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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JustanFYI ()
Date: July 06, 2013 09:26AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Any guess on this "new" neighborhood being built
> in Falls Church circa 1950?


I would love to see some take this photo in photoshop and use a colorizing technique.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: July 06, 2013 12:11PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @DH, fxcograd, Ye Ole Wm, Yes you are
> CORRECT...Bel Air. GREAT job.


The front windows were the hint for me.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bamp ()
Date: July 07, 2013 04:54PM

Bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 08, 2013 11:39AM

Okay, Sleepy has another little game for you fine historians...maybe easy. This hot spot in Falls Church was first WC & Friends, and then became Just Friends due to copyright issues w/ the WC Fields thing. What did it THEN become and where is it?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: July 08, 2013 03:27PM

This
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 08, 2013 04:11PM

@Just Another OF...Yes, You are correct and very quick. Great Job.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: July 08, 2013 04:25PM

Hmmm. Thought Grevey's (opened in 79) & WCF were in different spots @ the corner, w/Grevey's buying them out in the 80s?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 08, 2013 08:04PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @Just Another OF...Yes, You are correct and very
> quick. Great Job.


Damn, I was gonna guess the Bratwurst Haus. lol!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FacebookThief ()
Date: July 09, 2013 04:28PM

Annandale, Va. "The Oaks" or "Beattie Place" around 1900
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: July 09, 2013 04:32PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Okay, Sleepy has another little game for you fine
> historians...maybe easy. This hot spot in Falls
> Church was first WC & Friends, and then became
> Just Friends due to copyright issues w/ the WC
> Fields thing. What did it THEN become and where is
> it?

I recall that location being the Wagon Wheel Restaurant prior to its becoming WC & Friends.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 09, 2013 05:08PM

@1995hoo....Great memory...I forgot about that place. Thanks.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: perth ct ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:06AM

1963
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hollywood ()
Date: July 10, 2013 07:29AM

I remember Red Barn!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: July 10, 2013 11:12AM

Anyone know what part of KPW that picture is of?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ventnor Laner ()
Date: July 10, 2013 11:31AM

I don't think thats a picute of KPW, I'm pretty sure it's Kings Park, with Cromwell St and Victoria Rd pictured with Braddock Rd in the background. I could be wrong though.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 10, 2013 05:14PM

Another nice opening ad for Kings Park.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: July 11, 2013 06:42AM

Speaking of old (long gone) restaurants, anybody remember Victoria Station on Van Dorn Street near the railroad crossing? Sat roughly where the u-storage place is now if I remember correctly. The restaurant was made up of boxcars. (photo attached is one from somewhere else)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: RowdyBurns ()
Date: July 11, 2013 07:50AM

I remember something similar also being in Fairfax City off of Rt. 29/50 and Ranger road, where the Freddy's and Outback currently are.

I don't know if it was a Victorias station but the restaurant had a railroad theme to it.

Does anyone remember a reastaurant in Fair Oaks mall called Shirley's Garage?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 11, 2013 07:58AM

What I really miss is the Four Seasons on Van Dorn.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 11, 2013 09:06AM

Wait...did someone send out the Sleepy Signal? OK, I will respond my friends. As Rod Stewart said "Every picture tells a story..."

@fxcograd & RowdyBurns...Yes, the restaurant was a Victoria Station...late addition in the chains life...it closed and had some private owners under a similar name for a while.
The restaurant at Fair Oaks was Curlys Garage...originally a 6 unit BBQ Rib/Classic auto/gas station concept owned at first by Rustler, then Sizzler.

@Wingnut...these are for you....Sleepy out!
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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 11, 2013 09:11AM

+1 Sleepy!

Forgot about Curly's.

I've forgotten more shit about NoVa than most people know, LOL.


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: July 11, 2013 11:23AM

I didn't know there was ever a place called Curly's Garage in Northern Virginia. I remember there was one in Charlottesville in the early 1990s; it was in the "Shoppers World" strip mall across 29 North from Fashion Square, the small strip mall where nowadays there is a Staples and a Whole Foods. I think the Curly's Garage building became Ragazzi's and I don't know if that's what it is now because these days when I go to Charlottesville I use the eastern route via Orange and Gordonsville (more direct from Kingstowne).

The Charlottesville Curly's Garage closed because the owner got into some kind of hot water with the IRS over allegations of income tax evasion.

I don't know whether that place was related to the one in Northern Virginia, but the type of stuff listed on that menu shown up above is pretty similar, so I suspect they were affiliated.


Which prompts me to another memory: I assume some people here remember Sign of the Whale at Loehmann's Plaza on US-50 near Falls Church. (It was previously a pizza place; I recall the pronunciation of the name but not the spelling, something like Jacaomo's although I know that spelling isn't right.) I believe there was another Sign of the Whale in DC. I liked the one in Falls Church; when I was a kid, the bartender would let me sit at the bar to watch Capitals games until the place filled up and they needed the space for grown-ups. Anyway, in early 1991 the Armand's located on the Corner in Charlottesville closed (mainly because they didn't deliver) and a Sign of the Whale was supposed to go into that space instead. But it never opened, reportedly because the owner ALSO ran into trouble with the IRS! Eventually a place called "Crazy Charlie's" opened, but it lasted less than a year because they didn't allow anyone under age 21 at nights. In a university town, that's financial suicide. A place called "The Greenskeeper" opened in 1993 or 1994 and was there for many years, although it's gone now.


.........so I guess that's your fix of "Old memories of Fairfax connections to Charlottesville" for today.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 11, 2013 11:45AM

@1995hoo...The DC Sign of the Whale was the original and is still open. The Charlottsville Curlys was definitely part of the small chain...they all went under in a flaming tax issue.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: July 11, 2013 01:31PM

@1995hoo - It was Giacomo's Pizza.
It was in there before Sign of the Whale

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FCHS grad ()
Date: July 11, 2013 01:55PM

DH Wrote:
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> @1995hoo - It was Giacomo's Pizza.
> It was in there before Sign of the Whale.

Either before or after it was Giacomo's (I think it was after), and before it was Sign of the Whale, that space was a Mousetrap Restaurant, an outbranch of the Mousetrap in Charlottesville.

Also, just like the "Crazy Charlies" place that you mention, Giacomo's went out of business not long after obtaining a liquor license and not allowing anyone under 21 in unless accompanied by a parent. It seems that the owner was sick of all of the kids from FCHS hanging around and not ordering much food. The alternative seemingly proved to be much worse.

Whoever mentioned Bratwursthaus upthread brought back some fond memories...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 11, 2013 02:41PM

Wasn't the area where Sign of the Whale went in previously a Chesapeake Bay Seafood location? I have vague memories of eating there in the 1970s, and there was a Holiday Spa, then CBS, then the movie theatre at that end of the wing. I believe the next wing started with another restaurant and ended with a Scandinavian furniture store.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 11, 2013 03:01PM

@Bill...Chesapeake was to the right of of Holiday, right next to the theater in the corner area. The furniture store was SCAN...I still have a few pieces. At the Celebrity Deli location was a very nice gift store, around since Loehmann's opened....I had bought my Mom some Hummels and Pendelphins for few different Mother's Days.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: July 11, 2013 03:17PM

I have quite a few items from SCAN as well. Danish furniture, very well-made stuff. The store just closed a couple of years ago. I remember they were somewhat unique in that they didn't accept cash.

I remember seeing "Song of the South" at that movie theatre when it was re-released in the 1980s. Damn shame the PC police are preventing kids today from seeing that movie. Great, great film.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JFC ()
Date: July 11, 2013 04:29PM

Before Giacomo's it was the Dessert Gallery.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fxcograd ()
Date: July 11, 2013 10:40PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> What I really miss is the Four Seasons on Van
> Dorn.

Me too. Who woulda thunk it would be leveled to build a bank?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: SW ()
Date: July 11, 2013 10:53PM

Thanks for sharing the Kings Park brochure and the King model! My parents were original owners and I grew up in Kings Park in the King model until moving to the new development Burke Centre in 1978. Love seeing all the old photos on this forum.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FCHS grad ()
Date: July 11, 2013 11:31PM

JFC Wrote:
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> Before Giacomo's it was the Dessert Gallery.


Wow, I really don't remember that. I lived across Rt. 50 from Loehmann's from 1963 (i.e., before Loehmann's) until the mid 70's...how long did that enterprise stay in business?

If this is true, it must have been the Mousetrap in between Giacomo's and Sign of the Whale, which is kind of how I remembered it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DOB1980 ()
Date: July 11, 2013 11:53PM

It's not Fairfax, but I remember in the mid 80s my dad taking me to the old rail yard (where the Roundhouse was during the Civil War and after), behind Track Auto in Alexandria. I moved away a while and when I came back, there were new buildings all over the place. Never thought Alexandria and Fairfax would get so big.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GeezerDude ()
Date: July 12, 2013 11:33AM

"Thanks for sharing the Kings Park brochure and the King model! My parents were original owners and I grew up in Kings Park in the King model until moving to the new development Burke Centre in 1978. Love seeing all the old photos on this forum."

Original owners of a Queen (rear porch) moved in in 1962 before the Street re-naming & house re-numbering (for 911) (We were Victoria Road West before and Just Victoria Rd after)

Have the same sales brochure with all of the model pages.

Only snow plow in the neighborhoods was the month of April.. No street signs outside of developer provide ones in neighborhoods, had to learn route numbers to navagate (Braddock Rd is 620, Rolling Rd is 638 etc)

When Beltway opened, Braddock Rd was two lanes.. had two on ramps and two off ramps with a stopsign at the top of each..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: sdfasdfasdfasdf ()
Date: July 12, 2013 01:59PM

Speaking of Loehmanns, does anyone remember "Western Auto" which was down the door from Celebrity Deli and next to "Kemp Mill Records"? What about "Shoe Town". I used to work there as a teenager. Also remember Holiday Spa and Chesapeake Seafood? Such good memories of Loehmanns as a teenager...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JFC ()
Date: July 12, 2013 03:41PM

I can remember when Loehmann's Plaza didn't exist.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 12, 2013 03:52PM

@JFC...Very funny..I also remember that...just Drug Fair and Safeway across on Graham Rd.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 12, 2013 04:07PM

Less talk and more pic's please!
Have we wrung the internet dry of old fairfax pictures?
Come on boys and girls! Dig out those old high school yearbooks and scan some photos from them. I cant find my Lake Braddock yearbooks anywhere dam-nit!

Here is a long lived Fairfax county structure that most county residents have never laid eyes on from the Lorton prison farm. Back in the day they made the non violent inmates grow the food and raise livestock to feed the inmates and guards.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: tooey ()
Date: July 12, 2013 04:55PM

sdfasdfasdfasdf Wrote:
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> Speaking of Loehmanns, does anyone remember
> "Western Auto" which was down the door from
> Celebrity Deli and next to "Kemp Mill Records"?
> What about "Shoe Town". I used to work there as a
> teenager. Also remember Holiday Spa and Chesapeake
> Seafood? Such good memories of Loehmanns as a
> teenager...


Hell yeah I remeber Western Auto. They were a huge chain and mail order company.
They had numerous stores around here. They sold auto parts, tires, electronics, appliances, and even guns and ammo. I still have a Western Auto "Revelation" brand shotgun (made by Savage).

Sears, who fucks up everything they touch, bought Western Auto out, ran it into the ground, and sold the remains to Advance Auto Parts.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ollld ()
Date: July 12, 2013 04:58PM

JFC Wrote:
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> I can remember when Loehmann's Plaza didn't exist.

Do you remember the airport that was there? I did my touch and gos there when I was testing for my pilots license. In a red Piper Cub!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JFC ()
Date: July 12, 2013 04:59PM

Sleepy Holla.... I remember when they started construction on those two establishments. If I remember correctly, What is now the Harvest Moon used to a Kroeger food store.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JFC ()
Date: July 12, 2013 05:02PM

Wasn't that called the Falls Church Aerodome?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 12, 2013 05:04PM

@lbss82....seriously...out of material? You know Sleepy won't let you down. How about some Fairfax love....a town shot postcard and an awesome photo of a 1959 little league team.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: July 12, 2013 05:10PM


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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 12, 2013 05:13PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Less talk and more pic's please!
> Have we wrung the internet dry of old fairfax
> pictures?
> Come on boys and girls! Dig out those old high
> school yearbooks and scan some photos from them. I
> cant find my Lake Braddock yearbooks anywhere
> dam-nit!
>
> Here is a long lived Fairfax county structure that
> most county residents have never laid eyes on from
> the Lorton prison farm. Back in the day they made
> the non violent inmates grow the food and raise
> livestock to feed the inmates and guards.


We had a family friend who worked at Lorton and taught the inmates carpentry skills and work around the place, but then the ACLU got involved and thought it was too much for the inmates to learn something other than being criminals...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 13, 2013 07:04AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @lbss82....seriously...out of material? You know
> Sleepy won't let you down. How about some Fairfax
> love....a town shot postcard and an awesome photo
> of a 1959 little league team.


thanks man.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Pull Yer Head Out ()
Date: July 13, 2013 07:54AM

blanche Wrote:
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> We had a family friend who worked at Lorton and
> taught the inmates carpentry skills and work
> around the place, but then the ACLU got involved
> and thought it was too much for the inmates to
> learn something other than being criminals...


Pics or it didn't happen.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brody Levesque ()
Date: July 13, 2013 10:01PM

This is the aerial view of the defunct Washington-Virginia Airport located in Fairfax County, Virginia, circa 1970. The site is now occupied by Skyline Towers, the Skyline Office complex, and a shopping centre. Route 7, the Leesburg Pike is visible in the upper half of the photo. Also pictures of the Main Office, Hanger, and another aerial looking west towards Bailey's Crossroads.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brody Levesque ()
Date: July 13, 2013 10:40PM

George Mason College Bailey's Crossroads Campus, 1964 and then the George Mason College, Fairfax Campus, ca. 1965.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brody Levesque ()
Date: July 13, 2013 11:02PM

Hollowell's Esso Station. Leesburg Pike at Bailey's Crossroads 1950's and a Google Street View of the station as it appears today. (2013)



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bayleee ()
Date: July 13, 2013 11:30PM

Always interested in Bailey's X Roads pics - thanks for the airport ones above.

Also, in the picture 2 posts up, does that structure of GMU's X-roads campus still exist, and if not does anyone know where it was?

GREAT thread!!! Thanks to everyone who keeps it going!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: July 14, 2013 12:11AM

Bayleee Wrote:
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> Always interested in Bailey's X Roads pics -
> thanks for the airport ones above.
>
> Also, in the picture 2 posts up, does that
> structure of GMU's X-roads campus still exist, and
> if not does anyone know where it was?
>
> GREAT thread!!! Thanks to everyone who keeps it
> going!

The Bailey's GMU building was the 1920's era Bailey's Elementary School. It was vacated by FCPS when the current Bailey's Elementary opened in the early 50's.

If I recall correctly, it was on Columbia Pike just past Leesburg Pike (heading towards DC).

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 14, 2013 10:42AM

Even more kings park love. "The Duke" starting at $21,750 when they were first constructed in the early 60s. You had to love the single pane glass and no insulation between the brick and the drywall, just a vapor barrier. These little houses were equipped with 120,000 btu per hour furnaces to overcome the huge heat loss and those houses that were equipped with central air conditioning had gas powered A/C units as VEPCO did not have the infrastructure to provide that much power at the time those houses were built. All the Kings park houses were available in left or right hand versions where they would flip the blueprints upon request provided the lot you chose would support that configuration.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 14, 2013 11:26AM

@lbss82....love that King's Park design...Atomic Mid Mod AOK. Thanks.

Alright time for a little Sunday morning guessing game....Where was this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brody Levesque ()
Date: July 14, 2013 03:33PM

1932 - Fairfax County Volunteer Station 1 (McLean) purchased the county's first Ambulance - a 1926 LaSalle:
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Brody Levesque ()
Date: July 14, 2013 04:03PM

This diner- originally known as the Streamliner Diner- was located just west of Fairfax Circle. The diner still exists although its diner exterior was covered up during a subsequent remodeling after its sale in the early 1980's.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Real Old Timer ()
Date: July 14, 2013 07:15PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> @lbss82....love that King's Park design...Atomic
> Mid Mod AOK. Thanks.
>
> Alright time for a little Sunday morning guessing
> game....Where was this?


Oakton at the corner of Jermantown Rd and 123?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 14, 2013 07:21PM

@Real Old Timer.....Thanks for the guess but not quite....it's not on that side...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 16, 2013 11:05AM

...No more guesses? Oh well...here is some 7 Corners love to keep us on page 1.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: July 16, 2013 11:53AM

Fairfax County National Bank!

If I recall correctly:

In the late 1970s, Fairfax County National Bank merged with some other one to become Virginia National Bank (not related to the current bank using that name).

In 1983, VNB merged with F&M (I think this particular F&M was "First & Merchants," though I'm not positive because it's been 30 years) to become Sovran Bank.

In 1990, Sovran merged with Citizens & Southern National Bank, but the Sovran Bank name remained for a couple of more years until C&S/Sovran merged with NCNB to become NationsBank, I believe in 1991 or 1992.

NationsBank then became Bank of America in 1998.

I always found amusing that Sovran Bank's logo included a flag that looked just like the flag of Thailand.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Dude ()
Date: July 16, 2013 12:57PM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> Fairfax County National Bank!
>
> If I recall correctly:
>
> In the late 1970s, Fairfax County National Bank
> merged with some other one to become Virginia
> National Bank (not related to the current bank
> using that name).
>
> In 1983, VNB merged with F&M (I think this
> particular F&M was "First & Merchants," though I'm
> not positive because it's been 30 years) to become
> Sovran Bank.
>
> In 1990, Sovran merged with Citizens & Southern
> National Bank, but the Sovran Bank name remained
> for a couple of more years until C&S/Sovran merged
> with NCNB to become NationsBank, I believe in 1991
> or 1992.
>
> NationsBank then became Bank of America in 1998.
>
> I always found amusing that Sovran Bank's logo
> included a flag that looked just like the flag of
> Thailand.


Something's not quite right in your pathing.

An old F&M account that I've had forever, somehow through the various mergers along the way which I don't recall all of now, now has become SunTrust vs BOA. I don't recall ever doing anything to divert from whatever they did. Even the account number and my pin are the same as they've been since starting the account.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 1995hoo ()
Date: July 16, 2013 02:29PM

I know there have been multiple banks called F&M over the years. The one that merged with VNB had a white-on-blue logo. Could you have been part of one of the other F&Ms? I know I've heard that name more recently than 1983.

The first time I recall hearing the SunTrust name was when they acquired Crestar in the mid-1990s.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 16, 2013 03:15PM

Old Dude Wrote:
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>
> Something's not quite right in your pathing.
>
> An old F&M account that I've had forever, somehow
> through the various mergers along the way which I
> don't recall all of now, now has become SunTrust
> vs BOA.

Might be able to track this one down if you told us where the original branch was.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 16, 2013 05:30PM

I had an F&M account at the one on Maple Ave in Vienna...I'm pretty sure it's now the BOA -235 Maple Ave.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: -ThE fArTiAn- ()
Date: July 16, 2013 07:18PM

Man, this page is boring.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fuck Trolls ()
Date: July 16, 2013 07:35PM

@ThE fArTiAn

You said: "Man, this page is boring."

I say: If you don't like what is posted here asshole, then don't bother fucking reading it.

There, satisfied asshole?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: - ThE fArTiAn- ()
Date: July 16, 2013 08:42PM

Fuck Trolls Wrote:
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> @ThE fArTiAn
>
> You said: "Man, this page is boring."
>
> I say: If you don't like what is posted here
> asshole, then don't bother fucking reading it.
>
> There, satisfied asshole?


Well, I am not a troll, I just wanted to complain about more chatter and boring photos and less exciting photos.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Banksters' Scum Always Rises ()
Date: July 17, 2013 08:49AM

1995hoo Wrote:
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> Fairfax County National Bank!
>
> If I recall correctly:
>
> In the late 1970s, Fairfax County National Bank
> merged with some other one to become Virginia
> National Bank (not related to the current bank
> using that name).
>
> In 1983, VNB merged with F&M (I think this
> particular F&M was "First & Merchants," though I'm
> not positive because it's been 30 years) to become
> Sovran Bank.
>
> In 1990, Sovran merged with Citizens & Southern
> National Bank, but the Sovran Bank name remained
> for a couple of more years until C&S/Sovran merged
> with NCNB to become NationsBank, I believe in 1991
> or 1992.
>
> NationsBank then became Bank of America in 1998.
>


National Bank of Fairfax (not First National Bank of Fairfax) also did most of the gyrations you describe.

The National Bank of Fairfax operated until 1981 when they merged with First & Merchants Bank.

The merger of First & Merchants Bank and Virginia National Bankshares created Sovran Bank in 1983.

Sovran was in turn acquired by Nations Bank, NA in 1991. Bank of America subsequently acquired Nations Bank in 1998.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82bruin ()
Date: July 17, 2013 07:53PM

Does anyone have a picture of Fairfax Circle when Reine's RV was there? They were where the old Saturn Dealership was. I see them out on I-66 in Manassas and think about when they were in Fairfax.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 18, 2013 06:16PM

Okay...let's keep it rolling...and as I have said before..."not happy about the content? Then add something." We are here to discuss memories in a civil manner.

Again with the Fairmont Driving Range game...it was in plane sight.
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maid.jpg
fairmont1.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: puddles ()
Date: July 18, 2013 07:33PM

Brody Levesque Wrote:
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> This diner- originally known as the Streamliner
> Diner- was located just west of Fairfax Circle.
> The diner still exists although its diner exterior
> was covered up during a subsequent remodeling
> after its sale in the early 1980's.


I think it's funny that the puddle in front of Bob's Diner is still there 50+ years later.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ye Ole Woodson Man ()
Date: July 18, 2013 07:47PM

The National Bank of Fairfax alos became Sovran maybe its the same as Fairfax National We called Sovran the SovietIran bank for laughs.

Anyone remember Picket Inn at Picket Shopping center in Fairfax? "John" owned it. He was a former CIA man and lots of his customers were the same.He had a full bar with liquor. He died of a heart attack and his wife ran it a little while then it closed, It had great bluegrass and other live music. It closed in the 80's maybe 85 or so.He

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Miss Havisham ()
Date: July 18, 2013 11:25PM

SllepyHolla,

What do you know about The Upstairs Maid? I can feel the cheesiness from afar.

Was it a "classy" Hooter? Why am I picturing waitresses in saloon style outfits like Miss Kitty of Bonanza?

BTW, The Upstairs Maid is same address as today's daDemenico.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: July 18, 2013 11:44PM

Was Quincy's on Columbia Pike on the right going east?
Down pass Carlin Springs Road and before Four Mile Run.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: July 19, 2013 09:00AM

DH Wrote:
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> Was Quincy's on Columbia Pike on the right going
> east?
> Down pass Carlin Springs Road and before Four Mile
> Run.


Yes, that was Quincy's location the last year or so a big apartment building was put up there. And across the street where the Shell station is/was, the county is putting up another huge apartment building. I really liked the area went it was a bit more "low rent."

"Quincy's isn't Country-Western anymore."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 19, 2013 02:06PM

Lake Braddock secondary school shortly after it was built. (mid 70s)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: July 19, 2013 02:12PM

How come all the high schools built circa 1970's look like prisons? Was there some study done at the time suggesting the prison like design concepts?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 19, 2013 02:24PM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> How come all the high schools built circa 1970's
> look like prisons? Was there some study done at
> the time suggesting the prison like design
> concepts?


Lake Braddock was a new concept in schools. The "open classroom" or "classrooms without walls" design.
It was a class cutters dream, show up for attendance and then just wander off. As the years wore on more and more rolling dividers were purchased then county crews started building walls which caused huge problems with heating and cooling. Those problems were finally resolved with a major remodel.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ann Greenwood ()
Date: July 19, 2013 02:30PM

It is the Unitarian church on Hunter Mill Road in Oakton.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TJ grad ()
Date: July 19, 2013 09:12PM

Ann Greenwood Wrote:
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> It is the Unitarian church on Hunter Mill Road in
> Oakton.


Ms Greenwood you have already given out way too much info on this site. This forum is a meat grinder unless you know your way around these blogs and forums. Be more careful please.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mickey ()
Date: July 19, 2013 10:24PM

lbss82 Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > How come all the high schools built circa
> 1970's
> > look like prisons? Was there some study done at
> > the time suggesting the prison like design
> > concepts?
>
>
> Lake Braddock was a new concept in schools. The
> "open classroom" or "classrooms without walls"
> design.
> It was a class cutters dream, show up for
> attendance and then just wander off. As the years
> wore on more and more rolling dividers were
> purchased then county crews started building walls
> which caused huge problems with heating and
> cooling. Those problems were finally resolved with
> a major remodel.


Open classroom was another educational scam. The fact is that walls cost more money, so the educators and architects came up with this classrooms without walls concept to build schools more cheaply but sell it as a new educational concept that will improve learning. It was just BS, but cash-strapped districts bought into it because they could build cheap ass schools but tell their constituents they were on the cutting edge of a new educational concept.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Miss Havisham ()
Date: July 20, 2013 12:06AM

In re: open classrooms. Yeah, that cutting edge, wave of the future concept was a collosal failure.

I attended two different FCPS that had each tried the open classrooms and had to have temporary, then permanent walls built.

Many churches in the 70s also decided that would have modular, open floorplans (hello, Church of the Nativty RC Church in Burke) that rarely survived once the parish priest who greenlighted the building fund moved on.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bend overly ()
Date: July 20, 2013 01:13AM

Culpepper st. or near the aforementioned

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TJ Rad ()
Date: July 21, 2013 03:44PM

bend overly...You also have found and lost your way...internet boot camp for you, pup.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 21, 2013 04:01PM

OK..enough trolls....Any one have any idea of the exact location of this old place on Route 1-Fairfax County?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: JustanFYI ()
Date: July 21, 2013 06:14PM

^Any idea when those photos were taken? My guess is late 30's early 40's...

Any other information?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 21, 2013 06:47PM

@Justin....I have no other info, but I believe these were shot in the early 50's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: lbss82 ()
Date: July 21, 2013 07:52PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> OK..enough trolls....Any one have any idea of the
> exact location of this old place on Route
> 1-Fairfax County?


Long shot here, was that what later became to be the Musso gasahol station?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: bend overly ()
Date: July 21, 2013 09:08PM

Raymond's service station, route1, fairfax, va.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mr Bill. ()
Date: July 21, 2013 09:16PM

fxcograd Wrote:
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> Speaking of old (long gone) restaurants, anybody
> remember Victoria Station on Van Dorn Street near
> the railroad crossing? Sat roughly where the
> u-storage place is now if I remember correctly.
> The restaurant was made up of boxcars. (photo
> attached is one from somewhere else)

I drank myself stupid during their happy hours. A regular beer was something like 20 ounces and cost a buck twenty five.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bob White ()
Date: July 21, 2013 09:23PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> OK..enough trolls....Any one have any idea of the
> exact location of this old place on Route
> 1-Fairfax County?

Not sure but back in the day there was a Sinclair at the top of Rt 1 where it meets South Kings Hwy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: July 21, 2013 09:29PM

blanche Wrote:
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> DH Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Was Quincy's on Columbia Pike on the right
> going
> > east?
> > Down pass Carlin Springs Road and before Four
> Mile
> > Run.
>
>
> Yes, that was Quincy's location the last year or
> so a big apartment building was put up there. And
> across the street where the Shell station is/was,
> the county is putting up another huge apartment
> building. I really liked the area went it was a
> bit more "low rent."
>
> "Quincy's isn't Country-Western anymore."


Remember Bad Habits?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I tried but no luck ()
Date: July 21, 2013 09:32PM

looking for pics of the German POW camp on Lee Highway. I think it was supposed to be near what is now Wegmans.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 22, 2013 09:01AM

Bump due to out of mind spammer...

As far as Raymond's, thanks for the responses....I have no idea, but I thought the pics were nice. It looks fairly deserted around the location. How much of Rt 1 is in Fairfax County?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jess1 ()
Date: July 22, 2013 09:47AM

looking for pics of the German POW camp on Lee Highway. I think it was supposed to be near what is now Wegmans

Actually it was where the new "Ridgetop" condos are, just north of the highway on Ridge Road. http://www.historicaerials.com/ has an excellent overhead from '49...

The folks here have more info: http://www.fairfaxhistoricalsociety.org/publications.html

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: July 22, 2013 10:35AM

Is that Sinclair station unpaved? Sure looks like it. I'm old but I don't remember dirt lot gas stations!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old ()
Date: July 22, 2013 10:38AM

And where are the service bays? Is that an early mini-mart style gas station?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: July 22, 2013 10:54PM

Jess1 Wrote:
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> looking for pics of the German POW camp on Lee
> Highway. I think it was supposed to be near what
> is now Wegmans
>
> Actually it was where the new "Ridgetop" condos
> are, just north of the highway on Ridge Road.
> http://www.historicaerials.com/ has an excellent
> overhead from '49...
>
> The folks here have more info:
> http://www.fairfaxhistoricalsociety.org/publicatio
> ns.html

Did not know there was a POW camp on Lee Highway. I did know that POWs were held at Fort Hunt. There's an NPR story on it here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93635950

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: July 24, 2013 07:38PM

Thanks all that have added recently...Lets keep this going....

Early Barcroft ad...I'm sure those prices have not increased much :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mosbee ()
Date: July 25, 2013 09:21AM

^^^ Any idea what year that advertisement is from?

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