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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Really!... ()
Date: July 25, 2021 12:28AM

I got to check I made some great pic poop posts on Dems

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW spotter ()
Date: July 25, 2021 09:30AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Seminary towers pool and parking area. Date
> > unknown.
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> Great old photo. I will venture a guess of summer
> of 1965
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> Nice 1962 Chevy Impala, 1963 & 1964 Ford Galaxies
> and a Ford Mustang
>
> White odd year plates on the cars.


I see a VW on the right hand side of that pic.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Buck fiden ()
Date: July 25, 2021 11:48AM

Isn't that the old Brookville Swim Club on Kenmore just south of Kenmore Towere heading towards Landmark?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Harri ()
Date: July 25, 2021 02:33PM

Brookville was much bigger and it was white only until 1971.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 25, 2021 06:54PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Seminary towers pool and parking area. Date
> unknown.


When the exit was a cloverleaf instead of the huge mess it is now...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Buck Fiden ()
Date: July 25, 2021 07:09PM

Thanks for the Brookville pic. Used to drive by it during. work several times a week back in the day hoping to catch a glimpse of those young boomer honeys in their bikinis. Obviously no blacks and no tattoed fat chicks allowed in. Thanks for the memories.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: July 25, 2021 07:16PM

Back in the 1960s women didn't need tattoos to look good.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: July 25, 2021 08:19PM

blanche Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Seminary towers pool and parking area. Date
> > unknown.
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> When the exit was a cloverleaf instead of the huge
> mess it is now...


Those were the days!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: walli ()
Date: July 25, 2021 08:51PM

Buck Fiden Wrote:
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> Thanks for the Brookville pic. Used to drive by it
> during. work several times a week back in the day
> hoping to catch a glimpse of those young boomer
> honeys in their bikinis. Obviously no blacks and
> no tattoed fat chicks allowed in. Thanks for the
> memories.


I'm sure there were plenty of fat white guys covered in tattoos who were allowed in.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sir Harry Haddock ()
Date: July 25, 2021 10:50PM

Speaking of Brookville Swim Club now back in the 60's. Exclusive clubs for the limo liberals to keep undesirable riff raff out have always been a Democrat core value

http://www.ilyc.org/adult-sailing , sorry chaps if you have to ask the price of a membership you can't afford it plus there's no Arthur Treacher's or Tippy's anywhere close

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Heavy Breathing Senior Citizen ()
Date: July 25, 2021 10:53PM

That's Ann Margret in a movie with Elvis

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 71 ()
Date: July 25, 2021 11:09PM

Here is another of Ann-Margret that is a little bit more.....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ollie Reed ()
Date: July 27, 2021 11:17AM

bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ollie Reed ()
Date: July 27, 2021 11:22AM

long time ago Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Another share from Chris Hershey.
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> So you got called out for taking photos from
> others. Now you still take photos from others and
> post them here with the "xxxx xxxxxx shared this
> photo". Are you explicitly asking these people if
> you can repost their photos and put their names on
> FFXU? Maybe they do not want their name associated
> with this site.

You're that one person who changes their handle who cared. Do you still care? Lmao I wonder if you kept crying into 2021? Let's see...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ollie Reed ()
Date: July 27, 2021 11:30AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Sad to hear that Landmark is down to one store.
> Only Sears is left now. I used to love the S&W
> cafeteria.


We lived down the road from Landmark when it was still open-air. I got hit by a car at a crosswalk walking home from school near the Hamlets, lol.

I used to go into that Sears and use their equipment to record a 60s flashback radio show on, I think, DC101 in the mid-80s.

The only reason to go to the refurbished Landmark Mall of the 90s was Brentano's Book Store, imo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fishy Fingers ()
Date: July 27, 2021 12:01PM

Sir Harry Haddock Wrote:
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> Speaking of Brookville Swim Club now back in the
> 60's. Exclusive clubs for the limo liberals to
> keep undesirable riff raff out have always been a
> Democrat core value
>
> http://www.ilyc.org/adult-sailing , sorry chaps if
> you have to ask the price of a membership you
> can't afford it plus there's no Arthur Treacher's
> or Tippy's anywhere close

Here is a rare photo of the Arthur Treacher's in the Rose Hill Shopping Center. I don't know the year it closed, but I do know that by 1983 it was boarded up.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ollie Reed ()
Date: July 27, 2021 07:36PM

chris nick Wrote:
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> got one of those trade dollars in the next room.
> it’s got chinese chop marks in it. might snap a
> pic of it and post later.
>
> great thread! been lurking it for years, decided
> to catch up on whatever posts i’ve missed since
> 2014. i grew up off of s. glebe road (mom worked
> for nick rinaldi lanes in the late 70s, then
> taso’s pizza) then moved to arlandria in the
> mid-80s, then my fam hopscotched to a few more
> places in alexandria til i graduated t.c. williams
> hs in 1990, after which i got the hell out of
> ‘dodge’.
>
> anyone remember the old comic book store off of e.
> windsor and the main drag in arlandria?

I know I'm necro'ing the hell out of this thread, but I used to live right across from that comic book shop in Arlandria in the mid-80s. I spent many an afternoon there, heard the proprietor died. Sad. He let me loiter for hours despite me rarely buying anything (poor middle school student with no cake at the time.) RIP

Got two of those trade dollars with the chop marks on them. Willing to dig them out, snap pics and post them if you're still out there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: O. Reed ()
Date: July 27, 2021 08:25PM

Fairfax Fred Wrote:
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> Burger Delight (now closed). Where is this and was
> it once a hot shoppes jr. ???


I worked there as a teen in the mid-80s. Good times

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burger Delight Fine Diner ()
Date: July 27, 2021 10:47PM

Was in Alexandria where Enterprise Rent A Car is today, it was very much like the Weenie Beanie Off 395 in Shirlington and like Benjamin's that was on Alban drive in lower Springfield that closed at least 10 years ago all had large yellow bill board menu's with just about the same items and names such as Royal Hamburger , Half Smoke on them over the order pickup counters , Weenie Beanie still does have the sign menu and is still open , Burger Delight closed about 5 years ago . All offered items like home made bean soup ,lunch specials ,egg sandwiches , fast take out foods that were a different selection then the same old from the big fast food outlets with exception of Arthur Treacher's , Tippy's And Jack In The Box as they are still the worlds best dining for the very sophisticated gourmand diner with ice cold Fanta to cool now legal bongs in Virginia at A.T's while JIB out west and Tippys in Nova offer sodas that do the dirty job

Tell us in the know if they were all owned by the same person, W.B Benjamin's and B.D
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Arthur ()
Date: July 28, 2021 08:04AM

Lunch is served
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmett Grogan ()
Date: July 30, 2021 09:25PM

I worked at Brookville Pool in 1975 and never knew it was white-only. This does not surprise me in the least, since the owner and his wife (last name Malcom) were both nasty, money-hungry assholes

The underground filter room was equipped with an underwater window to judge water clarity. The window was located in the deep end, directly under the diving boards - perfect for watching the bikini-bottoms of young teeny-boppers get pulled down by the dive! Ah, my misspent youth!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 31, 2021 09:18AM

Highlander motor inn Arlington Va. The place is gone, now a CVS.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: July 31, 2021 09:25AM

Hospitality house Arlington. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: do the bump ()
Date: July 31, 2021 12:18PM

b u m p .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Will You Look At That Pic ()
Date: July 31, 2021 03:28PM

That crispy fried fish those hot chips the ice cold Fanta's to cool your bongs , it would be a dream world to dig into that at a picnic table while sitting by the Brookville Pool in the summer of love 68 , but I sadly was at the corner of Height and Ashbury st. in Frisco laughing at comically freakish hippy's whom would be weed soaked Dems for life !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Comically Freakish Hippy ()
Date: July 31, 2021 03:37PM

May I say vote (D) for a new freakish non comically weird world of pure communism to come blaaaaahhhaa man that was a deep legal toke from the old pipe !

Lets see some more old pics from 68's summer of love in Nova concerts pool parties hot hippy chicks and AT's sadly I messed it all I was at the corner of Height and Ashbury st in Frisco laughing at the comically freakish hippy's who were weed soaked

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Water Lover ()
Date: July 31, 2021 03:45PM

Here was some real water fun in 68 in DC when it burned
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Not FAIR ! FCPS RIP OFF! ()
Date: July 31, 2021 03:50PM

Why these nice pools in Arlington high schools and NOTHING HERE IN EXHALTED RICH FAIRFAX

Were being RIPPED OFF ! KIDS could drown without water safety training (no kidding)

OH Democrats think WOKE IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Here's Some Arl Fun For NAZIS ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:03PM

In Arlington back in the days right after Democrat segregation of the black and white races officially ended but did it really . Republicans never passed a POLL TAX to keep blacks from voting earlier in the century !
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Back To Our Normal Program ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:09PM

Arlington Holiday Inn pool in the early 1960's non segregated with black and white swimmers , jus wondering did Republicans own Holiday Inn, must have
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Liability Lawyer ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:17PM

8 ft of water and back dive in such a short deep area , no I had not been invented then but today I give more to Dems then the NRA does to all , see any tort reform in Obamacare to save money nationwide ?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Buck Fiden ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:26PM

Those were the days. I made service calls on occasion to Party Headquarters which if I'm not mistaken was on N Franklin Rd in Arlington. They had a HUGE German Shepherd that slept behind the front desk and would come out to 'greet' visitors. On one occasion, he jammed his huge snout towards my crouch and my life passed before my eyes(LOL). The immaculately tailored man behind the desk told me not to be afraid because I was white and they only keep the dog around for niggers.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Those Lucky Damm Hippys ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:30PM

In their commune with this wild cat of a beautiful lady back in 66
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Well The Most Important Part ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:32PM

Were they Democrats back then ? > I made service calls on occasion to Party Headquarters which if I'm not mistaken was on N Franklin Rd in Arlington.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ya Know ()
Date: July 31, 2021 04:44PM

Blacks mostly voted for Republicans back then before Democrats brought welfare out for votes , 1960's War on Poverty ?? How can that ever be won when Dems keep our borders wide open and swarms of millions of poor illegal's swarm into the USA . It will never be won ! That was the plan it was all a huge suck in for a vote! Blacks are still impoverished in Democrat controlled areas and will be until real change comes by not voting for any more Democrats who suppress the economy with bad policies and threaten our US rights under the constitution

Trillion dollar "Infrastructure" bill ! that's a code word for (D) progressive pork that goes nowhere to stop black crime caused by DRUGS and poverty why Dems got rid of the death penalty in Virginia for those who only committed the very worst of all heinous crimes, now its ice cream sunday's for them and drugs that make it into prisons in general population for life where they are free to kill and kill again

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Be careful where you go ()
Date: July 31, 2021 06:09PM

Here's Some Arl Fun For NAZIS Wrote:
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> Republicans never passed a POLL TAX to keep blacks from voting
> earlier in the century !

In 1865 the legislatures of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, all controlled by Republicans, instituted poll taxes and made payment of the poll tax a condition of voting.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Well Why Not ? ()
Date: July 31, 2021 06:13PM

Turn old pics of Fairfax into a Democrat circus there's no one left here with any common sense

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Circus Clown ()
Date: July 31, 2021 06:19PM

Is that DC Fire red Ford wagon an ambulance , is it true they were called "meatwagons" by the young long haired Democrat circus clowns of the day secretly taking tokes oh so paranoid as hell that cops would catch them and well off GS15 dads of the day would not pay for their summer trips to France to "find themselves "

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Simple Request ()
Date: July 31, 2021 07:41PM

Please take the politics and racist language elsewhere. There are thousands of threads on this forum to spew your bile.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Buck Fiden ()
Date: July 31, 2021 08:12PM

Rember the 68 riots well. We were involved in the construction of a high rise apartment in Crystal City. From the roof you could see helicopters circling and smoke rising from the vicinity of the Capitol.

We called it a day early knowing traffic would be horrendous. Piling into the company van, we headed north up rt 1 to catch the ramp to southbound 95. Halfway up the ramp we were stopped by a phlanax of heavily armed Virginia State Police. They were engaged in backing up a flatbed loaded with concrete barriers.

Asking the nearest office, a grizzled white haired,tobacco chewing officer of an age to have seen the elephant on the battlefields of Europe or the pacific and no doubt brought up from the South Side, we asked him what was going on. He replied 'Stokley Carmichael and that big mouth nigger,Marion Barry,threatened to bring the riot to Virginia and we were order here by the governor to make sure this is as far as the niggers are going to go'.
Those were the days my friend.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 31, 2021 08:51PM

I remember 1968, watching the eastern sky turn red. I also knew people who were staying in hotels in DC when it happened. Lots of destruction, but as I remember only a handful of deaths, mostly from the fires, with as many people killed by the police as were killed by rioters. Marion Barry was virtually unknown at the time of the 1968 riots. He had only been in DC for a short time and his activities were nothing that would have brought him to the attention of the VSP.

Also "South Side"? This isn't Chicago. Southside is the preferred spelling for the area in the Virginia Piedmont south of the James.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Simple Simon Asks Simply Pimply ()
Date: July 31, 2021 08:53PM

>Simple Request ()

So where's your old pics boy

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 31, 2021 11:26PM

Trying to get back on track. Those of us old enough to remember when Alexandria was a real port may also recall two businesses along the waterfront, Interarms and Potomac Arms. Here is something to take you back. http://gunlore.awardspace.info/gunknow/interarms.htm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Wizened Old Gunslinger ()
Date: August 01, 2021 12:56AM

Cool old town pic "Peacemaker" Bill N . The freighter was probably unloading news print at Robinson terminal for the Washington Post who may have owned it then . Katie Lanes marina was in that area in the small cove next to the torpedo factory only one of two places US Navy torpedo's were manufactured the other plant was in Newport R.I. all a part of the Washington regions national defense effort to name a few with the Pentagon, War Dept ,Washington Navy yard and gun factory , Naval Research Lab , 8th and I US Marine barracks, Indian Head Maryland's gunpowder plants and Dahlgren Virginia's navy testing facility who fired the big 16 x 50's and 8 inch guns off barges down the Potomac past Colonial Beach which still goes on today, the navy also tested the Alexandria factories torpedo's off barges farther down river at Piney Point Maryland where a WW2 German submarine lays at rest now explored by recreational divers, the sub sank by the US navy after reverse engineering everything on it after it was captured

I never knew their was an asphalt plant or what that is next to it, there were shipyards there in Alexandria's history , many wooden ships were built there over many long years since just Alexandria was founded . During WW1 there were wooden cargo ships 300 ft long built there that were deemed unseaworthy by the US Navy in a huge scandal and taken to Mallows Bay on the Potomac across from Quantico Virgina , they were burned to the waterline purposely by the govt and later people salvaged bronze and other metals off them , today they are relics still there a hazardous area accessed by kayakers and canoeists watching the many birds and wildlife and bass fishermen

Interarm's did indeed have a spooky past and relationship with real spooks , the place was a now and then haunt of numerous gunslingers who also enjoyed the wares of the Full Metal Jacket store below in its later years, today it is the site of the new Old Dominion Boat club who obtained the land in a trade as Alexandria city has created numerous small green parks along the river, when the project is completed it will be a park like setting almost a mile long with the Alexandria City marina offering tour boat rides and resturauants plus the abundance of fine dining in Old Town within a short walk but sadly the finest of all dining establishments is missing as Arthur Treacher's has not been seen, perhaps one got the nod at MGM Grand Casino to further draw in the suckers for a bet, adding a Tippys and Jack In The Box would truly seal that deal. Imagine three top flight resturauants in one place ! See you there Bill when they come . You do wear reddish golf type plaid suits like S John did I take it , are you bald too ? , in any event S John was a terrific leader in Fairfax and later all of Virginia. Keep up the good Peacemaking work and stay safe out there with your family too of course

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bennies Chili Bowler ()
Date: August 01, 2021 01:00AM

No body bothers me during DC riots

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mike Nelson ()
Date: August 01, 2021 01:22AM

Any German submachine guns in that sub , how about secret stashes of gold , ok grow lights and weed , is that why divers go down there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Das Boat U-1105 The German Sub ()
Date: August 01, 2021 02:38PM

There's some interesting history of this sub , it was sunk in 1949 in 91 feet of water off Piney Point Maryland in the Potomac River . The US Navy detonated a 250 pound depth charge placed 30 feet away from the sub .It lifted the sub out of the water and sank to remain undiscovered until June 1985 when divers found it

The German crew surrendered the sub on the 10th of May 1945 in Scotland escorted by British warships . Later the sub was turned over to the US as a war prize . The sub was 220 feet long before being sunk and weighed 747 tons it could travel submerged for 80 miles and on the surface 8500 nautical miles at 10 knots with a maximum speed of 17.7 knots about 20 miles an hour . It was launched on Hitler's birthday April 20th 1944 . U-1105 was one of 10 German U boats that were coated in black rubber to elude allied sonar It was given the nickname "Black Panther" with its sister ships

During WW2 the U-1105 on its first mission badly damaged a British warship the frigate HMS Redmill off the Irish coast which lost 32 crewmen and was towed to a Irish port where it was scrapped

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Redmill_(K554)

Today the sub is part of the Maryland Historical Trust . Divers are allowed to visit the sub and must file a dive log report with information about their dive and the condition of the sub with the trust . The dive down to the sub is considered to be an advanced dive as the trusts information is that the conning tower top is 65 feet down and the subs main hull lays deeper

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-1105

https://mht.maryland.gov/archeology_U1105.shtml Maryland Trust site on the U-1105

http://somd.com/news/headlines/2009/9777.php
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ghost Fleet of The Potomac ()
Date: August 01, 2021 03:14PM

The WW1 wooden ships built in old Town Alexandria and later burned by the government in Mallows Bay on the Potomac river across from Quantico Virginia.

https://savingplaces.org/places/ghost-fleet Pics are of Mallows bay and Alexandria in 1919
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Frcic ()
Date: August 01, 2021 03:16PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> > Seminary towers pool and parking area. Date
> > unknown.
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> Great old photo. I will venture a guess of summer
> of 1965
>
> Nice 1962 Chevy Impala, 1963 & 1964 Ford Galaxies
> and a Ford Mustang
>
> White odd year plates on the cars.

One out of thirty cars in that picture is a Volkswagen - in 1965. Does that mean anything to you Sleepy?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Some DC Love ()
Date: August 01, 2021 03:29PM

Mid 1930's pic of the US Capitol Mall and monuments , Arlington National Cemetery was smaller and more wooded up on the hill then . The flat area of the cemetery was the south post of Ft Myer you can see the Memorial Bridge then new and the entrance to the cemetery, also a clear view of Pennsylvania Ave to the White House and beyond with Key Bridge, Roosevelt island, Three Sisters Island and the reservoir

https://ghostsofdc.org/2014/01/10/1930s-aerial-view-west-national-mall/ click on the pic to zoom in
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Soul Brother ()
Date: August 01, 2021 03:52PM

Bens Chili Bowl in DC Escaped the DC riots as rioters thought Ben was black as he had a sign on the place that said Soul Brother . Ben Ali was from Trinidad his wife from Virginia . His widow is a distinguished lady so please don't attack her, they were a very hard working couple who built a successful business in America . The only question is does Bill Cosby still eat free at Bens with the Obama family but when President Obama visited he tried to pay , they refused his bill

Ben Ali's widow explains what happen in the riots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okfh4UJkkyY

https://www.insider.com/bens-chili-bowl-fed-protesters-during-black-lives-matter-marches-2020-6

https://lisaruthgabrielson.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/iconic-dc-bens-chili-bowl/
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jigsaw Racist Spotter Job Test ()
Date: August 01, 2021 04:12PM

You must get in line at Bens and wait go in and bring back a halfsmoke with chili and mustard no onions . You will be watched , if you fail you don't get the 12.50 an hour job tasting pies , your racist . You still want it

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 01, 2021 04:57PM

Some DC Love Wrote:
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> Mid 1930's pic of the US Capitol Mall and
> monuments

Ghosts of DC had this photo taken from the Washington Monument in 1911 looking down on Constitution Ave.

Union Station is the large white structure seen at the top right of the photo.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Terrific View Of ()
Date: August 01, 2021 05:45PM

President Trumps Hotel ! Formerly 12th and Penn US Post Office HQ a hundred years ago ! Its a great place to stay!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Future View Of US Under Dems ()
Date: August 01, 2021 05:59PM

Dems are almost there, after all they did control DC in 1968 the rest will come soon if they can pass that HR1 voting cheat bill

https://ghostsofdc.org/2015/04/14/photos-of-columbia-heights-after-68-riots/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Soul Bro Soul Sister ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:10PM

Ya so we did not get burned out
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: So Mr White ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:13PM

Could not buy spray paint , why did not Democrats in Congress investigate these riots ??

That's racist , what's the problem too many Democrats did it !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Wanna Know ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:15PM

Why people are not thanking those troops for their service

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Registered Democrat ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:24PM

Gee I don't know what to say, I guess I'll have to check with Nancy Chuck or Joe for my talking points

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: walli ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:27PM

This used to be an awesome thread. Now it's been ruined by pics and comments that don't belong here.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: In 1968 ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:30PM

Alexandria Va population was 91k
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: HD Biker Bro ()
Date: August 01, 2021 06:40PM

Sorry but don't let your warm beer get your blaze wet Walli cuz you never saw Janis with Big Brother and The Holding Co at the Alex Roller Rink in 68 dude with unknown Rod Steward there too . Where's your old pics dude, people bitching are free loading . Really man who cares anymore about FXU its about dead so enjoy what ride there's left and have some laughs man , Im out of here time to screw it on hard and head to Toots in St Marys man
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 01, 2021 08:18PM

In 1968 Wrote:
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> Alexandria Va population was 91k


Is that the old Exit 1 on the Beltway?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 01, 2021 08:37PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> In 1968 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Alexandria Va population was 91k
>
>
> Is that the old Exit 1 on the Beltway?


Just after crossing the old Wilson Bridge and taking the exit off of the Beltway - Maryland into Virginia

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: low Info Voter ()
Date: August 01, 2021 08:56PM

I get it, those soldiers are delivering Mission BBQ to cool off the rioting crowd , nothing like plates filled with pig ribs ,mac and cheese ,greens corn bread and watermelon to take the mind off burning down the town

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Man All Battle Stations ()
Date: August 01, 2021 09:11PM

Stand by for Salvo

Fire!

Washington Old Dominion RRs route
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Helmsman Keep Your Rudder Midshi ()
Date: August 01, 2021 09:22PM

Flank ahead damm the torpedo's were ramming the Chicom bastards

Chesterbrook School 1940

Burke School in 1958

Centerville unknown

Jimmys Old Town tavern Herndon built in 1899

Clarendon unknown
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Full Astern Execute Emergency ()
Date: August 02, 2021 03:50PM

Stop ! All engines full astern ! Executing emergency stop maneuver ,chute coming down off port pilot in water off carriers stern , ships divers corpsmen bos'n gang to port side for pilot rescue dead slow astern on both engines 1/4, stop all engines, divers in water ,bos'n gang has pilot on deck , radio carrier rescue successful, corpsmen reports pilot unharmed , well done all hands stand by for carrier chopper arriving on stern

Found a treasure trove of Old Fairfax Pics that may not be posted here yet

All in the 1918-20 period Bull Run store and Fairfax Courthouse , out
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Port Side Massey Building ()
Date: August 02, 2021 04:05PM

Gunners mates hold your fire, spotter says that's the Massey behind the port side of the last courthouse pic hiding in the big pine tree

False Chicom report ! It was not built till 1969! LOL! Suckers , so sad to see that WOKE Democrats just had to take those cannon and monuments away, how weak and sick a people they really are , what did it matter , have black test scores at "Justice Reform" high gone up through the roof yet , so when will they ? Never ! Its all just going to get far worse with Democrats bring in so many new poor over our southern border . That's more like it, now post some old pics or STFU its free speech FXU here

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I Threw A Penny In That Well ()
Date: August 02, 2021 04:09PM

I wished for peace and our nation to be strong, WOKE Democrats smashed that dream to pieces with their hate that started stirring the current pot of crap

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Back To Normal Programming ()
Date: August 02, 2021 04:27PM

Emergency WOKE shock treatment forced upon obvious GOP Trump mental subject , no more saliva seen from mouth, straightjacket secured ,force feeding Marx in progress no escaping to freedom !

Moving what looks like an old school in the 60s in Fairfax and the Fairfax Seminary in Alexandria back in the late 1800's if its still there today
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 02, 2021 04:58PM

The school building is probably the old Legato School that was moved to the grounds of the Fairfax Courthouse.

The Fairfax Seminary is actually the Virginia Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. When it was built the land was part of Fairfax County. The area has since been annexed by the City of Alexandria. Yes it is still there, although it looks somewhat different. Seminary Road is named after it.

The cannons at the Courthouse were a bit lame. They were mounted on unhistoric metal carriages. Also the guns face north. Yet in the raid when John Marr was killed and in the subsequent Union advance on Fairfax prior to the battle of First Manassas the Union forces came from the east, up 236.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lame Old Coot ()
Date: August 02, 2021 06:46PM

But the cannons faced the National Bank Of Fairfax for some good jokes Bill

That may be the Legato School but it was moved about 1975-or 76 and was not far from its present location of course 50's cars were around then . Chain Bridge Rd would have been a big problem with that load, Im wondering if its a Grange building

The seminary is a wild looking building in the style of the day and the name of the road now makes complete sense . I have felt "calmer" driving past that green space where the Theological Seminary is at just by thinking of cloistered monks peacefully studying inside its nice to have such places in todays crowded areas

Yes the union forces were to the east of Fairfax toward DC and Alex areas , have you ever visited Ft Willard off Ft Hunt Road its in a circle in an old majestic subdivision at the top of the hill gifted to the county by the son of the subdivisions builder in the 1970's who owned it and had to pay taxes on property he could not do anything with. Ill keep his good name out of this forum only to say he was also an "old salt"

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Posted by: One Who Remembers Gives Thanks ()
Date: August 02, 2021 07:17PM

As so many Fairfax County US military vets served in Vietnam from the highest positions down this post is related to Fairfax County

The greatest MOST POPULAR PIN UP OF THE Vietnam War . The American Patriot Raquel Welch one of the worlds most beautiful women who preformed with another patriot who was the leader of the USO troupe born in Great Britain Bob Hope to bring a happy piece of America to GIs thousands of miles from home , some who never returned alive but laughed and smiled for a few hours to see them all preform

She should be awarded The US Medal of Freedom the United States highest civilian honor for her service to this county , don't count on any Democrat to do that unless the Chicoms name is Hanoi Jane

Bill N you remember her she's now 80 and still a beauty

Hip Hip Hurray A Toast To Raquel Welch AMERICAN !Born Jo Raquel Tejada her father was Spanish from Bolivia she was born in Chicago USA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raquel_Welch

Now meet Raquel ! Last pic give her a kiss on your screen you old coots !
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Memories of 1967 ()
Date: August 03, 2021 09:00AM

Gotta vote for Ann-Margret
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 03, 2021 07:46PM

On second thought the windows on the building aren't right for the Legato School. What Grange building were you thinking of Lame Old Coot? It could also have been a small chapel.

Fairfax Library used to have in its collection a book on the Union forts around Washington. One summer I used it to hit a number of the forts on the Virginia side. I had discovered Fort Willard earlier when I had a client meeting in that neighborhood.

Raquel and Ann Margaret were hot enough, but by the time I got to high school they were all in the Mom Zone, and MILF wasn't a thing yet.

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Posted by: Lame Old Coot ()
Date: August 03, 2021 10:02PM

Something up Great Falls way . But that's not it either The Grange its bigger

Ft Ward in Alex is another fort but you probably have been there so have I as well as Ft Washington and the cannon on the bluff across from Belle Haven Marina Ft Foote which are still there and are huge Dahlgren guns

Two other historical artifacts still standing are the original boundary marker to the south marking Wash DC's southern most point in a concrete box on the waterline at Jones Point light and another in a cage on the parking lot of a church First Baptist Church Of Alexandria on King street Rt 7 on the outside of the DC line but I cant see it on Google maps I did see it there years ago . There are more out there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lame Old Coot ()
Date: August 03, 2021 10:18PM

Just saw a WTOP site with info on the stones and pics

https://wtop.com/dc/2018/04/boundary-stones-the-quest-to-save-dcs-history/


Here's one Jones Point been there since 1790's
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 03, 2021 10:23PM

There used to be a boundary stone in Falls Church, but I cannot remember exactly where.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 04, 2021 09:06PM

Found this old photo taken on November 11, 1929

Several things to notice

Memorial Bridge not yet finished - See the cranes installing draw span Opened 1932

No Jefferson Memorial - 1943

No Pentagon 1943 - Land was the site of the old Washington Airfield

No National Airport - Opened 1941

Take the pic up to 250% to see good details - Enjoy
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Do da bump? ()
Date: August 06, 2021 04:28PM

you bump?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Do da bump? ()
Date: August 06, 2021 04:35PM

Do da bump? Wrote:
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> you bump?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Don’t forget ()
Date: August 12, 2021 06:40AM

BUMP

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FancyDancer ()
Date: August 12, 2021 07:46AM

Full Astern Execute Emergency Wrote:
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> Stop ! All engines full astern ! Executing
> emergency stop maneuver ,chute coming down off
> port pilot in water off carriers stern , ships
> divers corpsmen bos'n gang to port side for pilot
> rescue dead slow astern on both engines 1/4, stop
> all engines, divers in water ,bos'n gang has
> pilot on deck , radio carrier rescue successful,
> corpsmen reports pilot unharmed , well done all
> hands stand by for carrier chopper arriving on
> stern
>
> Found a treasure trove of Old Fairfax Pics that
> may not be posted here yet
>
> All in the 1918-20 period Bull Run store and
> Fairfax Courthouse , out

Did you find any pictures of the “Service Garage” and/or the post office adjacent to it, on the corner of now University and Main? Where the coffee shop is now?

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Posted by: Negative Fancy Dancer ()
Date: August 12, 2021 12:32PM

No other old Fairfax pics seen but this artifact has been discovered , the question is is it the past or the future as Burke is not seen as it is today
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Black Pond ()
Date: August 14, 2021 07:36PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whiffie ()
Date: August 14, 2021 08:09PM

^^ Don’t click that link! Heh, heh.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VD9PN ()
Date: August 14, 2021 08:30PM

^^don't click that

I wish this site had mods

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Look at my Big Meat ()
Date: August 14, 2021 09:07PM

48 oz T-Bone
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ole VW Spotter ()
Date: August 14, 2021 09:12PM

What part of Fairfax is that and how old is it?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Drafting man ()
Date: August 18, 2021 11:07AM

Ole VW Spotter Wrote:
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> What part of Fairfax is that and how old is it?

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What would be Burke, where BCP cuts across from 123. It’s an old ADC map, no idea the age, but obviously pre Burke center build up.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 18, 2021 11:42AM

If ADC was vigilent about its updates the map would date sometime in the mid-1970s. Lake Braddock opened in 1973 setting the earliest date. Burke Center which is missing started in the late 1970s, setting the later date. Also Southern became Norfolk Southern in 1982.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Stand Down ()
Date: August 22, 2021 10:35AM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> If ADC was vigilent about its updates the map
> would date sometime in the mid-1970s. Lake
> Braddock opened in 1973 setting the earliest date.
> Burke Center which is missing started in the late
> 1970s, setting the later date. Also Southern
> became Norfolk Southern in 1982.

I don't understand your use of the word "If". The ADC sold their road maps at every 7-11 in the area, and new updated versions were provided as quick a possible. Your use of the word "If" is highly accusatory, and you are implying the ADC was remiss in their business.

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Posted by: .AARPer. ()
Date: August 22, 2021 11:02AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Found this old photo taken on November 11, 1929
>
> Several things to notice
>
> Memorial Bridge not yet finished - See the cranes
> installing draw span Opened 1932
>
> No Jefferson Memorial - 1943
>
> No Pentagon 1943 - Land was the site of the old
> Washington Airfield
>
> No National Airport - Opened 1941
>
> Take the pic up to 250% to see good details -
> Enjoy


Access to the tidal basin from the river. Great pic!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: August 22, 2021 11:25AM

Stand Down Wrote:
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> Bill.N. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If ADC was vigilent about its updates the map
> > would date sometime in the mid-1970s. Lake
> > Braddock opened in 1973 setting the earliest
> date.
> > Burke Center which is missing started in the
> late
> > 1970s, setting the later date. Also Southern
> > became Norfolk Southern in 1982.
>
> I don't understand your use of the word "If". The
> ADC sold their road maps at every 7-11 in the
> area, and new updated versions were provided as
> quick a possible. Your use of the word "If" is
> highly accusatory, and you are implying the ADC
> was remiss in their business.

I have a 1973 ADC Northern VA Street Map (library discard price $4.00) that shows similar pages but the Lake Braddock SS site is unnammed "school site." So the posted page might be from the next edition of the map.

Its crazy all the open space that are now totally developed. This WAS a wonderful place to grow up!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: August 22, 2021 02:20PM

LA (Lower Alexandria) date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sayso ()
Date: August 22, 2021 02:48PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> LA (Lower Alexandria) date unknown.


“LA” is for lower Arlington. Down by Crystal City, if it’s still called that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 22, 2021 10:49PM

Chill out stand down. I wasn't attacking the diligence of the Alexandria Drafting Company. I just did not know the frequency with which that particular map was updated or the lead time required in the days before computer printing.

On a happier note I stumbled on this item from the Patch. https://patch.com/virginia/burke/oldest-home-burke-listed-sale?utm_term=article-slot-1&utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&fbclid=IwAR2rglGOZUKMRH-2DveQR3HagbnidiYANIFIhzpWz1omk52zNX4sf-vT5Xo Burke's oldest home recently sold.

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Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 22, 2021 11:00PM

Andy. There is a Hollin Hall Cleaners is located at 7932 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria. From street pictures it looks like it is probably the same place.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: August 22, 2021 11:16PM

Also a brief history of Burke area schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54RlsL11eWA

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