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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: June 08, 2013 11:22PM

The now Days Inn on Rt.50, across from the Ft. Mye's Gate? Also, I don't think the pic above it is the old Orlean's House location. I think Orlean's was across the street and down a block toward's the River, but could be totally wrong. That looks like a parking deck from an old office building.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 09, 2013 12:38AM

WingNut Wrote:
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> ALexandria Roller Rink info here-
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> 1971 Jun 13 Alice Cooper


Hey, I was there! Been so long that I'd completely forgotten about that one. lol

At least at one of his shows there anyway. Not positive that it was that one. Saw some other groups there too but I couldn't tell you who it was now.

Damn, I'm older than dirt. lol

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: June 09, 2013 11:37AM

Old Dude Wrote:
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> WingNut Wrote:
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> > ALexandria Roller Rink info here-
> >
>
> > 1971 Jun 13 Alice Cooper
>
>
> Hey, I was there! Been so long that I'd
> completely forgotten about that one. lol
>
> At least at one of his shows there anyway. Not
> positive that it was that one. Saw some other
> groups there too but I couldn't tell you who it
> was now.
>
> Damn, I'm older than dirt. lol


Hey, I was there too! I think, I don't remember the exact year but it was Alice Cooper. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels opened for Alice. In my opinion Mitch Ryder had the best music but Alice Cooper had the Best show.

I am also older than dirt!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Great Gazoo ()
Date: June 09, 2013 11:39AM

I was there too. I had on a red T-shirt. Do you remember seeing me?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: scotty b ()
Date: June 10, 2013 03:09AM

George Mason College of the University of Virginia anti war protest May 1970.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jean jacket ()
Date: June 10, 2013 04:05AM

Pants Corral Commercial - Circa 1977


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

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 10, 2013 11:19AM

Go Rebels!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ghul ()
Date: June 10, 2013 11:30AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> Go Rebels!


Go Panthers!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David Blair ()
Date: June 11, 2013 06:43AM

I believe this photo is taken from Landmark Plaza. The tower Records used to be S. Kline and I worked at the Evans for about 2 months.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 11, 2013 10:26AM

:)
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OD Nat'l Bank
Posted by: Stetesmen81 ()
Date: June 11, 2013 11:27AM

Was Old Dominion NB the one that used an artsy owl head as a logo?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: June 11, 2013 05:41PM

I have been busy with other things but came across a few new ones tonight. Not sure if they have been circulated or not, but I have memories of my own of each one. Had my hair cut at the Barber Shop for many years, Vern was the one who did mine the most, I remember at Laurel Ridge in the 70's making copies for the teachers, Needs no Explanation, My first Girlfriend live on Townsend Street behind the Hospital, He Visited our Pool every day in the summer, and we would pick up Pepsi and Coke and take them to the 7-11 in Burke and Buy Candy, we walked through the Lot where Giant would eventually be built..
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 11, 2013 06:14PM

Burke Brat -- the neighborhood with the Good Humor truck looks familiar. But I'm not placing it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: June 11, 2013 08:05PM

@ Burke Brat - Vern cut my hair for years. I hated to see him go. His brother owned the shop and decided to sell it. Vern loved his college basketball and race horses. Still looking for an old school barber shop like that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: June 12, 2013 09:34AM

The old Good Humor trucks where the driver pulled a string to ring the bells as he drove around were far better than the new ice cream trucks that play annoying computerized music (the one that comes around our neighborhood plays "Pop Goes the Weasel" and "If You Know the Penguins Suck Then Clap Your Hands"). Every kid on the street heard those bells and we all came pouring out of our houses to buy ice cream. There was no need to change that!

The neighborhood in that picture looks like a Ryan Homes development, but that doesn't exactly narrow it down much!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: olf ()
Date: June 12, 2013 10:38AM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> The old Good Humor trucks where the driver pulled
> a string to ring the bells as he drove around were
> far better than the new ice cream trucks that play
> annoying computerized music (the one that comes
> around our neighborhood plays "Pop Goes the
> Weasel" and "If You Know the Penguins Suck Then
> Clap Your Hands"). Every kid on the street heard
> those bells and we all came pouring out of our
> houses to buy ice cream. There was no need to
> change that!


The African ice cream man that cruises our streets plays Christmas music year round. I guess noise is noise to him. LOL

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: June 13, 2013 02:31PM

An aerial view that includes your bank building.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 13, 2013 04:21PM

olf Wrote:
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> 1995hoo Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The old Good Humor trucks where the driver
> pulled
> > a string to ring the bells as he drove around
> were
> > far better than the new ice cream trucks that
> play
> > annoying computerized music (the one that comes
> > around our neighborhood plays "Pop Goes the
> > Weasel" and "If You Know the Penguins Suck Then
> > Clap Your Hands"). Every kid on the street
> heard
> > those bells and we all came pouring out of our
> > houses to buy ice cream. There was no need to
> > change that!
>
>
> The African ice cream man that cruises our streets
> plays Christmas music year round. I guess noise
> is noise to him. LOL


Uh huh. We get something like "Jingle Bells" followed immediately with ""La Cucaracha" then "Jankee Doodle." lol

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 13, 2013 04:50PM

>@ Just Another OF...Great picture...year? Looks about the time this Annandale classic opened...1960. This is the concept painting by the architect Anthony Musolino. His other projects in area included several schools—Fairfax High School, Robinson High School, Langley High School, and the Leesburg Vo-Tech Center—as well as the Loisdale Center and Sacramento Center in Springfield, Prosperity Center in Leesburg, and Bob Peck Chevrolet in Arlington. Hey, The same guy who did the famous Bob Peck...wow, now they want to tear down the alley.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: June 13, 2013 05:12PM

@ Sleepy - You're close. The picture was from 1965, one year after the opening of the Annandale Theatre.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 13, 2013 07:42PM

What's the thing next to the bowling alley?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ann & dale ()
Date: June 13, 2013 09:22PM

Just Another Old Fart Wrote:
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> An aerial view that includes your bank building.

Damn, I don't remember Old Dominion Natl Bank in Annandale. When I was a kid in the 60's, that bank was Mount Vernon Bank & Trust.

It then became First Virginia (which is now BB&T).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Un4G4 ()
Date: June 13, 2013 10:27PM

blanche Wrote:
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> What's the thing next to the bowling alley?


Something that was never built.

The only thing next to it to that side in reality is that crappy little strip mall.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: sandy riddle ()
Date: June 14, 2013 05:53PM

This is where I got my first job at age 15. I grew up on burgers, fries and shakes!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: June 14, 2013 09:30PM

Anybody remember the guy that ran the Annandale bowling alley?

He was a cool guy named Chuck Drazenovich. He played linebacker for 10 years with the Redskins, with four Pro Bowl appearances ('55-'58).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: June 15, 2013 07:13AM

sandy riddle Wrote:
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> This is where I got my first job at age 15. I
> grew up on burgers, fries and shakes!


Hey I worked at Lums right next door. We used to sell a ton of draft beer and olliburgers after a bowling tourniment. This was in the late 70s early 80s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oldie/goodie ()
Date: June 15, 2013 04:59PM

Green Spring Farm, 4601 Green Spring Road, Annandale (current location of Green Spring Gardens Park.) Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: histbuff ()
Date: June 16, 2013 08:56AM

And the same house today...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: histbuff ()
Date: June 16, 2013 09:00AM

According to the Fairfax County park page, there was a gap in long-term ownership of the house between 1917-1942. My guess is the above b&w picture was taken during that time, and that it was closer to the 1917 time.

I love the description in the link below describing Little River Turnpike as a 'rural road'!

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/manor.htm

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: nice job ()
Date: June 16, 2013 09:56AM

They've done a really nice job of that

Quick question - does the shape of the white paint/whitewash on the lower floor suggests that there was another structure on the front of the house at some point? Or it just decorative?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 16, 2013 10:55AM

>@nice job...good eye...I'm sure it had a porch/overhang that was removed at some point...typical during those years for some sun/weather protection.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: June 16, 2013 04:59PM

A great book on the history of Green Spring Farm: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/33272/33272-h/33272-h.htm#I_THE_TOBEY_HOUSE

Sleepy Holla wins! Figure 5 in the link is a photo dated 1885 that shows the porch.

Went there years and years ago and was surprised at how pretty and peaceful the area was. Haven't been there in quite some time, so no idea what it's like now.

Hard to picture that area as it used to be!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: June 16, 2013 05:01PM

Here's the photo showing the porch on Green Spring Farm house, dated 1885.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Observant Observer ()
Date: June 16, 2013 05:09PM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Here's the photo showing the porch on Green Spring
> Farm house, dated 1885.


Good job, Springfielder.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 16, 2013 05:23PM

Great info Springfielder...Thanks. Now...you have me intrigued about the Tobey House (I'm a mid-century house nut) referenced in that book. Is it still around? Private?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Springfielder ()
Date: June 16, 2013 10:10PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Great info Springfielder...Thanks. Now...you have
> me intrigued about the Tobey House (I'm a
> mid-century house nut) referenced in that book. Is
> it still around? Private?


I was intrigued by the Tobey house too (love old houses and the stories behind them) but it doesn't appear that it still stands. From the map in the book, dtd 1969, it appears the house was located near the back portion of the car dealership on Little River Trnpk.

BTW, @nice job also wins about there being another structure on the front of the house. (Had to give credit where appropriate!)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 16, 2013 10:32PM

Springfielder Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> > Great info Springfielder...Thanks. Now...you
> have
> > me intrigued about the Tobey House (I'm a
> > mid-century house nut) referenced in that book.
> Is
> > it still around? Private?
>
>
> I was intrigued by the Tobey house too (love old
> houses and the stories behind them) but it doesn't
> appear that it still stands. From the map in the
> book, dtd 1969, it appears the house was located
> near the back portion of the car dealership on
> Little River Trnpk.
>
> BTW, @nice job also wins about there being another
> structure on the front of the house. (Had to give
> credit where appropriate!)


Gone.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/historic/ihs/masterlist/mason.htm

Tobey House (Site)
D = demolished
6482 Little River Turnpike - formerly (Alexandria)
072-1 ((1)) 23 and 23A
1954

The old barns on the other side of the ponds on that same property were there through the 70s at least, maybe later.

I kind of half remember seeing the "log cabin" mentioned at some point when I was a kid but I wouldn't swear to that.

The old "spring house" still is there obviously.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 17, 2013 08:25AM

My friends and I would "hang out" in some of those out buildings at Green Springs mid-to-late 70s. This was before the county got its act together with what it wanted to do with Green Spring and the buildings were demolished.

The spring house building -- white low-slung building -- that was right next to the road (Green Spring Road) before it was eliminated as a cut through from 236 to Braddock Road, at one time, the park department let employees rent the place. I'm not sure if they still do that though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 17, 2013 08:37AM

a long time ago..............in a galaxy far, far away...............
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ahhhhhhhhhhh, the seventies.
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 17, 2013 09:33AM

a mellow jam to go with the pic if you remember the scene LoLz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLu387iIBmM
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Re: ahhhhhhhhhhh, the seventies.
Posted by: RHOA ()
Date: June 17, 2013 04:43PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> a mellow jam to go with the pic if you remember
> the scene LoLz
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLu387iIBmM

North Reston... Virginia Gentleman distillery still cooking in the photo.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 17, 2013 09:11PM

back when the animals in the woods would leave you alone :(



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 18, 2013 08:33AM

LoLz - well, since I'm busy loving on Herndon on that other thread .........................

edit: that's actually pretty impressive work.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 18, 2013 04:25PM

@Gordon...Thanks, It good to see Reston really has not changed that much:)

Was the Tobey House/Green Spring near this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: RHOA ()
Date: June 18, 2013 06:29PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> back when the animals in the woods would leave you
> alone :(

Tall Oaks Village Shopping Center in North Reston. Snapping Turtles need your love... so does Eliza Dushku.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dean J. ()
Date: June 18, 2013 06:32PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> LoLz - well, since I'm busy loving on Herndon on
> that other thread .........................
>
> edit: that's actually pretty impressive work.


Go Herby.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 18, 2013 06:45PM

@sleepy - I think you already know LoLz

@RHOA - pic unrelated ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: June 18, 2013 07:24PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Was the Tobey House/Green Spring near this?

It's directly behind Jerry's Ford which is (was) next door to Dave Pyles Lincoln Mercury which I think was Cherner's Lincoln Mercury before (or after?) that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 18, 2013 08:02PM

@old...Thanks...It's weird that I use to go sledding and later golf at the course right around there, but I don't remember that Green Spring sight that well.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Parklawn rez ()
Date: June 18, 2013 11:09PM

Old Dude:

Thank you so much for posting this link: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/historic/ihs/masterlist/mason.htm

I always heard about the ruins of the Barcroft Mill next to the dam at Lake Barcroft and used to try to find some remnants when I was younger, but never could. Now I finally know why: they parked an apartment building over the site.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Geezerdude ()
Date: June 18, 2013 11:47PM

"North Reston... Virginia Gentleman distillery still cooking in the photo."

Close.. Sunset Hills, Fairfax County Virginia.. Bowman Smith never but the name Reston on his Bourbon Bottles.. they were Sunset Hills, Fairfax County Virginia until the end..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oldie/goodie ()
Date: June 19, 2013 04:00PM

Ossian Hall, 5001 Regina Drive, Annandale. Date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: June 20, 2013 09:36AM

Just came across this. I have not checked but I am sure someone posted this in the Remy tomb thread.


http://chasinglosthistory.blogspot.com/2010/12/remeum-memorial-tomb-urban-legend-in.html
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oldie/goodie ()
Date: June 21, 2013 09:26AM

Ravensworth, 5200 Port Royal Road. (now Springfield) Dates unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: KHP ()
Date: June 21, 2013 09:48AM

Ravensworth photos obviously pre-date 1926, when the house burned down.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: June 21, 2013 07:21PM

Found a couple of pictures of the concerts held on a barge at the foot of the "Watergate steps" adjacent to the Lincoln memorial, mentioned earlier in this thread. The first shot is from 1939 and the second is from 1942.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: June 22, 2013 09:03AM

That old Blue Goose building is still there. I work in a building directly behind it. Heard a rumor that Marymount may have either sold it or will be developing something else there soon. Been massive utility work going on at the adjacent intersection for the past few months.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:34AM

I believe they leveled Squire Rockwell's and built a CVS there. Rockwell's was there a while, its was close to NVCC Annandale. I would go there with buddies from NVCC sometimes. I remember getting caught in the crazy beer age change thing as VA was ratcheting the beer drinking age up from 18 to 21. It happened in bits and sometimes I was grandfathered- the last time I wasn't. Although I could (legally) drink beer just before I graduated HS, the last law change did not grandfather me. I was suddenly NOT legal to drink beer for a few months between 20-3/4 and 21 years of age. Rockwell's separated me and a couple other "young uns" to a different table because the "elders" had beer on the table.
Might I point out that It was my job to clean and stock the walk in beer cooler in Drug Fair at the age of 16. (oh so politically incorrect nowadays)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: logan ford ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:45AM

Who has got a pic of the Logan Ford dealership on Commerce st in Springfield?????

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lumpy ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:51AM

fxcograd Wrote:
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> I believe they leveled Squire Rockwell's and built
> a CVS there. Rockwell's was there a while, its was
> close to NVCC Annandale. I would go there with
> buddies from NVCC sometimes. I remember getting
> caught in the crazy beer age change thing as VA
> was ratcheting the beer drinking age up from 18 to
> 21. It happened in bits and sometimes I was
> grandfathered- the last time I wasn't. Although I
> could (legally) drink beer just before I graduated
> HS, the last law change did not grandfather me. I
> was suddenly NOT legal to drink beer for a few
> months between 20-3/4 and 21 years of age.
> Rockwell's separated me and a couple other "young
> uns" to a different table because the "elders" had
> beer on the table.
> Might I point out that It was my job to clean and
> stock the walk in beer cooler in Drug Fair at the
> age of 16. (oh so politically incorrect nowadays)


Yep, they leveled Squire Rockwell's, but only after a fire did much of the job first.

The new CVS just opened a month or two ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:53AM

peck check Wrote:
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> Okay this one is Arlington but didn't Bob Peck get
> torn down a few years back?

Bob Peck did get torn down and a new building went up in the same spot, but the architect saved the storefront from Peck and stuck it on the ground level corner of the new building (minus the PECK CHEVROLET logo). See it at the intersection of Wilson and Glebe.

Going farther south, as a kid I remember Rose Hill (Franconia) had a sit down Mexican restaurant. I think it was called El Palacio. Anybody got photos that far back?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 22, 2013 11:21AM

@JustAnotherOF...thanks for those great barge shots....classic!

@fxcograd...ahh Palacio....they had quite a few locations at one point...this is the best I can do so far...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: June 22, 2013 02:38PM

Very cool. Somehow I think I remember my folks having an orange matchbook or 2 like that hanging around. Thanks for the scan. I actually didn't know there was more than one location.

As for the Peck Chevrolet storefront, it shows up in the slideshow attached to this article about the new building

http://www.examiner.com/article/cooper-cary-blows-away-800-glebe-adds-stunning-new-building

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: PeckFan ()
Date: June 22, 2013 03:13PM

fxcograd Wrote:
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> peck check Wrote:
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> > Okay this one is Arlington but didn't Bob Peck
> get
> > torn down a few years back?
>
>> Going farther south, as a kid I remember Rose Hill
> (Franconia) had a sit down Mexican restaurant. I
> think it was called El Palacio. Anybody got photos
> that far back?


Bought a few cars at Peck, still driving my loaded, leather, Bose sound, DVD & two package equipped 2005 Tahoe (I'm sure Katie will ask if I'm still paying on it - no, dummy I paid $45k cash LOL!!) Dragged a few cars out of snow banks with it to include a VA state trooper ... those big Fords are heavy ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-state-of-nova/post/landmark-bob-peck-chevrolet-diamonds-facade-reappear-on-new-glass-tower-in-arlington/2012/09/13/f6e8d89a-fdda-11e1-8adc-499661afe377_blog.html

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Re: virginia bicentennial licence plate
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: June 22, 2013 09:07PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> virginia bicentennial licence plate. I saw one of
> these on a old buick down in stafford a few months
> ago. Someone told me the plates are still legal as
> long as they are legible. My dad got these type of
> plates for his olds vista cruiser station wagon.

I was not old enough to drive in 1976,it would have been cool to have those on my vehicle. The closest I got is the same tags I originally had on the vehicle I was driving when I graduated high school 30 years ago. They are not personalized, just the random 6 block letters and numbers that the DMV on Grovedale gave me back then. I have been transferring them from vehicle to vehicle ever since and they are on the truck I drive every day. The stack of year stickers got so thick that they eventually sheared off by their own weight and I had to scrape the rest off and start at bare metal again. DMV occasionally sends me a "we know your tags are older than 10 years and you should replace them" letter. DMV offers to allow me to get a new tag with the same (random) number for an extra yearly fee. I'm keeping the old tags until they fade away.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: June 22, 2013 09:47PM

El Palacio!! Used to go to the one at Old Dominion and Lee Hwy. Had pretty good food, great salsa. It is now a bank. Pretty sure there are at least 3 banks between Old Dominion and Glebe now. While we are on that stretch of road, who remembers the Alpine Restaurant?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:24PM

@love me some roy's....remember it well...here ya' go.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:40PM

love me some roy's Wrote:
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> El Palacio!! Used to go to the one at Old Dominion
> and Lee Hwy. Had pretty good food, great salsa. It
> is now a bank. Pretty sure there are at least 3
> banks between Old Dominion and Glebe now. While we
> are on that stretch of road, who remembers the
> Alpine Restaurant?
Wow, first I heard about Alpine closing. I had a company dinner there back in 2009 or 2010.

http://www.arlnow.com/2010/06/02/liberty-tavern-group-to-take-over-alpine-restaurant/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: taco ()
Date: June 22, 2013 10:53PM

I think there was an El Palacio over in Springfield, and, one on Route 1 in Hybla Valley?

Circa 1970's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: June 23, 2013 07:15AM

The Alpine. I saw Terry Bradshaw and some of the other Fox football guys at the bar there prior to a Redskins playoff game late 80s. That's been along time ago.

There was some construction equipment in the parking lot there, excavation type things a few weeks ago. I'm going to be in the area tonight, see if its been torn down.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: June 23, 2013 01:04PM

where was this place? I dont remember it and I moved here in 1970. Maybe it was part of kamp washington.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: June 23, 2013 01:15PM

Holiday inn Manassas. I am guessing mid 70s to early 80s?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 23, 2013 01:41PM

@lbss82...states it was 1/2 mile from FFX Circle....I am thinking it may have been around where Victoria Station was? I moved here in "67 and I seem to remember some motel on that hill???
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 23, 2013 02:20PM

you think they held this at the Prison?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: June 23, 2013 02:31PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @lbss82...states it was 1/2 mile from FFX
> Circle....I am thinking it may have been around
> where Victoria Station was? I moved here in "67
> and I seem to remember some motel on that hill???


Okay, thanks sleepy. That place probably got torn down when we were in grade school.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: June 23, 2013 02:41PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> you think they held this at the Prison?


yes and it was big news!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jazzy ()
Date: June 23, 2013 04:39PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> > you think they held this at the Prison?
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>
> yes and it was big news!


WOW, and Satchmo was there! It don't get any better than that!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 23, 2013 06:38PM

jazzy Wrote:
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> lbss82 Wrote:
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> > Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> > > you think they held this at the Prison?
> >
> >
> > yes and it was big news!
>
>
> WOW, and Satchmo was there! It don't get any
> better than that!

well, I dunno about that LoLz. I'll see yr Satchmo and raise you one Ella ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jazzy ()
Date: June 23, 2013 09:30PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> jazzy Wrote:
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> > lbss82 Wrote:
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> > > > you think they held this at the Prison?
> > >
> > >
> > > yes and it was big news!
> >
> >
> > WOW, and Satchmo was there! It don't get any
> > better than that!
>
> well, I dunno about that LoLz. I'll see yr
> Satchmo and raise you one Ella ;)

Nawww, I play a little horn myself so I gotta go with the Satch!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joke Insurance ()
Date: June 24, 2013 04:59AM

Any actual pictures of the 1973 or 1979 tornados that came through Fairfax?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brett Davenport ()
Date: June 24, 2013 05:32AM

i am famous already Fairfax! I am Brett Davenport from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Im a Rapper now my music video is almost at 600k views and over 800 likes already!


its called Long Hair Dont Care filmed by Tyler Beach in Cali

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPUk3kzodjU

i am the real deal Fairfax!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hurricane Drink ()
Date: June 24, 2013 06:50AM

Joke Insurance Wrote:
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> Any actual pictures of the 1973 or 1979 tornados
> that came through Fairfax?


Yes, they have been posted here many times.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Bob ()
Date: June 24, 2013 08:30AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @lbss82...states it was 1/2 mile from FFX
> Circle....I am thinking it may have been around
> where Victoria Station was? I moved here in "67
> and I seem to remember some motel on that hill???


Looks kinda like the Anchorage Motel, and the location would match up. It's up on a hill also. Has the Anchorage Motel always been called the Anchorage?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 24, 2013 08:55AM

Garcia's Coffee - Richmond Hwy
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 24, 2013 09:23AM

@Faifax Bob, I'm sure they both were around together, but further research shows they may have been side by side...good call. Look to the left at the Westwood's neighbor and spy the beacon thing? Then look at an early shot of the Anchorage back hill rooms...see the beacon thing on the right side? Sorry about the small shots.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: June 24, 2013 11:12AM

Wasn't there also a motel where Patriot Harley Davidson is? I seem to remember a Putt-Putt (or other mini-golf) next door.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 24, 2013 11:46AM

@lbss82bruin....A motel before Anchorage? Maybe, but GREAT memory of the Putt-Putt, which was to the right of Bob's House of Beef/Bob's Diner...right where the Harley place is now. When I moved here in '67 I think the Putt-Putt was already closed. I remember as a kid I felt awful that it was overgrown and ignored, that at one time it was a vibrant hopping spot for fun. It was one of the main reasons I got into this American Roadside thing...once they are gone, they are gone! I would LOVE a pic of that Puttt-Putt! SOMEBODY!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax golf ()
Date: June 24, 2013 12:18PM

The Putt-Putt was closed in the late 60's?

I seem to remember that through the early to mid 90's, the old lights/layout/etc were still there.

Overgrown, but still there.

I may have a postcard of the putt-putt, or of the hotel next door that references the putt-putt. I'll look around.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: June 24, 2013 12:27PM

The layout of the Fairfax Put Put was there for a long time, but by at least around 190 it was overgrown and abandoned. There was still a Putt Putt in Arlington near Ballston that I believe made it into the mid-1980s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 24, 2013 12:29PM

@fairfax golf....It was around in sad shape forever....might have been early late 60's/early 70 when it closed. A card or pic would be awesome...thanks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 24, 2013 01:05PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> The layout of the Fairfax Put Put was there for a
> long time, but by at least around 190 it was
> overgrown and abandoned. There was still a Putt
> Putt in Arlington near Ballston that I believe
> made it into the mid-1980s.


This one:


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It did last a lot longer than you would have thought.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 24, 2013 01:33PM

there are some bigger pics of the Arl putt putt earlier in the thread.

I agree with Sleepy about the whole Westwood Motel thingee. I cant prove it, but I look at those trees on that postcare and all I can think is "Rebel Run." I'd bet a steak dinner that hotel sat on that hill where the restaurant that used to be Hardees is. Either that, or where the Jiffy Lube is, something like that................cause those trees are still there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 24, 2013 01:38PM

@Gordon...I concur w/ the trees...good call.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 24, 2013 01:42PM

if only I could spell............................ postcare? lol@myself :)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: June 24, 2013 01:45PM

lbss82bruin Wrote:
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> Wasn't there also a motel where Patriot Harley
> Davidson is? I seem to remember a Putt-Putt (or
> other mini-golf) next door.


you might also be thinking about the Boulevard - which is still there

http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&q=rebel+run+fairfax&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89b64c1d44e8d273:0x507731cf22b095ac,Rebel+Run,+Fairfax,+VA+22030&gl=us&sa=X&ei=HYXIUdKhCYrirQGK9oG4CA&ved=0CCwQ8gEwAA

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: June 24, 2013 03:11PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> I agree with Sleepy about the whole Westwood Motel
> thingee. I cant prove it, but I look at those
> trees on that postcare and all I can think is
> "Rebel Run." I'd bet a steak dinner that hotel
> sat on that hill where the restaurant that used to
> be Hardees is. Either that, or where the Jiffy
> Lube is, something like that................cause
> those trees are still there


@ Gordon and Sleepy, I think Gordon is right. If you look at http://www.historicaerials.com/
for the year 1964, you can see two buildings that look like those motels next to The Anchorage Motel.

As for the Fairfax Putt Putt, I remember seeing it closed and over-grown forever, but I never remember seeing it open.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: June 24, 2013 03:38PM

@DH...good call on the aerials....I think we got it. As I said about the Putt-Putt, I do not think it was even open when I moved here in '67, but in the early 62/64 maps it looks well kept. Hmmmm...wonda'what happened?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: June 24, 2013 04:08PM

You know, I guess I just never put that much thought into it, but didn't realize that "Putt-Putt" was a franchised business and had its own particular course design and rules.

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Miniature golf vs. Putt-Putt

There are several significant differences between Putt-Putt's brand of miniature golf and other versions:

-Par is set at 2 without exception on each Putt-Putt hole; in other varieties of mini-golf, par typically varies from 2 to 6.

-Putt-Putt's short holes are designed so that a hole-in-one can be scored on each hole with a skillful putt, often through the use of banking; the metal rails facilitate accurate caroms. Most mini-golf courses include holes that are impossible to ace, and those that can be aced often rely on luck due to extremely long holes and randomly placed obstacles. Additionally, the borders of each hole usually are made of rocks or uneven brick, making accurate banking difficult.

-When playing Putt-Putt, a player finishes a hole before the next player takes his first putt. In miniature golf, typically, each player takes his first putt, then the player farthest from the hole takes his second putt, as in real golf.

-Traditionally, Putt-Putt courses have no over-riding "theme" and have a spartan look about them. Many traditional miniature golf courses have themes (such as a story book or a religious theme), while more modern mini-golf courses twist in and around manmade mountains, lakes, caves and waterfalls, with the resulting water and elevation changes often in play. Recently, themes such as jungles and volcanos have been making their way to Putt-Putt courses, complete with caves, foliage and plaster animals, though the themes never come into play.

-Obstacles in Putt-Putt are limited to small hills, metal blockers, pipes, and rarely, small water hazards. Mini-golf obstacles know no limits, including boulders, windmills and other moving obstacles, bridges, ramps and loops.

-Putt-Putt courses reward holes-in-one with a ticket that typically allows the player a free game if he collects three, or in some cases a scratch-off game card. In addition, the player's ball (red, green, blue or yellow) is traded in for an orange ball, which prevents the player from claiming an additional ticket for that round. Some courses use a set of lights to allow the winning of tickets only for two colors of ball at a time, and announce the names of the golfers who score winning holes-in-one.

-Generally, Putt-Putt golf courses are considered more appropriate for competition; miniature golf tournaments are popular at Putt-Putt courses but rare at other courses, due to the difference in skill level required. The rare ESPN-televised miniature golf tourney is always at a Putt-Putt course.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: putt putter ()
Date: June 24, 2013 04:47PM

On topic but off topic.....the mention of Putt-Putt reminds me of "Cheap Seats" that used to come on ESPN Classic. The Putt-Putt episodes of Cheap Seats were classic! I'm going to see if I can find them on YouTube.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: favorite chikce n place ()
Date: June 24, 2013 06:58PM

I loved that place
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