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Re: hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................... My guess would be Shakeys if I had to pick
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: April 20, 2013 05:21PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @facebook - but to be quite honest, it's reminding
> me more of this place..............(doubtful this
> is a local pic lol)


Farrell's, the place every kid in Fairfax County wanted to have their birthday party at in the 70's and early 80's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntingtonhit Old Town and Dc ()
Date: April 20, 2013 10:20PM

@ Love Me Some Roys, my husband and I grew up just outside of the Beltway, when it was pretty much suburban to boondocks, we moved closer in the minute we could afford to. Growing up country and mostly suburban was fun but as DINK's, we like to be able to hit Old Town and DC every weekend, so much more to do and enjoy. We pay the price for it, but to us it's worth it, although it's not for everyone. A couple of times a year we will hit the road and cruise through our old stomping grounds. So much fun to see what used to be and what it is now, although kind of depressing. This area has grown so much but man, it used to be soooo much prettier.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: chili smoke ()
Date: April 21, 2013 07:01AM

This place is in shirlington and is one of the few places that hasn't changed. The chili-smoke with cheese, mustard and onion is out of this world awesome. I remember another weenie beannie on john-marr drive in Annandale across from Kmart. Wish I could see a picture of that one. Just think of how many millions of pounds of fat and grease that has been handed out through that little window after all these years. I think those pay-phones are gone now.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 21, 2013 07:55AM

@chili - there's still one at the ass-end of Edsall over in Alex somewhere

@everyone - it's obvious to me that more ppl lived closer to the city back in the day. Hard to find old pics of stuff in Prince William County. I dont think cameras were invented back then out there LoLz

I'll do this one for outside the Beltway oldtimers - hint: water tower ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: chili smoke ()
Date: April 21, 2013 09:43AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @chili - there's still one at the ass-end of
> Edsall over in Alex somewhere
>
According to wiki it's the last weenie beannie in existence but I would love it if they were wrong. Thanks for all the memories Gordon and all the folks who have put up the pictures on this thread.




Weenie Beenie
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the Foo Fighters song, see Weenie Beenie (song).


Weenie Beenie in South Arlington, Virginia
Weenie Beenie was a chain of fast food restaurants, which is now reduced to one location. Weenie Beenie predominantly sells half-smokes, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, and soft drinks.
Weenie Beenie was founded by Carl and Bill Staton in Arlington, Virginia in 1950. Bill Staton, a billiards player, used money from his pool playing to fund the restaurants, which numbered six at one time. Bill Staton was also known by the nickname "Weenie Beenie".[1] The final Weenie Beenie is the original location, in the Shirlington section of Arlington.[2] It is now particularly well known for its Half-smokes.[3]
Dave Grohl, frontman for the band Foo Fighters, has been a DC area resident and recently lived in the Del Ray area of Alexandria, Virginia. A song on the Foo Fighters' first album is titled "Weenie Beenie."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Emmet Grogan ()
Date: April 21, 2013 09:50AM

The picture above (with the water tower hint) is Woodbridge Airport, off of Old Bridge Road. It was closed in 1987 an replaced by a shopping center.

Here's a few more pictures of it:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: burger delite ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:06AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @chili - there's still one at the ass-end of
> Edsall over in Alex somewhere

Not saying it was never a Beenie Weenie but as long as I can remember.....mid 70s....that was a Burger Delite. The last time I was by there, which wasn't long ago, Burger Delite was still there. At one time there was another BD right around the corner on Van Dorn St which I think now is a Jiffy Lube.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: burger delite ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:09AM

Burger Delite (Alexandria VA)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: burger delite ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:12AM

After reading reviews on Burger Delite it was still there as of a week ago.

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virginia bicentennial licence plate
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:12AM

virginia bicentennial licence plate. I saw one of these on a old buick down in stafford a few months ago. Someone told me the plates are still legal as long as they are legible. My dad got these type of plates for his olds vista cruiser station wagon.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:32AM

@lbss82...I still have a set of those plates from our Impala Wagon....+ a set of old black ones from my Dad's Anglia.

Hey Gordon or anyone else....got the restaurant interior name from the previous page?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 21, 2013 03:54PM

Bellview circa 1955.
Has this been posted before? Now that this thread has gone 16 pages I am losing track of things. Old age sucks!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 21, 2013 03:57PM

Its been posted before. But I like seeing it -- the Rec Center that is now on the land on the right hand side is where I met my darling husband.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill ()
Date: April 21, 2013 04:42PM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Squire Rockwells on 236. Looks like it has been
> closed for awhile.


It's a CVS now

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 50+ years in the area ()
Date: April 21, 2013 04:55PM

burger delite Wrote:
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> After reading reviews on Burger Delite it was
> still there as of a week ago.


I ate there on Wednesday, April 17.

Like poster "burger delite" above, I remember it by this name since the late 60s/early 70s. It does, however, have a half smoke (with or without chili) on the menu, so maybe it was at one time a Weenie Beanie.

Used to live up in Fairlington for a few years (back when Shirlington was being redone into its current form), and never managed to make it to Weenie Beanie! Will put this on my bucket list--it will probably provide the final kick...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: April 21, 2013 08:35PM

Highs Dairy Stores live! Well, at least 2. On 50 east right side before you get to the Bay Bridge where the Bbq joint with the windmill, and I am sure I saw another one on 404. hard to get a pic going 60mph

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ex Fairfaxer ()
Date: April 21, 2013 09:46PM

Also a High's on Kent Island, just before the Kent Narrows Bridge. Is the one on Backlick near or in the Brookfield Plaza still there?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: high on high's ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:14PM

Ex Fairfaxer Wrote:
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> Also a High's on Kent Island, just before the Kent
> Narrows Bridge. Is the one on Backlick near or in
> the Brookfield Plaza still there?

There is a 7-11 in Brookfield Plaza and another one right across the street that just opened not long ago. Maybe when that one opened they closed the one in Brookfield.....didn't notice if the older 7-11 was still there when I was out that way. No High's there though.

High's must be pretty big around the Baltimore area. I was watching the O's game today and High's has an ad right behind home plate.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:28PM

burger delite Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > @chili - there's still one at the ass-end of
> > Edsall over in Alex somewhere
>
> Not saying it was never a Beenie Weenie but as
> long as I can remember.....mid 70s....that was a
> Burger Delite. The last time I was by there, which
> wasn't long ago, Burger Delite was still there. At
> one time there was another BD right around the
> corner on Van Dorn St which I think now is a Jiffy
> Lube.

Gordon Blvd wrong? perish the thought LoLz.

@highs - the "new" 7-11 on Backlick was never a highs - it was built sometime in the 90's as an independent mom 'n' pop. I dont recall a highs around Brookfield maybe the "old" 7-11 used to be one?

@emmet - correct :)

@Sleepy - I think you got me this time..........


man I miss the Giant that used to be back here..............................


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 21, 2013 10:35PM

C'mon Gordon...except no excuse...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: April 21, 2013 11:26PM

A little History on why 7-11 stayed and Highs Didn't. Of course there are many names that have gone but are still in other areas of the country. Roy Rogers and Hardee's. My Cousin worked at Taco Bell in California 35 years ago. Now its here. Sonic is trying to move north, and I have seen a Circle K in the area.


Though by the 1980s Southland had 120 subsidiaries and had acquired a video rental distribution network, a chain of dairies nationwide, and an interest in Citgo Petroleum to supply gasoline for its convenience stores, net operating income began to decline. In 1987, facing a hostile takeover by Samuel Belzberg of Canada, the Thompson family took the company private in a multibillion dollar leveraged buyout. Part of Southland's Citgo interests were sold to a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. With 12,700 stores, including 604 in Texas, Southland filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1990. Ito-Yokado Company, Ltd., and 7-Eleven Japan Company, Ltd., took 70 percent of company stock, enabling an eventual reorganization and company restructuring, but requiring the Thompson family to relinquish control. A series of divestitures streamlined operations, including the sale of Chief Auto Parts, a snack foods division, the dairies group, 1,000 convenience stores, and related real estate.

In the 1990s the restructured corporation operated over 6,000 7-Eleven stores in the United States and Canada, 222 retail units under the names High Dairy, Quick Mart, and Super 7, while area licensees and affiliates operated almost 7,000 7-Elevens in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and eighteen other countries. Of these stores, 4,545 were operated by 7-Eleven Japan Company, Ltd. Southland employed over 50,000 workers, to whom it offered profit-sharing plan benefits and the Southland Family company newsletter. In an effort to respond to the growing nationwide health consciousness, 7-Eleven stores added a number of healthier products to their convenience store offerings. Throughout its history, Southland has taken an active interest in the Dallas community. Joseph C. Thompson served as president of the Oak Cliff community association and was a member of the Dallas city council. A Joe C. Thompson Conference Center opened at the University of Texas at Austin in 1970. The company has been involved in reducing crime targeted at convenience stores and contributed to national philanthropies, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Jerry Lewis Telethons.


the rest of the history is here.

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/dhs02


I do recall when you could Rent Videos at 7-11 (No this was way before Redbox). LOL

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 22, 2013 04:50AM

speaking of renting videos.

I was a beta guy. My erols sales guy assured me that the VHS was going to die out and I should go with the betamax lol.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: April 22, 2013 07:28AM

Does anyone have a picture of the High's Dairy in Richmond off 95?

"High Time for High's"

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 22, 2013 08:54AM

There's a thread I started on Highs here....I think Royal Farms bought out a lot of the Highs.


Burger Deelite has a very similar menu to Weenie Beanie, I don't remember BD being a WB but I always suspected it was, though I haven't eaten any of that crap in years. Both are marketed to the local industrial parks for quick cheap eats.


Another throwback from Alexandria is the Blue and White on Henry St. This pic could be 40 years old, could be 40 minutes old.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 22, 2013 04:59PM

Time to wake up the memories...

This is progress? Ugh, NO!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: April 22, 2013 05:07PM

I have a question, does anyone know what the Domino's Pizza in Annandale use to be back in the day?

I remember back in the late 60's or early 70's my sister taking me there and it was a place where you could pick out an 8 track tape and they would make a copy of it for you. It was fast and cheap.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: April 22, 2013 06:50PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> speaking of renting videos.
>
> I was a beta guy. My erols sales guy assured me
> that the VHS was going to die out and I should go
> with the betamax lol.

Yeah we had a Betamax too. The picture quality was much better than VHS.
I bought my first ever computer at Erol's too. They had a computer business too.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 22, 2013 07:20PM

You know what killed Betamax? Porn...Sony would not allow it....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill ()
Date: April 22, 2013 07:46PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> You know what killed Betamax? Porn...Sony would
> not allow it....


We had a Betamax and we rented porn tapes at a video store in a little shopping center on Markham Street in Annandale. The cost of the Betamax didn't help it, I think I spent over $450 in 1982 for ours.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oold ()
Date: April 22, 2013 09:23PM

DH Wrote:
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> I have a question, does anyone know what the
> Domino's Pizza in Annandale use to be back in the
> day?
>
> I remember back in the late 60's or early 70's my
> sister taking me there and it was a place where
> you could pick out an 8 track tape and they would
> make a copy of it for you. It was fast and cheap.

That Dominos was a Carroll's Drive-In originally. Can't remember what was there in the interim.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: April 23, 2013 03:54PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> some love for my X-Roads pals :)

You can still find evidence of that airport at Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the right place. Seminary Road roughly parallels Columbia Pike through there. Look for the Burke & Herbert Bank on the east side of Seminary. It was at the end of one of the runways and it still has the red warning lights on the roof (at least, it did as of mid-March when I most recently drove past there).


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Porn Star ()
Date: April 23, 2013 04:02PM

Better yet, go down Seminary towards 7 Corners a few hundred yards and look at the Self-Storage place with the big arched roof, almost like the arched roof an airplane hangar (next door to the MVC). The reason that it looks like it used to be an airplane hangar is that it used to be an airplane hangar.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: dkddt ()
Date: April 23, 2013 04:04PM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > some love for my X-Roads pals :)
>
> You can still find evidence of that airport at
> Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the right
> place. Seminary Road roughly parallels Columbia
> Pike through there. Look for the Burke & Herbert
> Bank on the east side of Seminary. It was at the
> end of one of the runways and it still has the red
> warning lights on the roof (at least, it did as of
> mid-March when I most recently drove past there).
>
>


I think that's more likely part of their alarm system.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: April 23, 2013 04:28PM

dkddt Wrote:
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> 1995hoo Wrote:
>
> > You can still find evidence of that airport at
> > Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the right
> > place. Seminary Road roughly parallels Columbia
> > Pike through there. Look for the Burke &
> Herbert
> > Bank on the east side of Seminary. It was at
> the
> > end of one of the runways and it still has the
> red
> > warning lights on the roof (at least, it did as
> of
> > mid-March when I most recently drove past
> there).
> >
> >
>
>
>
> I think that's more likely part of their alarm
> system.


No, those are runway lights; they've been there since the airport was there.

BTW, I forgot to mention in my prior comment: I seem to recall hearing that the drive-in across from the airport fell on hard times and tried to make more money by showing X-rated movies, only to find that didn't work because people would just watch from off the property because they didn't care about hearing the dialogue. Anyone know if that's true?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: IhaveAIDS ()
Date: April 23, 2013 05:22PM

Those are definitely landing lights, they've been disconnected for years but are still on top of the building. The hanger that the above poster mentioned has gone through a bunch of changes - at the moment it is public storage, but I remember in the early 90's it was an indoor lacrosse / soccer arena.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fly Guy ()
Date: April 23, 2013 05:42PM

IhaveAIDS Wrote:
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> Those are definitely landing lights, they've been
> disconnected for years but are still on top of the
> building. The hanger that the above poster
> mentioned has gone through a bunch of changes - at
> the moment it is public storage, but I remember in
> the early 90's it was an indoor lacrosse / soccer
> arena.


Landing lights are part of the aircraft, not the airport. Aircraft land, airports don't.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pilot ()
Date: April 23, 2013 06:13PM

They are obstruction lights so that planes landing at the airport where Skyline was built don't crash into the bank. They were part of it being an airport.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: AnotherGeezer ()
Date: April 23, 2013 09:36PM

1995hoo Wrote:

> BTW, I forgot to mention in my prior comment: I
> seem to recall hearing that the drive-in across
> from the airport fell on hard times and tried to
> make more money by showing X-rated movies, only to
> find that didn't work because people would just
> watch from off the property because they didn't
> care about hearing the dialogue. Anyone know if
> that's true?

Absolutely true. We did it a number of times. Someone's older brother would drive into DC to one of the Liquor stores not too picky about pesky IDs and buy the beer, then we'd head out to the hill overlooking the drive in. On a warm summer night, you'd find about 50 teenage boys hanging on the chain link fence there. And then we'd... whoa, "Debbie Does Dallas" had dialogue?

Anyway, Cops seemed different then, if memory serves. About the worst thing that would happen when they showed up is they'd make you pour out the beer and leave. Of course, Fairfax County was a lot smaller then, and there was a good chance that you knew Cops on the force. Someone's older brother, uncle, neighbor, that sort of thing. Of course, if you weren't of the Caucasian persuasion, the likelihood of you getting a wood shampoo went up exponentially.

Ah, the innocence.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: King of Fairfax ()
Date: April 23, 2013 09:57PM

"getting a wood shampoo"

I havn't heard thay saying since "Greasman" left town.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: Skyliner ()
Date: April 23, 2013 10:14PM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> dkddt Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 1995hoo Wrote:
> >
> > > You can still find evidence of that airport
> at
> > > Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the right
> > > place. Seminary Road roughly parallels
> Columbia
> > > Pike through there. Look for the Burke &
> > Herbert
> > > Bank on the east side of Seminary. It was at
> > the
> > > end of one of the runways and it still has
> the
> > red
> > > warning lights on the roof (at least, it did
> as
> > of
> > > mid-March when I most recently drove past
> > there).
> > >
> > >
> >
>
> >
> >
> > I think that's more likely part of their alarm
> > system.
>
>
> No, those are runway lights; they've been there
> since the airport was there.
>
> BTW, I forgot to mention in my prior comment: I
> seem to recall hearing that the drive-in across
> from the airport fell on hard times and tried to
> make more money by showing X-rated movies, only to
> find that didn't work because people would just
> watch from off the property because they didn't
> care about hearing the dialogue. Anyone know if
> that's true?


I'm not sure that little building has been there that long.

Looking back though some pics I don't see what would be the bank.

The larger hangers yes.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 23, 2013 11:12PM

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

@Gordon
You know I was reading the new plans for Landmark mall! They turning back into open air mall!! With luxury apts on top!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 23, 2013 11:26PM

lbss class of 82 Wrote:
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> I seem to remember an Ollies Trolley somewhere in
> Fairfax or at least in northern Virginia but I
> just cant place it. They were a offshoot of Lums
> and sold the famous Ollie burger. Anyone remember
> where the trolley was located?


That ollies look like in DC based on the building in the background, The street sign appears to be state name! I made out Kentucky on the sign!That may be wrong!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 23, 2013 11:33PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Another Annandale treat...a better view of
> Robert's
@ Sleepy Hollow
I am confused about this one I asked my parents who grew in this area where this place they no clue! I have never heard stories coming from here, Was annandale on Little river?

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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: Rory ()
Date: April 23, 2013 11:40PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> the original (and I still think the best LoLz)
> Mixing Bowl
>
> and say bye bye to Navy Annex on the left over
> there, eh?


this is 395 going into DC? Navy Annex is still there!

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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: WingNut ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:00AM

Ollies Trolleys were on Columbia Pike in S.Arl, Washington Blvd near 10th St in Clarendon and in Crystal City.

There may have been more, those are off the top of my head.

Great fries, same recipe as Lums I believe.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:01AM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Okay you have to be an old time Fairfax kid to
> appreciate this but this is Safeway BEFORE it
> turned into pfaltzgraff. This is going back a few
> years!


I remember this the pfaltzgraff the one in Arlington was the same thing!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:04AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Kings Parker Wrote:
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> > Okay you have to be an old time Fairfax kid to
> > appreciate this but this is Safeway BEFORE it
> > turned into pfaltzgraff. This is going back a
> few
> > years!
>
>
> for a while, half of it was pfaltzgraff and half
> of it was something else - anybody know what that
> was?
>
> one day I'll do a storytime on how this one
> coffeehouse revitalized oldtown fairfax from the
> early 90's dump it was into the kinda cool hangout
> place it is now


Wasn't it a cleaners on the other side, had a shorter life than pfaltzgraff ? or am I thinking of something else?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:13AM

The Ollie's Trolley in that picture was indeed on Kentucky Street -- the corner of 3rd & Kentucky in Louisville. It is still there.

I do recall some locations in Northern Virginia, however. The one that comes to mind was on Glebe Road east of Shirley Highway. You would pass by it if you took the back way to reach National Airport.

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Re: ha ha I misspelled craigmont lol
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:18AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> 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

Was gonna say that Highs is not in Fairfax I used to live by when I was 10! Use to walk up there as a kid!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:50AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Good job on the Amoco folks....how about a
> little
> > more Falls Church love.
>
>
> You REALLY want a challenge?

Looks like a Shakey's in annandale I dont think so though?

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Re: ask and ye shall.....................
Posted by: Rory ()
Date: April 24, 2013 12:53AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @love - so yr wrong. But it's ok I'd just try
> "angus" again ;)
>
> @sleepy - was somebody asking for some love? LoLz


You know Zayres sold all there stores so the company can start BJ's WHolesale!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 24, 2013 08:41AM

@Rory....the challenge pic that GB gave me was the Black Angus across from Loehmann's Plaza.
>Robert's in Annandale was across from the old Safeway, to the left side of the cannon if you were facing it, on Columbia Pike.
>Hey Gordon...no guess on the "mystery" restaurant interior?

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: TrueOrFalse? ()
Date: April 24, 2013 09:55AM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > some love for my X-Roads pals :)
>
> You can still find evidence of that airport at
> Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the right
> place. Seminary Road roughly parallels Columbia
> Pike through there. Look for the Burke & Herbert
> Bank on the east side of Seminary. It was at the
> end of one of the runways and it still has the red
> warning lights on the roof (at least, it did as of
> mid-March when I most recently drove past there).
>
>

Help me out here ... have only been a resident since 1996.

When I drive down 7, approaching Bailey's X-Roads from the west and look at all those high rise condos, they all appear to be in a straight line.

Were they built on the former runway?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:14AM

"You can still find evidence of that airport at Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the right place"

Yep. Not only the small building, but what is now the self storage place a block up - the curved polished roof was a real "hi tech" bit designed to mimic the hanger at Washington Virginia Airport.

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Date: April 24, 2013 10:22AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:25AM

"Were they built on the former runway?"
No. Airport had two runways in an "X" pattern - one end next to the aforementioned B&H building and running parallel to Rt. 7, while the other started right at the edge of Rt 7 and ran towards the corner of Seminary and Dawes.

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OLLIES TROLLEY
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:28AM

Was there an Ollies near the old Slavin seafood at 395 n Glebe or am I trying to force a memory?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bones ()
Date: April 24, 2013 11:41AM

Nice to see the post from one of Springfield's more famous childhood residents:

Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David G. ()
Date: March 07, 2013 03:56PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Grohl

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Slepy Holla ()
Date: April 24, 2013 01:17PM

>First is Washington Blvd-Clarendon.
>Second was the location on Columbia Pike.

~~~I want an "Ollieburger!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 24, 2013 01:50PM

@Wingnut....according to a few web quotes you are correct about the Glebe Ollie's...no pics found...


"The Ollie's Trolley in Arlington that I remember was on S. Glebe Road about a half mile south of I-395 in the parking lot of the Giant shopping center. It was right up by the street."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Statesmen 81 ()
Date: April 24, 2013 03:57PM

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

Memory Lane for me. I grew up about a quarter mile to the right of this photo '74-'83. We lived at this mall since it was so close. I worked at Tysons Cinema as a teenager. I remember Super Giant, Dart Drug, Night Dreams, Mr. Smith's, Zayre, Radio Shack, High's, and of course...Uncle Abe's Pizza. The stand alone restaurant was a Lums.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chanterelle ()
Date: April 24, 2013 04:44PM

That picture of the airport near the water towner is where Beacon Hill Mall is now, correct? I didn't live here when it was an airport, but know people who did.

The ? Pig BBQ was across Rt 1 from Beacon Mall too.

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Re: that hilltop sure has changed hasnt it?
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: April 24, 2013 05:38PM

Skyliner Wrote:
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> 1995hoo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > dkddt Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 1995hoo Wrote:
> > >
> > > > You can still find evidence of that airport
> > at
> > > > Bailey's Crossroads if you look in the
> right
> > > > place. Seminary Road roughly parallels
> > Columbia
> > > > Pike through there. Look for the Burke &
> > > Herbert
> > > > Bank on the east side of Seminary. It was
> at
> > > the
> > > > end of one of the runways and it still has
> > the
> > > red
> > > > warning lights on the roof (at least, it
> did
> > as
> > > of
> > > > mid-March when I most recently drove past
> > > there).
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>
> > >
> > >
> > > I think that's more likely part of their
> alarm
> > > system.
> >
> >
> > No, those are runway lights; they've been there
> > since the airport was there.
> >
> > BTW, I forgot to mention in my prior comment: I
> > seem to recall hearing that the drive-in across
> > from the airport fell on hard times and tried
> to
> > make more money by showing X-rated movies, only
> to
> > find that didn't work because people would just
> > watch from off the property because they didn't
> > care about hearing the dialogue. Anyone know if
> > that's true?
>
>
> I'm not sure that little building has been there
> that long.
>
> Looking back though some pics I don't see what
> would be the bank.
>
> The larger hangers yes.


Here's a picture and a map. The picture is from 1968. You can see the bank there right on the end of the runway.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: April 24, 2013 06:15PM

@WingNut: Yes, the shopping center on Glebe with a Giant store is exactly where Ollie's Trolley was. I also remember the one in Crystal City but that's a different location.

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 24, 2013 09:43PM

@ Old Fart, Sleepy-

Gonna go hit that Ollies next time I'm downtown, been a long time.

Hotel Harrington anyone?



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: airplane hangar? ()
Date: April 24, 2013 10:39PM

Old Porn Star Wrote:
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> Better yet, go down Seminary towards 7 Corners a
> few hundred yards and look at the Self-Storage
> place with the big arched roof, almost like the
> arched roof an airplane hangar (next door to the
> MVC). The reason that it looks like it used to be
> an airplane hangar is that it used to be an
> airplane hangar.


I've heard that before, that the building used to be an aircraft hanger...but how so? It is across Carlin Springs Road...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: April 25, 2013 04:15AM

The Union Mills at bull run, centreville Virginia.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 25, 2013 08:06AM

"It is across Carlin Springs Road..."
Yep. It was planned to look like a hanger, given it's location, but never was (there's a photo series somewhere showing it under construction & interior structure is clearly visible)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Budget Guy ()
Date: April 25, 2013 11:33AM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> "Were they built on the former runway?"
> No. Airport had two runways in an "X" pattern -
> one end next to the aforementioned B&H building
> and running parallel to Rt. 7, while the other
> started right at the edge of Rt 7 and ran towards
> the corner of Seminary and Dawes.

But they seem to be. I took the above map to the corner of Scoville and Leesburg Pike early this morning and the four large Skyline Tower buildings appear to be constructed on the 2150' runway, to the right of the intersection with the 2400' runway. The straight line of the buildings is so unique it really captures your attention as you come down the Pike from 7 Corners ... and they are in the same direction of the 2150 runway.

Also, I don't really get the story about the Burke and Herbert Bank. The building circled in red in the above photo is identified as the Burke and Herbert bank in the post, but the building shape doesn't match the actual bank that stands today, nor do the colors match (white vs red brick). So I'm not sure what we're looking at.

Storage building: I had the same thought this morning as the others have expressed on this thread in that it was odd to have a hangar across the street from the airfield; I mean, how in the heck did that work? Was there a traffic light for the planes?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: April 26, 2013 10:37AM

Maybe this will help. The first two pictures are aerial views of exactly the same area, one from 1963 and the other from 1979. In the third photo, I applied every bit of my meager graphics skills to the 1963 picture, using bright yellow to outline the runways, the Burke & Herbert building, and the strip center that currently has a Chili's and an Auto Zone on either end. I left in the yellow street marking and the street names to help with orientation, erased everything else in the 1963 image, and then layered it on top of the 1979 image. The result is the last photo. The surrounding streets lined up so this should be fairly accurate.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: April 26, 2013 10:41AM

One clarification. The newer picture was from 2002, not 1979. Another senior moment. It sucks getting old!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Budget Guy ()
Date: April 26, 2013 12:20PM

Just Another Old Fart Wrote:
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> One clarification. The newer picture was from
> 2002, not 1979. Another senior moment. It sucks
> getting old!


As I suspected, the direction of the four large condo/ apartments align exactly with runway 2150 and if the buildings themselves were not built center mass on the runway, the parking areas were.

Thanks for the excellent detective work.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 26, 2013 12:24PM

Close, but not exactly, and the B&H building was a gas station (Hess IIRC before converted). Tanks were removed and the building remodled, but the concrete pad remains the same.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: April 26, 2013 01:31PM

According to the property records, B&H bought the building in 1987 and opened the branch there in 1989. I presume the landing lights were left over from the gas station days. My guess is either that B&H didn't want to bother removing the lights when they remodeled or that they left them there intentionally to preserve the history of that location.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: *TheGreatZelinsky* ()
Date: April 26, 2013 03:06PM

Just Another Old Fart Wrote:
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> According to the property records, B&H bought the
> building in 1987 and opened the branch there in
> 1989. I presume the landing lights were left over
> from the gas station days. My guess is either
> that B&H didn't want to bother removing the lights
> when they remodeled or that they left them there
> intentionally to preserve the history of that
> location.


Do they still come on at night?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: *TheGreatZelinsky* ()
Date: April 26, 2013 03:16PM

*TheGreatZelinsky* Wrote:
> Do they still come on at night?


... and another question: What was the "offical" name of the airport / airfield?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 26, 2013 03:26PM

According to the Abandoned & Little Known Airfields site it was named Crossroads Airport and then Washington Virginia Airport. The latter is the only name I've seen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: April 26, 2013 03:49PM

If these have been shown before...I apologize....you always need visuals.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: b6DUK ()
Date: April 26, 2013 04:27PM

Yeah, what is the deal with the "hangar" self-storage place? I think someone said earlier that it was built to reference the airport, but that it wasn't part of the airport. When was it built? And what roads around the airport have ever changed (built/destroyed/realigned)?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 26, 2013 05:59PM

"When was it built?"

NETR aerial photo shows unfinshed in 62, finished in 63.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: April 26, 2013 06:42PM

b6DUK Wrote:
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> Yeah, what is the deal with the "hangar"
> self-storage place?

Real estate records indicate it was built in 1950. Kind of tricky to find because the tax address (Leesburg Pike) seems to be different than the street address (Seminary Road).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: April 27, 2013 10:55AM

Hmm. 1951 photos show the place to be a field.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JoJo Simpson ()
Date: April 27, 2013 06:22PM

Is there any alternative website for http://www.norvapics.com/?

Kinda cheap that you have to pay in order to see the vintage pics that are on there, imo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: April 27, 2013 09:31PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JustanFYI ()
Date: April 28, 2013 11:06AM

JoJo Simpson Wrote:
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> Is there any alternative website for
> http://www.norvapics.com/?
>
> Kinda cheap that you have to pay in order to see
> the vintage pics that are on there, imo.


Someone needs to get a 3-day account, rip that entire site of all the images, and re-host them elsewhere.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Victory ()
Date: April 28, 2013 06:18PM

JustanFYI Wrote:
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> JoJo Simpson Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Is there any alternative website for
> > http://www.norvapics.com/?
> >
> > Kinda cheap that you have to pay in order to
> see
> > the vintage pics that are on there, imo.
>
>
> Someone needs to get a 3-day account, rip that
> entire site of all the images, and re-host them
> elsewhere.


Where do you think some of these pics came from?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JoJo Simpson ()
Date: April 29, 2013 04:17AM

Victory Wrote:
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> JustanFYI Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > JoJo Simpson Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Is there any alternative website for
> > > http://www.norvapics.com/?
> > >
> > > Kinda cheap that you have to pay in order to
> > see
> > > the vintage pics that are on there, imo.
> >
> >
> > Someone needs to get a 3-day account, rip that
> > entire site of all the images, and re-host them
> > elsewhere.
>
>
> Where do you think some of these pics came from?


Tell us, yo.

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 29, 2013 07:25PM

JustanFYI Wrote:
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> JoJo Simpson Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Is there any alternative website for
> > http://www.norvapics.com/?
> >
> > Kinda cheap that you have to pay in order to
> see
> > the vintage pics that are on there, imo.
>
>
> Someone needs to get a 3-day account, rip that
> entire site of all the images, and re-host them
> elsewhere.


Step up, bro.

You put it out there!



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TrueStory ()
Date: April 29, 2013 08:51PM

Interesting story about the Bailey's Crossroads airport: in 1972 there was a flight chartered by a rugby team from there to Delaware but it went off course and crashed in the Andes Mountains. They made a movie about it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jumbo ()
Date: April 30, 2013 12:47AM

Grand opening day Jumbo Food. Annandale, VA (next to Kmart) around 1975. This store opened originally as a Grand Union. When Grand Union pulled out of the DC Area it was purchased by local family owned Jumbo Food. This company grew to what is now Shoppers Food Warehouse. This Jumbo converted to the SFW name in the 80's and closed in the early 90's. Kmart took over the space to enlarge their store.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jumbo ()
Date: April 30, 2013 12:54AM

Jumbo Annandale interior. Grand Opening day.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jumbo ()
Date: April 30, 2013 12:56AM

Jumbo employee. Annandale, VA.
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Back to the Future (today is the Day Marty McFly arrives from 1985 lol)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 30, 2013 06:53PM

evening folks! been a bit!

the stuff you learn - never even "hear-d" of the Jumbo before - that's kinda cool - thanks for that, Jumbo.

Sleepy, I'm stumped-no clue. :)

I wonder what it would take to get Burke and Herbert to get those lights fixed up on that bank lol - honestly, it's kinda cool that they keep them up.

pic unrelated
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Re: Back to the Future (today is the Day Marty McFly arrives from 1985 lol)
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 30, 2013 06:57PM

Jumbo Food I don't remember..

I forgot about Grand Union, my mom hated the place for some reason, don't remember why.


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Re: Back to the Future (today is the Day Marty McFly arrives from 1985 lol)
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 30, 2013 07:06PM

Ok....


Food Fair.


Anyone remember that place?


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Re: Back to the Future (today is the Day Marty McFly arrives from 1985 lol)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 30, 2013 07:12PM

No Food Fair memory. But here's a Fair-fax one for you LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 30, 2013 07:17PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> speaking of renting videos.
>
> I was a beta guy. My erols sales guy assured me
> that the VHS was going to die out and I should go
> with the betamax lol.


ROFLMAO on this one!! Oh, no my friend you were a fool! Smart people are going with this new LASERDISC technology ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI-QVXYlJKk

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: April 30, 2013 08:27PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> lbss82 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > speaking of renting videos.
> >
> > I was a beta guy. My erols sales guy assured me
> > that the VHS was going to die out and I should
> go
> > with the betamax lol.
>
>
> ROFLMAO on this one!! Oh, no my friend you were a
> fool! Smart people are going with this new
> LASERDISC technology ;)
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI-QVXYlJKk


WOW! Laserdisc is a memory that just rushed back to me. Thanks! Never bought one but thought about it.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OP Cord Shorts ()
Date: April 30, 2013 08:49PM

About the Laser Discs: I recently bought one in error at a thrift store, thinking that it was an LP. I had never heard of Laser Discs and lived through that era, although my family was never an early adapter of anything. Anyway, my husband passed the Laser Disc on to a co worker (who's in his 50s) who uses his Laser Disc that he bought in the early 80s (?).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:12AM

quick break for station identification :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K--Y0ubAYpY

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