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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: May 01, 2013 07:53AM

@Ibuss82

Thats actually a picture of a Capacitance Electronic Disk and player that came out a little before Laser Disks I think. It was basically a sleeve with an insert that held a disk with grooves like an LP. You'd insert it into the player and pull the sleeve back out then a stylus dropped down and played the movie just like a record player. Picture quality was better than a video tape but they had a real bad habit of skipping which would screw up the movie and sometimes throw the stylus ahead anywhere to a minute to an hour in the movie.

I bought a player from Luskins in Springfield along with "Star Wars" in the early 80s. You could purchase the disks there and at the audio/video store that was in Springfield Mall right around the Spencers Gift store... the name escapes me now. When I purchased my first VCR I discovered that Erols up on Kings Highway and the one at Fair City Mall rented CEDs... man... I went crazy renting them and copying them onto VHS. I still have all those VHS tapes and the ones that didn't skip around a whole lot still look good after all these years.

In time the player died on me and I went back to Luskins and picked up another one. Erols started weeding out the CED section and sold them on the cheap. When the second player crapped out on me I tried to pick up another one from Luskins and all they had were two floor models neither of which worked. I took the two I had apart and used the parts to get a working one that I used to copy the disks that I owned until it finally died. The last view of my 20-30 disk collection was of them lined up next to a trash can waiting for the garbage collectors sometime in the mid to late 80s.

The neat thing about CED was the fact that they had versions of movies available that weren't out there on tape. My one recollection is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" that had scenes not in the theater release and I could never find it on either beta or VHS... and I tried.

Wow thanks for the memories by showing that picture. I just dragged a couple of old VHS tapes to see just how they looked, and just as I remembered, "Excaliber" bounced all over the place about 15 minutes into it.... ;^)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: May 01, 2013 08:04AM

Hangover,
Early LD's were sometimes packaged in a similar fashion - I worked on a GM "in house" training program in the early 80's and we went with the "enclosed" LD format as we didn't trust dealership employees to handle the disc properly. IIRC Magnavox made the machines handled the cartridge, while RCA (+Sears) handled the unpackaged discs. Oddly enough, the cartridge version outlived the other in field use operations... were in use until the late 80s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: May 01, 2013 08:09AM

"Excaliber" bounced all over the place about 15 minutes into it.... ;^)"

Oh, and I wonder why there? :)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: May 01, 2013 08:22AM

Hey Jess...

I remember the same a/v store at the mall carried Laser Disks packaged like LPs at the time. I don't ever recall seeing an enclosed LD but if, I remember correctly, Magnavox [Smart, Very Smart (sic?)] always had some great ideas that didn't always get past the mainstream. The best word processor that I ever had back in the old "Brother" days was a two piece Magnavox that did everything I wanted it to do a whole hellavalot easier than anything Brother did for me and three weeks after I picked it up from Reliable Home Appliances in Springfield I found out the replacements tape cartridges weren't available anymore.

Thanks!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Date: May 01, 2013 08:23AM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> "Excaliber" bounced all over the place about 15
> minutes into it.... ;^)"
>
> Oh, and I wonder why there? :)

Yeah ;^)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:04PM

If you go to historicaerials.com, you'll see exactly where that motel was located. I was curious about what was at that semi-circular drive....

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

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Burger Chef Annandale. Circa....... a while
> back..... 60's maybe?

Oh yeah. That was the 60's. And before it was Burger Chef, it was actually a Topps Drive Inn, precursor to KFC. Little known fact - The Colonel was in the Annandale Days parade in the 1960s. I know, he made sure I got a piece of his chicken. I was sitting in front of the former Safeway (now Bank of America) in center-city.

Oh, and Burger Chef burgers SUCKED.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:18PM

Rute Boye Wrote:
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> Attached is 1885 USGS map of the Annandale area. I
> don't see any evidence of a railroad cut, but I
> guess it's possible.

The railroad cut is well known. It cut across the parking lot of K-Mart and crossed the corner of the George Mason Regional Library parking lot. There was some beautiful stonework bridge abutments across from the library back in the woods, until the county did a storm-water channeling project about twenty years ago and tore the whole thing down. The railroad cut is quite real. The bed was almost completely laid when the Civil War broke out, then the line went bankrupt. There are little spots of the bed all across the county, such as in Packard Park off Hummer Road in Annandale. Not shown on the 1885 USGS because it was nothing but an earth berm.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:28PM

Old Man Jones Wrote:
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> The building that used to be the Penguin Feather
> in Annandale has recently been fixed up. I can
> remember when it was Rainbow Tree prior to being
> Penguin Feather. When I was 12 me and 2 friends,
> also 12, bought our first bong there. They even
> let us test it for leaks in their bathroom.

That house was the home of my Best Man's mother back in the 1950s when Annandale was quite different than what it is now. Head shop was in the back and upstairs. They had good prices on records too.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:36PM

Fairfax Washington Wrote:
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> I remember this place but can't recall if it was
> west of Fairfax City on 29 or 50?


That looks like Rt. 50 just west of Fairfax Circle.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:50PM

Joke Insurance Wrote:
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> Tornado damage to the Pine Spring Apartments in
> Merrifield, Virginia, April 2, 1973. The tornado
> first touched down near Manassas, Virginia then
> tracked to just north of Falls Church, Virginia.
> It did serious damage to the Pickett Shopping
> Center and Woodson High School in Fairfax,
> Virginia

It ripped off part of the roof of Woodson High, and picked up one of the school busses and ran it across 236 into an ABC Store in the shopping center. For years, the antenna at the construction company on Pickett Rd. was bent over. I was out walking when the tornado struck, a number of miles east. The green clouds convinced me to turn around and go back home. Good thing I did.

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Re: HA! So THAT'S why it's called Manassas Gap Park!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 12:55PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> see? you learn new stuff everyday! Thanks to all
> y'all who schooled me/us on that r.r. mystery.
> Apparently Medford Dr behind the Safeway is the
> old right of way and if you zoom in on the area
> from googlemaps in the map view, you can see the
> right of way still exists off of Medford to this
> day all the way to the Beltway behind the Nature
> Center and another neighborhood park back there
> called................you guessed it "Manassas Gap
> Park" - pretty cool....................

The line terminated at Gainsville. If you head into the Conway Robinson State Forest (a mighty nice park all in all), you can walk along a good portion of it. Don't confuse it with the gas pipeline swath, which is NOT the grade.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 01:09PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> not Fairfax, but you'll love it still :)


Storybook Land! You're making me cry. I went there when I was in Kindergarten, and still remember the "Crooked House".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 01, 2013 01:18PM

Rory Wrote:
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> I do have a question, does anyone know where
> Ravensworth mansion was located Southeast of
> Braddock and Beltway the still live a big area!!


Rory,THANK YOU for posting that picture. I have often wondered what that home looked like. As far as I can tell from checking historicaerials.com, it appears the home was located on the east-bound entranceramp onto I-495 South heading towards Springfield, hence the location of the historic sign on Port Royal road near Kilroys.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 01, 2013 01:32PM

@Gordon....MIA for awhile, eh?

About the mystery restaurant interior....you knew but the Beaujolais and Escargot made you forget. Oui?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill ()
Date: May 01, 2013 02:48PM

FairfaxNative Wrote:
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> Kings Parker Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Burger Chef Annandale. Circa....... a while
> > back..... 60's maybe?
>
> Oh yeah. That was the 60's. And before it was
> Burger Chef, it was actually a Topps Drive Inn,
> precursor to KFC. Little known fact - The Colonel
> was in the Annandale Days parade in the 1960s. I
> know, he made sure I got a piece of his chicken.
> I was sitting in front of the former Safeway (now
> Bank of America) in center-city.
>
> Oh, and Burger Chef burgers SUCKED.


Tops Drive Inn was actually on Columbia Pike where Burger King is today.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 01, 2013 03:00PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @Gordon....MIA for awhile, eh?
>
> About the mystery restaurant interior....you knew
> but the Beaujolais and Escargot made you forget.
> Oui?


apparently ppl can get QUITE in a ruckus of I dont log on for a bit....................go fig. LoLz

anyways, yeah, you got me on that one. I barely remember the old Jeep that Havabite used to use for deliveries..........

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: baron cameron ()
Date: May 01, 2013 03:07PM

Does anyone remember a little carry out food place on route 7 near baron Cameron that was named EAT?
It was on the westbound side. They had good soups and chili.
This is the coolest thread ever btw.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Eminence Front ()
Date: May 01, 2013 04:24PM

baron cameron Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember a little carry out food place
> on route 7 near baron Cameron that was named EAT?
> It was on the westbound side. They had good soups
> and chili.
> This is the coolest thread ever btw.


Local No. VA band- '4 Out of 5 Doctors' used a group picture taken in front of the old EAT place as the back cover for their 1980 debut album. You can't see the EAT sign above their heads but you will surely recognize the red/white trim.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 01, 2013 04:34PM

Saw 4 Out of 5 Doctors a couple of years ago at Jammin Java. Liked them better this time around, good local poppers.

Too lightweight for me when I was a teen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: baron cameron ()
Date: May 01, 2013 05:41PM

Eminence Front Wrote:
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> baron cameron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Does anyone remember a little carry out food
> place
> > on route 7 near baron Cameron that was named
> EAT?
> > It was on the westbound side. They had good
> soups
> > and chili.
> > This is the coolest thread ever btw.
>
>
> Local No. VA band- '4 Out of 5 Doctors' used a
> group picture taken in front of the old EAT place
> as the back cover for their 1980 debut album. You
> can't see the EAT sign above their heads but you
> will surely recognize the red/white trim.


Thanks Eminence Front! That was quick! I used to work for washington gas when Reston was getting built up and we would roll in there for good hot food a couple times a week. This was early eighties. Awesome pic!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: May 02, 2013 05:01AM

In my search for more old images I came across info on the Occoquan workhouse womens prison where they locked up those pushy women who had the nerve to demand rights! Who knew?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 02, 2013 02:43PM

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?


I seem to remember there was one in Annandale, which is curious because Annandale also had a Lums in the Little River Turnpike Shopping Center near the Black Orchid. Anyone remember the Annandale Pet Shop when it was located in the house across from the now defunct Fuddruckers. This was on the south side of Rt. 236 next to what used to be a company-owned Mobil station west of Backlick Road.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 02, 2013 02:53PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> "GEM store"
>
> Wow, flash from the past. "Government Employees
> Mart" or something like that...


More info on GEM here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._E._M._Membership_Department_Stores

Think you had to be a Federal Government Employee to shop there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FairfaxNative ()
Date: May 02, 2013 03:02PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Another Annandale treat...a better view of
> Robert's


I might have been sitting in one of those classrooms when this picture was taken. In the background is old Annandale Elementary School.

"We love you Annandale, we won't falter, we won't fail,
Our hearts are true to the gold and blue..."

I also spent many years in the back classrooms as well in the old part of the school built in the 1920s. Wonderful full height windows, and of course, NO air conditioning.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Eminence Front ()
Date: May 02, 2013 05:16PM

baron cameron Wrote:
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> Eminence Front Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > baron cameron Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Does anyone remember a little carry out food
> > place
> > > on route 7 near baron Cameron that was named
> > EAT?
> > > It was on the westbound side. They had good
> > soups
> > > and chili.
> > > This is the coolest thread ever btw.
> >
> >
> > Local No. VA band- '4 Out of 5 Doctors' used a
> > group picture taken in front of the old EAT
> place
> > as the back cover for their 1980 debut album.
> You
> > can't see the EAT sign above their heads but
> you
> > will surely recognize the red/white trim.
>
>
> Thanks Eminence Front! That was quick! I used to
> work for washington gas when Reston was getting
> built up and we would roll in there for good hot
> food a couple times a week. This was early
> eighties. Awesome pic!!!!


There was also a large billboard sign for Reston on the West side of the old
body shop adjacent to the EAT place. The billboard had a large arrow pointing
South toward Baron Cameron left turn into Reston. Don't have a photo for that
billboard that stood for many years.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 02, 2013 07:40PM

FairfaxNative Wrote:
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> Joke Insurance Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Tornado damage to the Pine Spring Apartments in
> > Merrifield, Virginia, April 2, 1973. The
> tornado
> > first touched down near Manassas, Virginia then
> > tracked to just north of Falls Church,
> Virginia.
> > It did serious damage to the Pickett Shopping
> > Center and Woodson High School in Fairfax,
> > Virginia
>
> It ripped off part of the roof of Woodson High,
> and picked up one of the school busses and ran it
> across 236 into an ABC Store in the shopping
> center. For years, the antenna at the
> construction company on Pickett Rd. was bent over.
> I was out walking when the tornado struck, a
> number of miles east. The green clouds convinced
> me to turn around and go back home. Good thing I
> did.

since I'm all talking about the place on that other thread anyways...............
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 02, 2013 07:48PM

Another Hurricane/Tornado-Franconia 1952.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mr Muggss ()
Date: May 02, 2013 10:51PM

They are STILL There.......New RED-LIGHT CAMERAS (Nobody Notices )

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 03, 2013 07:20AM

anybody remember going to this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: May 03, 2013 08:23AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> anybody remember going to this?


A friend of mine was working at Gills Amoco back when they had the lollapalooza. He said that there were so many people that they sold all the gas,cigarettes, drinks and food that they had in the station plus they hopelessly clogged the public toilets. By morning when the owner got there every last item including the motor oil was gone. The next year they overstocked and rented porta potties and it was just as bad.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lemon Yellow Sun ()
Date: May 03, 2013 04:10PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > anybody remember going to this?
>
>
> A friend of mine was working at Gills Amoco back
> when they had the lollapalooza. He said that there
> were so many people that they sold all the
> gas,cigarettes, drinks and food that they had in
> the station plus they hopelessly clogged the
> public toilets. By morning when the owner got
> there every last item including the motor oil was
> gone. The next year they overstocked and rented
> porta potties and it was just as bad.

Cool ticket stub! Thinking this was the Lollapalooza that featured Pearl Jam playing?? Security wasn't all that set and hoards of people bushwhacked from adjacent residential area to jump the snow fence and get in for free. WHFS also ran a couple of HFestivals from Lake Fairfax before moving to RFK. The first HFestival featured bands: Pursuit of Happiness, The La's and Concrete Blonde.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 03, 2013 07:22PM

whelp..............needs no explaining I guess LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: CandiceHeart ()
Date: May 03, 2013 07:54PM

In love with these photos <3

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: memory overload!!! ()
Date: May 04, 2013 06:35AM

WOW, a buddy of mine turned me on to this thread. I grew up in Annandale in the 70s. This is a cool thread. I remember begging my dad to buy me a Radio Shack computer from the Shack in kings park shopping center. I forget the price but it was not cheap. Dad came through and put me on the cutting edge of high technology.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 04, 2013 08:18AM

here's some lost tech for ya lol
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: May 04, 2013 08:56AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> here's some lost tech for ya lol


Oh yeah, if you had a commodore 64 or a Radio shack trs you were a hi-tech redneck back in the day. Didn't atari have something similar?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: May 05, 2013 09:16AM

"yeah, if you had a commodore 64 or a Radio shack trs you were a hi-tech redneck back in the day. Didn't atari have something similar?"

Yep. The Atari 400 was the cheap (flat keyboard) & the 800 was 'bangin... but they were slightly behind the "Big 3" (Tandy, Apple, Commodore).

Onceduponatime I had a Tandy P - thing took up an entire back seat in the car and was as easy to handle as a couple of concrete blocks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 05, 2013 10:12AM

Falls Church love :)

edit- thought this was Merrifield Plaza at first but was correctly schooled afterwards :)

does this shopping center have a name?



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Older...Yet Wiser ()
Date: May 05, 2013 10:36AM

The Remember Kerlins Korner ..We lived in No. Springfield, and That Old 2 story wooden house, with the wood floors that would creak ...The place was almost falling down on it,s own...A simpler time !!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 05, 2013 12:40PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> merrifield love :)
>
> edit" note how wide Gallows was for a two lane
> road back then - kinda funny


Hey Gordon, where in Merrifield was that?

It sure looks like Falls Church on Hillwood Ave just east of Annandale Road.
It's got the same A&P and Drug Fair, the cut to the right of Drug Fair where the radio station is. It's got the radio station tower. The ABC store second from the end on the right. You can even see the same 2 story building behind the A&P on the left

My parents shopped at that A&P all the time and as kids we would go the radio station and watch the dj's.

Google street view now.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 05, 2013 11:50PM

I think yr right DH - can anybody else confirm this?

If so, then Hillwood looks wider back then than it does now...............how the heck does Falls Church manage to do that? LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Went to Whittier Jr High BITD ()
Date: May 06, 2013 02:32AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> I think yr right DH - can anybody else confirm
> this?
>
> If so, then Hillwood looks wider back then than it
> does now...............how the heck does Falls
> Church manage to do that? LoLz


I am also nearly 100% sure that the picture is the shoppng center on Hillwood Ave. The tower was (is?) a radio tower and the radio station studio was, in the old picture, in the breezeway immediately to the right of the Drug Fair. I forget the call letters, but they are most likely on the downwardly pointing arrow over the breezeway.

It appears to now be the home of WFAX Christian Radio, but back in the early 70's at least, the format was some sort of popular music.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 06, 2013 10:28AM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> "yeah, if you had a commodore 64 or a Radio shack
> trs you were a hi-tech redneck back in the day.
> Didn't atari have something similar?"
>
> Yep. The Atari 400 was the cheap (flat keyboard) &
> the 800 was 'bangin... but they were slightly
> behind the "Big 3" (Tandy, Apple, Commodore).
>
> Onceduponatime I had a Tandy P - thing took up an
> entire back seat in the car and was as easy to
> handle as a couple of concrete blocks.

Then you had Mattel promising to bring out the "Keyboard Component" for Intellivision, but it was delayed for something like two or three years and became one of the more notorious pieces of vaporware.

I remember having to use Atari 400s and 800s in school because some idiot on the PTA or the School Board decided all the kids should become "computer literate." In elementary school you had to learn to write simple programs in a language called "PILOT" (when you made a syntax error, it would respond "***WHAT'S THAT???****"). In junior high you got to use BASIC instead. For all that crap the only time I've ever used BASIC since then was my junior year in high school when I wrote a simple program to solve a math problem instead of sitting there doing the numbers myself. "Computer literate" my arse....when your car needs repair, you don't look around asking for someone who's "car literate" to do the work.

Now, speaking of Hillwood Avenue in Falls Church, that general area is one of the very few places inside the Beltway where you can still find good old-fashioned cutout route number shields on the roads. There are also a couple of US-1 cutouts in Old Town.




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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 06, 2013 10:29AM

Damn, sorry, I had absolutely no idea that second image was going to be that big. The last time I saw it posted it was much smaller.

If the moderator wants to delete it, be my guest.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Lake Rd/Lee Chapel Interse ()
Date: May 06, 2013 12:39PM

Great Pics!

Anyone have an old pic of the OLD intersection of Burke Lake Road and Lee Chapel Roads?

Looking specifically for an old image from when it was 2 lanes in each direction from 80 - 85...

Even better if it's from the era when it had STOP SIGNS vs. traffic light(s)!

This would have been back in the day when the Burke School was still the elementary school for the area and the Miller property (compound) was across the street. Looking for something in the 1980 - 1985 era.

Again, great pics!

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Date: May 06, 2013 05:34PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 06, 2013 05:37PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: scottydfl422 ()
Date: May 06, 2013 05:38PM

@DH and Gordon Blvd: If those two pics are of the same shopping center, where is the water tower in the second picture?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
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Date: May 06, 2013 05:47PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 06, 2013 06:01PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> scottydfl422 Wrote:
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> > @DH and Gordon Blvd: If those two pics are of
> the
> > same shopping center, where is the water tower
> in
> > the second picture?
>
> Water tower demolished. I think they built a
> little office park back there.
>
> The radio tower is identical.


Yes, the water tower is gone now.

The S&W Cafeteria went into the A&P spot. I don't think it went in until they closed the one at 7 Corners. In the 70's maybe??

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Date: May 06, 2013 06:04PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Citizen X ()
Date: May 06, 2013 06:05PM

The business where the S&W ended up was an IGA after the A&P.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 06, 2013 06:47PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> @DH
>
> SW wasn't a place I frequented, if I went once a
> year it was a lot. Always a bunch of blue hairs up
> there getting the early bird special.


My Mom worked at 7 Corners and I remember going to the S&W a lot there. They had good fried chicken and bowls of ice cream, but then what else did a kid need. I am sure as a young teenager I was too cool to go to S&W, HA HA!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: pronto ()
Date: May 06, 2013 06:51PM

those are some really nice memories

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: pronto ()
Date: May 06, 2013 06:51PM

though i don't recall many

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Lake Rd/Lee Chapel Interse ()
Date: May 07, 2013 09:35AM

WingNut Wrote:
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> Burke Lake Rd/Lee Chapel Interse Wrote:
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>
> >
> > This would have been back in the day when the
> > Burke School was still the elementary school
> for
> > the area and the Miller property (compound) was
> > across the street. Looking for something in the
> > 1980 - 1985 era.
>
>
> Whatever happened to those Millers?
>
> Compound is a good choice of words, I wish there
> were some old pics of the place with and without
> fence.
>
> I hope they got some good money for that land.


I heard they were offered $400,000 in the mid 80s and didn't take it. I am sure the offer only grew from there. No idea where they went. They were also friends with the junk house across from Lee Chapel 7-11, which became either the church or the townhouse community. I kinda forget how that driveway ran, but those two groups were always back and forth, it seemed.

It was funny in later years to sit at the traffic light late in the night and watch the old tow truck haul a car into the Miller compound. They also used to shoot off shotguns, or so it sounded.

That was Old Burke, the way I remember it.

Anyone with old pictures of the intersection at Lee Chapel Rd and Burke Lake Rd.?

Thanks!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 07, 2013 10:05AM

nope, no "top 'o the hill Burke" pics yet :(

I remember the goats at that intersection though LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 07, 2013 12:28PM

Wow, check this out.

Virginia highway map from the 1950s prior to the Interstate Highway System. You could pretty much still use this to navigate today!




For comparison purposes, here's the current version:


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 07, 2013 01:38PM

More old roads! This diagram comes from the 1969 Northern Virginia Thoroughfare Plan and shows how the then-planned Northern Virginia Expressway would have had an interchange at Route 50.

The interchange between the expressway and the Blake Lane Connector is pretty much where Circle Towers was built. The flyover ramp from the southbound expressway to eastbound Route 50 would have cut through the property where the Virginian retirement home is located now. Santayana Drive in Mantua (seen at the far left of the map) would have butted right up against the right-of-way for the highway, which would have run through where the ballfields at Thaiss Park are now.



I'm having a lot of trouble getting the image to display, so go here to view it in a legible format: http://web.archive.org/web/20090105205523/http://www.roadstothefuture.com/roadsnova/nveus50.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Lake Rd/Lee Chapel Interse ()
Date: May 08, 2013 09:56AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> nope, no "top 'o the hill Burke" pics yet :(
>
> I remember the goats at that intersection though
> LoLz


There used to be all sorts of livestock there. I drove down the driveway once, probably around 1996 or 1997, before they moved. It was gloomy down that drive!

I was met about 200' into the drive by a fella who popped from nowhere. Asked what I wanted... I was looking for an address which did not exist, but figured the Millers might know the name. They didn't, but were nice about... I left...

Anyways, would be good to see old pics of that intersection, the way it used to be.

Thanks!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 08, 2013 10:27AM

Speaking of goats, I recall for many years there was a small farm at the corner of Idylwood and Gallows Roads where the owner had a small number of goats. You could usually see the goats roaming around when you drove past on Gallows (that was our normal route to Tysons back then). But the goats vanished and for many years there was a sign on the corner announcing a reward for information about the theft of the goats!

I never took a picture and the land has been redeveloped with single-family houses. Isn't that how it always happens....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jh ()
Date: May 08, 2013 11:29AM

Where was the exact location of the Seven Corners Market that is in the picture on Page 4 or 5 of this thread?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 08, 2013 11:46AM

jh Wrote:
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> Where was the exact location of the Seven Corners
> Market that is in the picture on Page 4 or 5 of
> this thread?


On the service road above Rt. 50.
Public Storage and a bank are there now.
It use to be the Hillwood motel on the corner where the turn for Sleep Hollow Road is, then the 7 Corners market and then a car dealer and then Aamco transmission shop.

In the 70's, early 80's The 7 Corners market building was Ichabods, a topless club until they got busted by the police

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: draft beer ()
Date: May 08, 2013 04:33PM

Who remembers the BRATWURSTHAUS in Falls Church? There was another bar by the same name in Parkington, not sure if it was the same owners. There were some rockin bands there in the 80s. It was in a strip mall on 50 as I recall near the Cherry st intersection somewhere. Would love to see a pic of that place.

Rock on my Fairfax brothers!! Lovin the pics on this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: goarmy ()
Date: May 08, 2013 04:36PM

There was an Ollie's Trolley in the parking lot where Nick Rinaldi's Lanes were on Glebe road just before you hit Arlandria. I still crave the fries they sold in the early '80s with the special seasoning.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 08, 2013 05:10PM

draft beer Wrote:
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> Who remembers the BRATWURSTHAUS in Falls Church?
> There was another bar by the same name in
> Parkington, not sure if it was the same owners.
> There were some rockin bands there in the 80s. It
> was in a strip mall on 50 as I recall near the
> Cherry st intersection somewhere. Would love to
> see a pic of that place.
>
> Rock on my Fairfax brothers!! Lovin the pics on
> this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Wasn't it in Loehmann's Plaza? That part the sticks out in the parking lot where Celebrity Delly and the ABC store are?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 08, 2013 05:43PM

@DH & Draft...It was in Loehmann's-in the section you stated....back when Celebrity Deli was a gift store....I bought my Mom a Hummel at that shop. A lot of $$ for a Kid. Amazing, Loehmann's pics are tough to find...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Centre Ponds ()
Date: May 08, 2013 05:45PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> nope, no "top 'o the hill Burke" pics yet :(
>
> I remember the goats at that intersection though
> LoLz

Lived in Burke Centre as a kid, but thanks to those crazy sonofaguns on the FCPS board went to WSHS...anyway, at least once a week our schoolbus would come to a halt at the beginning of Burke Centre Parkway because the Miller's hens were wandering all over the road. I'd love to see some old Burke Centre photos, if anyone has them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Signs ()
Date: May 08, 2013 06:16PM

Eminence Front Wrote:
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> baron cameron Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Eminence Front Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > baron cameron Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Does anyone remember a little carry out
> food
> > > place
> > > > on route 7 near baron Cameron that was
> named
> > > EAT?
> > > > It was on the westbound side. They had good
> > > soups
> > > > and chili.
> > > > This is the coolest thread ever btw.
> > >
> > >
> > > Local No. VA band- '4 Out of 5 Doctors' used
> a
> > > group picture taken in front of the old EAT
> > place
> > > as the back cover for their 1980 debut album.
>
> > You
> > > can't see the EAT sign above their heads but
> > you
> > > will surely recognize the red/white trim.
> >
> >
> > Thanks Eminence Front! That was quick! I used
> to
> > work for washington gas when Reston was getting
> > built up and we would roll in there for good
> hot
> > food a couple times a week. This was early
> > eighties. Awesome pic!!!!
>
>
> There was also a large billboard sign for Reston
> on the West side of the old
> body shop adjacent to the EAT place. The billboard
> had a large arrow pointing
> South toward Baron Cameron left turn into Reston.
> Don't have a photo for that
> billboard that stood for many years.

Rt. 7 West sign pointing left/South to Reston/Baron Cameron Ave. in one its many forms that was regularly updated from early 60s into 80s. The 'EAT' restaurant was located behind the photographer that took this photo.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: May 08, 2013 08:06PM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> Wow, check this out.
>
> Virginia highway map from the 1950s prior to the
> Interstate Highway System. You could pretty much
> still use this to navigate today!

Love the old maps. Here's an early one - 1927.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 08, 2013 08:55PM

Love the maps folks...keep them coming...NOW for something different...People's Drug-7 Corners Shopping Center....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: May 08, 2013 09:14PM

Since you asked.

1889
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: May 08, 2013 09:15PM

1901
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: May 08, 2013 09:21PM

1890
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: May 08, 2013 09:23PM

1956
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: May 09, 2013 06:42PM

Annandale's Oak Hill in the center, mid 60's.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Govt Sandcrab ()
Date: May 09, 2013 08:20PM

The S&W Café that was at the A&P location in the Hillwood Ave picture was also at Landmark Shopping Center. I loved their baked spaghetti and found a recipe that tastes just like it. I have made it many times. They also had fried Whiting fish every day that was great.

The Chesapeake Explorer's
Baked Spaghetti S&W Cafe Style
1.5 pounds ground beef ( 1 to 2 pounds works)
1 medium onion chopped course
2 stalks celery cut into 1/4- 1/2 " pieces
1 garlic clove minced
1 14 oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 28 oz can whole tomatoes with juice
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 big tablespoons cumin powder
4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound spaghetti
olive oil

Brown beef with celery onions and garlic, drain beef , add can of tomatoes and chop tomatoes up.
Add jar of spaghetti sauce cumin and chili powder. Simmer 10 minutes
Boil spaghetti in a big pot with a pinch of salt and 1 oz of olive oil.
Cook spaghetti till done drain well and place back into big pot, add meat sauce and mix well with 2 oz each cheese.
Pour into greased 3 quart glass baking dish, top with remaining cheeses .S&W cafe used to place a couple of slices of American cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake at 325F for 35-40 minutes

Garlic Bread: Slice a loaf of Italian bread into 3/4" slices. melt a stick of butter or margarine in sauté pan
with two minced garlic cloves. Dip slices in melted margarine and place on baking pan in 325 F oven for 10 minutes till they crisp.

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Posted by: newgatedenizen ()
Date: May 09, 2013 09:02PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Annandale's Oak Hill in the center, mid 60's.


2011 view from Google Earth.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:31PM

Can't remember if this was posted before.

The old railroad bridge on Rolling Road by Burke Road. In the 60s, the school buses were not allowed to cross the bridge for safety reasons and had to drive miles out of their way. Made for a long trip to and from school every day.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:35PM

Little River Turnpike and Ravensworth Road, 1960s.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:41PM

Oh crap! Didn't realize the picture size! Sorry about that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 09, 2013 11:48PM

We'll try again...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 10, 2013 12:04AM

Thank God this didn't go through!

"In 1959, the federal government advertised the sale at auction of land originally purchased and consolidated to construct an international airport at Burke. When an alternate site in Chantilly was chosen, almost 900 acres of land formerly designated for the airport passed to the Fairfax County Park Authority. Burke Lake and Burke Lake Park were built on that land."
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 10, 2013 12:23AM

Anyone seen this? Not a lot of information on this photo. Susposedly the structure was located on the edge of the existing Tysons Corner shopping center along Rt 123. I'm guessing maybe 1950s, perhaps earlier?

Note the port hole windows. Strange house?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: May 10, 2013 12:28AM

Springfielder, do you remember the one way bridge on Hooes Rd, just North of Gambrill and Scarborough St.(and down the large hill)? (Way before the Bypass/ Parkway existed) Also, farther north on Hooes, towards Backlick was a rickety railroad tie bridge around the insane double hair pin turn, maybe Southeast of the old Hunter Estate? When we moved to Springfield in '79 it was no joke the sticks, I remember two or three abandoned farmhouses at the top of our street, just before Medford Leas was built. One was lime green, the other white, pretty sure FCFD used those for controlled practice burns. Used to love going to the original Sydenstricker Church (old white chapel and red school house) graveyard and checking out the headstones.

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Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 10, 2013 02:47AM

@Springfielder-I believe that is the old Maplewood mansion which dated from the late 19th century. I believe the location was just east of the Beltway and north of Route 123 in McLean. By the time I saw it the area had become wooded.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 10, 2013 04:14AM

@Springfielder-I neglected to add that I detest the wealthy and am quite cheerful when the woods take over old mansions. I'm a Progressive.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 10, 2013 07:06AM

hey hey! anybody remember this place?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: May 10, 2013 07:20AM

Loved the Orleans House. Used to work in the area and go there for lunch -- fill up on the Salad Bar and take the roast beef sandwich for dinner, about $5.00.

Went there right before the place closed -- you can't go home again -- it was expensive and not as good. They demolished the place and it was a park or something after the real estate market tanked. I believe they are finally putting something on the lot.

They would give me some roast beef bones for my dog, lots of meat on them. One time I tried taking one away from him and lifted him off the ground before he let go.

Good Times!

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Posted by: oldie/goodie ()
Date: May 10, 2013 07:28AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> hey hey! anybody remember this place?


Yep, Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn.

Never went in. Was supposed to be good. Closed 2007 or so.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 10, 2013 07:32AM

@Blanche - yeah, that dbl-decker burger king as well.


heh.............you know something? I always go thru here thinking the place never changes and then I see this and it just shows me how much it actually has LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 10, 2013 09:03AM

Some more Tom Sarris' love...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 10, 2013 11:35AM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> @Springfielder-I neglected to add that I detest
> the wealthy and am quite cheerful when the woods
> take over old mansions. I'm a Progressive.

Well my doppelganger friend you will no doubt enjoy this version which shows Maplewood after the woods returned:

http://www.amazon.com/Photo-Maplewood-McLean-Virginia-c1950/dp/B007RQFZR8

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: RydellRoad ()
Date: May 10, 2013 12:53PM

Bill.N. Wrote:

> http://www.amazon.com/Photo-Maplewood-McLean-Virgi
> nia-c1950/dp/B007RQFZR8


It's hard to keep track on this thread but if you check back on page 9 there is an aerial photo of Tyson's showing the Maplewood house.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: pat snowden ()
Date: May 10, 2013 02:44PM

was there when this tanker hit the bridge post at 495 and 236 and we were straneded on 495 for over 3 hrs waiting for them to get the rd open,driver got killed in this accident

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:00PM

RydellRoad Wrote:
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> Bill.N. Wrote:
>
> >
> http://www.amazon.com/Photo-Maplewood-McLean-Virgi
>
> > nia-c1950/dp/B007RQFZR8
>
>
> It's hard to keep track on this thread but if you
> check back on page 9 there is an aerial photo of
> Tyson's showing the Maplewood house.


@RydellRoad: Thanks for the info on the map! Wow, can't believe how much that area has changed! This thread has so much great information!

@Bill.N.: Thanks for solving the mystery. I wasn't around the Tysons area much back then, so didn't have a clue what it was.

By the way, not sure I can say that I detest the wealthy, but I'm all for the trees taking over! Absolutely hate it when a developer comes in and strips the land.
--------------------------------
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got til it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Janaye ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:11PM

http://www.historicfairfax.org/pdf/hfci_summer07.pdf -



This has pictures of the old Tops at Fairfax circle...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Janaye ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:43PM

It was west of fairfax on Rt 29. Mr Burns owned it, he also owned that Ol Culpepper shoppe on 29.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 10, 2013 10:44PM

@Huntington: Yes, I do remember the one lane bridge on Hooes Road. There were quite a few of those old bridges around here, back in the day. The Fairfax County Parkway changed so much of this area's character.

The Hooes Road bridge near the hair-pin turn was just rebuilt. I believe it re-opened last December.

I loved all the old back roads. As kids we'd drive around half the night. Gas was cheap--we'd get all our friends to chip in and we'd be set for the night!

There are still lots of old cemeteries around here, some old family cemeteries that are not marked. One of these days I'll visit them. If interested in searching for some of them, check out: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/cemeteries/

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