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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hemmy ()
Date: August 23, 2021 06:15PM

Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only had one of each but I recall a full page ad every Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun to read them and I got my first in dash cassette player from those guys

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hemmy ()
Date: August 23, 2021 06:15PM

Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only had one of each but I recall a full page ad every Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun to read them and I got my first in dash cassette player from those guys

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: August 24, 2021 10:28AM

Hemmy Wrote:
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> Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town
> that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every
> week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only
> had one of each but I recall a full page ad every
> Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun
> to read them and I got my first in dash cassette
> player from those guys

Morris Katz. It was on South Peyton Street, at the intersection with Prince Street. It was at approximately 210 South Peyton Street. I just took a look at Google maps to see what's there now. I can't tell, as there are a bunch of trees in the way.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: August 24, 2021 10:33AM

Hemmy Wrote:
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> Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old town
> that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post every
> week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They only
> had one of each but I recall a full page ad every
> Sunday back in the early seventies … it was fun
> to read them and I got my first in dash cassette
> player from those guys


Here's more about Morris Katz.

Remembering Morris Katz & Sons in Alexandria #ThrowbackThursday
written by Lee Hernly, Editor May 9, 2019

https://portcitywire.com/2019/05/09/remembering-morris-katz-sons-in-alexandria-throwbackthursday/

Who remembers Morris Katz & Sons in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia? The Morris Katz sign on Commerce Street is still standing.

Morris Katz was located on South Peyton Street and Prince Street in Old Town and was in operation from 1927 until the early 2000s when the firm Land Design took over the space.

https://twitter.com/LandDesignInc/status/1004063563634397190

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: August 24, 2021 12:36PM

Born_in_Alexandria Wrote:
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> Hemmy Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Anyone remember that car stereo shop near old
> town
> > that ran an ad in the Sunday Washington Post
> every
> > week, advertising rebuilt car stereos? They
> only
> > had one of each but I recall a full page ad
> every
> > Sunday back in the early seventies … it was
> fun
> > to read them and I got my first in dash
> cassette
> > player from those guys
>
>
> Here's more about Morris Katz.
>
> Remembering Morris Katz & Sons in Alexandria
> #ThrowbackThursday
> written by Lee Hernly, Editor May 9, 2019
>
> https://portcitywire.com/2019/05/09/remembering-mo
> rris-katz-sons-in-alexandria-throwbackthursday/
>
> Who remembers Morris Katz & Sons in Old Town
> Alexandria, Virginia? The Morris Katz sign on
> Commerce Street is still standing.
>
> Morris Katz was located on South Peyton Street and
> Prince Street in Old Town and was in operation
> from 1927 until the early 2000s when the firm Land
> Design took over the space.
>
> https://twitter.com/LandDesignInc/status/100406356
> 3634397190


Every 2 or 3 years my Dad would buy our Mom a new Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. We(me and my siblings) were not allowed to ride in it until the clear plastic seat covers were put on the rear seats.

We went to Morris Katz, and I remember the huge neon that lit up the night. I also remember the dimples the seat covers left on the back of our legs in the summer time.

Dad bought the factory A/C but he didn't want to wear it out, so he used it sparingly.

Circa 1965 - Great memories

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Erikenstein ()
Date: August 26, 2021 11:36PM

That's 70 ton Brown's Chapel being transported up Baron Cameron Ave. in Reston to it's new location in 1968.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: September 01, 2021 03:46PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Every 2 or 3 years my Dad would buy our Mom a new
> Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. We(me and my
> siblings) were not allowed to ride in it until the
> clear plastic seat covers were put on the rear
> seats.
>
> We went to Morris Katz, and I remember the huge
> neon that lit up the night. I also remember the
> dimples the seat covers left on the back of our
> legs in the summer time.
>
> Dad bought the factory A/C but he didn't want to
> wear it out, so he used it sparingly.
>
> Circa 1965 - Great memories

From Herby's? He didn't have far to go.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: AshleyG ()
Date: September 02, 2021 03:00AM

Loved the photos!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Black Pond Bottom Sediment ()
Date: September 06, 2021 09:29AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 07, 2021 02:18PM

Arlington county residents protesting the removal of their homes to make way for I-66.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: We Remember 911 ! 20 Years ! ()
Date: September 11, 2021 02:47PM

So many of us came close that morning ! Jets were ordered to shot the plane down that hit the pentagon

God bless those innocent Americans who lost their lives and their families
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: September 12, 2021 07:24AM

We Remember 911 ! 20 Years ! Wrote:
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> So many of us came close that morning ! Jets were
> ordered to shot the plane down that hit the
> pentagon
>
> God bless those innocent Americans who lost their
> lives and their families

Thanks for posting those route maps. I had been looking for those. I had seen them earlier, but I had forgotten where.

Flight 77 went directly over what used to be T.C. Williams HS in Alexandria.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 12, 2021 07:38AM

Remember eating at Howard Johnson's. They were located all over NOVA.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Zzzz ()
Date: September 12, 2021 08:40AM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: September 12, 2021 09:06AM

Good Morning everyone

I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I haven't posted much lately because this thread is constantly buried under absolute garbage.

How can this issue be resolved?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 12, 2021 10:08AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Good Morning everyone
>
> I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I haven't
> posted much lately because this thread is
> constantly buried under absolute garbage.
>
> How can this issue be resolved?

Maybe someone could move all the legit pictures and commentary to a Facebook page. I am old and not smart enough to do this but maybe someone could figure it out. You and Andy could be moderators.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebooksucks ()
Date: September 12, 2021 01:39PM

fairfax fred Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good Morning everyone
> >
> > I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I
> haven't
> > posted much lately because this thread is
> > constantly buried under absolute garbage.
> >
> > How can this issue be resolved?
>
> Maybe someone could move all the legit pictures
> and commentary to a Facebook page. I am old and
> not smart enough to do this but maybe someone
> could figure it out. You and Andy could be
> moderators.

Not

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: zzzz ()
Date: September 13, 2021 07:32AM

Fair City mall
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Olde Photographer ()
Date: September 15, 2021 08:58AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Good Morning everyone
>
> I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I haven't
> posted much lately because this thread is
> constantly buried under absolute garbage.
>
> How can this issue be resolved?


The bane of non-moderated forums. Implementing moderators would help, but Fairfax Underground probably won't do that. Or as Fairfax Fred suggested, lift the content and move it elsewhere, to a moderated site, possibly with user authentication and validation.

I have thousands of photos and negatives of Fairfax, DC, NoVA, and Appalachian Trail created by me in the 1970s and 1980s, and some much older too. My grandfather taught me photography. He worked in photography from 1911 to 1972. He started as an apprentice in 1911 at age 12.

Some of my images are already on this site, albeit most not posted by me. I found this site while looking for a place to post and share some of my images.

I wont post on this site. It's unmoderated, and rife with trolls, spam and non-sensical vapid sociopathic drivel, hate, venom, and political diatribe.

Nice effort though, for the people who do post here in the spirit of this thread's title. Too bad it was started on a forum BBS service created for Trolls and administered by one.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Freedom2choose ()
Date: September 15, 2021 09:46AM

Olde Photographer Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good Morning everyone
> >
> > I wish the spam problem could be fixed. I
> haven't
> > posted much lately because this thread is
> > constantly buried under absolute garbage.
> >
> > How can this issue be resolved?
>
>
> The bane of non-moderated forums. Implementing
> moderators would help, but Fairfax Underground
> probably won't do that. Or as Fairfax Fred
> suggested, lift the content and move it elsewhere,
> to a moderated site, possibly with user
> authentication and validation.
>
> I have thousands of photos and negatives of
> Fairfax, DC, NoVA, and Appalachian Trail created
> by me in the 1970s and 1980s, and some much older
> too. My grandfather taught me photography. He
> worked in photography from 1911 to 1972. He
> started as an apprentice in 1911 at age 12.
>
> Some of my images are already on this site, albeit
> most not posted by me. I found this site while
> looking for a place to post and share some of my
> images.
>
> I wont post on this site. It's unmoderated, and
> rife with trolls, spam and non-sensical vapid
> sociopathic drivel, hate, venom, and political
> diatribe.
>
> Nice effort though, for the people who do post
> here in the spirit of this thread's title. Too
> bad it was started on a forum BBS service created
> for Trolls and administered by one.

And yet, you were here.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 25, 2021 11:00AM

Emerson's near Kamp Washington. Lazy boy gallery is there today i think. No date was given bit I guess from looking at the cars it was late 60's or early 70's??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: September 25, 2021 11:06AM

This is reportedly the Fairfax city Safeway that turned into Phaltzgraf at some point. Any guesses on the year? Is that a VW on the left hand side?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: September 25, 2021 12:25PM

Winter of 1969 - Yes, it is the Safeway that was located in University Shopping Center.

Great photo - Great old iron

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: September 28, 2021 12:36PM

A color slide of a little league parade in Fairfax. Looks like late 60's maybe early 70's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11thLordFairfax ()
Date: September 28, 2021 01:25PM

The banner they're holding says 1968.


Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> A color slide of a little league parade in
> Fairfax. Looks like late 60's maybe early 70's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: .DAJAX ()
Date: September 28, 2021 04:33PM

11thLordFairfax Wrote:
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> The banner they're holding says 1968.
>
>
> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A color slide of a little league parade in
> > Fairfax. Looks like late 60's maybe early 70's.

The kid walking up front looks like a retard.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: September 29, 2021 02:26PM

Documentary Explores a Place Formerly Known as ‘The Pits.’

Documentarian is also a reporter for the Mount Vernon Gazette.

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2021/sep/23/documentary-explores-place-formerly-known-pits/

By Mike SalmonThursday, September 23, 2021
#For me, the gravel pits behind Hayfield Secondary School started as the local fishing hole, which continued to be true into high school before other

http://connection.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2021/09/23/pits3_t180.jpg?370a03faaa4bde2115f371a02430eb3e6a451be5

Photo contributed

Motocross riding was big at the Hayfield Gravel Pits in the 1970's.

#things piqued my interest like BB guns, motocross bicycles, and girlfriends. In the early 1980s, life went on and jobs took over the spare time, and by the next time I looked up in the pits, it was a huge construction site for a new place called Kingstowne.

#Fast forward 35 years, and Kingstowne is my go-to spot for practically everything in my life but it’s hard to picture the gravel pits anymore. Reminiscing picked up online, so I embarked on a documentary film project that taken over during the summer of 2021, entitled “The Gravel Pits: Before There was Kingstowne.”

{snip}

Click here to see "The Gravel Pits: Before there was Kingstowne"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK-I-SB5Wfk

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 10, 2021 10:59AM

7 corners hot shoppes date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1&4ever ()
Date: October 10, 2021 11:51AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 7 corners hot shoppes date unknown.


I think that’s Bailey’s Crossroads.

/cic

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: October 10, 2021 12:04PM

I believe you are correct, 7 corners was a hojos where Pistone's Italian Inn is located now.

This is Bailey's Crossroads Hot Shoppes,location of many Sunday dinners for blanche's family.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 10, 2021 12:06PM

The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city Virginia , date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Breezeway ()
Date: October 11, 2021 05:14PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city Virginia ,
> date unknown.


Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ethel ()
Date: October 11, 2021 11:25PM

Yes, Blance is right--the sign says "Baileys Center." The building was razed and it's now a Best Buy. Had many meals there.

Anyone remember that the hostess who ran the cash register had the last name of Register?! Always got a kick out of that.


blanche Wrote:
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> I believe you are correct, 7 corners was a hojos
> where Pistone's Italian Inn is located now.
>
> This is Bailey's Crossroads Hot Shoppes,location
> of many Sunday dinners for blanche's family.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of '71 ()
Date: October 13, 2021 12:27PM

Breezeway Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city Virginia
> ,
> > date unknown.
>
>
> Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?

Not sure if this is The Breezeway. I don't remember that fence, and where is the Gulf gas station that later became Midas Muffler?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 11th Lord Fairfax ()
Date: October 13, 2021 02:23PM

Class of '71 Wrote:
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> Breezeway Wrote:
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> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -----
> > > The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city
> Virginia
> > ,
> > > date unknown.
> >
> >
> > Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?
>
> Not sure if this is The Breezeway. I don't
> remember that fence, and where is the Gulf gas
> station that later became Midas Muffler?

Was thinking the same thing. In older photos of Breezeway, the sign out front is slightly different than the one in this photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: breezy ()
Date: October 14, 2021 05:38PM

The pool ran parallel to rt50 as well. Not perpendicular like the one in the photos.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 17, 2021 01:25PM

Old town Alexandria 1861.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: October 17, 2021 01:42PM

Class of '71 Wrote:
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> Breezeway Wrote:
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> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
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>
> > -----
> > > The Breezeway motel pool, Fairfax city
> Virginia
> > ,
> > > date unknown.
> >
> >
> > Is that Fairfax Blvd in the background?
>
> Not sure if this is The Breezeway. I don't
> remember that fence, and where is the Gulf gas
> station that later became Midas Muffler?

You might be right. I was told it was the Breezeway. Here are two shots of the Breezeway before and after the modular guest building was added.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Motocross Guy ()
Date: October 17, 2021 07:59PM

In the Kingston pits post with the beard I remember a guy with a Husky at Loisdale pits along Loisdale road where the Toyota dealer is now about 71 72 who looked like him had same dark kind of long styled hair . I called him "after shave guy" because he wore more cheap after shave then Arabs and Frenchmen you had to stay in front of him racing or you would gag

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