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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: August 08, 2020 04:47PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Electric in car heaters optional? That is so
> awesome. Maybe the pandemic will cause a
> resurgence of drive in theaters open in the winter
> and we can have in car heaters! If they had the
> technology for that back then it should be a piece
> of cake to do it today.


Never had a problem keeping warm at the drive in

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: August 08, 2020 04:49PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > Clarendon Virginia. No date available.
>
> Re-Posted for page change!


GREAT pic Fran...that is the one and only Little Tavern I was ever in, when we first moved here...my Dad and I were waiting for my Brothers JR Achievement session to end. I'd say that pic is late 50's...early 60's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: likely so ()
Date: August 10, 2020 10:13PM

> I believe these ads are from very early 1960s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Western Fairfax ()
Date: August 11, 2020 07:42AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Electric in car heaters optional? That is so
> awesome. Maybe the pandemic will cause a
> resurgence of drive in theaters open in the winter
> and we can have in car heaters! If they had the
> technology for that back then it should be a piece
> of cake to do it today.


Nope unfortunetly you would have to deal with insurance companies and liability. No fucking way in this day and age you could get away with supplying an electric heater to be placed in a vehicle at a drive-in movie theatre. Not going to happen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: drive in Dave ()
Date: August 11, 2020 07:53AM

Western Fairfax Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > Electric in car heaters optional? That is so
> > awesome. Maybe the pandemic will cause a
> > resurgence of drive in theaters open in the
> winter
> > and we can have in car heaters! If they had the
> > technology for that back then it should be a
> piece
> > of cake to do it today.
>
>
> Nope unfortunetly you would have to deal with
> insurance companies and liability. No fucking way
> in this day and age you could get away with
> supplying an electric heater to be placed in a
> vehicle at a drive-in movie theatre. Not going to
> happen.

The drive in theater in Goochland has old school heaters but you have to pay extra to use one and you have to leave a deposit on them until the heater is returned.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 11, 2020 01:19PM

Fair Oaks Dodge? Looks more like Fair Oaks Ford. I an guessing mid to late 80s? I dont remember a Fair Oaks Ford.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 11, 2020 01:37PM

That Ford Dealership is in Naperville Ill.

Photo looks to be mid 1980's

Great pic. Ford sold a ton of those Rangers.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 11, 2020 01:42PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> That Ford Dealership is in Naperville Ill.
>
> Photo looks to be mid 1980's
>
> Great pic. Ford sold a ton of those Rangers.


Guess that Ford Dealership fell on hard times. Here is a 2019 photo of the property as it was up for sale.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 11, 2020 01:51PM

Good news!

Further research reveals that Fair Oaks Ford is still in business. They moved to a new location in Naperville.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 11, 2020 04:36PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> That Ford Dealership is in Naperville Ill.
>
> Photo looks to be mid 1980's
>
> Great pic. Ford sold a ton of those Rangers.

Yeah I did not recall a Fair Oaks Ford either. You solved the mystery Old Iron. I bought a brand new 1988 Ford ranger 4x4 at the ford dealer in Manassas back then. It was a great little truck that had outstanding off road capability. Mine was a 5 speed manual with that granny gear and it climbed rocks like a billy goat.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandale Broyhill Crest AA Gun ()
Date: August 12, 2020 03:30PM

AA gun anti aircraft guns were installed in the Broyhill Crest subdivision are in the early 1950's and manned , this was before the Nike missile sites came to be. No Nike missiles were very installed at the Broyhill site although rumor's flew

DAJAX

A interesting article on this history of FXCO is here

http://www.annandalechamber.com/armyantiaircraftbase1951annandale.rhtml

Some more pics in the article I can imagine a kid in the subdivision "trick or treat" ...sure thing kid would you like some 50 cal ball or tracer or AP ammo tonight to play with
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Weed Historian ()
Date: August 12, 2020 03:40PM

W-74) Fairfax Pohick—1954 - Mar 1963
Quiet Brook Rd. off Popes Head Rd

When the Fairfax/Popes Head Nike site closed it later became a place for weed smokes to enjoy their pipe and bong hits in marijuana soaked seclusion to avoid "cop paranoia " then they would head to a Arthur Treachers or Jack In The Box for much needed munchies

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: True Democrats Ruin Everything ()
Date: August 12, 2020 03:49PM

>Nope unfortunately you would have to deal with insurance companies and liability.

Liability lawyers pad Democrats pockets with far more cash then the NRA has ! No wonder Democrats refuse any tort reforms so insurance costs raise and free enterprise suffer

Try to make a fireplace grate at your place to sell to start up a small company and not get sued shitless because some idiot grabbed it out of the fire with bare hands and got burned ! That's what Democrats bring on in the USA

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Vote Blue ()
Date: August 13, 2020 12:43PM

Vote Blue

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Vote Blue ()
Date: August 13, 2020 12:46PM

True Democrats Ruin Everything Wrote:
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> >Nope unfortunately you would have to deal with
> insurance companies and liability.
>
> Liability lawyers pad Democrats pockets with far
> more cash then the NRA has ! No wonder Democrats
> refuse any tort reforms so insurance costs raise
> and free enterprise suffer
>
> Try to make a fireplace grate at your place to
> sell to start up a small company and not get sued
> shitless because some idiot grabbed it out of the
> fire with bare hands and got burned ! That's what
> Democrats bring on in the USA

Vote Blue
Republicans want a fascist state of bigots and police who are above the law with no accountability.
Vote Blue, or watch your constitutional rights continue to erode at an even faster pace.
Vote Blue

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 13, 2020 01:25PM

Back to our regular program.

Anyone remember the airplane at Van Dyck Park?

After vandalism it was removed in the late 1970's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Democrats Support A Police State ()
Date: August 13, 2020 01:40PM

As they hypocritically claim Black Lives Matter , support rioting and looters , Antifa fascists , letting criminals out of prison who committed drug dealing crimes while defunding American police and allowing police whom are civilians not US military ,full automatic real military weapons while they ban semi automatic firearms they have dubbed "Assault Weapons " for maximum fear value to those liberally brainwashed whom have no experience or knowledge of firearms who are willing to give up their constitutional rights as slaves would with a vote for the Democrat . A vote that comes with the promise of welfare for the mere lazy who simply do not want to work as Democrats use welfare for a vote in the same manner that a donkey cart owner uses a carrot to entice the donkey to move

The Democrats wishful police state form of government breaks the balance of the powers of the US Constitution the very bedrock this nation was created upon to disarm the people to weaken our national defense and the security of our family and our own lives Without a constitution that is upheld there is no United States of America nation , but only a fake hollow communist shell left

Anyone ! Name a single emergency bill that Democrats put up for a US House floor vote to keep the Covid 19 virus out of the US when it hit in Jan 2020 . Nothing ! All through Jan Feb Mar as they were trying to wrongly with hate and malice as their only reason , impeach the president even after their attempt failed in the US Senate

The real communist fascist police state supporter is You Vote Blue and your comrades now STFU YOU UN AMERICAN HATEFUL ASSHOLE!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Repugnicon ()
Date: August 13, 2020 10:22PM

Democrats Support A Police State Wrote:
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> As they hypocritically claim Black Lives Matter ,
> support rioting and looters , Antifa fascists ,
> letting criminals out of prison who committed drug
> dealing crimes while defunding American police and
> allowing police whom are civilians not US military
> ,full automatic real military weapons while they
> ban semi automatic firearms they have dubbed
> "Assault Weapons " for maximum fear value to those
> liberally brainwashed whom have no experience or
> knowledge of firearms who are willing to give up
> their constitutional rights as slaves would with a
> vote for the Democrat . A vote that comes with the
> promise of welfare for the mere lazy who simply do
> not want to work as Democrats use welfare for a
> vote in the same manner that a donkey cart owner
> uses a carrot to entice the donkey to move
>
> The Democrats wishful police state form of
> government breaks the balance of the powers of the
> US Constitution the very bedrock this nation was
> created upon to disarm the people to weaken our
> national defense and the security of our family
> and our own lives Without a constitution that is
> upheld there is no United States of America nation
> , but only a fake hollow communist shell left
>
> Anyone ! Name a single emergency bill that
> Democrats put up for a US House floor vote to keep
> the Covid 19 virus out of the US when it hit in
> Jan 2020 . Nothing ! All through Jan Feb Mar as
> they were trying to wrongly with hate and malice
> as their only reason , impeach the president even
> after their attempt failed in the US Senate
>
> The real communist fascist police state supporter
> is You Vote Blue and your comrades now STFU YOU UN
> AMERICAN HATEFUL ASSHOLE!


Well bless that mustard seed jelly filled Kool-Aid pumping little tiny heart of yours, You're the embodiment and epitome of the GOP. Full of misinformation, lies, deceit, fabrication, confabulation, fear, hate, rage, intolerance and bigotry. Clearly lacking any semblance of intellectual capacity and emotional maturity. Jesus loves you though, no one else may care for you, but Jesus loves you.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your Side Mocks Jesus and God ()
Date: August 13, 2020 10:31PM

Just as you just did, leftist destroyer of hopes dreams and worlds of free people

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bam! Bam ! Bam ! ()
Date: August 13, 2020 10:35PM

All quite in the donkeys ass court , let the smug elitist donkeys ass " Repugnicon " speak

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mental Case On Display ()
Date: August 13, 2020 11:02PM

The critique was about US insurance costs and how liability lawyers raise costs which is quite true and one of the reasons Obamacare failed as there was not a word about tort reform in the law to hold costs down , yes liability lawyers put much more money into Democrat's pockets then the NRA even has

The response

"Vote Blue, or watch your constitutional rights continue to erode at an even faster pace."

NO its the Democrats that are eroding and oppressing constitutional rights in this country , one look at the second amendment is proof beyond any doubt, the danger is if they can negate the 2nd amendment by judicial activism alone or unconstitutional laws passed by simple majorities by congress or state or local authority backed up by judicial activist federal judges and justices then Democrats can nullify any amendment or words in the constitution without amending and ratifying any constitutional amendments . A Democrat end run around the very US constitution that protects the American people from tyranny

Amend and ratify your amendments to the constitution as the law demands as its been done 27 times already you god dammed typical pompous Democrat hypocrite and liar. Stop your cherry picking the American peoples rights under the constitution

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Your Side Mocks Jesus and God ()
Date: August 13, 2020 11:03PM

I'm very sorry, Vote Blue. Please forgive me. I shouldn't have attacked you in that manner. It was rude and vicious and mean. This forum is not the place for such childish banter. I shall take my remarks elsewhere and discuss this at length with my therapist. Maybe they can up my prescription for antipsychotic medicine. I am so ashamed, I think I will go end it all now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mental Case On Display ()
Date: August 13, 2020 11:05PM

VOTE BLUE

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bam! Bam ! Bam ! ()
Date: August 13, 2020 11:07PM

Woosh woosh woosh

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Typical Mental Case ()
Date: August 13, 2020 11:09PM

>'m very sorry, Vote Blue. Please forgive me. I shouldn't have attacked you in that manner. It was rude and vicious and mean. This forum is not the place for such childish banter. I shall take my remarks elsewhere and discuss this at length with my therapist. Maybe they can up my prescription for antipsychotic medicine. I am so ashamed, I think I will go end it all now.

A very sick unit you are Comrade, Im done with you Im tired of mopping the floor with you , keep on making the ass out of yourself with your nonsense

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jesus the Nazarene ()
Date: August 13, 2020 11:09PM

Your Side Mocks Jesus and God Wrote:
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> I'm very sorry, Vote Blue. Please forgive me. I
> shouldn't have attacked you in that manner. It
> was rude and vicious and mean. This forum is not
> the place for such childish banter. I shall take
> my remarks elsewhere and discuss this at length
> with my therapist. Maybe they can up my
> prescription for antipsychotic medicine. I am so
> ashamed, I think I will go end it all now.


Jesus forgives you.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: August 14, 2020 07:30AM

Its Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!

Please take your dogma outside.

The picture of the airplane in Van Dyke park looks great! Thanks Old Iron

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GBW ()
Date: August 14, 2020 07:35AM

Well it was bound to happen one day. Love you Old pictures of Fairfax county. I will remember the good times. Nothing good can ever last in this world. I will not be back.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 14, 2020 07:42AM

Annandale Broyhill Crest AA Gun Wrote:
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> AA gun anti aircraft guns were installed in the
> Broyhill Crest subdivision are in the early 1950's
> and manned , this was before the Nike missile
> sites came to be. No Nike missiles were very
> installed at the Broyhill site although rumor's
> flew
>
> DAJAX
>
> A interesting article on this history of FXCO is
> here
>
> http://www.annandalechamber.com/armyantiaircraftba
> se1951annandale.rhtml
>
> Some more pics in the article I can imagine a kid
> in the subdivision "trick or treat" ...sure thing
> kid would you like some 50 cal ball or tracer or
> AP ammo tonight to play with


Thank you for posting this DAJAX. Was not aware of this facility. Will have to check out the area this weekend.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GWB Is Butthurt GBW ()
Date: August 14, 2020 02:24PM

>. Nothing good can ever last in this world. I will not be back.

Sorry sore butt and your real estate economy , you got your initials wrong its G. W. B and if you think I or a few other million are ever voting for Jebbie or any of your RINOS again you can go to where the sun don't shine with Romney Kasich Hogan and Jebbie

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MARSHAL CEMETERY BURKE ()
Date: August 14, 2020 02:41PM

Just another sick view of Antifa Democrat supporters in insane action in Burke
the result of years of liberalism that has destroyed the morality of too many youths .

Wicked leftist animals at work in need of a horse whipping by a strong man well applied as authorized by the founders in their day , alas not today as it will be soda ice cream and pizza for the pampered darlings if caught
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: August 14, 2020 03:00PM

Back again to our program...thanks to all keeping the memories coming. A rare one I missed out on nabbing.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: August 14, 2020 03:31PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Back again to our program...thanks to all keeping
> the memories coming. A rare one I missed out on
> nabbing.

I took the post card up to 300% and it looks to have been mailed July 7, 1941

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FXU History Trains Back On Track ()
Date: August 14, 2020 04:48PM

The vandalism has been ongoing from far back in time according to this interesting article "Weed" is the obvious culprit from years ago, much of it grew in the Burke country back in the early 70's when watching long hairs strangely going into no mans land would often lead to its discovery after VW hippy buses and bugs with peace signs and flowers were sighted along roads in Burke

From the article where the pics came from that I just found googling Marshall Cemetery Burke after seeing them here , the current graffiti appeared in 2019 , your Historian of FXCO DAJAX who once briefly talked to Roy Marshall a few times who was a founder of the Burke VFD and Fire Chief , he passed about 1973 Im sure he's buried in his family cemetery a place I have known of but never have been in there myself

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/marshall-family-cemetery


HIDDEN IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER of Colonel Burke Silas Park sits a gravesite marking the burial place of two early and prominent residents of the town of Burke. Even after years of various vandalism and graffiti, this landmark of local history still stands strong, and with a small secret of its own.

In 1852, about nine years before the outbreak of the American Civil War, John A. Marshall and his wife, Mary J. Davis Marshall, bought 50 acres of land in what is today the town of Burke, Virginia. The Marshalls played an integral part in the early growth and success of the newly established farming community, known as “Burke’s Station” at that time.

John Marshall served as the first postmaster of Burke, while also running the Marshall General Store (which was located 100 feet west of the cemetery). He worked as an agent for the Burke Railroad Depot, and as a foreman for Silas Burke, the gentleman whom the community was named after. It’s believed the Marshalls’ residence was located somewhere in the proximity of what is now the intersection of Burke Rd. and Old Burke Lake Rd.

The 14-foot monument that marks the couple’s burial place features an inverted torch on each of the pillar’s four corners, with a draped urn on top, which is the only piece of the monument visible from Burke Road. At one point, the monument had three separate foot stones beneath it, two of which bore the initials of John and Mary Marshall, while the third was curiously carved with the letters “J.L.B.”

The Virginia residents would have seen much activity during the Civil War, and according to a local newspaper article, a soldier who was involved in a nearby skirmish in the area crawled all the way up to the Marshalls’ doorstep before dying of his wounds. The couple found the man a short while later but could not identify him or the origins of his uniform—i.e. whether he was part of the Confederate or Union Army. The only form of identification found on the man were the initials “J.L.B.” printed on a sword he was carrying. The Marshalls would end up burying the unknown soldier in their family cemetery.

As the community of Burke grew in the 1970s and ’80s, the gravesite began to see much more foot traffic, but with that came many incidents of vandalism. The gravestone was heavily graffitied and vandalized to the point that the urn on top was broken off. In 1988, the site was restored with the help of Ann Brown (a local descendant of the Marshalls), the Burke Historical Society, and the Burke Manor Civic Association. A chain link fence was erected around the gravestone to prevent further damage.

Nevertheless, in 2008 the gravestone was again heavily vandalized, graffitied, and trashed. These new incidents led to the creation of the Fairfax County Cemetery Preservation Association, whose volunteers cleaned up the site. Unfortunately, as of 2019 the monument is again covered with graffiti and awaits another restoration project.

Know Before You Go
If you're looking at the nearby 7-Eleven from outside, you'll see a brick wall to your right that separates the small shopping center from a neighborhood park. Follow that wall (going south towards Burke Rd) to where it opens up to a trail that leads into the Colonel Silas Burke Park.

Once you've reached the trail, walk about 10 yards and you should see the tombstone ahead of you on your right. Be aware that due to so much vandalism, local police routinely patrol this area. Best to visit during the day. Do not hop any fences and obey all posted signs. Please do not add to the graffiti or trash that may be found at the cemetery.

The cemetery can also easily be viewed from the road in wintertime.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GWB is a Floor Mopper ()
Date: August 15, 2020 09:00AM

Democrats Support A Police State Wrote:
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> As they hypocritically claim Black Lives Matter ,
> support rioting and looters , Antifa fascists ,
> ...
> letting criminals out of prison who committed drug
> The real communist fascist police state supporter
> is You Vote Blue and your comrades now STFU YOU UN
> AMERICAN HATEFUL ASSHOLE!

Hey Goober, you should take your trite drivel, pejoratives, hatred and venom back to WaPo forums. Or has your most recent ban not expired? You post nearly the same things there that you do here. With the same theme, same insults, same drivel, same syntax, The same manic disjoint thought patterns and thought processes. Did you run out of lithium or did you stop taking it? Or did you relapse on your PCP habit? Do you need to be hospitalized and shocked again?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: August 15, 2020 10:12AM

The reason we have this thread...remember? This is another miss...I LOVE it.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 15, 2020 10:48AM

Tommy Summers's Record Shop and Bradshaws shoes King street Alexandria Va 1967.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 15, 2020 11:33AM

Wissinger Chevrolet a few years later maybe 1969 or 1970?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 15, 2020 12:14PM

Anybody remember this place? I sure don't.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: You Think You Won ?? LOLZZZ ()
Date: August 15, 2020 12:42PM

>Hey Goober, you should take your trite drivel, pejoratives, hatred and venom back to WaPo forums.

Your the one who sounds like the leftists over on Wash Post comments that hate America while the poster lives on in your head LOLOLZZZ! So Libtarded! Take your little contest over to the main forum or post some old pictures of Nova

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: August 15, 2020 12:55PM

GREAT PICS Old Iron and Andy! Thanks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: August 15, 2020 01:25PM

I believe the Spring Hill Motor Lodge was on the left side of the road when heading east on Columbia Pike shortly after going under Route 7. Who here remembers when that intersection was a traffic light?

It had a Steak and Egg Kitchen on the first floor. Perhaps people who were visiting the NASSIF building stayed there. And I don't think its been gone THAT long either. Of course the postcard always makes the neighborhood look more desirable than it is in reality.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 15, 2020 02:02PM

This photo is not from anywhere in Fairfax, but a nice selection of old iron circa 1970

Location is New England somewhere
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 15, 2020 02:26PM

blanche Wrote:
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> I believe the Spring Hill Motor Lodge was on the
> left side of the road when heading east on
> Columbia Pike shortly after going under Route 7.
> Who here remembers when that intersection was a
> traffic light?
>
> It had a Steak and Egg Kitchen on the first floor.
> Perhaps people who were visiting the NASSIF
> building stayed there. And I don't think its been
> gone THAT long either. Of course the postcard
> always makes the neighborhood look more desirable
> than it is in reality.


That Spring Hill motor lodge looks like it was a nice place. Looks like maybe they had balconies in the rooms. These days it is hard to find a motel room with a window that opens let alone a balcony. I hate not having some fresh air locked in a room all night that smells like cleaning chemicals.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 15, 2020 02:39PM

I did a little searching and found this pic of the Spring Hill motor lodge. Looks like they did not have balconies, still looks like it was a nice place though.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 15, 2020 02:47PM

In the process of looking for the Spring Hill motor lodge I stumbled across this pic of the Baileys Crossroads Hechinger. No date was given. Shout out to old iron, what car is that on the left? I am guessing a AMC or Chrysler product.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 15, 2020 05:20PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> In the process of looking for the Spring Hill
> motor lodge I stumbled across this pic of the
> Baileys Crossroads Hechinger. No date was given.
> Shout out to old iron, what car is that on the
> left? I am guessing a AMC or Chrysler product.


Great photo!

Has a great mix of everything that are memories. This was a good one to identify as it has been years since I last saw one. My "Guess" is a 1965 Buick Wildcat.

I included a photo so the audience at home can compare. Note the angle of the tail lights.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Remember Steak & Egg Kitchen ()
Date: August 15, 2020 06:47PM

In that building on the left coming into Arlington past the Nassif on the right. That was back in the 80's There was anothe Steak & Egg Kitchen up in Arlinto too I think on Lee Hyw

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: August 15, 2020 07:15PM

Annandale Broyhill Crest AA Gun Wrote:
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> AA gun anti aircraft guns were installed in the
> Broyhill Crest subdivision are in the early 1950's
> and manned , this was before the Nike missile
> sites came to be. No Nike missiles were very
> installed at the Broyhill site although rumor's
> flew
>
> DAJAX
>
> A interesting article on this history of FXCO is
> here
>
> http://www.annandalechamber.com/armyantiaircraftba
> se1951annandale.rhtml
>
> Some more pics in the article I can imagine a kid
> in the subdivision "trick or treat" ...sure thing
> kid would you like some 50 cal ball or tracer or
> AP ammo tonight to play with

you can find this topic discussed four years ago on page 59, close to the bottom of the page.
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1009677/page-59.html

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Posted by: causeican ()
Date: August 15, 2020 07:21PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: August 15, 2020 07:34PM

causeican Wrote:
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> Annandale Broyhill Crest AA Gun Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > AA gun anti aircraft guns were installed in the
> > Broyhill Crest subdivision are in the early
> 1950's
> > and manned , this was before the Nike missile
> > sites came to be. No Nike missiles were very
> > installed at the Broyhill site although rumor's
> > flew
> >
> > DAJAX
> >
> > A interesting article on this history of FXCO
> is
> > here
> >
> >
> http://www.annandalechamber.com/armyantiaircraftba
>
> > se1951annandale.rhtml
> >
> > Some more pics in the article I can imagine a
> kid
> > in the subdivision "trick or treat" ...sure
> thing
> > kid would you like some 50 cal ball or tracer
> or
> > AP ammo tonight to play with
>
> you can find this topic discussed four years ago
> on page 59, close to the bottom of the page.
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/100
> 9677/page-59.html

Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Photo Detective ()
Date: August 27, 2016 05:18PM

causeican Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > What is this?
>
> Does it look like a nike missile site?


According to the information on the Annandale Chamber of Commerce website, the area photographed is a NIKE Missile site.

There were several types of NIKE Missiles, and some were active longer than others.

This has been a interesting photo to research, although there is little information about this missile site out there.

Please post additional information or corrections about this photo.
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Posted by: causeican ()
Date: August 15, 2020 08:51PM

Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax historian
Date: September 24, 2016 01:24AM

the aerial photos of Annandale is NOT a Nike missile site. It is an antiaircraft gun site which operated until the missile sites were built elsewhere. One of the buildings remains as an out-building for a home subsequently built on the site.


Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Jim
Date: September 24, 2016 05:30AM

fairfax historian Wrote:
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> the aerial photos of Annandale is NOT a Nike
> missile site. It is an antiaircraft gun site which
> operated until the missile sites were built
> elsewhere. One of the buildings remains as an
> out-building for a home subsequently built on the
> site.


You are correct. The site was designated W-63 and was in existence from 1951 to 1957. A battery of 710th AAA Battalion, a Virginia Army National Guard unit, was there from 1951 to 1952. From 1952 to 1957, the site was manned by Battery C, 14th AAA Battalion. The last unit stationed there was Battery B, 70th AAA Battalion, in 1957 before the site was deactivated. The site was equipped with 90mm antiaircraft guns; the AAA gun sites were equipped with either 90mm guns or long-range 120mm guns (nicknamed the "Stratosphere" gun).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DAJAXS Link ()
Date: August 15, 2020 09:01PM

http://www.annandalechamber.com/armyantiaircraftbase1951annandale.rhtml

The Annandale Chamber of Commerce article clearly states it was not a Nike site and was a anti aircraft battery

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: EJ ()
Date: August 15, 2020 09:14PM

remember spring hill motor lodge well.stayed there 2-3 times.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JT ()
Date: August 15, 2020 09:18PM

Hechingers opened around 1978.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 16, 2020 11:43AM

West Broad street @ Washington street Falls Church Virginia probably from the mid 1940s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 16, 2020 11:48AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: August 16, 2020 10:16PM

Courtesy of VDOT:

New homes lined Route 50 in the Jefferson Village neighborhood of Fairfax County when the top photo was taken in 1955. Service roads extended along Arlington Boulevard at Tripps Run to ease traffic flow in this rapidly developing area near Falls Church. Sixty-five years later, this is now a well-established neighborhood with tall trees and high-rise buildings on the horizon to the east. #VDOT #FlashbackFriday #FBF
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: And ...... ()
Date: August 16, 2020 10:46PM

Lots of illegals waiting to be deported . Good riddance don't come back illegally

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em! - NRBQ
Posted by: damien ()
Date: August 17, 2020 04:06PM

One of my most cherished record finds. Early 1980's at Giant record and Music store, Pickett shopping center, Fairfax, a 2 LP gatefold.

As a used cut out album, but the vinyl was in mint condition.

NRBQ - Scraps & Workshop
Annuit Coeptis (1976)
Blues Rock, Country Rock, Rock, Southern Rock

LP Vinyl 26 tracks (73:01) USA
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: August 17, 2020 06:03PM

davedave Wrote:
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> Memco auto service center and gas station in
> Fairfax, VA 1974

That's a 1967 Ford Country Squire. It's in a familiar location -- gas is being put in the tank.

I used to own one. It was like a limo. I never should have got rid of it. Sigh.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 17, 2020 10:56PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> The reason we have this thread...remember? This is
> another miss...I LOVE it.


Thank you. I wondered what that building was originally.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: August 18, 2020 12:40PM

Emmett Grogan Wrote:
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> Courtesy of VDOT:
>
> New homes lined Route 50 in the Jefferson Village
> neighborhood of Fairfax County when the top photo
> was taken in 1955. Service roads extended along
> Arlington Boulevard at Tripps Run to ease traffic
> flow in this rapidly developing area near Falls
> Church. Sixty-five years later, this is now a
> well-established neighborhood with tall trees and
> high-rise buildings on the horizon to the east.
> #VDOT #FlashbackFriday #FBF

I never knew until recently that Rte 50 between Fairfax Circle and Seven Corners didn't even exist until the 1950s. That blew my mind.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandale Road Area ()
Date: August 18, 2020 01:00PM

Emmett Grogan Wrote:
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> Courtesy of VDOT:
>
> New homes lined Route 50 in the Jefferson Village
> neighborhood of Fairfax County when the top photo
> was taken in 1955. Service roads extended along
> Arlington Boulevard at Tripps Run to ease traffic
> flow in this rapidly developing area near Falls
> Church. Sixty-five years later, this is now a
> well-established neighborhood with tall trees and
> high-rise buildings on the horizon to the east.
> #VDOT #FlashbackFriday #FBF

Was there a 3 Chefs at the bottom of the hill on the right?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: August 18, 2020 07:08PM

Annandale Road Area Wrote:
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> Emmett Grogan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Courtesy of VDOT:
> >
> > New homes lined Route 50 in the Jefferson
> Village
> > neighborhood of Fairfax County when the top
> photo
> > was taken in 1955. Service roads extended along
> > Arlington Boulevard at Tripps Run to ease
> traffic
> > flow in this rapidly developing area near Falls
> > Church. Sixty-five years later, this is now a
> > well-established neighborhood with tall trees
> and
> > high-rise buildings on the horizon to the east.
> > #VDOT #FlashbackFriday #FBF
>
> Was there a 3 Chefs at the bottom of the hill on
> the right?


Not 3 Chefs but an early (late 50s?) McDonalds. It's still there in updated form.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: dpp4j ()
Date: August 20, 2020 10:50PM

I think you have it backwards. 3 Chefs would have been just beyond the intersection of Annandale on the left of that picture.

One of those old houses fronting Arlington Blvd used to have someone advertising palm readings/fortune telling. Anyone else remember that? Anyone know anybody who went to them?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JV's hangout ()
Date: August 21, 2020 01:39PM

Correct, the 3 Chefs was on the left, part of The Governor Quality Inn.
The palm reading place was on the left also. It was the house next to the Merchants Tire. I worked at the Merchants in the late 70's. It was a Gypsy family that ran the palm readers. The father was name Sam, he had two sons that were pain in the asses. They always wanted their cars worked on for free. Sam was a nice guy. They would have big gypsy parties and cook all this food and Sam would always bring a couple plates loaded with food over for me and one of the other guys. We would get off work and sit around out back with Sam and drink beer. Heard Sam passed from a heart attack many years ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Annandale Road Area ()
Date: August 21, 2020 02:59PM

Annandale Road Area Wrote:
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> Emmett Grogan Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Courtesy of VDOT:
> >
> > New homes lined Route 50 in the Jefferson
> Village
> > neighborhood of Fairfax County when the top
> photo
> > was taken in 1955. Service roads extended along
> > Arlington Boulevard at Tripps Run to ease
> traffic
> > flow in this rapidly developing area near Falls
> > Church. Sixty-five years later, this is now a
> > well-established neighborhood with tall trees
> and
> > high-rise buildings on the horizon to the east.
> > #VDOT #FlashbackFriday #FBF
>
> Was there a 3 Chefs at the bottom of the hill on
> the right?

Sorry I should have been more clear. I was talking about coming down the hill from Koons Ford and the First Virginia Bank Tower.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huh?? ()
Date: August 21, 2020 03:30PM

11th Lord Fairfax Wrote:
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> I never knew until recently that Rte 50 between
> Fairfax Circle and Seven Corners didn't even exist
> until the 1950s. That blew my mind.


Is that true?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: August 21, 2020 03:42PM

A scenic overhead view of my neighborhood, where I "grew up" taken in the mid 1980's of Random Hills Road, our home on a perpendicular side road of Random Hills Road, address 4115 Gateway Road, Fairfax, VA

Parents purchased our single family home for $21,000 in 1960. Area west of Fairfax City down RT 50.

I attended Jermantown Elementary School for 6 years (now politically and correctly named Providence Elementary) , then Sydney Lanier intermediate from 1968-1969, then Oakton High School 1970, and lastly transferred to and graduated from
Robinson Secondary High School in 1974. Parents sold the home for $240,000 2 days before Sadam Kuwait on 2 August 1990. Red Circle marks aprox home location.

Not a bad investment I must say.

Photo taken for future development sites.

Cheers!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 21, 2020 04:41PM

Motel Dixie!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: August 21, 2020 06:11PM

Another look from 50 towards Loehmann's-file throwback
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 21, 2020 06:26PM

JV's hangout Wrote:
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> Correct, the 3 Chefs was on the left, part of The
> Governor Quality Inn.
> The palm reading place was on the left also. It
> was the house next to the Merchants Tire. I worked
> at the Merchants in the late 70's. It was a Gypsy
> family that ran the palm readers. The father was
> name Sam, he had two sons that were pain in the
> asses. They always wanted their cars worked on for
> free. Sam was a nice guy. They would have big
> gypsy parties and cook all this food and Sam would
> always bring a couple plates loaded with food over
> for me and one of the other guys. We would get off
> work and sit around out back with Sam and drink
> beer. Heard Sam passed from a heart attack many
> years ago.

Nice memory JV. Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 21, 2020 06:34PM

I am studying that picture Damien and I can't figure out how west bound traffic on Route 50 would access I-66 going eastbound. I don't remember that being a limited access interchange in that time period. What high school did you feed into in those days?

Also what would be politically incorrect about Jermantown? It was the name of that intersection dating back to the 19th century. I know Providence as an early name for what became Fairfax City.

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Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 21, 2020 06:49PM

Huh?? Wrote:
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> 11th Lord Fairfax Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I never knew until recently that Rte 50 between
> > Fairfax Circle and Seven Corners didn't even
> exist
> > until the 1950s. That blew my mind.
>
>
> Is that true?

I am not exactly sure when it went in but that sounds about right. West of Kamp Washington Route 50 was part of the old Little River Turnpike.

In the mid Seventies I worked construction with several Fairfax County old timers. They told me when Arlington Blvd was put through they constructed junctions for roads that were planned but not yet built. On weekends those spots were used for high school kids parking.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: August 21, 2020 06:52PM

Huh?? Wrote:
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> 11th Lord Fairfax Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I never knew until recently that Rte 50 between
> > Fairfax Circle and Seven Corners didn't even
> exist
> > until the 1950s. That blew my mind.
>
>
> Is that true?


Yes, but I think I was a little off. It was probably the 1940s when they built that section of road. You can see the aerial shot of its absence in 1937 using this tool:

https://fairfaxcountygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0612f9deb6bb4f0a9fa5cdce0cc75144

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: August 21, 2020 07:38PM

Well, it's my recollection, and I could be wrong, that Jermantown Road was once called Germantown road. But after World War I, it was renamed Jermantown Road. PC stuff back ten, local folks upset, not sure why, maybe the road having "German" in it.

Regarding "I can't figure out how west bound traffic on Route 50 would access I-66 going eastbound.", this areal photos shows dashed lines for future road improvements and new roads as well new access to I66 west bound on RT 50 from Waples Mill Road to go

east bound on I66. The whole interchange changes over 40 years. But the one above was one of the first to be done on RT 50. I used it to commute to Langley VA for work. Guess for who?

Did not know that Fairfax City was once called Providence City. Nice to know, thanks.

My route to Jermantown Elementary was from my home - Gateway Road, right onto Random Hills Road, to right on Route 50. Then left on Jermantown Road, then school on the left side.

My route to Sydney Lanier intermediate was Gateway Road, right onto Random Hills Road, to right on Route 50. Then left on Jermantown Road, right on Orchard St.

past the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, then right onto Bevan Drive, school on the right.

My route to Oakton High School - Gateway Road, right onto Random Hills Road, to right on Route 50. Then left on Jermantown Road all the way after it intersected Route 123.

Then to Blake Lane and left to side street - to High Oakton School.

My route to Robinson High School - Gateway Road, left onto Random Hills Road, all the way to Lagto (side streets and stops along the way) which intersects Lee Highway.

Left on Lee Highway, right on Dixie Hills community, for more side streets and student pickups, then back to right on Lee Highway toward Fairfax City.

Right on Shirley Gate Road all the way to Braddock Road. Left on Braddock all the way to right on Sideburn Road, Robinson High on Left.

This trip to Robinson High was all due to County School redistricting to enforce new School busing regulations. It was a mind numbing useless exercise in social justice, 60 minutes a day for 3 years.

In my 3 years at Robinson, I met less than a dozen people of "DIVERSITY".

Hope that explains my post Bill.N. ()

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jeffs ()
Date: August 21, 2020 07:43PM

the esso pic looking east 7 corners

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: August 21, 2020 08:23PM

That old oblique aerial photo of the Fair Oaks area is extremely cool!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: August 21, 2020 08:34PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Huh?? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 11th Lord Fairfax Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I never knew until recently that Rte 50
> between
> > > Fairfax Circle and Seven Corners didn't even
> > exist
> > > until the 1950s. That blew my mind.
> >
> >
> > Is that true?
>
> I am not exactly sure when it went in but that
> sounds about right. West of Kamp Washington Route
> 50 was part of the old Little River Turnpike.
>
> In the mid Seventies I worked construction with
> several Fairfax County old timers. They told me
> when Arlington Blvd was put through they
> constructed junctions for roads that were planned
> but not yet built. On weekends those spots were
> used for high school kids parking.

When first built, Rte 50 connecting what is now Fairfax Circle with Kamp Washington was known as the "Fairfax Bypass."

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Posted by: Dust to Dust FXCO Money Lost ()
Date: August 21, 2020 08:52PM

>Did not know that Fairfax City was once called Providence City. Nice to know, thanks

That's why the name Providence was considered to be the new City of Fairfax County's name. it never happened , people would rather send millions to Richmond in an area of 1.2 million people then keep it here with all the benefits a city has over a BOS county government such as hotel motel taxes dry cleaning taxes yes food tax and restaurant tax plus others without referendums , Democrats never met a tax they did not like so why not join in like the rest of Virginia has. If its good for the goat ....

I've said it many times on FXU No ones really in charge in Fairfax County there's no mayor and city council and money goes elsewhere in Va as the result with little accountability, why do you think the City Of Virginia Beach exists and so many other small cities that were once counties all small fry compared to the mighty economic engine of Fairfax County the Jack Herrity built , today Providence Virginia would be the 10th largest city in the USA far larger then San Francisco and many other well know cities. But since Fairfax is into "pride" change some more school names while keep on sending the cash to Richmond to spend "South Of Any Rivers" while becoming a city would put the cash into the cities coffers to rename those schools in style and have lots of the greenbacks left for other "worthwhile causes" LOL!

DAJAX The Johnny Come Lately Of Only 50 Plus Years In Fairfax County

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Posted by: Bill N Has Heard It Before ()
Date: August 21, 2020 08:55PM

Just remember Bill N voice of FXU reason that cities get the states road money to get it done when the taxpayers wheel squeeks with common potholes . Your Pal DAJAX TRUMP 2020 Bill Im In and YOU LOL !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: August 21, 2020 08:56PM

Me and my good neighbor friends use to ride our bikes from Random Hills to a place called Kamp Washington Pizza - late 1960's. Run by an old couple of immigrants from Europe, that passed the business on to their children and family members. Best PIZZA ever except in my memory New York pizza on Long Island. The place was renamed Pizza Rama and expanded to more space. Don't think they exist anymore.

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Posted by: You Passed The White Shack !! ()
Date: August 21, 2020 09:06PM

On Rt 29 with the flyspecked screens a burger ice cream place that I cant ever remember the name of .Its on here somewhere. They made a great greasy cheeseburger sub back in the early 70s when I was a road gang guard . DAJAX Pizzarama was decent joint too but not as good as that greasy little flyspecked shacks burgers ..Hey a new name for a theme joint "Greasy Flyspecked Shack California Burgers"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Know Why ! ()
Date: August 21, 2020 09:09PM

I can't remember the name ! I never looked at it ! I was looking at the greasy flyspecked screens and savoring those burgers cooking on the grill with the cheese melting that would soon be MY SUB ! DAJAX

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: gphwc ()
Date: August 21, 2020 10:11PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> I am studying that picture Damien and I can't
> figure out how west bound traffic on Route 50
> would access I-66 going eastbound. I don't
> remember that being a limited access interchange
> in that time period.

I think it was. If you went to Rt 50 from Jermantown, Waples Mill, etc. you were guided down Rt 50 East, left on Rt 123 and then onto I66 East. Up until the point the put the access ramp in and I cannot remember what year that was.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ernest ()
Date: August 22, 2020 07:14AM

"then Sydney Lanier intermediate from 1968-1969, then Oakton High School 1970, and lastly transferred to and graduated from
Robinson Secondary High School in 1974."

damien - I'm not a regular on this forum but I should probably know you. I also attended Lanier, Oakton and Robinson those same years.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: cheeseburger sub ()
Date: August 22, 2020 07:30AM

You Passed The White Shack !! Wrote:
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> On Rt 29 with the flyspecked screens a burger ice
> cream place that I cant ever remember the name of
> .Its on here somewhere. They made a great greasy
> cheeseburger sub back in the early 70s when I was
> a road gang guard . DAJAX Pizzarama was decent
> joint too but not as good as that greasy little
> flyspecked shacks burgers ..Hey a new name for a
> theme joint "Greasy Flyspecked Shack California
> Burgers"

That was Henry's snack bar. He was the same guy who started Henry's towing. Back in those days Henry's towing was a cool and helpful company and not the predatory snatch and run screwjob company that they are today. There is at least one picture of Henry's snack bar in this thread somewhere but I cant find it.

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Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 22, 2020 08:01AM

damien Wrote:
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> Well, it's my recollection, and I could be wrong,
> that Jermantown Road was once called Germantown
> road. But after World War I, it was renamed
> Jermantown Road. PC stuff back ten, local folks
> upset, not sure why, maybe the road having
> "German" in it.

Not sure about the date but you are correct on the spelling. My 19th century maps show it with a G rather than a J.


> Did not know that Fairfax City was once called
> Providence City.

Town of Providence actually when it was first formed, although it was still unofficially called Fairfax Courthouse. The first use of the name Town of Fairfax was for what is today Culpepper. For a time this caused a great deal of confusion. When Culpepper changed the name it freed it up the name and the Town of Providence changed its name to the Town of Fairfax. That is also the origins of the Providence magisterial district.

I stand corrected on the Route 50-66 interchange being limited access at one time.

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Posted by: gphwc ()
Date: August 22, 2020 08:33AM

gphwc Wrote:
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> Bill.N. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I am studying that picture Damien and I can't
> > figure out how west bound traffic on Route 50
> > would access I-66 going eastbound. I don't
> > remember that being a limited access
> interchange
> > in that time period.
>
> I think it was. If you went to Rt 50 from
> Jermantown, Waples Mill, etc. you were guided down
> Rt 50 East, left on Rt 123 and then onto I66 East.
> Up until the point the put the access ramp in and
> I cannot remember what year that was.

The Aerial Imagery site for Fairfax County shows no ramp from 50W to 66E in 1980, but it is there in 1990. I really wish they did not have a 10 year gap in imagery during such a pivotal time of expansion in Fairfax County. :-( And of course there was nothing there in the 1960 image but the interchange is there in the 1976 image. Again, a 16 year gap in coverage???

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Posted by: gphwc ()
Date: August 22, 2020 08:39AM

Emmett Grogan Wrote:
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> That old oblique aerial photo of the Fair Oaks
> area is extremely cool!


That is a great photo. And I love the annotations. I never knew E-Systems was off of Waples Mill. Only knew of their facilities on Rt50 just inside the beltway and the one in Springfield. Then they got bought by Raytheon. Boooooo!!!

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Posted by: oldOakton ()
Date: August 22, 2020 09:05AM

I thought the "Greasy Flyspecked Shack" was called Goldie's. Sold soft ice cream as well. Sticky picnic tables. Yum

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Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 22, 2020 09:43AM

oldOakton Wrote:
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> I thought the "Greasy Flyspecked Shack" was called
> Goldie's. Sold soft ice cream as well. Sticky
> picnic tables. Yum

As I recall it was both. Started out as Henry's and later became Goldie's. I have seen a picture in this forum somewhere.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 22, 2020 11:59AM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> oldOakton Wrote:
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> > I thought the "Greasy Flyspecked Shack" was
> called
> > Goldie's. Sold soft ice cream as well. Sticky
> > picnic tables. Yum
>
> As I recall it was both. Started out as Henry's
> and later became Goldie's. I have seen a picture
> in this forum somewhere.

Andy posted this photo a few years ago, and Goldie's can be seen on the left side of the photo. Lot of things in this cool photo.

See the big ice cream cone?

Wish I could find a better pic of the place. I remember it was yellow and had a bunch of picnic tables. The were 4x8 sheets of plywood that were painted with cartoon characters making a fence around the property.

Anyone got any pics of the old Hudson Gas Station that was very near the old Fairfax High School, and the McDonald's?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: August 22, 2020 12:07PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> fairfax fred Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > oldOakton Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I thought the "Greasy Flyspecked Shack" was
> > called
> > > Goldie's. Sold soft ice cream as well.
> Sticky
> > > picnic tables. Yum
> >
> > As I recall it was both. Started out as Henry's
> > and later became Goldie's. I have seen a
> picture
> > in this forum somewhere.
>
> Andy posted this photo a few years ago, and
> Goldie's can be seen on the left side of the
> photo. Lot of things in this cool photo.
>
> See the big ice cream cone?
>
> Wish I could find a better pic of the place. I
> remember it was yellow and had a bunch of picnic
> tables. The were 4x8 sheets of plywood that were
> painted with cartoon characters making a fence
> around the property.
>
> Anyone got any pics of the old Hudson Gas Station
> that was very near the old Fairfax High School,
> and the McDonald's?


Great pics of a 67 (?) Caprice Wagon...a 73 (?) Impala Wagon, a Bug, and an early Blazer. Love it Iron

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ishcabibile ()
Date: August 22, 2020 04:17PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: August 22, 2020 04:25PM

Some additional information:

That aerial view of Fair Oaks and Random Hills area was provided to my mother by either Farifax County or PCA (Property Corporation of America). Not 100 percent sure it was PCA. Anyway, some inquiries
were made to the residents for the further development of the Fair Oaks area. Random Hills built in the late 1950's, there were about 20 some single family homes. In the mid 1980's most of these families had children
who graduated High School and College, no longer lived there with them.

So my mother formed a neighborhood community to negotiate the offers made by PCA to buy the properties. So all the owners combined their land parcel sizes and settled for several million dollars, each owner
getting a share of the total based Home values and land held.

My user name is this forum is based on my middle name. When I went to Jermantown Elementary I recall looking out the school windows seeing them building route 66 westward.

When our home was purchased in 1960, there was only gravel roads to access Route 50. No street lights, no Dulles Airport, no RT 66, no Beltway. There were bobcats, raccoons, possums, owls, as well as other natural critters.

There was a couple of farms on Ridge Top road. One belonged to the Bellard family, which had a barn with horses and acres for them to feed on the grass., Used to feed them apples and carrots with their son Paul supervising.

You could see the stars at night, fire flys would come out during the summer in droves. 90 percent wooded areas in Random Hills, air as fresh as it could get. What a paradise to grow up in.

We had no central AC until 1968, so in the summers, windows were left open and it could get pretty humid outside and inside. Some times hard to sleep at night.

Here is a photo of the old homestead in 1989. My future brother in-law's Honda parked out front.

Cheers.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 22, 2020 04:33PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> fairfax fred Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > oldOakton Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I thought the "Greasy Flyspecked Shack" was
> > called
> > > Goldie's. Sold soft ice cream as well.
> Sticky
> > > picnic tables. Yum
> >
> > As I recall it was both. Started out as Henry's
> > and later became Goldie's. I have seen a
> picture
> > in this forum somewhere.
>
> Andy posted this photo a few years ago, and
> Goldie's can be seen on the left side of the
> photo. Lot of things in this cool photo.
>
> See the big ice cream cone?
>
> Wish I could find a better pic of the place. I
> remember it was yellow and had a bunch of picnic
> tables. The were 4x8 sheets of plywood that were
> painted with cartoon characters making a fence
> around the property.
>
> Anyone got any pics of the old Hudson Gas Station
> that was very near the old Fairfax High School,
> and the McDonald's?


Here you go Old Iron.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: August 22, 2020 04:35PM

Re-post for page change. Hudson Fairfax for Old Iron.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: damien ()
Date: August 22, 2020 04:41PM

Hello Ernest. For privacy's sake I not going to provide more than this. I found your name regarding a Robinson High School resource I have. If your last name started with the letters "Sc" then I vaguely remember you. Thanks for your post.

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