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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: April 04, 2013 01:11PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> I'm guessing whoever took these pics musta been up
> in the Key or something - wow..........imagine
> what that place looked like when it was new LoLz.
>
> Check it! No flyover ramp for the mall no van
> dorn interchange either
>
> HEY KIDS!! you cant really tell from this pic, but
> Landmark Mall was NOT a mall at this time - was
> more of a Town Center. The converted it to a mall
> in the mid-late 80s.
>
>
> and what's REALLY funny is they will prolly switch
> it back to a town center LoLz


I was thinking that they were taken from Key too. That used to be kind of an "exclusive" place. I remember when a kid friend's family was moving in there. He was all excited. It was like the Jeffersons 'Movin on Up.' lol

I'm still trying to pin down better what year those were taken.

Looks like Landmark was finished in 8/65. That parking lot was one of the places where I learned to drive. See the light poles in the parking lot? For some period of time those weren't there. They put the poles in later. It was just a big open area where you could squirrel around and do whatever you wanted. At least in the rear lot. Don't recall whether they had them in the front or not. We'd go up there on Sundays back when we still had Blue Laws (which ended in 74) and the place was completely empty.

So I'm thinking a little later than I was above but still not sure of the year. It's somewhere in the late 60s early 70s, probably more toward the latter.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 04, 2013 03:02PM

When Landmark first opened, you had to make a left at a traffic light to get into the parking lot when going east on 236. This was immediately after crossing over Shirley Highway (395). The left turn was located where the exit light is now at Walker Road, the Mall and 236. It was a huge disaster backing up traffic coming off the highway trying to get to the new shoppoing center. It wasn't much better going on down the road to the next light because Van Dorn and 236 was a mess also. Finally, someone got the bright idea of constructing the flyover ramp.

I remember that Mom kept going to Shirlington or Seven Corners or Parkington until the flyover was built. Even though we lived very close to Landmark.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 04, 2013 03:03PM

We used to get a laugh went the E was burned out in the KEY Tower sign...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nice Tower, bad location ()
Date: April 04, 2013 03:09PM

blanche Wrote:
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> We used to get a laugh went the E was burned out
> in the KEY Tower sign...

I remember seeing K Y a few times in the '70's.
Thanks for memory.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Wodson Man ()
Date: April 04, 2013 03:10PM

In 1972 Ron Nagan aired the belly of his 450 Husqvarna at the site of the present day Tysons Westpark Hotel on Rt-7. The "Pits" were in back in the area and toward Rt 123. He, I and some other Husqvarna and other motocross riders made this track and it was a great one. The dirt road that came in there is exactly where they put the paved road in. The rear of the hotel thats was the Holiday Inn across from the the original Tysons had a big hill that went down below , it was a sandy little hill climb. The only building up there was one of the Honeywell buildings ands the radio tower. Part of the "pits" area was gravel pits, others were old grass farmland and woods near the Airport road. This was a popular place on weekends with dirt biles and some off road cars and trucks. Across the street was a Dart Drug. That shopping centers still there. Marcus Bles owned this land. I hope I got his name right he was a good fellow to allow us to, play out their in the days before liability lawyers were invented. Rons bike was a 450 cc Husky the biggest and baddest one made at the time along with the 450 Maicos and 400 Suzukis.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: April 04, 2013 04:03PM

wrinkled restonian Wrote:
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> Love this thread! Cary can you make it a sticky
> thread?
>
> Reston brochure from 1972.
>
> Second pic is barron cameron and reston ave before
> they built Memco/hechinger/home depot.


AWESOME!!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: April 04, 2013 04:04PM

wrinkled restonian Wrote:
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> The village of Wiehle sometime in the 50s


That is actually Old Reston Ave. 7 eleven is now on the left.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ahmayzin ()
Date: April 04, 2013 04:07PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> still looking for anything Capt Tedd related LoLz
>
> found this one for y'all Restonites
> tho............ - dont know if this particular one
> has been put out there yet - looks like they were
> just putting the place up in this one


No way!!! Where are you finding these? Awesome and thank you!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Geez i'm old ()
Date: April 04, 2013 04:36PM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> I thought this postcard was kind of cool. Why do
> they call it "The inn with the British accent"?

Because when it first openned it had a pub themeed restaurant called the Fox and Hounds. You can see the decor in the inet picture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 04, 2013 05:57PM

Ye Ole Wodson Man Wrote:
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OMG I think we used to shop at that GEM store in the 1960s. I'd forgotten about them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:38PM

"GEM store"

Wow, flash from the past. "Government Employees Mart" or something like that...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GeezerDude ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:14PM

GEM.. Found a GEM card while cleaning out my Dad's stuff.. there was also on on Pickett St near Landmark.

Original Tysons Corner Center.. Remember when the lower level was a delivery tunnel and a rite of passage was to drive past the authorized vehicles only signs and cruise on under the mall..

Family went to church with the Binns family.. will try and find out what they remember..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Blanche ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:46PM

Gordon Blvd's picture of the Lincolnia Pull. The Lance Motel is in the foreground of the shot near the ramp, about the site of the current Days Inn. That place had quite the reputation... The cross on the top of Lincolnia UMC, there's no Brigton Square or Virginia Village whatever those dumps are being called now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:49PM

Geez i'm old Wrote:
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> Kings Parker Wrote:
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> -----
> > I thought this postcard was kind of cool. Why
> do
> > they call it "The inn with the British accent"?
>
> Because when it first openned it had a pub themeed
> restaurant called the Fox and Hounds. You can see
> the decor in the inet picture.


Thanks Geez! I could never have gotten that info anywhere else but here. You are THE man!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Statesmen 80 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 09:00PM

Ye Ole Wodson Man Wrote:
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> In 1972 Ron Nagan aired the belly of his 450
> Husqvarna at the site of the present day Tysons
> Westpark Hotel on Rt-7. The "Pits" were in back in
> the area and toward Rt 123. He, I and some other
> Husqvarna and other motocross riders made this
> track and it was a great one. The dirt road that
> came in there is exactly where they put the paved
> road in. The rear of the hotel thats was the
> Holiday Inn across from the the original Tysons
> had a big hill that went down below , it was a
> sandy little hill climb. The only building up
> there was one of the Honeywell buildings ands the
> radio tower. Part of the "pits" area was gravel
> pits, others were old grass farmland and woods
> near the Airport road. This was a popular place on
> weekends with dirt biles and some off road cars
> and trucks. Across the street was a Dart Drug.
> That shopping centers still there. Marcus Bles
> owned this land. I hope I got his name right he
> was a good fellow to allow us to, play out their
> in the days before liability lawyers were
> invented. Rons bike was a 450 cc Husky the biggest
> and baddest one made at the time along with the
> 450 Maicos and 400 Suzukis.

Was the Zayre dept store also located at Pike 7 Plaza back then? What was in the building in front of Dart Drug. I think it was a restaurant - possibly Lums? I know there was one also at Tyson Corner mall? It's a BB&T branch.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 04, 2013 09:11PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> "GEM store"
>
> Wow, flash from the past. "Government Employees
> Mart" or something like that...


Yes, Government Employees Mart. I've been looking for a picture of that Tysons GEM since I first saw this thread.

@Ye Olde, thanks for that photo.

GEM and Tysons Locker plant were the only buildings on this part of 7 until Pike 7 Plaza was built, sometime between 68 & 72. The Dart is in Pike 7 Plaza, the building in front and to the right of Dart was a Lums, at least for a time. It's been a string of banks since then. Tysons Cinema is the two story brick building set further back, with the marquee on top, and the end of Zayre's can be seen to the far right of the photo, which doesn't go far enough to show the sign.

The GEM later became a Giant Department Store, if you remember when Giant Food had department stores, then it was a Woolco, before Marshalls opened there, and I think Marshalls may still occupy a part of it. Freedom Hill rises behind the stores, with the Freedom Hill Fort, now in Freedom Hill Park, being above the theater.
Never had a bike, but always remember hearing about the pits, and hearing the complaints when they got built out. Thanks for he flashback.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 04, 2013 09:14PM

Statesmen 80 Wrote:
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>
> Was the Zayre dept store also located at Pike 7
> Plaza back then? What was in the building in front
> of Dart Drug. I think it was a restaurant -
> possibly Lums? I know there was one also at Tyson
> Corner mall? It's a BB&T branch.

We were typing at the same time. 83 Statesman here.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Statesmen 80 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 09:34PM

GettinOld Wrote:
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> Statesmen 80 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Was the Zayre dept store also located at Pike 7
> > Plaza back then? What was in the building in
> front
> > of Dart Drug. I think it was a restaurant -
> > possibly Lums? I know there was one also at
> Tyson
> > Corner mall? It's a BB&T branch.
>
> We were typing at the same time. 83 Statesman
> here.

Hello '83 Statesman! Giant also operated Giant Record Stores for a while.I just can't remember the exact locations. Our old school is looking good with the recent renovation.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 04, 2013 10:27PM

Yes, I remember Super Giant. The Giant at Springfield Plaza used to be a Super Giant. They sold clothes, small household appliances, books, toys, and of course food. It was mecca for a kid! Mom would shop for food, the kids would shop for everything else.

Not sure why, but Mom always called it Giants.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:01PM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Yes, I remember Super Giant. The Giant at
> Springfield Plaza used to be a Super Giant. They
> sold clothes, small household appliances, books,
> toys, and of course food. It was mecca for a kid!
> Mom would shop for food, the kids would shop for
> everything else.
>
> Not sure why, but Mom always called it Giants.


Falls Church had a Super Giant, too, which is still the Giant there. The Giant Department Stores were a later iteration, a 70s thing, and I don't think there ever were very many. I may be wrong, but I don't think they had food. The company history says the first Super Giant opened in 1958, and eight more opened in the next year. It also says that in 1977, Giant closed their last four department stores and their last seven carpet centers.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: radio listner ()
Date: April 05, 2013 05:06AM

I remember listening to my radio shack "flavor radio" (mine was blueberry) in the 70's.
wmal was for old people
we had WEAM and WEEL. WEEL had Murphy in the morning and Allan Prell in the afternoon
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Re: Quarles Gas
Posted by: One-Way ()
Date: April 05, 2013 06:56AM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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>
>
> I thought the fuel place was Southern States.

You are correct. Brain fart. Thanks for the correction.

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about were I get this stuff? Well, let's just say the interwebz is an AMAZING place LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 05, 2013 07:12AM

well, it's not like we are gonna remember all this stuff crystal clear so dont feel bad if ya get it wrong LoLz

i mean, Northern VA changes pretty quickly, dont it? IF you blink, things sometimes disappear just like that.............

pics unrelated
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 05, 2013 11:08AM

Is Bruce Diamond from the WEEL flyer Jack Diamond?

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Re: about were I get this stuff? Well, let's just say the interwebz is an AMAZING place LoLz
Posted by: Vexxxed ()
Date: April 05, 2013 09:17PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> well, it's not like we are gonna remember all this
> stuff crystal clear so dont feel bad if ya get it
> wrong LoLz
>
> i mean, Northern VA changes pretty quickly, dont
> it? IF you blink, things sometimes disappear just
> like that.............
>
> pics unrelated


Gordon, what is that second pic?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 05, 2013 09:22PM

guessing on the second pic. Tysons?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 05, 2013 09:28PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Is Bruce Diamond from the WEEL flyer Jack Diamond?


yes,

from wiki

Jack began his full-time career in radio at the age of 16 while a junior in high school. His first full-time on-air job was at WINX, a Top-40 radio station in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. He originally went by the name of Bruce Diamond on air at WINX. (Whether this is his REAL name or not is unclear at this point.) While at WINX, Jack did 7:00 pm-Midnight, Monday-Friday during his junior year, and afternoons 3:00PM–7:00PM during his senior year. After working for a few years at WINX, Jack moved to WEEL in Fairfax, Virginia for another 2 year run.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: April 05, 2013 09:46PM

love me some roy's Wrote:
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> guessing on the second pic. Tysons?

Springfield Mall

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: April 05, 2013 10:09PM

I second that as Springfield Mall.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: remember these? ()
Date: April 05, 2013 11:08PM

How many of these things are still around?


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 05, 2013 11:21PM

Thanks Thief and Hangover. I was on the other side of the county so frequented Tysons more then Springfield. Did see the original Red Dawn with a bunch of Marines there when it came out in the 80s

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: April 06, 2013 12:15AM

Ahh, good ole Springfield Mall, my old stomping grounds. Remember in the early 80's when Joi (Joy) Wigs and a few other stores were in that "tower" in the middle of the mall? There were also recessed circular seating pits at each end of the original mall.Actually, I think I may have mentioned these before, this has become a long thread, but a great one!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dbMWH ()
Date: April 06, 2013 12:25AM

Anyone old enough to remember the toll booth on rt.50 when it was still a dirt road?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kindred ()
Date: April 06, 2013 01:35AM

Huntington Wrote:
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> Ahh, good ole Springfield Mall, my old stomping
> grounds. Remember in the early 80's when Joi
> (Joy) Wigs and a few other stores were in that
> "tower" in the middle of the mall? There were
> also recessed circular seating pits at each end of
> the original mall.Actually, I think I may have
> mentioned these before, this has become a long
> thread, but a great one!

Best thread EVER! Huntington, I remember the seating pits at Springfield Mall and if memory serves, purple carpet in the seating area. First kiss was on the steps going in to JCP. Homecoming dress bought at Gunne Sax. Modeled in a teen fashion show somewhere in the middle of the mall. Bought my h.s.boyfriend the coolest rugby shirt from Britches GO. Good times.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: April 06, 2013 02:19AM

God, this thread is great! I used to smoke on those steps going in to JCP. Gunne Sax was no Joke, Loved the clothes there. Hello ruffles and metallics! Were you a part of the fashion class that met at the Mall?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss class of 82 ()
Date: April 06, 2013 06:44AM

I seem to remember an Ollies Trolley somewhere in Fairfax or at least in northern Virginia but I just cant place it. They were a offshoot of Lums and sold the famous Ollie burger. Anyone remember where the trolley was located?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 06, 2013 07:04AM

I can't see what the street sign in back of the trolley says. Perhaps if you can blow it up larger -- off-line -- and let us know, we can figure out where this one was. I know there were several in Arlington but can't think of one in Fairfax.

Good burgers though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 06, 2013 07:19AM

HEY GUISE! Ollies was a chain offshoot of Lums kinda like The Jeffersons were an offshoot of All in the Family, y'know?

Anyways, there were a bunch of them around, 82. I put up a pic of one that used to be offa Columbia Pike near the Pentagon a few pages back on this thread

Anywho, to answer Blanche's question: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=ollie+trolley+kentucky&hl=en&ll=38.238841,-85.757961&spn=0.049685,0.077162&sll=38.238870,-85.758159&layer=c&cid=4601274907223620042&cbp=13,258.28,,0,5.51&cbll=38.238841,-85.757961&gl=us&hq=ollie+trolley+kentucky&t=m&z=14&panoid=YtjjS3yV8WzUmrs2GaZ_-w

turns out theres at least one left......................just not local LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 06, 2013 07:26AM

HAHA! I guess y'all answered yr own question on that 2nd pic, eh? Funny how things change so quickly, eh?


I'm always gonna remember the unique design of the payphone booths at the mall

one thing I ALWAYS LIKED about that mall - the payphones. Yeah, it's not a big thing now - but before cells, Springfield was ALWAYS the most convenient when it came to finding a damn phone cause they put them all over and in obvious places - you didnt have to hunt for one in bathroom caverns like at Fair Oaks or head to an exit like at Tysons only to have to go right back around into the mall again, y'know?
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Re: Old & Future pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: waldenthreenet ()
Date: April 06, 2013 07:53AM

April 6, 2013


Topic: Old & Future Pictures__Connect Past, Present and Future

Faifax Undersground URL
Fairfax Richmond Twin Bridge__Arts and Science C2C

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1155123.html

Cafe Twin
Conversation Fairfax
Community to Community
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out of respect for this thread..................I'm gonna hold my tongue................this once..........................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 06, 2013 08:26AM

......but.............................gggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr >8(

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 08:48AM

Getting back on topic. LOL Now and Then LBSS, some goodies I found of the same area.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 06, 2013 09:11AM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> Getting back on topic. LOL Now and Then LBSS,
> some goodies I found of the same area.


Nice pic Brat!

I remember in 78 or 79 some kids from Robinson came in the middle of the night with black spray paint and wrote "Lick Badcock suck a man daily school" in huge letters right below the school name. We laughed our asses off when we saw it but the jock and cheerleader crowd was all pissed off. The county maintenance crews had painted over it by the end of the school day I think.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 09:18AM

Pretty neat history of the one room school houses in Fairfax

http://scottsurovell.blogspot.com/2013/03/history-of-us-1-early-schools-on-us-1.html
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Re: out of respect for this thread..................I'm gonna hold my tongue................this once..........................
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 06, 2013 09:20AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> ......but.............................gggggggggrrr
> rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr >8(


One bad apple dont spoil the whole bunch.......
But you are right this thread is a regional treasure and a testament to courtesy and comradery. It is a shame to see someone disrespecting it like that. Maybe Cary will edit it out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 09:23AM

I know the press box has always been target for Graffiti, The Bears became the target after (If I remember correctly Chris from 83') built the first one, I think 84' did the cubs. I was able to escape Earth Science by helping with the construction of the big one. I know there is allot of filler in it, Railroad Ties, Cans, Bottles and Concrete.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 09:33AM

I have been searching for more pics of Burke Centre, The old Lynch Farm the inside was awesome, all wood tounge and groove walls. Ironically it Burned just as they where getting ready to tear it down. The Windmill that sat at the entrance on the pond. and this is the current building. The Woods CC for the most part is the Original Building.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tysons Engineer ()
Date: April 06, 2013 10:00AM

Great pictures, but people learn some basic html when posting your pictures

how hard is it to add some height or width formatting to these photos. Use 800 in width direction by just adding width=600 into the tag.

Example

baileys.jpgBaileys Crossroad School, mid-60s

See? Super simple stuff

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 10:02AM

I remember getting the mail there a few times. Also remember when it was the lawnmower shop. The parkway is names after this guy. and someone in a thread asked about 1700 homes in the county. Here's the Ravensworth Farm house.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: thanks mr helper ()
Date: April 06, 2013 10:11AM

Tysons Engineer Wrote:
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> Great pictures, but people learn some basic html
> when posting your pictures
>
> how hard is it to add some height or width
> formatting to these photos. Use 800 in width
> direction by just adding width=600 into the tag.
>
> Example
>
> src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AMKaSyQcZuA/Toi_Yqi
> Kc0I/AAAAAAAAAGY/n-q_pCBvptY/s1600/baileys.jpg">Ba
> ileys Crossroad School, mid-60s
>
> See? Super simple stuff


Great point mr tysons helper engineer person.
Many of the contributers to this thread are older and are lucky to get their images on here at all so lets keep things positive and happy okay? Lots of us like the thread just the way it is. Thanks again, Friend.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 11:05AM

White Oaks. Formerly Burke School.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 11:21AM

I never knew about these. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/VA/Airfields_VA.htm
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 06, 2013 11:24AM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> White Oaks. Formerly Burke School.


that's funny cause White Oaks is also the current Burke school, isnt it? LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 06, 2013 11:36AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Burke Brat Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > White Oaks. Formerly Burke School.
>
>
> that's funny cause White Oaks is also the current
> Burke school, isnt it? LoLz


No, Burke School is now White Oaks built in 1912, Burke School was built in 1939? and is still used and named that, White Oaks School was built on Shiplett and modeled after Terra Center on Burke Centre Parkway, Both are Underground Schools. I remember on some of the reading about Burke That Willie Harlow, Jolly Roger did work on the train station, White Oak and Burke School.

I got to spend some time with him a few years before he went into the old Commonwealth Hospital and he told me about how his house on Jackson St was built partially submerged, the trees around the house where filled with Squash Plants and grape vines. I did allot of exploring in my youth especially around Old Burke.

I ran into him about 1988 when he was in Commonwealth Care Center and I was working security there, I didn't recognize him without the beard, he passed shortly after that. It was almost like Green Fried Tomatoes.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: April 06, 2013 01:35PM

thanks mr helper Wrote:
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>
> Great point mr tysons helper engineer person.
> Many of the contributers to this thread are older
> and are lucky to get their images on here at all
> so lets keep things positive and happy okay? Lots
> of us like the thread just the way it is. Thanks
> again, Friend.


A lot of us 'old folks' were using HTML/CSS, etc. long before most of the people on this forum were even born. Who do you think built the Interwebs and came up with HTML to begin with? Along with most of the rest of the stuff that young bucks today think just magically appeared.

And do we ever hear a simple "Thank You" from the youngins? No. Just the same too old to know how to resize a damn pic crap. ;) lol

Was a good suggestion in any case...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 06, 2013 01:38PM

Here some eye cnady for all you fine folks...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huh?Wha? ()
Date: April 06, 2013 01:57PM

Tysons Engineer Wrote:
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> Great pictures, but people learn some basic html
> when posting your pictures
>
> how hard is it to add some height or width
> formatting to these photos. Use 800 in width
> direction by just adding width=600 into the tag.
>
> Example
>
> src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AMKaSyQcZuA/Toi_Yqi
> Kc0I/AAAAAAAAAGY/n-q_pCBvptY/s1600/baileys.jpg">Ba
> ileys Crossroad School, mid-60s
>
> See? Super simple stuff


Two points:

1. Why do you add "600" to the tag to get "800" width? I don't get it. Would I add "400" to the tag to get "600" width? Also, I don't see either 600 or 800 in your example. Instead I see "1600"

I know you're trying to be helpful but your post is confusing as hell and being confusing is rarely helpful.

2. Cary should add a sticky topic on photos. Maybe you could author that once you figure out a better way to explain it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 06, 2013 02:06PM

Another Annandale treat...a better view of Robert's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 06, 2013 02:20PM

After the Baileys Crossroads School closed GMU held some classes there before moving out to Braddock and 123. My Mom took a few classes there.

The Roberts Hamburger place pre-dates my memory, but I do remember the Safeway and Annandale Elementary School.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: houseparties ()
Date: April 06, 2013 06:51PM

I wonder what house parties looked like back during the years.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: April 07, 2013 12:35AM

I recall several Ollie's Trolleys but those were in Arlington rather than Fairfax County. In addition to the location near Columbia Pike mentioned previously, I remember one in the Clarendon area and another on South Glebe Road that you would pass if you took the back way from Shirley Highway to National Airport.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 07, 2013 01:32AM

This area had many airfields back in the 40's. Anyone able to find the Centreville airfield? It was on the southeast side of the the intersection of Braddock and Pleasant Valley. I can remember an old hangar that sat where the Mcmansions currently are on Braddock before you get to the "big curve"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 02:10AM

Check out the great website listed above from Burke Brat: http://www.airfields-freeman.com/VA/Airfields_VA.htm

The Fairfax County, Western link does list an airfield in Centreville off of Braddock Road.

I found this website about a year ago and I was amazed how many airfields used to be around. Great website.



love me some roy's Wrote:
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> This area had many airfields back in the 40's.
> Anyone able to find the Centreville airfield? It
> was on the southeast side of the the intersection
> of Braddock and Pleasant Valley. I can remember an
> old hangar that sat where the Mcmansions currently
> are on Braddock before you get to the "big curve"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 02:18AM

And speaking of airfields/airports, a few of National Airport. Not sure if these have been posted before.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 02:21AM

And one of Dulles from 1966.

(Yeah, I know, that last pic above was a bit too large.)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 07, 2013 03:45AM

Anybody remember Zipper's?
The other is at the Crown gas station at Tysons, 1979. 94/9 for regular, 1.01/9 for super.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 07:55AM

@Gettin - is that a Crown station attendant in that pic? WOW!! I didnt even know they ever existed in the wild like that!!! I've only ever seen them you know, captive individuals of the species. And of course they are extinct now LoLz

Check out the font on the old Tysons sign..............the only mall you'll ever nee......................oh wait a minute LoLz

ok, so here's a pic where we can see the actual "birth" of HOV. They are rebuilding the Shirley and I guess someone at VDOT (of whatever it was called back then - Dept of Dirt and Mud LoLz) decides to make a bus lane so the buses dont get stuck in the construction traffic and I reckon it worked so well we have the wonderland of traffic efficiency that is Today's Modern Shirley Highway o_0

edit: anybody know where on the Shirley this pic is? I think it's from Edsall looking towards 236 and all that mess we see are the building of the Turkeycock slipramps (yes, that's REALLY the name of them LoLz) but I cant really be sure......



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man, it really is odd where I find these pics. Some moving company out of corpus cristi, TX had this pic on their website..........Go fig
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:06AM

the original (and I still think the best LoLz) Mixing Bowl

and say bye bye to Navy Annex on the left over there, eh?



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:07AM

This picture may be coloring outside the lines for this thread but it was a big part of growing up in NOVA for me.
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Re: man, it really is odd where I find these pics. Some moving company out of corpus cristi, TX had this one on it. Go fig
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:15AM

CAPTAIN 20!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: RowdyBurns ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:20AM

In the first of 3 pics of National Airport posted by Springfielder, the old guy looks like Colonel Sanders

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story time!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:21AM

so in the 80's Channel 20 used to run stupid little PSA during afternoon cartoons. Two puppet characters would go on about something and there;d be a joke at the end ha ha back to cartoons. One of them was a little skit about our friend the Gabon Viper. Dont really remember it but the punchline was one of the puppets saying "He got it in the olllllllld Gabon" something like that. Ran a lot so some may remember it

Anyways, it made at least one kid actually go down to National Zoo one night and steal one. I. AM. NOT. KIDDING.

http://www.nytimes.com/1983/04/08/us/around-the-nation-youth-bitten-by-viper-is-reported-recovering.html

not the brightest kid. I wonder where he is now LoLz

edit1 - whoops forgot the unrelated pic ;) - notice anything missing in it?

edit2 - hint - normally it's in the river about this time of day LoLz



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now THIS is something else.
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:31AM

just...................................in-CRED-ible.


I mean Geez what is this 1974 or something? COME ON NOW!!!!!

edit: heh...........I should prolly explain that I was going all off about the fact there's traffic even back then lol

other than the fact it's 3 instead of 4 thru lanes it's like the pic coulda been taken last night..............



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WOW!!! 1961 in this one by the way
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:34AM

speaking of "something missing"..........................



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: zero personality ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:09AM

I can help caption the pic of Rosslyn taken from above Georgetown, looking south over Key Bridge...
-The first low buliding on the right is a Hot Shoppes restaurant. The building behind it the Marriott Hotel. Both replaced by the current Key Bridge Marriott.
The whole stretch of buildings moving south all the way to the Iwo Jima memorial was lumber and storage yards and various other businesses including Bendall Pontiac where I helped Dad pick out his '67 Bonneville. The cluster of 4 buildings at the upper right is Arlington Towers Apartments, built in 1954 and now River Place. I had a studio apartment there in 1973. Paid $154 per month plus $15 for an indoor parking space. It was built like a bomb shelter but palmetto bugs (2" roaches) lived in the water pipes and would crawl out of sink drains.
Yep, those are rail cars on the lower left. Rosslyn (so named because it was the Ross Lynn farm back in the day) was a light industrial area most of the 20th century. The area used to be a center of commerce...Key Bridge was originally an aqueduct bridge carrying barges from the C&O Canal into Virginia then down the canal to Alexandria on what is now the GW Parkway.



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Re: man, it really is odd where I find these pics. Some moving company out of corpus cristi, TX had this one on it. Go fig
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:36AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> CAPTAIN 20!!!!!!!!!!


Don't forget, Catain 20 was also:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Name ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:56AM

remember these? Wrote:
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> How many of these things are still around?
>
>


I've seen those before, but I have no idea what they are. What is it?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 01:49PM

It's susposedly a pic of Shirley Highway expansion and construction of the overpass at Glebe Road in 1969. National Orthopedic Hospital is on the left.





Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @Gettin - is that a Crown station attendant in
> that pic? WOW!! I didnt even know they ever
> existed in the wild like that!!! I've only ever
> seen them you know, captive individuals of the
> species. And of course they are extinct now LoLz
>
> Check out the font on the old Tysons
> sign..............the only mall you'll ever
> nee......................oh wait a minute LoLz
>
> ok, so here's a pic where we can see the actual
> "birth" of HOV. They are rebuilding the Shirley
> and I guess someone at VDOT (of whatever it was
> called back then - Dept of Dirt and Mud LoLz)
> decides to make a bus lane so the buses dont get
> stuck in the construction traffic and I reckon it
> worked so well we have the wonderland of traffic
> efficiency that is Today's Modern Shirley Highway
> o_0
>
> edit: anybody know where on the Shirley this pic
> is? I think it's from Edsall looking towards 236
> and all that mess we see are the building of the
> Turkeycock slipramps (yes, that's REALLY the name
> of them LoLz) but I cant really be sure......

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@burkebrat - you asked about this before in the thread - this was the name of that bar at the Holiday Inn offa 123@66 back in the 80's!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 01:50PM

Geez i'm old Wrote:
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> Kings Parker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I thought this postcard was kind of cool. Why
> do
> > they call it "The inn with the British accent"?
>
> Because when it first openned it had a pub themeed
> restaurant called the Fox and Hounds. You can see
> the decor in the inet picture.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 02:11PM

Anyone remember these? Don't think they would make it today--hourly rates anyone?

The following is condensed from a Washington Post article from May 2, 2005:

The AirWayte opened in early 1960 and was to accommodate a flight passenger on layovers.

There were two AirWayte units at National, about 50 yards from the terminal and right near the parking lot. Each was 75 feet long and 20 feet wide, and each contained 18 rooms. Room rates were $1.75 for the first hour and 75 cents for each additional hour; rates were higher at night.

For your buck seventy-five, you got a 7-by-6 1/2 -foot carpeted room with bed, desk, telephone, toilet and shower. The AirWayte was open round-the-clock, and a call system notified occupants of flight departures.

The company had great plans for the AirWayte concept, hoping to open them across the country. A survey at the time revealed that nearly one-third of passengers at major U.S. airports were subject to delays of more than an hour. This was a market.

In the end, only National Airport got the AirWayte. Dealing with airport bureaucracy was a problem. Hotel Corp. of America pulled the plug on the AirWayte in 1972.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleeoy Holla ()
Date: April 07, 2013 03:05PM

@Springfielder...cool find on the Airwayte. Here is a Springfield 2fer....The Shopping Center sign and the Ho Jo's sign.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 07, 2013 03:42PM

Pretty sure I spy a 69 Camaro SS in the left lane even with the bus on Shirley Hwy...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 04:02PM

Sleeoy Holla Wrote:
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> @Springfielder...cool find on the Airwayte. Here
> is a Springfield 2fer....The Shopping Center sign
> and the Ho Jo's sign.

GREAT PULL SLEEPY!!!!!!
As I remember the ho jo sat where Bob Evans is today,, right next to the Springfield tower. I thought the shopping center sign was on old Keene mill road. Was the sign there next to 95? Maybe it was there before the tower was built? I would love to see a picture of that ho Jo restaurant. There is a pic of the ho Jo motor lodge on a earlier page of this thread but not the restaurant. My dad took me there on clam night about a hundred times. I was a card carrying member of the hojo birthday club and attended many a birthday party there for myself and many of my buds.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 05:53PM

I think that sign is for the Springfield shopping center across from the Holiday Inn Express. It's now called the Tower Shopping Center.

That shopping center was built in the late 50s/early 60s and had the Springfield Pharmacy on the corner. That store had everything, including a soda fountain in the early days. The office tower was built around 1972.

When we were kids, there was some event where we were allowed to paint pictures on the store's large windows. I remember painting near the barber shop.

I'd love to see a picture of the Howard's Johnson's restaurant. I worked there right out of high school. I seem to remember we only got 80 cents an hour, plus tips.

I remember the fish fry on Friday nights. Good stuff!

The attached pic is the Howard Johnson's in Falls Church back in the 1950s. The Springfield restaurant looked a lot like this.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 07, 2013 05:57PM

@lbss82, The pics for that Ho Jo's are very hard to come by. I think because the "Motel" part was not built as a spec Howard Johnson's, so they did not publish any "unique" location print or postcards for that restaurant site. BTW, I also grew up on Ho Jo's, especially on our summer journey back and forth to Maine.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: traffic control ()
Date: April 07, 2013 06:38PM

Name Wrote:
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> remember these? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How many of these things are still around?
> >
> >
>
>
>
> I've seen those before, but I have no idea what
> they are. What is it?

You know how today sensors are buried under the pavement to detect traffic to control traffic lights. That thing hanging from that half telephone pole did the same thing (sort of) years ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 07, 2013 06:53PM

Here is the Falls Church location now...still around. BTW, That style of Ho Jo's was called the NIM'S stlye, named after the architect/designer.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 07:30PM

so
we were just talking about the KEY Apts over in Landmark
and I guess I just found out why LoLz

some guise named Keyes owned this place
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 07:31PM

has this Southern Pig pic been up yet?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Another Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 07:38PM

The HoJos was still around as late as 1985 because I remember going out with my little group of high school friends and hitting the HoJos after we gave up driving around to find all of the WSHS keg parties. These were the days before cell phones, youngsters, and so carloads of teenagers would convene at the WS McDonald's to do intelligence-gathering and information-sharing about where the parties were.

Anyway, anyone know when the S'field HOJos closed? I should know, but what is on that site now? So confused!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:08PM

thanks for the site Springfielder!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:38PM

Another Springfielder Wrote:
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> The HoJos was still around as late as 1985 because
> I remember going out with my little group of high
> school friends and hitting the HoJos after we gave
> up driving around to find all of the WSHS keg
> parties. These were the days before cell phones,
> youngsters, and so carloads of teenagers would
> convene at the WS McDonald's to do
> intelligence-gathering and information-sharing
> about where the parties were.
>
> Anyway, anyone know when the S'field HOJos closed?
> I should know, but what is on that site now? So
> confused!


Bob Evans restaurant replaced the HoJos. The property was razed and rebuilt into the Bob Evans. It was completed around 1994.

You're lucky the West Springfield McDonalds was around. For our high school days we still had to trek up to the McDonalds in Springfield. I remember one summer night, while hanging out at McDs, we decided to go to Ocean City. So we went home, packed our bathing suits and who knows what else, and met back up at the McDonalds. We left for the beach around midnight and had a blast the next day.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 07, 2013 11:15PM

Anyone remember Pick Temple? He was the host of a local western-themed children's TV show, "Pick Temple Giant Ranch," and all the kids in my neighborhood wanted to be on the show. He had a dog, a horse, and we got to shoot guns into balloons!

The show aired on WTOP and eventually was sponsored by Giant Food. Pick showed up at a local Giant Food store opening on Rt 7: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg-S2Qm7N-k. (The video is a history lesson.)

He was friends with Ranger Hal!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 07, 2013 11:29PM

zero personality Wrote:
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> Yep, those are rail cars on the lower left.
> Rosslyn (so named because it was the Ross Lynn
> farm back in the day) was a light industrial area
> most of the 20th century.

That's the first pic I've seen of that line in Rosslyn. There are plenty of the former W&OD line into Rosslyn, and at one time Georgetown, but not of the former Pennsy line that came up from Pot Yard.

> Key Bridge was originally an
> aqueduct bridge carrying barges from the C&O Canal
> into Virginia then down the canal to Alexandria on
> what is now the GW Parkway.

Actually they were different different bridges. If you look at the pic just above Key Bridge you can make out a series of evenly spaces objects. Those are the former piers for the Aqueduct Bridge. The original abutment on the Georgetown side is still there today.

Speaking of rarities, during WW2 a railroad bridge was built from where the Blue Plains treatment plant in DC sits to Pot Yard. It was taken down at some point after the war. Anyone know of any pictures of that?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 07, 2013 11:30PM

Captain 20

LIVE LONG AND WIN PRIZES.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 07, 2013 11:33PM

Not sure if anyone has mentioned it. Those airport pictures remind me that in the 60s and 70s you used to be able to go out of the terminal onto an observation deck at National and I believe Dulles as well. Inside the terminals at National they had coin operated TV sets.

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Conjunction Junction.....................What's Your Function?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 08, 2013 07:40AM

this is what was there before Target LoLz

edit: why would the Target Chain put a bullseye on it's building CLOSET to the Pentagon and the White House?
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=potomac+yard&hl=en&ll=38.834476,-77.048482&spn=0.006159,0.009645&sll=39.125799,-77.003174&sspn=0.000767,0.001206&t=k&hnear=Potomac+Yard,+Alexandria,+Virginia&z=17
It's not like they do that on every one of their buildings, y'know?................but they did it to the one closet to DC - you think they made some sorta deal with DoD? The pay less taxes if they paint themselves as a decoy I guess LoLz



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Re: Conjunction Junction.....................What's Your Function?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 08, 2013 07:46AM

Remodeled but still there....................
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 08, 2013 08:33AM

@Bill - cant find a pic of that bridge but here's mention of it in this article about the trainline that ran on it - http://ctr.trains.com/en/Railroad%20Reference/Operations/2001/12/The%20history%20of%20Baltimore%20and%20Ohios%20Shepherd%20Branch.aspx

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Date: April 08, 2013 01:26PM

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