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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: marine brat ()
Date: April 12, 2013 06:04PM

Cameron S. Wrote:
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> Kings Parker Wrote:
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> > Kings Parker West Wrote:
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> > > Do any of you remember the skate wheel
> conveyor
> > > that went through the wall to the curbside
> > pickup
> > > at the Fairfax City Safeway? This would have
> > been
> > > late 60's to maybe 1972 or 73.
> > >
> > > After you checked out they'd put your
> groceries
> > in
> > > a box and slide it out the "hole/window" to
> the
> > > guy loading groceries at the curb. In the
> pic
> > > Kings Parker posted that hole/window is
> bricked
> > > up.
> >
> > Yeah I remember they had that setup at the
> > ravensworth Safeway also. I used to beg my mom
> to
> > get me some cragmont orange sodas when she took
> me
> > there. She bought most of our groceries at the
> > Cameron Station commissary so we thought is was
> > cool to go to a real grocery store every once in
> a
> > while.
>
> Coincidentally, the Cameron Station commissary had
> the same type grocery conveyor where you picked up
> your groceries at a facility in the parking lot
> for a couple of years ending in '73 or '74.
>
> They received too many complaints about items
> pilfered by the bag boys and went back to the
> traditional roll your grocery cart (or have a bag
> boy do it) out to your car.

I remember the Cameron Station conveyor back in the 60s. The cashier gave you your cigarettes and eggs to carry out - they typically got stolen or broken in the conveyors...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 12, 2013 07:42PM

I think Fort Myer commissary might have had the conveyor thing, as well.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greg ()
Date: April 12, 2013 08:32PM

Wow, some memories. I actually lived in that white house that was Penguin Feather back in 1976. I lived in Mt. Vernon Square apartments in the early 80s and used to walk over to Shakeys for dinner regularly, taking advantage of the 50 cent Lowenbrau tuning up to go over to 1320 club, and as a musician in the 80s and 90s, I played Sunset Grill many times.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 12, 2013 09:22PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> sitting here ROFL at the "Craigmont Can Challange"
> I am seeing unfold :)
>
> me, I am still jaw dropped every time I drive thru
> Annandale now (man, they tore UP that old gas
> station/3 chefs/fuddruckers, didnt they?) and look
> at the BofA and see the "Safeway" it used to be
> :)


CRAGMONT deserves it's own thread I think.

Thanks for the Cragmont memories guys!

remember heidi bakery at Giant?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 12, 2013 09:26PM

Terraset Elementary School in Reston. Two views during construction, 1975-77. Not sure if the aerial view is old or new.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 12, 2013 10:22PM

Ever wonder what those steps at Lee Chapel Cemetery, at the intersection of Lee Chapel Road and the Fairfax County Parkway, were attached to? Pictured below is Lee Chapel in 1910.

The church was built in 1871 and was named in honor of Gen. Robert E. Lee. It closed once in the 1920s, but was reopened in 1939 due to the increased local population. It closed for good in 1951 after parcels of surrounding land were bought up for the future Burke airport (later moved to Dulles, for those who don't know). It sat vacant for awhile but was eventually used for a controlled burning due to vandalism. The cemetery is now maintained by Sydenstricker United Methodist Church.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 12, 2013 11:08PM

Kings Parker West Wrote:
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> Do any of you remember the skate wheel conveyor
> that went through the wall to the curbside pickup
> at the Fairfax City Safeway? This would have been
> late 60's to maybe 1972 or 73.
>
> After you checked out they'd put your groceries in
> a box and slide it out the "hole/window" to the
> guy loading groceries at the curb. In the pic
> Kings Parker posted that hole/window is bricked
> up.


I never knew the real name of that thing. Thanks.

The A&P in Springfield (used to be at 6711 Bland St -- now an Asian market) also had a skate wheel conveyor that ran along the front window of the store. As kids we thought it was "futuristic" and wanted to go through the little doors leading to the curb.

We went to Cameron Station about once a month. Thought it was cool that you could buy your groceries, then drive to the loading area which was about 4 lanes maybe, and your groceries came down the skate wheel conveyor and were loaded into your car by the staff.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: beacon hill ()
Date: April 13, 2013 01:06AM

Beacon Hill Giant had those roller things too back when it was up there by itself before the mall was built. At least Giant is all I remember being there. I don't remember the airport at all.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 13, 2013 08:08AM

Cragmont Wrote:
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> Loved me some Cragmont cream soda


Just reading the word "cragmont" makes me laugh like hell.

My Dad would buy a few cases of assorted cragmont sodas and keep them in a old RC cola cooler that he bought used from a Highs dairy store in Arlington.

The cragmonts did not have pull tabs, you had to use a can opener. I thought I was pretty cool cruising around on my Marx big wheel with a cold cragmont in one hand. We used to run those big wheels down some of the big hills in Kings Park. I lived in Danbury forest so we would go to KP to run down the sidewalks on southampton at high speed with no brakes!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 13, 2013 08:25AM

Speaking of Highs dairy store, this one supposedly was located in Fairfax city somewhere but I do not recall where exactly. Can yall help a brotha out?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nope ()
Date: April 13, 2013 08:45AM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Speaking of Highs dairy store, this one supposedly
> was located in Fairfax city somewhere but I do not
> recall where exactly. Can yall help a brotha out?


Woodbridge.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 13, 2013 08:53AM

This one (High's originally) was in Fairfax on 236.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 13, 2013 10:07AM

Best laid plans. This is the planning commission map for Tysons Corner from 1961. GCM HS, I-495 and the airport access road didn't even exist yet at this point, though they are shown in their eventual locations. Tysons Corner Center went where the convention center was meant to be.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: annandale ()
Date: April 13, 2013 10:19AM

Anyone remember a hair salon in Annandale kind of near the old Shakeys called Hair Fashions by Grazzini? Used to go there when I was in high school back in the late 70's!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 13, 2013 10:41AM

Nope Wrote:
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> lbss82 Wrote:
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> > Speaking of Highs dairy store, this one
> supposedly
> > was located in Fairfax city somewhere but I do
> not
> > recall where exactly. Can yall help a brotha
> out?
>
>
> Woodbridge.


Okay, thanks! I thought I had seen that highs before. Was it on route 1 or maybe on smoketown road? That Dodge pick up looks like a 90s model and Im pretty sure all the Fairfax highs were gone by then.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 13, 2013 10:47AM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Ever wonder what those steps at Lee Chapel
> Cemetery, at the intersection of Lee Chapel Road
> and the Fairfax County Parkway, were attached to?
> Pictured below is Lee Chapel in 1910.
>
> The church was built in 1871 and was named in
> honor of Gen. Robert E. Lee. It closed once in the
> 1920s, but was reopened in 1939 due to the
> increased local population. It closed for good in
> 1951 after parcels of surrounding land were bought
> up for the future Burke airport (later moved to
> Dulles, for those who don't know). It sat vacant
> for awhile but was eventually used for a
> controlled burning due to vandalism. The cemetery
> is now maintained by Sydenstricker United
> Methodist Church.


The ghost of Eva Roy still haunts the chapel grounds as I have learned from another Fxu thread lol!
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ha ha I misspelled craigmont lol
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 13, 2013 01:02PM

about highs - that pic is the one that used to be on Featherstone Rd - it's still there as some mom and pop quickeemart. What's funny is that 7-11 build one right acorss the street from that location, then ended up taking over the Highs when they left the are and ran both locations as 7-11s for years.

the second pic the fairfax highs used to also be an pretty cool arcade/pool hall thru most of the 90's

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Re: ha ha I misspelled craigmont lol
Posted by: perth court ()
Date: April 13, 2013 01:56PM

I remember the day this paper was published. My dad was a fan of both the post and the star. He liked getting fresh news in the late afternoon as he was winding down after another day at the pentagon as he was cracking open a Ballantine beer or three.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: high's ()
Date: April 13, 2013 03:24PM

There is still a High's in Gunston Plaza. Only one I've seen around here in awhile.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 14, 2013 10:01AM

A little Sunday morning Eye-Candy....Annadale High School 1962.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 14, 2013 10:03AM

^^ANNANDALE...wake up Sleepy.

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Re: ha ha I misspelled craigmont lol
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: April 14, 2013 10:37AM

perth court Wrote:
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> I remember the day this paper was published. My
> dad was a fan of both the post and the star. He
> liked getting fresh news in the late afternoon as
> he was winding down after another day at the
> pentagon as he was cracking open a Ballantine beer
> or three.


The Star was a great paper.

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Re: ha ha I misspelled craigmont lol
Posted by: Major Bill Smith ()
Date: April 14, 2013 10:52AM

Here is a shot of my old pal Don Geronimo from 1980.
My fingernails grow long! All the women are jealous of my fingernails.
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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: gerbil racing ()
Date: April 14, 2013 10:59AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> CAPTAIN 20!!!!!!!!!!
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oh what?? YOU THINK I"M DONE!?!?! ha ha haha hh ha hah !!!!!!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:04PM

you know.......it's just funny how much stuff changes around here

edit: the hint this time is "PARK AND RIDE"



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:10PM

I think I got it, but first I need a lemon ade.

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also, I wonder what ever happened to that $700 LARGE that the Conservancy aparently "found" - guess they didnt have Excel back then? LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:36PM

@sleepy - gonna hafta do better than that, son :)

this pic wont help you at all.........but I have to admit I'd LOVE to read what story they are talking about on page 8 LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:52PM

so I dont know what I'm more surprised by:
the fact that the stories on page 3 could have been done today :(

or the fact I'd completely forgotten the words "Media General" :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:54PM

where do y'all think this kid is now?
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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: Old Dude ()
Date: April 16, 2013 12:56PM

gerbil racing Wrote:
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Hey, I remember those races! lol


And Ultraman was one of those shows that was so bad it was good.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 01:06PM

another pic of this dude at the Drug Fair that used to be in Cherrydale. I think it's a rite-aid now but I may be wrong about that

We had pics of this place a while back on the thread, we showed this guy making ppl all butthurt JUST FOR SITTING AND ORDERING FOOD. Dont know who this dude is but he's my hero! LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 01:10PM

here's a pic of the inside of the Cherrydale CVS (the one next to the ABC store..............yep! Gordon Blvd SURE KNOWS where that place is LoLz) back then when it was a Peoples.

edit - man, that menu is WILD! Ok, can somebody PLEASE explain to me the difference between a HAMBURGER (on roll - 30 cents) and a BEEFBURGER (on roll - 25 cents)

I see beefburgers with cheese are 35 cents and Eastern Shores "FINEST" Crabcakes were 40 cents ............y'all were high rollers back then LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 01:13PM

HA! Turns out the pic above was a protest pic too! the blacks were trying to be able to eat there as well.

and of COURSE, what does common sense tell ppl to do when customers with paying money show up back then? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

in all seriousness, do any of these "drug store counters" exist anymore?
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try and sit and MY county, eh boy?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 01:17PM

HA! I see Arlington wasnt always so "progressive" LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 16, 2013 01:30PM

@Gordon...whooes do ya think I am'...a hall monitor?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 01:56PM

@sleepy. LITERALLY ROFLMAO! Ok, you got me!

was this place where the park and ride is now, or was it down the street away and closer to Sydenstricker?

anyways, more change for y'all :) funny how stuff gets built up over time LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gamer ()
Date: April 16, 2013 02:02PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> This one (High's originally) was in Fairfax on
> 236.


I remember it as a video arcade.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 16, 2013 02:13PM

@ Gordon, I believe it was closer to Sydenstricker. At first glance I thought it was this place...Ades Comfort Camp-Fairfax...w/ a Trailways stop.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 02:31PM

the ole twenty nine-two eleven, eh? LoLz
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notice anything missing?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 02:36PM

didja know there are currently TWELVE named Shopping Centers in Springfield!?!?! And all of them are either around the old mall or along that stretch of Backlick between Heming and the Parkway - just amazing!

Also just found out that the first elevator in Springfield was in the Medical Building behind the Sev near Mike American. Just stuff I know y'all wanted to know LoLz

pic unrelated (edit - and I mean it this time LoLz)



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speaking of Edsall..........
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 05:35PM

@Blanche, Facebook - another look at the Charterhouse! And you can see the Dennys sign in the top left of the pic :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 16, 2013 05:36PM

What a line-up of cars in that first row...L-R Vega/MG/Honda/Mustang II/Pinto wagon/Triumph/Older Mustang(?)...throw in a Bug, another Pinto, and a Camaro or Firebird in the background....classic 70's :)

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Re: speaking of Edsall..........
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 16, 2013 05:44PM

@GB

Damn I just had my memory hashed for Drug Fair in the Peoples Drug thread, must have been you that put the thought in the air.

re- Cherrydale- that neighborhood used to be so different than what is today, really run down, lot of bikers and beat to fuck Cape Cods. It didn't really clean up until maybe the later 80's.

I think the old yellow Stratford Junior High building, it's now Woodlawn or HB Woodlawn was the first school in Arl or maybe even VA that was integrated- may have been 1959 if I remember the stories correctly (7 yrs before I was a twinkle in anyones eye). I think it was a pretty big deal back then as they were still talking about it 20 years or more later.

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Re: speaking of Edsall..........
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 16, 2013 05:51PM

I am pretty sure this has been brought up here..

At the site of Upton Hill Swimming Pool on Wilson Blvd used to be an old house that was HQ to the American Nazi Party. The leader was a nutjob named George Lincoln Rockwell who was assassinated in the late 60's by a disgruntled former Nazi as Rockwell left the nearby cleaners at Dominion Hills Shopping Center.


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speaking of change.....................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 07:32PM

@wingnut - their old HQ still stands to this day, y'know.

http://www.javashack.com/

TRUE STORY!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 07:38PM

Here's Farlington back in the 40's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:07PM

@Gordon: Can't remember why, but I researched existing lunch counters last year. Found a store in Fredericksburg, Va that still has a lunch counter: Goolrick's Pharmacy at 901 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA.

I keep meaning to get my butt down there!


GREAT pics!

Media General--Ha! We bitched about that company about as much as Cox!

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Re: speaking of Edsall..........
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:12PM

Love the "Fern Bar" in the Charter House pics! Looks like the "the Regal Beagle" from "Three's Company."

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Re: speaking of change.....................
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:14PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @wingnut - their old HQ still stands to this day,
> y'know.
>
> http://www.javashack.com/
>
> TRUE STORY!

They used to have a wrought iron swastika where the Java sign is now..

We used to ride by the place when we were kids and be kind of scared of the place like it was a haunted house.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:14PM

I believe these ads are from very early 1960s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:15PM

WOW!!
Just when I thought this thread was starting to die we got some of the best stuff yet.

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I just gotta find them, is all LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:35PM

@kings - oh, apparently the interwebz has TONS of nifty pics left
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 3 lakes? ()
Date: April 16, 2013 08:58PM

I'd like to see more West Springfield home ads. What are the three lakes? I understand there was supposed to be one in the Rolling Valley neighborhood and it was never made (in the area between Rolling Valley and Village West swim clubs).

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Re: also, I wonder what ever happened to that $700 LARGE that the Conservancy aparently "found" - guess they didnt have Excel back then? LoLz
Posted by: Name ()
Date: April 16, 2013 09:00PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @sleepy - gonna hafta do better than that, son
> :)
>
> this pic wont help you at all.........but I have
> to admit I'd LOVE to read what story they are
> talking about on page 8 LoLz


Pretty sure the kid on the left (wearing the south beach sweatshirt), is named Kyle Hoyt.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 16, 2013 09:10PM

An easy one I'm sure....a very cool Mid Century Mod Spot...we spent 3 nights here in '67 waiting for our "Red Ball Express" moving truck to deliver our stuff to our newly purchased home @ Holla.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 16, 2013 09:12PM

Pentagon construction:
Did you know that construction began on 11 September 1941? Sixty years to the day, terrorists hit it.

The preliminary plans were completed in 37 days, first occupants moved in on 29 April 1942, construction completed on 15 January 1943

Anyone want to take a guess as to how long this process would take today?

For more pics, check out: http://www.life.com/gallery/63331/rare-unseen-building-the-pentagon
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Name ()
Date: April 16, 2013 09:15PM

3 lakes? Wrote:
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> I'd like to see more West Springfield home ads.
> What are the three lakes? I understand there was
> supposed to be one in the Rolling Valley
> neighborhood and it was never made (in the area
> between Rolling Valley and Village West swim
> clubs).


Two on the golf course, and the third (technically still on the golf course) but immidiately south of greely. The dam blew out during hurricane Agnes in the 70's. my friends and I used to play on the remnants of the dam growing up. The dam was roughly behind Harwood Ct.

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Date: April 16, 2013 09:17PM

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just and fyi
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 16, 2013 09:25PM

you know............we were just talking about the "Super Giant" Department Stores and I never realized until just this second that
a) the old Jermantown Giant used to be one of those places and
b) I put a pic of the sign of it up back on page 6 of this thread

it's REALLY cool to go back and see all the pics we've all put up on this thread

it really is the most awesome thread ever

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Re: speaking of Edsall..........
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 16, 2013 11:09PM

wingnut--- used to got to DH plaza all the time. Remember the Swastika outside the cleaners. Plaza had some nice establishments- Tippy's, the barber with all the dirty magazines, and eventually Donut King.

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Re: oh what?? YOU THINK I"M DONE!?!?! ha ha haha hh ha hah !!!!!!
Posted by: Winner winner chicken dinner ()
Date: April 16, 2013 11:10PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> you know.......it's just funny how much stuff
> changes around here
>
> edit: the hint this time is "PARK AND RIDE"


Add - a - Lite Glass, atop the once steep hill on Hooes Rd. at the corner of Hooes and Gambrill Road. I just missed going in there when it was in its last days of operation...1979. It was boarded up soon after and sat abandoned with the sign with the 455- exchange phone number for at least two years.

Diagonally from this store was another abandoned house, a larger two story home that was used for the Jaycees Haunted House for years in the early 80s and then was burned down in a Fairfax County Fire training exercise. This house was next to the 7-11/Citgo/Halpers Lawn Mower repair shop.

For years, the Mobil was on Citgo drive and was Hooes Road Mobil. Or was it called Halls Corner Mobil first?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 16, 2013 11:14PM

Wingnut ---- Good eye! 50 and patrick henry and the Hot Shoppes next door! Montgomery Wards across 50

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: April 17, 2013 12:23AM

Winner winner chicken dinner,
I remember going to that haunted house when I was very young, scared the crap out of me! They'd line you up down a side road and take you thru the woods to get there (if I am remembering correctly). Years later, my friends and I would take the path behind the 7-11 to go sneak cigs. Eventually the old farmhouse adjacent to the Mobil station was vacant/ abandoned for the eventual construction of the Parkway. We used to sneak in there to smoke and just hang out. Good Times!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 17, 2013 04:46AM

Air Florida meets 14th street bridge. Everybody remembers where they were that day.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: skylark ()
Date: April 17, 2013 07:52AM

skylark

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Skylark ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:11AM

Circa 1957
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Re: I just gotta find them, is all LoLz
Posted by: Burn baby burn ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:13AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @kings - oh, apparently the interwebz has TONS of
> nifty pics left


Is that fireman shopping for (or stealing?) a pumpkin while a house burns behind him? LOL

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the train derailment happend like 30-40 minutes after the plan crash. First time ppl died on Metro that day as well :(
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:16AM

@kings - remember when the dude from Lorton jumped in the water to save that one lady.
HEY KIDS! The plane hit the northbound span which was bumper2bumper cause at the time, DC was rebuilding the Case Bridge (the bridge going over the marina).

They renamed the bridge after Arland Williams, this old dude who was on the plane who survived the crash and keep giving the life preserver (yeah, we only like had ONE back then - wtf, right?) to other ppl. He eventually died out in the water :(


also, please note that until 9/11, this was DEFINITELY DC area's WORST DAY EVAH.
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and I honestly think he's buying - go fig!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:24AM

Burn baby burn Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> > @kings - oh, apparently the interwebz has TONS
> of
> > nifty pics left
>
>
> Is that fireman shopping for (or stealing?) a
> pumpkin while a house burns behind him? LOL


heh/ My question is................what's the connection in that pic to Cox Farms. Cause I've never seen "McLean Farmers Market" before in my life.............but I've sure as ***k seen that Apple Cider sign before

@sleepy - so I'm stumped. I've been looking at that one building in the skyline behind the Interstate there and know I've seen it a ba-JILLION times..................but Lord help me I'm stumped.

@skylark - is that off of Loisdale? Was it called Loisdale back then?

edit: I'm an idiot. How could I forget to put up pics of this place, right? And turns out I was wrong about the apple cider sign........but at least you can see why my confusion LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:30AM

@Gordon, Wing Nut and LMSRoy's got it...Rt 50 and Patrick Henry....across from M. Wards and a very cool "Marina" style Safeway in 7 Corners. Kinda near this...one of my fav signs EVER!
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Re: and I honestly think he's buying - go fig!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:38AM

@sleepy - AWESOME PIC! Never seen that sign when did they take it down? WHY did they take it down?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:48AM

@Gordon, I'm pretty sure it was removed in the early 90's after some wind damage. Some more cool facts about my fave....
The first car drove under that magical sign Oct. 4, 1956, the day of the shopping center's grand opening. The sign consisted of an 80-foot-tall vertical section that read "7 CORNERS" and a horizontal arch reading "SHOPPING CENTER." The 11-foot-tall "7" forecast the weather. A jingle from those days:

When Number 7 is shining red, nasty weather is ahead.

When Number 7 is shining green, fair weather is foreseen.

When Number 7 is shining white, cloudy weather is in sight.

A vertical row of lights flashed upward when the temperature was increasing and downward when the mercury was falling. As if this weren't enough, there was also a three-foot-high digital clock.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Vienna Native ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:53AM

Nobody licks Cox for fresh vegetables!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lunch counter in Lake Anne ()
Date: April 17, 2013 10:47AM

There's still a lunch counter at the Lake Anne Pharmacy in Reston.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: April 17, 2013 10:52AM

Love the picture of Edsall and Yoakum. I note the Watergate at Landmark wasn't done yet because Buildings 3 and 4 aren't there. My wife lived in Building 4 before we got married; it's behind the large one up the hill in the picture posted here, the building we always called "the Ugly Building."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss 82 grad also ()
Date: April 17, 2013 12:13PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Cragmont Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Loved me some Cragmont cream soda
>
>
> Just reading the word "cragmont" makes me laugh
> like hell.
>
> My Dad would buy a few cases of assorted cragmont
> sodas and keep them in a old RC cola cooler that
> he bought used from a Highs dairy store in
> Arlington.
>
> The cragmonts did not have pull tabs, you had to
> use a can opener. I thought I was pretty cool
> cruising around on my Marx big wheel with a cold
> cragmont in one hand. We used to run those big
> wheels down some of the big hills in Kings Park. I
> lived in Danbury forest so we would go to KP to
> run down the sidewalks on southampton at high
> speed with no brakes!


I too lived in Danbury Forest and rode mine downe the big hill of lower Uxbridge

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 17, 2013 01:36PM

sleppyholla----- I seem to recall a stand alone ABC store between the Safeway and Wards. Loved the parking lot of Wards, had the rooftop parking with I believe a weather station and the carnival every spring in the main lot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 17, 2013 01:46PM

@Roy's, yes, the ABC store...good memory. Back when it was like a bank...you told them what you wanted and they got it...no self serv....freaked my Dad out. Ahh, I went to that damn carnival many times...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 17, 2013 01:52PM

Wasnt it the Greasman from dc 101 who called air Florida for a 1 way ticket to the 14th street bridge?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: April 17, 2013 02:04PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:07PM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> Wasnt it the Greasman from dc 101 who called air
> Florida for a 1 way ticket to the 14th street
> bridge?


No, that was Howard Stern. The Greaseman got in trouble (both times) for being racist.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:17PM

@blanche - yes, classic comedy from our local "genius" of humour o_0
@1995 - I saw that pic and it was like a big gaping hole for me - I'm like WOW THE SKY LOOKS SO EMPTY! LoLz
@lunch - I'll have to check it out - thanks :)
@Sleepy - that sounds like one of the most cool things EVER! Definately dont remember it being up in the 80s or 90s though but maybe the lower part of it (the overhang) was still there then I dont really remember. But dam that towers sounds like an AWESOME site to have seen in it's hayday.............


@anybody - that apple cider sign in that McLean Farmers Market pic midway on the page..............................HAVE I SEEN IT BEFORE SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THIS COUNTY!?!?! Cause every time I look at that pic........................well it' just looks REEEEAAAALLY familiar............

anyways, I'm hungry ;)



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:33PM

So apparently the PNC across the street from the old Little Tavern in Old Town used to be a Hot Shoppes too......................interesting :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:34PM

here's the one that used to be in Shirlington
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:43PM

here's a better shot of the old Rosslyn circle one - you can kinda see GU in the background as well - top right
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ROUTE ONE, BABY!!! :)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 02:45PM

does THIS little guy look familiar to anybody? LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 17, 2013 03:34PM

@Gordon....C'mon my friend get your orange roofs straight...the Old Town location was a Ho Jo's..see simple simon and the pieman on the clock front cupola..opened in 1939-1984...then a Wendy's...then a PNC bank. Ironically Alexandria would not allow them to have an orange roof due to zoning.
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THAT"S how I know that building LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 04:03PM

Sleepy, you rock!

And I completely forgot the PNC used to be Wendys - wow things DO change a lot LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: April 17, 2013 05:00PM

4309 Franconia Rd. For sale..
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 17, 2013 07:27PM

@FB Thief...great timeline transmission...I enjoy seeing the changes. Here is another 7 Corners/Patrick Henry long gone haunt...I loved this place!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 07:57PM

oh, I got you beat this time bro - THREE, count them THREE memories all in one pic LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:04PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @FB Thief...great timeline transmission...I enjoy
> seeing the changes.


Two more NEW pictures of the house
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:09PM

Skylark Wrote:
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> Circa 1957


The Skylark Motel was converted to the Howard Johnson's motel in Springfield in 1958. This is on a previous page in this thread--somewhere!

http://www.highwayhost.org/Virginia/Springfield/springfield1.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:09PM

@facebook - I would have never in a million years guessed that used to be a store - how'd ya know?

@springfielder - gracias!! Now does anybody know where that Interstate Inn was?

edit: so this is what was there before P.F Chang's and the Westin............
and that Buick dealer in the back is where the Greene Turtle is now. MAN does Arlington know how to remix LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:14PM

for those of us in the know........................this it the REAL REASON why Five Guys is (was? that's a debate I'm not getting into LoLz) the best
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:17PM

oh...............y'all should be able to guess this one.

I"M LOOKING AT YOU, SLEEPY!! :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:19PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @Gordon....C'mon my friend get your orange roofs
> straight...the Old Town location was a Ho
> Jo's..see simple simon and the pieman on the clock
> front cupola..opened in 1939-1984...then a
> Wendy's...then a PNC bank. Ironically Alexandria
> would not allow them to have an orange roof due to
> zoning.

maybe that's why they put this one outside the limits LoLz
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Date: April 17, 2013 08:24PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:30PM

closer pic of that ugly blue building used to sit at Glebe and Fairfax Drive
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 17, 2013 08:32PM

@wingnut - Closed for Season. Reason? FREEZIN! :)



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