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man, has that intersection changed a bit, hasnt it? LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 21, 2013 05:56PM

HA!

Who remembers this little f**ker? :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 21, 2013 06:17PM

@Gordon....Remember that MoFo well, at one point I heard it was the one of the busiest interchanges on the East Coast.

Now for a little more Hot Shoppes love from circa 1964.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: May 21, 2013 08:17PM

That's Horizon House on 395 the long highrise now condo. And 400 Army Navy Drive the square high building above to the right, You can see the Marriot hotel in there by the waterfowl refuge That pic of Grants above in this page by Gordon Blvd. was "The Big Snow of 66" I was not here yet but heard much about it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 21, 2013 08:31PM

@ Ye Ole Woodson Man, GB

Old Crystal City pic is awesome. You can see the tract of land between Army Navy and either 15th or Hayes street, NOTHING THERE. Was a swamp that I think was drained until maybe the early 80's,


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: what do it mean ()
Date: May 21, 2013 10:09PM

Hey Gordo, what do you mean when you say "pic unrelated"?

Is that some type of disclaimer?

Just curious.

Thx

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Scott D ()
Date: May 21, 2013 10:37PM

It probably means that the picture posted has nothing to do with the comment.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I thought so, but... ()
Date: May 21, 2013 11:13PM

I thought of that as a possible reason, which then of course begs the question...why post a picture that has nothing to do with the comment?

Alternatively, why make a comment that has nothing to do with a posted picture?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: It's one of them InterWeb thangs ()
Date: May 22, 2013 12:24AM

I thought so, but... Wrote:
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> I thought of that as a possible reason, which then
> of course begs the question...why post a picture
> that has nothing to do with the comment?
>
> Alternatively, why make a comment that has nothing
> to do with a posted picture?



http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/picture-unrelated

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Re: notice anything different? LoLz
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 22, 2013 10:41AM

Love that picture of I-95 at the Pentagon. That's the REAL "Mixing Bowl" interchange. I will never understand why the Washington Post felt it necessary to mis-apply that name to the Springfield Interchange located less than 10 miles to the south on the same road.

Look at how minuscule the weave area was between inbound VA-27 and inbound I-95. No wonder it caused such massive traffic snarls.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 23, 2013 10:21AM

ohhh nooos...this thread slipped off main FFXU header page...Sleepy is not going to let that happen again...a mishmash of Falls Church love to jog the memory bank.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ale town ()
Date: May 24, 2013 07:00PM

Not fairfax, but close enough in Alexandria.

Powhatan Shopping Center, at the intersection of Powhatan and Rt 1. Torn down sometime in the late 60's early 70's.

Also, interesting link with pictures of Lewin Park, the residential neighborhood between Kingstowne and 395 that got torn down recently:

http://kingstowne.patch.com/articles/elvis-and-graves-more-photos-from-lewin-park
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: May 24, 2013 07:25PM

OK Sleepy- Not familiar with the Little Europe Inn, but guessing Bears Head was on 7 heading west before you got to 29.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 24, 2013 07:42PM

love me some roy's Wrote:
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> OK Sleepy- Not familiar with the Little Europe
> Inn, but guessing Bears Head was on 7 heading west
> before you got to 29.


Little Europe was in the Westlawn shoping center.

Bears Hear, is that where Applebees is now on Broad St.?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: May 24, 2013 07:58PM

if the Applebee's is where Mountain Jacks used to be, right side as you head west, then right. Is/was Westlawn at 50 and Annandale?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 24, 2013 09:34PM

Yes, Westlawn was at Rt.50 and Annandale Rd. Bill Page owned it and tore it down and is expanding his Honda dealership. He is also going to put some kind of shopping center back in there.

That is where Applebees is. Mountain Jacks, that's the name I couldn't remember, thanks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: May 25, 2013 06:07AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> ohhh nooos...this thread slipped off main FFXU
> header page...Sleepy is not going to let that
> happen again...a mishmash of Falls Church love to
> jog the memory bank.


Thanks Sleepy, Just when I was thinking we had wrung the internet dry of every NOVA pic you come up with more.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 25, 2013 07:49AM

Great job all...Yes, the Bear's Head was in that building just before Mountain Jack's came along. Ahhh, Westlawn...Thanks for keeping this going.

Now, Just a little more eye-candy.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: May 25, 2013 08:19AM

The Inn of the Eight Immortals was a bit "casual" about its carding policy. Went there before senior prom....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: May 25, 2013 10:31PM

Joe T's! a bunch of us bought our swim coach some escargot one time as a prank. He did not think it to be that funny and made us eat them. Lesson learned...

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Uncle Gordon? o_0
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 26, 2013 04:32AM

I'm totally wasted and gotta get some sleep but I so have to put this pic up before I forget LoLz nite nite y'all as soon as i can I'll be back with a bunch more after I resize em

later days :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: May 26, 2013 08:07AM

The Hecht Company at Parkington. I loved the message board that faced the corner of Glebe and Wilson Blvd.

My mom used to take us to the bargain basement at Hects to get our new school clothes.

Good Times!

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Re: Uncle Gordon? o_0
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: May 26, 2013 09:04AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> I'm totally wasted and gotta get some sleep but I
> so have to put this pic up before I forget LoLz
> nite nite y'all as soon as i can I'll be back with
> a bunch more after I resize em
>
> later days :)


Speaking of parkington, this video is kinda strange but its got some great video of parkington via 8mm movie camera from 1951.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEsvdBgObM0


And the there is this video from the same guy. A dart drug somewhere in arlington I think does anyone know the location for sure?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1i9uKrlmw

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 26, 2013 09:54AM

Good stuff folks...keep it a rollin'

>Here is a sweet NOW-2013
>And THEN-1950
Love the fact the 3 bay + other back building service area in the rear is still used...I thought it was old as hell when I saw it way back when BP was a Pontiac dealer! Now I know why. Also NO Mickey D's...which did not exist at the time.
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Re: Uncle Gordon? o_0
Posted by: JustanFYI ()
Date: May 26, 2013 10:04AM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I'm totally wasted and gotta get some sleep but
> I
> > so have to put this pic up before I forget LoLz
> > nite nite y'all as soon as i can I'll be back
> with
> > a bunch more after I resize em
> >
> > later days :)
>
>
> Speaking of parkington, this video is kinda
> strange but its got some great video of parkington
> via 8mm movie camera from 1951.
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEsvdBgObM0
>
>
> And the there is this video from the same guy. A
> dart drug somewhere in arlington I think does
> anyone know the location for sure?
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1i9uKrlmw


That's not from 1951, the video was produced in 1984. It's in the end credits and look at the cars...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ed Hale ()
Date: May 26, 2013 01:54PM

The 7 eleven was once a mini Safeway store..from 1960-1966

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 26, 2013 02:16PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Good stuff folks...keep it a rollin'
>
> >Here is a sweet NOW-2013
> >And THEN-1950
> Love the fact the 3 bay + other back building
> service area in the rear is still used...I thought
> it was old as hell when I saw it way back when BP
> was a Pontiac dealer! Now I know why. Also NO
> Mickey D's...which did not exist at the time.


Holy Crap Sleepy, that is a great picture of Page. I never imagine that it was that old. I always thought maybe it opened in the 60's. I remember that end support by the service dept. with the 3 holes in it. It's filled in now. Good job on finding the photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SLeepy Holla ()
Date: May 26, 2013 02:23PM

@DH...glad you like, it is sweet. How about this one...Page's temporary location while the new place is being built. At that time 2 Esso's were close by on Arl Blvd...one at Annandale Rd intersection and one at Graham Rd intersection...I'm thinking this is Graham Rd by the slope down of the Blvd.... I could be wrong.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 26, 2013 04:08PM

SLeepy Holla Wrote:
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> @DH...glad you like, it is sweet. How about this
> one...Page's temporary location while the new
> place is being built. At that time 2 Esso's were
> close by on Arl Blvd...one at Annandale Rd
> intersection and one at Graham Rd
> intersection...I'm thinking this is Graham Rd by
> the slope down of the Blvd.... I could be wrong.


I am really lost on the Esso photo. You are right about the Esso's at Annandale Rd. and Graham. I just can't place the photo. If that is Arl. Blvd., is it going east or west?? I think a key might be that larger building on the left side of the photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: May 26, 2013 05:11PM

I believe its going east on 50 after Graham Road about where the Shell station and the fire station are located and that little shopping center, that used to have a Safeway now some sort of Latino grocery store.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: May 26, 2013 09:36PM

thinking west. Could that spot be the predecessor to the Scot station that was located next to the 2 bank buildings.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A. Maising ()
Date: May 27, 2013 02:03AM

At first I thought it might be looking west from right near 7 Corners toward Annandale Rd., but on second thought, I am thinking that it is looking East from Graham Road toward Annandale Rd. That rise in elevation might have been where some sort of church at the top of the crest on the left hand side was built.

On the other hand, eastward looking is also viable. If this is the case, I would place the Esso station where there now is (I believe) the Sleepy Hollow Chevron/Texaco station at the foot of the rise to where there is an exit ramp (approaching Seven Corners) for Rt. 7 east, at the top of which was Ichabod's and a car dealership. Ichabod's eventually turned into Nova 35 (or was it Nova 50?). Also on the ramp was the Hillwood Motel, which is now, I believe, a Public Storage place

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Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: May 27, 2013 03:45AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Good stuff folks...keep it a rollin'
>
> >Here is a sweet NOW-2013
> >And THEN-1950
> Love the fact the 3 bay + other back building
> service area in the rear is still used...I thought
> it was old as hell when I saw it way back when BP
> was a Pontiac dealer! Now I know why. Also NO
> Mickey D's...which did not exist at the time.

Then is 1953 at the earliest. The newest car in that lineup is the '53 Olds on the far and. The oldest is the Buick next to it, a '47 or '48. Then a '52 Pontiac, '51 Mercury and a '50 or '51 Chevy closest to the camera.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: May 27, 2013 06:29AM

Hudson.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Tricky Dick ()
Date: May 27, 2013 09:33AM

Ye Olde Rolling Thunder accident on Route 66 (not really)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Scott D ()
Date: May 27, 2013 10:48AM

Didn't Bill Page have a Pontiac Dealship at one time alongside Honda?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 27, 2013 10:59AM

>@GettinOld...Good eye...I should have noticed the dates also, being a car guy myself...it opened in 1950.

>@Blanche...That is what I first thought.

>@love me some roy's...I think you are close although reverse it to east

>A. Maising...good thoughts on both.

By looking a these Page construction photos I am going w/ Annandale Rd/Arl Blvd. If it opened in 1950 this is around 49/50..The same Esso is seen in the far left of top photo..just prior to that areas growth w/ housing etc. What do you think...and again thanks.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 27, 2013 12:07PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> By looking a these Page construction photos I am
> going w/ Annandale Rd/Arl Blvd. If it opened in
> 1950 this is around 49/50..The same Esso is seen
> in the far left of top photo..just prior to that
> areas growth w/ housing etc. What do you
> think...and again thanks.


I'm thinking your right. If the other Esso picture was at Graham Rd. going east, then the grade would be going down to Annandale and if it was going west, the grade is pretty level that way.
As long as I can remember there has always been an Esso/Exxon on the corner of Arl. Blvd and Annandale Rd. Next to the where the Frozen Dairy bar use to be. Going east from there the grade does go up Arl. Blvd towards 7 Corners. It would make sense that Page's temporary office would be close to where the new dealership was being built.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 27, 2013 12:20PM

>@DH....I believe you are correct...as the construction photo is of Page being built...that Esso (temporary Page van set up) IS down on the right....BOY not much else around at the time.

>@Scott D...It WAS a Pontiac dealer prior to Honda...had both for a short while.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Great Zelinsky ()
Date: May 27, 2013 01:25PM

Since we’re on the topic of Arlington Boulevard and Graham, maybe it’s time to shift the conversation a little bit and discuss the next place that will become part of FFX county history.

Make no mistake, no matter where you live in the county, right around the corner from your house is a fucking dump that’s about to get knocked down. My neighborhood has the Graham Center, one of the county’s premiere shitholes.
Just look at this place: have you ever seen anything so pathetic? Yes, I know Harvest Moon has a long and glorious history as a Kroger, Blackie’s and chink joint and believe me, I love doing the take-out thing on a weekend and scoping out all of the Asian lovelies wearing dresses slit up to their crotch, but let’s face it, this place has to go.

A few years from now, when Bill Page has expanded his empire of rice burners westward, we’ll all log on to FFXU and reminisce about “Sovina Travel” and ask, “.. and just what was “Sovina”? Was that a country?”

So think about it, take a photo of the shithole near your house that’s about to become part of history and post your photo and prediction right here!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: May 27, 2013 03:35PM

@Sleepy- Thanks again for the Page used car photo. It's probably not much later than '53, either. All the cars look in good shape, and the Chevy and the Mercury are probably on their original tires. During the early years of the Korean War, no whitewalls were made. Note those cars, which are '50s or '51s, have blackwalls, but the Olds is back to wide whites. The car behind the line has blackwalls, too. Something that would have been rarer later on in the 50s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: This thread ()
Date: May 28, 2013 04:59AM

This thread is blowing me away! You guys rock!!!!!!!

Can somebody find me a picture of The Pants Corral??
I could die happy if I saw that.

Thanks again.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 28, 2013 09:00AM

>@This Thread...the best I can do so far...1977

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN8rl3mmZl8

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heck, the future was like 20 years ago, my friend
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:17PM

@Sleepy - We are living in the Post Modern Era LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:29PM

you know........................I find it pretty funny we are spending all this $$$$$ to build metro to Reston and Loudoun when..........................
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:30PM

HOLY SH*T!!!!!

EDIT: i should point out this is Lawyers Rd L



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:41PM

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> you know........................I find it pretty
> funny we are spending all this $$$$$ to build
> metro to Reston and Loudoun
> when..........................

What is even sadder is that back in the late 1950s to mid-1960s people saw all of this coming. When Dulles was being constructed W&OD officials proposed building a spur to the site, but the plan was killed when the railroad was sold to the Chesapeake & Ohio. When the C&O, working in conjunction with the VA Dept of Highways and VEPCO sought to abandon the W&OD a few years later, locals tried to have it preserved for future use as a commuter rail line to Reston, Herndon and (yes even) Leesburg.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:48PM

HA! This place is still standing! It's a little bistro/bar type place now
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:49PM

:)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:50PM

blanche Wrote:
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> The Hecht Company at Parkington. I loved the
> message board that faced the corner of Glebe and
> Wilson Blvd.
>
> My mom used to take us to the bargain basement at
> Hects to get our new school clothes.
>
> Good Times!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: W&OD Old Timer ()
Date: May 28, 2013 12:52PM

Gordon,

I did some work involving the W&OD a few years back when Dominion was extending the existing power lines out toward Purcellville. I've also hiked the entire length of the W&OD at separate time is my mis-spent youth back in the 70"s (before it was paved).

You are right that hindsight is 20/20. In fact, one of the proposed uses for the railbed after the W&OD wen under was to turn it into a highway leading to Leesburg. We got the Access Road instead.

A lot of people think that the power lines run along the bike path. That is wrong, the bike path runs along the power lines. The power lines were there first and are the primary use of that ground. What many pwople don't know is that Dominion can revoke the NVPA easement at any time they feel necessary.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 01:00PM

@W&-OD - lets hope they never feel that :)

anyways, more Westover (I had this same pic but in the 70's on some other page on this thread, I think)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: May 28, 2013 01:09PM

>@Gordon...where was (is) that cool art deco moderne building?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 01:16PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> >@Gordon...where was (is) that cool art deco
> moderne building?


take yr icon and hover it over the pic, bro ;)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 01:53PM

I guess this was before "USA" was "Today " LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 02:17PM

so now I know why Spout Run Parkway actually exists LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 02:37PM

it's funny to see how much as changed in so short a time. '08
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 02:54PM

LoLz I saw some nice milk jugs down in Clarendon just yesterday :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 02:56PM

Rosslyn 1937 - I wonder what that smokestack is in the background
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:01PM

More Macey Bros =)

I wonder where the cows were that the milk came from.....................................



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does anybody know EXACTLY when they changed the name of it? (or even why?)
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:04PM

Parkway or Avenue? YOU BE THE JUDGE LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:08PM

GO PATRIOTS! :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:18PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Rosslyn 1937 - I wonder what that smokestack is in
> the background

Without knowing the exact location I can't be sure, but it is possible the stack is from the former brewery building. Short history can be found here:

http://www.capitolcitychapter.com/arlington.html

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what's REALLY funny is that trailer in the front of Findley was there until the 90's as well - was P.D.HQ when I knew the place LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:21PM

that split-level opposite the end of University Drive there at the top right of the pic - that house was there until like 2010 I think. Dunno if anyone lived in it but it was there up until recently, I believe........................
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Posted by: I <3 Falls Church ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:23PM

Fairfax Glass.

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Timely. 1952 Memorial Day Parade in Falls Church.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:26PM

Jesus...........................look at the architecture put into that GAS STATION!!


edit: also, VDOT oughta think about putting STOP LINE at every intersection like that again - maybe then ppl would figure out what it means LoLz



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:27PM

South Parking 101
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I <3 Falls Church ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:36PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Jesus...........................look at the
> architecture put into that GAS STATION!!

Indeed. It is now the George Mason Square Building that houses Ireland's Four Provinces.

It sat vacant for many years.

You see it in the pic from 1952. By 1977, it was gone. It is the large tract of land center left in the picture above the lone solitary building (which is still there btw).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I <3 Falls Church ()
Date: May 28, 2013 03:56PM

A bit down the road from that intersection, you had this restaurant (you now call it Applebee's)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I <3 Falls Church ()
Date: May 28, 2013 04:00PM

I found a picture of the destruction of the old Falls Church bank. It replaced the filling station in the 60s. It was demolished in '74.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 04:23PM

I <3 Falls Church Wrote:
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> Indeed. It is now the George Mason Square
> Building that houses Ireland's Four Provinces.
>
> It sat vacant for many years.
>
> You see it in the pic from 1952. By 1977, it was
> gone. It is the large tract of land center left
> in the picture above the lone solitary building
> (which is still there btw).
>

you are AWESOME and it's a Burke and Herbert now, I think.....

you can see the parking lot for Bell & Co. at the bottom of yr pic too.........(Now the Powersport place's lot)

p.s. - wow, no crappy taxis hanging around the end of Hillwood LoLz - bonus points for a pic of whatever that sign says

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 28, 2013 04:28PM

banking made easy LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 28, 2013 07:28PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> banking made easy LoLz


I opened my very first checking account at Fairfax Co. National Bank when I was a teenager. Then it was located in the upper level parking lot of 7 Corners, next to the post office.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: frank k ()
Date: May 28, 2013 07:36PM

We used to get potato chips from this company
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lazy k ranch ()
Date: May 28, 2013 07:38PM

How many of you did this to the Pep Boys matches
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: May 28, 2013 08:33PM

lazy k ranch Wrote:
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> How many of you did this to the Pep Boys matches


Never did that one but I LOVE it!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bingo ()
Date: May 28, 2013 08:35PM

I used to love Charlie Chips.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: May 28, 2013 09:10PM

Gordon -- thanks for the Parkington pictures. I'm still waiting for the animals on the Tyson's Meat Locker Building.

Someone had asked early where the milk came from -- it came from out in Floris/Frying Pan Park area and got to town on the W&OD trains. Several of my grandfather's brothers and their families were kicked off the land when Dulles Airport was built. They had dairy farms on that land.

My grandfather was raised on a farm. He thought that the cows were relentess and went into building homes instead.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: May 28, 2013 09:22PM

love the old pic of Rosslyn. At the lower right hand corner you can see the only outdoor pool in Rosslyn. Worked there in the late 80's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 28, 2013 10:41PM

Falls Church 1948
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 28, 2013 10:42PM

Vienna 1950s
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 28, 2013 10:43PM

Lee Highway Drive In 1957
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 28, 2013 10:44PM

Another from Vienna 1946
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: May 28, 2013 10:48PM

By the way, you can still order Charles Chips. I was at a friend's house last week and lo and behold, a can was sitting on their counter.

http://www.charleschips.com/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: MURRAY ()
Date: May 28, 2013 10:53PM

In search of the Murray farm in chantilly near rt. 50, plots, photos, and whatever

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check out that font - ppl around here would lose there minds (some would prolly try and sue) over the use of uppercase and lowercase like that LoLz
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 29, 2013 07:36AM

@Springfielder - SOOOO AWESOME!! (It was a Gulf? Wow!)

@Blanche - still looking! For those Tysons animals as well as STILL looking for Capt Bob Tedd stuff as well

but Capt Ahab Blvd did finally manage to find at least SOMETHING of one of my Great White Whales LoLz

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Re: check out that font - ppl around here would lose there minds (some would prolly try and sue) over the use of uppercase and lowercase like that LoLz
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 29, 2013 09:01AM

@Springfielder- Love that pic of Falls Church garage, it has been Yellow Cab ever since I remember.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Inky ()
Date: May 29, 2013 09:20AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @W&-OD - lets hope they never feel that :)
>
> anyways, more Westover (I had this same pic but in
> the 70's on some other page on this thread, I
> think)


I remember that 7-11! I use to go there and play pacman back when they had video games there.

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Re: check out that font - ppl around here would lose there minds (some would prolly try and sue) over the use of uppercase and lowercase like that LoLz
Posted by: oldie/goodie ()
Date: May 29, 2013 09:25AM

WingNut Wrote:
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> @Springfielder- Love that pic of Falls Church
> garage, it has been Yellow Cab ever since I
> remember.


You beat me to it...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: May 29, 2013 09:42AM

Inky Wrote:
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>
> I remember that 7-11! I use to go there and play
> pacman back when they had video games there.

Oh how the times have changed. To ponder how back then 7-11 encouraged loitering, now its " hurry up and buy!"



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 29, 2013 11:01AM

I suppose technically this is Loudoun County, but it's close enough.

May 24, 1976, at Dulles Airport. British Airways and Air France simultaneously began Concorde service between Dulles and London/Paris (respectively). The aircraft arrived together.

The French Concorde seen here (F-BVFA) is now on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lee Loway ()
Date: May 29, 2013 11:21AM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Lee Highway Drive In 1957


I was just there last night. Well...at the Target in that weird "town center" that's there now. I don't know why, but that place has an eerie vibe for me. Maybe I just miss the old drive-in. Touched my first real vagina there in the back seat of a friend's car back in '79 or '80. Also got chased out of the alley behind Levitz a time or two trying to watch the movies for free while enjoying some tasty Hardee's food.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lotka ()
Date: May 29, 2013 11:22AM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Falls Church 1948


Is that Gulf building still there? Last time I was over in Falls Church city it was a taxi garage....if that's the building I think it is.

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

Anyone recognize this guy? I'd be surprised if there were no other pics of this place earlier in the thread.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: trippy auto repair ()
Date: May 29, 2013 11:34AM

Willie Shoemaker Wrote:
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> Anyone recognize this guy? I'd be surprised if
> there were no other pics of this place earlier in
> the thread.


Every Merrifield thread seems to mention this place.

(Not specifically our lawn jockey here.)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 22015 ()
Date: May 29, 2013 12:00PM

That picture of the jockey reminds me of the RCA dog Nipper that was just down the street on 29 for many years. I believe it moved to Baltimore many years ago. According to the Washington Post there is even a street there now called Nipper Way. Afraid I could not find a pic of the dog when it was on 29.
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Posted by: The Shadow ()
Date: May 29, 2013 12:09PM

22015 Wrote:
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> That picture of the jockey reminds me of the RCA
> dog Nipper that was just down the street on 29 for
> many years. I believe it moved to Baltimore many
> years ago. According to the Washington Post there
> is even a street there now called Nipper Way.
> Afraid I could not find a pic of the dog when it
> was on 29.


Here you go.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: May 29, 2013 12:18PM

IIRC, that dog was just up the street from where Captain Pell's used to be prior to moving to their current location. The current location is substantially cleaner....I think I was on a first-name basis with some of the roaches in the old place.

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Re: check out that font - ppl around here would lose there minds (some would prolly try and sue) over the use of uppercase and lowercase like that LoLz
Posted by: DH ()
Date: May 29, 2013 01:36PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> @Springfielder- Love that pic of Falls Church
> garage, it has been Yellow Cab ever since I
> remember.


Before it was the Yellow Cab place it was a Chrysler dealer. Then they moved to the top of the hill at 7 Corners where the Chevy dealer use to be. Now it's the Public Storage building.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 29, 2013 02:13PM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Falls Church 1948

Thanks for the pic. I always wondered what that building was originally.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 29, 2013 02:18PM

The Shadow Wrote:
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> 22015 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > That picture of the jockey reminds me of the
> RCA
> > dog Nipper that was just down the street on 29
> for
> > many years. I believe it moved to Baltimore
> many
> > years ago. According to the Washington Post
> there
> > is even a street there now called Nipper Way.
> > Afraid I could not find a pic of the dog when
> it
> > was on 29.
>
>
> Here you go.

Shadow, are you sure that pic was shot when Nipper was on 29? I ask because the building in the background doesn't look like the old farmhouse on 29 at Cedar.

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