:
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> What is this place in 1953 before NOVA Annandale
> campus built?

That's Chestnut Hill, the estate that sat on the acreage that was purchased to build the NVCC Annandale campus.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: White Folks Only In 1955 ()
Date: March 29, 2019 06:21PM

At Chesterbrook pool . Virginia was segregated

Old Dominion drive then and Chesterbrook School
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sam Mann ()
Date: March 29, 2019 06:28PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> 2 AMC Pacers in one photo?


with all that glass the Pacers used to go through A/C Compressors. My friend owned a Pacer and summertime was terrible, even with the A/C set as high as possible it still was an oven in the car.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Back When Life Was Slower ()
Date: March 29, 2019 07:09PM

For many White folks. Black folks in the 50's were mostly very poor. But there were many very poor whites and blacks in Appalachia then as well the entire south. At least it was a lot more simple then today, no internet or computer and California was the Golden State with the good life that was there paying the best wages. Of course all you had to do on some nights was listen to grass grow.. NOT TO SMOKE IT !

That's only the tip of the iceberg . No tape decks other then reel to reel that were not as good as they became. No Hi-Fi even, no transistor radios

Ahh the good old days when Sears and Western Auto sold handguns and all other firearms NO QUESTIONS ASKED ! I bet there was even a Handgun vending machine at that Pioneer Chicken joint ! NO ONE EVER SHOT UP A SCHOOL! And of course WE HAD ELVIS the worlds best singer and.... actor! LOL! Yea to the singer and his movies were fun to watch as they were so corny! ! Capt Kangaroo Mr Green Jeans and The Jetsons Bonza Lost In Space were soon to come ! Ill leave it at that and not bum you out with the bad that later came in the 1960's 11-22-63 04-04-68 06-06-68 Then more Good later when Arthur Treacher's and Tippys started opening places in Fairfax County!

DAJAX The Corny Cook That's a C not an H dammit. That's a 1956 Chevy Belair Convertible brand new back then at a parade. All pics at the Chesterbrook area and if they have already been posted I did not know it! So post some we have not seen!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: runatrainonme ()
Date: March 29, 2019 07:17PM

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/3094831.html If you want some action, holla at me. I usually like my men mature and I smoke with da joints.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: March 29, 2019 08:17PM

White Folks Only In 1955 Wrote:
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> At Chesterbrook pool . Virginia was segregated
>
> Old Dominion drive then and Chesterbrook School

The concrete work on the pool surround looks like it was done by a bunch of Dad's on a weekend that included many, many mint juleps!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Build that wall - ()
Date: March 30, 2019 10:31AM

gbw Wrote:
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> White Folks Only In 1955 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > At Chesterbrook pool . Virginia was segregated
> >
> > Old Dominion drive then and Chesterbrook School
>
> The concrete work on the pool surround looks like
> it was done by a bunch of Dad's on a weekend that
> included many, many mint juleps!!!


The photo is showing the construction of a brick and block wall. It was a work in progress, and I am sure it came out as a good looking finished project.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Where Are The Skinny Dippers ()
Date: March 30, 2019 10:42AM

In the pool at midnight the 50's had there wild times too. Pics needed for proof

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 30, 2019 10:48AM

Back When Life Was Slower Wrote:
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> For many White folks. Black folks in the 50's were
> mostly very poor. But there were many very poor
> whites and blacks in Appalachia then as well the
> entire south. At least it was a lot more simple
> then today, no internet or computer and California
> was the Golden State with the good life that was
> there paying the best wages. Of course all you had
> to do on some nights was listen to grass grow..
> NOT TO SMOKE IT !
>
> That's only the tip of the iceberg . No tape decks
> other then reel to reel that were not as good as
> they became. No Hi-Fi even, no transistor radios
>
> Ahh the good old days when Sears and Western Auto
> sold handguns and all other firearms NO QUESTIONS
> ASKED ! I bet there was even a Handgun vending
> machine at that Pioneer Chicken joint ! NO ONE
> EVER SHOT UP A SCHOOL! And of course WE HAD ELVIS
> the worlds best singer and.... actor! LOL! Yea to
> the singer and his movies were fun to watch as
> they were so corny! ! Capt Kangaroo Mr Green Jeans
> and The Jetsons Bonza Lost In Space were soon to
> come ! Ill leave it at that and not bum you out
> with the bad that later came in the 1960's
> 11-22-63 04-04-68 06-06-68 Then more Good later
> when Arthur Treacher's and Tippys started opening
> places in Fairfax County!
>
> DAJAX The Corny Cook That's a C not an H dammit.
> That's a 1956 Chevy Belair Convertible brand new
> back then at a parade. All pics at the
> Chesterbrook area and if they have already been
> posted I did not know it! So post some we have not
> seen!


C'mon DAJAX, Lay off the Hobo Beer. That's a Ford Ragtop, not a Chevy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 31, 2019 03:41PM

No info on this one, my guess would be Eisenhower ave area in Alexandria 1970s maybe?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: March 31, 2019 04:16PM

Turnpike shopping center Fairfax, looks like 80s maybe?
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Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: March 31, 2019 06:10PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> No info on this one, my guess would be Eisenhower
> ave area in Alexandria 1970s maybe?

Eisenhower Ave did not open until 1983.

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Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: March 31, 2019 06:21PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Turnpike shopping center Fairfax, looks like 80s
> maybe?


The size of those yachts in the parking lot, I would guess early 1980's

See a VW peeking in at the edge.

Great Pic.... Thanks

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Utecay ()
Date: March 31, 2019 07:21PM

Bonsoir ! C'est génial que vous publiiez ces photos ici, c'est agréable de regarder les vieux endroits que vous connaissez! J'ai déménagé il y a longtemps, juste après avoir pu travailler à distance et gagner beaucoup d'argent avec casino machine a sous Canada



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: April 03, 2019 08:35PM

A little bit of Springfield love.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: just passing through ()
Date: April 05, 2019 11:35PM

Cross post from another thread. Pretty interesting and something I had never heard of before.

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/3099686.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: April 06, 2019 08:32AM

AERIAL VIEW OF FOUR MILE RUN BRIDGE LOOKING NORTHEAST - George Washington Memorial Parkway.
Are those parked cars at the top of the picture and if so why are they parked there?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: April 06, 2019 08:42AM

Why did they call this a associate store?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 06, 2019 09:01AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> AERIAL VIEW OF FOUR MILE RUN BRIDGE LOOKING
> NORTHEAST - George Washington Memorial Parkway.
> Are those parked cars at the top of the picture
> and if so why are they parked there?


Its too bad there isn't a little bit more in this picture. Parking for employees of National Airport which is north of the picture? The buildings in the background look like they might be some thing that would help with running the airport.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: April 06, 2019 09:43AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Why did they call this a associate store?


Owned by a franchisee vs a corporate operated store?


Good morning all !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thanks for the photo! ()
Date: April 06, 2019 09:45AM

That parking is still there!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: de4j6 ()
Date: April 06, 2019 10:59AM

Centrewood Plaza (Centreville) - 1988

A rather cumbersome news feed in those days.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 06, 2019 03:32PM

Anybody remember this place on route 1 just south of Woodbridge?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: soft serve ()
Date: April 06, 2019 06:33PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Anybody remember this place on route 1 just south
> of Woodbridge?


I sure do. It was a combination ice cream cone stand and whore house.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: April 07, 2019 03:50PM

Torpedo factory Alexandria 1983.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: April 07, 2019 10:06PM

Re: Quickee Drive-In

I worked just up Rte 1 from Quickee, at Neabsco Road. We used to grab lunch there

You can pin down the location even today: it was immediately south of the high-voltage lines coming from the Possum Point VEPCO power plant.

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Posted by: Verrry Interesting ! ()
Date: April 07, 2019 10:14PM

>Torpedo factory Alexandria 1983.

Thanks for that pic I did not know it had come that far along by 1983, In the early 70's that area was run down . I heard about some of the renewal but had more fish to fry back then

DAJAX

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Date: April 07, 2019 10:38PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GUN BUM ()
Date: April 07, 2019 10:48PM

You Redneck LOL

DAJAX

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Posted by: Guns Guns Guns ()
Date: April 08, 2019 01:51PM

Verrry Interesting ! Wrote:
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> >Torpedo factory Alexandria 1983.
>
> Thanks for that pic I did not know it had come
> that far along by 1983, In the early 70's that
> area was run down . I heard about some of the
> renewal but had more fish to fry back then
>
> DAJAX

Wasn't there a firearms manufacturer across the street from the Torpedo Factory that got caught up in some shady shit with arms sales to foreign governments?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sam Mann ()
Date: April 08, 2019 03:49PM

VW spotter Wrote:
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> Arlington back in the day. Didn't Lincoln Rockwell
> get shot and killed in Arlington?

This group was supposed to be behind a small plane flying over the Alexandria / Franconia area and tossing out flyers purporting White supremacy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: vk3wp ()
Date: April 08, 2019 04:04PM

The good old days... 1965
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Date: April 08, 2019 08:33PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Interarms ()
Date: April 08, 2019 09:18PM

Guns Guns Guns Wrote:
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>
> Wasn't there a firearms manufacturer across the
> street from the Torpedo Factory that got caught up
> in some shady shit with arms sales to foreign
> governments?


Interarms. Wasn't across the street but in warehouses a little south. Arms sales to/from foreign governments and others was basically its business model so not all that shady. It was THE largest private arms dealer in the world at the time.

https://unblinkingeye.com/Guns/Interarms/interarms.html

Closer to the Torpedo Factory was Potomac Arms/Hunter's Haven on the water at the end of Prince Street where some of their surplus was sold to the general public. Later they also had a separate retail store for a little while where they sold higher quality guns that they were importing.

PotomacArms.jpg

I remember when you could buy those old guns for near nothing there. They had crates and crates full. As well as tons of other real military surplus stuff. Somebody used an anti-tank gun that they bought there in the 60s to blow through a wall and rob a bank. lol Think the blowback from that ended sales of most of the heavy duty stuff. AKs and SKS were like $75. Cheaper if you wanted the beat up ones stuffed into barrels. Still have an old Walther that I bought there and some others.

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