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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 24, 2017 11:55AM

Hey I thought this was about the history of Fairfax County.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:10PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Olga, I did the same thing....maybe address's
> changed?

Fairfax County uses a standardized addressing scheme, so maybe. I don't know when that was introduced, but surely it involved some renumbering.

I know that the number + "first four" of the street name are unique. So if there are both Peach Street and Peachtree Road, then only one will have a "322" address. Obviously no good way to relate this to the existing question, but it is suggestive that the house might still exist, but not be numbered 322 any more.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 24, 2017 02:44PM

I think this one could be it..322 Van Buren..built in 1952...check out where the chimney is in original pic and where it is in remodeled home. The neighborhood has some older homes still.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: What’s he saying, Robin? ()
Date: November 24, 2017 03:04PM

Talking Points Wrote:
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> What’s he saying, Robin? Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > radio shack jack Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > > >
> >
> src=https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tb
>
> >
> > >
> >
> n:ANd9GcQjyEc3AHheRAJgcT4o31iB-WivTPkRswFb7dGdqShG
>
> >
> > > LSrrVXxA>
> > >
> > > > >
> >
> src=http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.p
>
> >
> > > hp?2,file=307419,filename=1974Plymouth.jpg>
> > >
> > >


> > > the old style lights, flashlight bulb
> filament,
> > > rotating, were soothing, informational but
> not
> > > OVERPOWERING
> > >
> > > today's lights have two major flaws:
> > >


> > > #1 they are so bright that at night they
> block
> > > vision of a dangerous traffic situation for
> > which
> > > the cop car is on-scene to handle (neon flash
> > > bright on blackness makes everything hardly
> > > visible. i just think engineers in the past
> > > weren't that stupid, is the thing)
> > >
> > > #2 they flash at a rate causing EPILEPSY
> (that
> > > combined with the neon flash effect is bad).
> > > drunk drivers exhibit a kind of epilepsy and
> > react
> > > badly to the flashing: it is this which is
> > likely
> > > the reason drunk drivers "brains shut off"
> and
> > > steer into cop cars instead of away from them
> > (the
> > > drunks on highways passing traffic pull-overs
> -
> > > many tragedies due to that). i bet if tested
> > that
> > > any bright flashers (amber road maintenance
> or
> > > police) cause drunks to steer wildly.
> > >
> > > #4 the effect together causes allot of
> > > endangerment which is backed by many
> accidents,
> > > deaths, and arrests: CAUSED BY THOSE DAMN
> > UPGRADED
> > > LIGHTS
> > >
> > > #5 visual clues. to have depth perception
> the
> > > physics of light needs to illuminate an area
> so
> > > the mind can process depth. omitting
> lessons:
> > the
> > > situations above eliminate visual clues -
> which
> > is
> > > very dumb to do on highways or even unlit
> > > intersections with a traffic incident - even
> at
> > > slow speeds and people who are not drunk:
> > people
> > > react dumbly when they can't see and there is
> > an
> > > unusual situation they can't see.
> > >


> > > it became popular to make brighter lights,
> > using
> > > more radio shack electronics over the years.
> > > electronics hobby addict stuff.
> > >
> > > for some reason the police just let them keep
> > > doing it without TESTING what these
> thoughless
> > > hobby hacks are doing to their cop cars, in
> my
> > > opinion
> > >


> > >
> > > today we have something like a NEON FLASH
> BULB
> > > lights - which i feel never would have been
> > legal
> > > in the past despite the fact they were
> > available
> > > for purchase
> > >
> > > I spoke with the State of Virginia (gov
> office
> > and
> > > state police) about the matter, but they were
> > > absolutely obstinate and oblivious in hearing
> > the
> > > short call.
> > >
> > > ------------------
> > >
> > > (many safety things were tested in
> California,
> > and
> > > Maryland - MD made the Amber turn signals a
> > > specific color code in one such test. today:
> > > import cars don't even use amber turn signals
> -
> > so
> > > if a light is out and they tap breaks you may
> > > think it's a turn signal (no reason not to).
> i
> > > think we're getting billed for testing still
> but
> > i
> > > don't think they are testing any longer.)
> >
> >
> > ^
>
> The point is the certain strobe lights can cause
> medical difficulties, and further discussion is
> needed.

^
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 25, 2017 06:49AM

Anyone remember this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: va contractor ()
Date: November 25, 2017 08:13AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> I think this one could be it..322 Van Buren..built
> in 1952...check out where the chimney is in
> original pic and where it is in remodeled home.
> The neighborhood has some older homes still.


Morris-Day did a major remodel on that house about 10 years ago. It is now valued at 1.1 million.

https://www.redfin.com/VA/Falls-Church/322-N-Van-Buren-St-22046/home/12036157

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 25, 2017 10:10AM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Olga, I did the same thing....maybe address's
> > changed?
>
> Fairfax County uses a standardized addressing
> scheme, so maybe. I don't know when that was
> introduced, but surely it involved some
> renumbering.
>
> I know that the number + "first four" of the
> street name are unique. So if there are both Peach
> Street and Peachtree Road, then only one will have
> a "322" address. Obviously no good way to relate
> this to the existing question, but it is
> suggestive that the house might still exist, but
> not be numbered 322 any more.

I know that when I was young Blanche (early 60s, I know I'm OLD), Fairfax re-numbered and re-named streets getting rid of duplicates in names -- the fire truck and ambulances needed to be going to the right place...

Anyway, our street name stayed the same since it was the first in the county to have that name but the number was changed from 3 digits to 4 digits. I still remember the old information since my Mom made sure I knew where I lived.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: best of 2017 ()
Date: November 25, 2017 10:28AM

I nominate this thread best FFXU thread 2017 (maybe of all time). I wish there was a way to vote (officially)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: November 25, 2017 10:51AM

best of 2017 Wrote:
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> I nominate this thread best FFXU thread 2017
> (maybe of all time). I wish there was a way to
> vote (officially)


Ditto ~ ~ !

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Guest 11/25/2017 ()
Date: November 25, 2017 01:56PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> best of 2017 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I nominate this thread best FFXU thread 2017
> > (maybe of all time). I wish there was a way to
> > vote (officially)
>
>
> Ditto ~ ~ !


~ ~ Absolutely the best thread on FFXU for many years!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: November 25, 2017 03:16PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: November 25, 2017 03:50PM

Guest 11/25/2017 Wrote:
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> Past Times Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > best of 2017 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I nominate this thread best FFXU thread 2017
> > > (maybe of all time). I wish there was a way
> to
> > > vote (officially)
> >
> >
> > Ditto ~ ~ !
>
>
> ~ ~ Absolutely the best thread on FFXU for many
> years!

Agreed

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: November 25, 2017 04:03PM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Best of OPOFCLE ()
Date: November 25, 2017 04:12PM

This one is one of my favorite pics from OPOFCLE. That's a Nova right?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 25, 2017 04:54PM

Best of OPOFCLE Wrote:
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> This one is one of my favorite pics from OPOFCLE.
> That's a Nova right?


Yes Annandale-Heritage where they had a small theater/small Giant/Peoples/etc...to serve all the new apts

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Nice Guy Eddie ()
Date: November 25, 2017 05:49PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> 30 years ago Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Is there a reason so many theaters closed
> between
> > 1984 -1985?
> >
> > All the drive movie theaters closed as well.
>
>
> .

Reminder: Lifetime membership is for the life of the purchaser or the seller...whichever comes first. Same applies to a lifetime warranty.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 25, 2017 06:54PM

The theatre in the Heritage "mall" had the hardest seats. I rarely went to a movie there but remember seeing "All the President's Men" there.

Bob Woodward wishes he looked as good as Robert Redford.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jacobs Rock ()
Date: November 25, 2017 07:00PM

1988 30 years ago this spring on Occoquan, Fairfax County side, Jacobs Rock, a favorite spot
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: November 25, 2017 10:33PM

Jacobs Rock Wrote:
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> 1988 30 years ago this spring on Occoquan, Fairfax
> County side, Jacobs Rock, a favorite spot


I bet they were going to the Occoquan Festival at the top of that hill.

Funny. I’ve never seen any pictures of that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: November 25, 2017 11:04PM

I can't find any pictures of their stores, but does anyone else remember The Pop Shoppe ??

One was on Rt. 1 in the 7800 block in Hybla Valley, in front of what is now a Pep Boys.

It was a converted gas station and the two service bays were 'the store' (I loved Black Cherry and hated Cream). The building is gone, but with Google maps/satellite you can still see the concrete slabs in the parking lot where gas pumps and underground storage tanks were.
.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: November 26, 2017 02:02AM

causeican Wrote:
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> Jacobs Rock Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 1988 30 years ago this spring on Occoquan,
> Fairfax
> > County side, Jacobs Rock, a favorite spot
>
>
> I bet they were going to the Occoquan Festival at
> the top of that hill.
>
> Funny. I’ve never seen any pictures of that.


The southern rock jam festival, I mean. Anyone remember that?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: November 26, 2017 02:25AM

This is 1957 Route 1 just south of the Occoquan bridge.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sinep ()
Date: November 26, 2017 05:29AM

The watercolor of Fairfax Courthouse a few posts up is not very accurate, when comparing it with pictures of the time. Did that yankee son of a bitch paint it from memory before going to Pohick to vandalize the church?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 26, 2017 11:09AM

I don't think the Pop Shoppe was THAT old. Not sure.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: A Long Hike To Blow Weed ()
Date: November 26, 2017 11:54AM

causeican Wrote:
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> Jacobs Rock Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 1988 30 years ago this spring on Occoquan,
> Fairfax
> > County side, Jacobs Rock, a favorite spot
>
>
> I bet they were going to the Occoquan Festival at
> the top of that hill.
>
Jacobs Rock is in the reservoir of Occoquan above the dam.They were doing what the young people did, before, then , and now, and they did not need to be at a music fest to blow weed or guzzle wine

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hop on Pop ()
Date: November 26, 2017 12:06PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> I don't think the Pop Shoppe was THAT old. Not
> sure.

Not sure what your definition of "that old" is but I remember that Pop Shoppe in Hybla Valley as mid seventies. Don't think it made it to the eighties.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: November 26, 2017 12:08PM

A Long Hike To Blow Weed Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Jacobs Rock Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 1988 30 years ago this spring on Occoquan,
> > Fairfax
> > > County side, Jacobs Rock, a favorite spot
> >
> >
> > I bet they were going to the Occoquan Festival
> at
> > the top of that hill.
> >
> Jacobs Rock is in the reservoir of Occoquan above
> the dam.They were doing what the young people did,
> before, then , and now, and they did not need to
> be at a music fest to blow weed or guzzle wine

Um, I know someone very well, I won't mention my name to keep me from being incriminated. But, this nameless person once walked down the steps of the United States Capitol building smoking a joint with some friends.
But, don't tell anybody.
So, you don't have to go far to be able to do that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 30 + years ago ()
Date: November 26, 2017 12:10PM

Hop on Pop Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I don't think the Pop Shoppe was THAT old. Not
> > sure.
>
> Not sure what your definition of "that old" is but
> I remember that Pop Shoppe in Hybla Valley as mid
> seventies. Don't think it made it to the eighties.


I do remember it in the very early 1980's but is was closed up by 1983.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: soda dranker ()
Date: November 26, 2017 02:28PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> I don't think the Pop Shoppe was THAT old. Not
> sure.

Pop Shoppes was a Canadian company started in 1969 that ended up doing business in 12 US states. They went under in 1983. A new company adopted the name in 2004 and is currently doing business in parts of Canada.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pop_Shoppe

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 26, 2017 02:56PM

soda dranker Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > I don't think the Pop Shoppe was THAT old. Not
> > sure.
>
> Pop Shoppes was a Canadian company started in 1969
> that ended up doing business in 12 US states. They
> went under in 1983. A new company adopted the name
> in 2004 and is currently doing business in parts
> of Canada.
>
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pop_Shoppe

Cool info...don't remember anything around FC area.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 26, 2017 03:31PM

In the 1970s my big brother took me here after the new Fairfax high school had opened and GMU took the place over. This is where I first used a crazy device called a "computer". There were no screens back then, everything you did was printed on paper or saved on magnetic tape.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: kiln aficionado ()
Date: November 26, 2017 04:10PM

causeican Wrote:
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> This is 1957 Route 1 just south of the Occoquan
> bridge.


Those circular buildings are are brick kilns.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FOOOOD ()
Date: November 26, 2017 05:03PM

DJDJJDJD

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Susan Pethtal ()
Date: November 26, 2017 08:04PM

Ha! Ha! I can't say we at Ft. Hunt had the most Notorious Reputation for "Academy Life", I honestly thought that was Groveton! But I will say this: many classmates were given ultimatums. With Jail or MILITARY. All of the ones I knew chose the Service. And many of them retired after 20 & 30 years. Full Bird Col's, Major's, you name it. I was extremely proud of them later in their lives. We all came from Military backgrounds then. Those students were about 17 at the time, & had serious charges pending. Breaking & Entering (Cars), receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods from the theft of car parts, etc. I never knew one who turned it down. But didn't you ever wonder why they wouldn't let you see under the hood of their car's when they raced up & down the unfinished 495 beltway that was still under construction? Now you know!
Also, my family bought our house on Bluedale St in 1961. We lived there 50 years. Daddy paid $23,000.- in 1961. Mom sold it (for less than the appraisal of $560,000.-!) For $516,000.00 in 2003. A nice little profit! Everyone back then lived an average of 50 yrs in our parents house's as we in turn became their care takers. Beautiful area. We had the BEST School. Besides My. Vernon. And were honored when the attended our school from 1973 - 1975 upon completion of the renovated version that stands today! Many long time, lasting friendships hold up today! Thanks Guys! Ft. Hunt Federal's Rule!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: November 26, 2017 08:30PM

Susan Pethtal Wrote:
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> Ha! Ha! I can't say we at Ft. Hunt had the most
> Notorious Reputation for "Academy Life", I
> honestly thought that was Groveton! But I will say
> this: many classmates were given ultimatums.
> With Jail or MILITARY. All of the ones I knew
> chose the Service. And many of them retired after
> 20 & 30 years. Full Bird Col's, Major's, you name
> it. I was extremely proud of them later in their
> lives. We all came from Military backgrounds
> then. Those students were about 17 at the time, &
> had serious charges pending. Breaking & Entering
> (Cars), receiving stolen goods, selling stolen
> goods from the theft of car parts, etc. I never
> knew one who turned it down. But didn't you ever
> wonder why they wouldn't let you see under the
> hood of their car's when they raced up & down the
> unfinished 495 beltway that was still under
> construction? Now you know!
> Also, my family bought our house on Bluedale St
> in 1961. We lived there 50 years. Daddy paid
> $23,000.- in 1961. Mom sold it (for less than the
> appraisal of $560,000.-!) For $516,000.00 in 2003.
> A nice little profit! Everyone back then lived an
> average of 50 yrs in our parents house's as we in
> turn became their care takers. Beautiful area. We
> had the BEST School. Besides My. Vernon. And were
> honored when the attended our school from 1973 -
> 1975 upon completion of the renovated version that
> stands today! Many long time, lasting friendships
> hold up today! Thanks Guys! Ft. Hunt Federal's
> Rule!


Maybe I missed it. I’m not sure which photo you’re referencing.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hornet ()
Date: November 26, 2017 10:32PM

The Falls Church home appears to be 322 Grove Ave. The picture below shows that house in 2007 from before it was demolished (picture from an old real estate listing).
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: golf and dinner ()
Date: November 26, 2017 10:46PM

causeican Wrote:
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> causeican Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Jacobs Rock Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 1988 30 years ago this spring on Occoquan,
> > Fairfax
> > > County side, Jacobs Rock, a favorite spot
> >
> >
> > I bet they were going to the Occoquan Festival
> at
> > the top of that hill.
> >
> > Funny. I’ve never seen any pictures of that.
>
>
> The southern rock jam festival, I mean. Anyone
> remember that?

I'm pretty sure that plot of land had a golf driving range on it until about 2002 or so...and now has a low rise office park on it.

Just "up the hill" to the right, shown in this picture, is that Lazy Susan?

And then of course, out of the picture, but maybe half a mile north up Rt 1...Hillbilly Heaven!

Sorry the picture didn't show up, but just refer back to this conversation, where "This Was It" was indicated via red arrow.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old fashioned ()
Date: November 26, 2017 11:16PM

Hornet Wrote:
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> The Falls Church home appears to be 322 Grove Ave.
> The picture below shows that house in 2007 from
> before it was demolished (picture from an old real
> estate listing).


Call me old fashioned, but I like them small original home.

https://www.redfin.com/VA/Falls-Church/322-Grove-Ave-22046/home/12033729

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FCHS76 ()
Date: November 27, 2017 08:21AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Anyone remember this?


Thanks for the pic of Lee-Graham park signage. I played LL Baseball there about ten years after that picture was taken.

The best thing about Lee Graham is that there was (and still is) a community pool there, and there was a snack bar that opened on each side to serve the pool goers on one side and the Little Leaguers on the other side. Great snack bar stuff, too!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: November 27, 2017 10:45AM

Past Times Wrote:
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> I can't find any pictures of their stores, but
> does anyone else remember The Pop Shoppe ??
>
> One was on Rt. 1 in the 7800 block in Hybla
> Valley, in front of what is now a Pep Boys.
>
> It was a converted gas station and the two
> service bays were 'the store' (I loved Black
> Cherry and hated Cream). The building is gone,
> but with Google maps/satellite you can still see
> the concrete slabs in the parking lot where gas
> pumps and underground storage tanks were.
> .
>
> .


I remember the one in Hybla Valley.

Yes, the Black Cherry soda was absolutely their best offering.

The Popeye's was an Arby's at that time and the Pop Shoppe was right next to it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: November 27, 2017 10:52AM

Susan Pethtal Wrote:
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> Ha! Ha! I can't say we at Ft. Hunt had the most
> Notorious Reputation for "Academy Life", I
> honestly thought that was Groveton! But I will say
> this: many classmates were given ultimatums.
> With Jail or MILITARY. All of the ones I knew
> chose the Service. And many of them retired after
> 20 & 30 years. Full Bird Col's, Major's, you name
> it. I was extremely proud of them later in their
> lives. We all came from Military backgrounds
> then. Those students were about 17 at the time, &
> had serious charges pending. Breaking & Entering
> (Cars), receiving stolen goods, selling stolen
> goods from the theft of car parts, etc. I never
> knew one who turned it down. But didn't you ever
> wonder why they wouldn't let you see under the
> hood of their car's when they raced up & down the
> unfinished 495 beltway that was still under
> construction? Now you know!
> Also, my family bought our house on Bluedale St
> in 1961. We lived there 50 years. Daddy paid
> $23,000.- in 1961. Mom sold it (for less than the
> appraisal of $560,000.-!) For $516,000.00 in 2003.
> A nice little profit! Everyone back then lived an
> average of 50 yrs in our parents house's as we in
> turn became their care takers. Beautiful area. We
> had the BEST School. Besides My. Vernon. And were
> honored when the attended our school from 1973 -
> 1975 upon completion of the renovated version that
> stands today! Many long time, lasting friendships
> hold up today! Thanks Guys! Ft. Hunt Federal's
> Rule!

My dad, Clyde Phelps, was a Gov't teacher at Ft. Hunt when you were there.
He was a good dad. he passed away in 2013.

I went to a few Ft. Hunt/Mt. Vernon games in the mid-70s and sat on the Ft. Hunt side. I attended MV later.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: November 27, 2017 11:34AM

Hornet Wrote:
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> The Falls Church home appears to be 322 Grove Ave.
> The picture below shows that house in 2007 from
> before it was demolished (picture from an old real
> estate listing).


Hornet, Thank you very much...that is awesome work. Yea the original house is small, but the new one is ugly as hell and takes up the whole lot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: November 27, 2017 12:01PM

Maybe? Wrote:
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> 30 years ago Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Is there a reason so many theaters closed
> between
> > 1984 -1985?
> >
> > All the drive movie theaters closed as well.
>
>
> I'm thinking in the early 80's, VCR's started
> getting popular and a lot of video stores started
> to open. Why go to a theater when you could sit at
> home watching movies.

That was also about the time that the multi-plex trend got going. Some theaters divided into smaller spaces (poorly, most of the time), but others just shut down.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: November 27, 2017 12:23PM

blanche Wrote:
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> The theatre in the Heritage "mall" had the hardest
> seats. I rarely went to a movie there but
> remember seeing "All the President's Men" there.
>
> Bob Woodward wishes he looked as good as Robert
> Redford.


Saw Carl Bernstein speak once in the '80s. He said that his only gripe with the movie was that "that guy was too short."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: class of 1983 ()
Date: November 28, 2017 04:45PM

FHS class of 83 baby! Yee Haw!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW spotter ()
Date: November 28, 2017 05:11PM

No VW's ?? Class of 83 there should be at least one VW in that pic. I see two Fiats and a Datsun b210. That car behind the fireplug is some type of souped up GM I think. Great pic!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Picture isn't funny ()
Date: November 28, 2017 05:14PM

class of 1983 Wrote:
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> FHS class of 83 baby! Yee Haw!


The subject matter depicted in the picture may offend some members of our community, and is considered racist. The picture should be removed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Grow up ()
Date: November 28, 2017 07:23PM

I'm sorry that the poster curdled your milk.
The picture is not racist in the slightest.
But your brain is too programmed to think only that way.
Have a nice rest of the evening.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Class of 83 cars ()
Date: November 28, 2017 07:41PM

Front yellow car, BMW 2002


L to R (full view only)

Red coupe with black vinyl top, Chevy Impala 1970-72

Green coupe with white top 73-77 Olds Cutlass

Red Volvo (who gives a fuck)

Baby blue Ford Escort 1981-83

(behind tree) Orange Toyota Celica (around 1977)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: November 28, 2017 07:51PM

VW spotter Wrote:
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> No VW's ?? Class of 83 there should be at least
> one VW in that pic. I see two Fiats and a Datsun
> b210. That car behind the fireplug is some type of
> souped up GM I think. Great pic!


That “souped up GM” looks like a Cutlass. Great picture! Love the cars of the time - No VWs Lots of Datsuns

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: November 28, 2017 10:17PM

Class of 83 cars Wrote:
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>
> Red Volvo (who gives a fuck)
>
Hahahahahaha

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: November 30, 2017 04:37AM

Can anybody figure the approximate date of this Springfield image? 80s??
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: November 30, 2017 09:01AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Can anybody figure the approximate date of this
> Springfield image? 80s??


Mid to late 1980's is my guess

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: After Valles Was There ()
Date: November 30, 2017 03:35PM

>Can anybody figure the approximate date of this Springfield image? 80s??

About 1987

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old fairfaxian ()
Date: November 30, 2017 03:58PM

1957 yellow pages ad.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: November 30, 2017 04:10PM

I like how its three minutes from Key Bridge to get to Lee Highway and Old Dominion Drive.

If only now...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: November 30, 2017 07:41PM

blanche Wrote:
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> I like how its three minutes from Key Bridge to
> get to Lee Highway and Old Dominion Drive.
>
> If only now...

Well, if you think about it, back then, everyone had either a fuel injected Chevy, or a Chrysler Hemi.
Or not.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Charlie Don't Surf ()
Date: November 30, 2017 08:59PM

blanche Wrote:
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> I like how its three minutes from Key Bridge to
> get to Lee Highway and Old Dominion Drive.
>
> If only now...


That old guy in the ad scares the crap out of me.....lol

Check out those eyes

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: November 30, 2017 09:32PM

.
Anyone else remember Super TV from the early 80's? (Media General arrived in my neighborhood in '86.)

About half to 3/4 of the houses had these antennas. From what I can recall, we got one movie offered each night; or was it just Fridays & Saturdays ?

There's another thread on here from 2 1/2 yrs ago that mentions it --
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1902925/1903402.html
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Joker or Idiot Or Both ()
Date: November 30, 2017 09:54PM

>and is considered racist

Nuff said, its the picture thread be nice

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Yep ()
Date: November 30, 2017 10:15PM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Can anybody figure the approximate date of this
> > Springfield image? 80s??
>
>
> Mid to late 1980's is my guess

Agreed, based on the cars. In fact, I looked for MY car -- my wife and I had our "pre-marital encounter weekend" (she wanted to get married at her parents' church, which required it) at that Days Inn right about that time!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:52AM

Wilson Bridge supposed to be from 1968.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:57AM

I hope they never had to be in a high speed chase in that Chrysler K car.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Alexandria Bridge ()
Date: December 01, 2017 09:06AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Wilson Bridge supposed to be from 1968.


The low rise apartment buildings just visible in the upper left...those just got torn down about a year ago, new mid rise apartments now almost finished in their place.

And immediately to the left, out of the picture, there used to be 3 high rise apartment buildings...and, I believe a small association office building.

Now there are two, and the office building is gone...torn down for new WW Bridge.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 01, 2017 04:52PM

This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 01, 2017 04:59PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny this?


I say NO...Chesapeake Bay never had linen when I went or chairs like that. I also don't remember a Fairfax location.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: All You Can Eat ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:31PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

I have no doubt that this is a photo of a seafood restaurant, but it is not Chesapeake Seafood.

Chesapeake was good, but it was a pig trough nevertheless. Designed to be hosed down to clean it up after a 12 hour crab leg orgy.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fairfax Fred ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:39PM

There was a CBSH in Fair City mall at one time, early 80s. I remember getting fitted for a suit at Sam's Tailors and going to Chesapeake afterwards but I don't remember what it looked like. I went to the one in Springfield quite a few times and remember bare wooden tables.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 01, 2017 05:53PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny this?


The CBSH on Rt. 1 in Hybla Valley was where the Post Office now stands.

There were only plain wooden chairs and tables, and nothing on the walls. It had three sections with about 100-120 tables, and then a fourth, non-smoking area, with about 30-40 tables.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 01, 2017 06:00PM

Past Times Wrote:

>
> The CBSH on Rt. 1 in Hybla Valley was where the
> Post Office now stands.
>

P.S.: We made $3.35/hr busing tables in the early 80's, while the "waitron's" (as we had to call them back then) made $2.15/hr + tips.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Rt 1 Hybla ()
Date: December 01, 2017 06:18PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny
> this?
>
>
> The CBSH on Rt. 1 in Hybla Valley was where the
> Post Office now stands.
>
> There were only plain wooden chairs and tables,
> and nothing on the walls. It had three sections
> with about 100-120 tables, and then a fourth,
> non-smoking area, with about 30-40 tables.

I thought it is where some "green onion" buffet is...if you are looking at MVC Video from Rt 1, to the left...

Across the street from the Elks club, which I think used to be a Steak N' Ale?

No?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 01, 2017 06:51PM

Rt 1 Hybla Wrote:
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> Past Times Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> > > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny
> > this?
> >
> >
> > The CBSH on Rt. 1 in Hybla Valley was where the
> > Post Office now stands.
> >
> > There were only plain wooden chairs and tables,
> > and nothing on the walls. It had three
> sections
> > with about 100-120 tables, and then a fourth,
> > non-smoking area, with about 30-40 tables.
>
> I thought it is where some "green onion" buffet
> is...if you are looking at MVC Video from Rt 1, to
> the left...
>
> Across the street from the Elks club, which I
> think used to be a Steak N' Ale?
>
> No?

I've not been down there in years... But when looking at google/maps, I'm pretty sure the Green Olive Buffet to the South of MVC was a Sea Galley in the 80's.

Another 1/2 block to the south is now a bank, a Safeway & Ledo's w/ their parking lot ~~ that used to be soccer and baseball fields.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oakton one ()
Date: December 01, 2017 07:56PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny
> this?
>
>
> I say NO...Chesapeake Bay never had linen when I
> went or chairs like that. I also don't remember a
> Fairfax location.

Yes, there was a Chesapeake Bay Seafood House in the mall that used to be across from Paul VI. It was a walk through mall at the time not a strip mall. It is now a Super H-Mart.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Circa 1982 ()
Date: December 01, 2017 08:16PM

The Fairfax City Chesapeake Seafood House location was across the street from the old Fairfax High School.

There was a location in Falls Church at Loehmann's Plaza.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dart Drug ()
Date: December 01, 2017 08:23PM

Circa 1982 Wrote:
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> The Fairfax City Chesapeake Seafood House location
> was across the street from the old Fairfax High
> School.
>
> There was a location in Falls Church at Loehmann's
> Plaza.


There was a place called Pasquale's Pizza that was in that general area if I remember correctly.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oakton one ()
Date: December 01, 2017 09:38PM

oakton one Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> > > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny
> > this?
> >
> >
> > I say NO...Chesapeake Bay never had linen when
> I
> > went or chairs like that. I also don't remember
> a
> > Fairfax location.
>
> Yes, there was a Chesapeake Bay Seafood House in
> the mall that used to be across from Paul VI. It
> was a walk through mall at the time not a strip
> mall. It is now a Super H-Mart.

By the way, I moved here in 1987 and probably did not go there until the early 90's. So it was there at least until the early 90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:47PM

oakton one Wrote:
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> oakton one Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay
> seafood
> > > > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or
> deny
> > > this?
> > >
> > >
> > > I say NO...Chesapeake Bay never had linen
> when
> > I
> > > went or chairs like that. I also don't
> remember
> > a
> > > Fairfax location.
> >
> > Yes, there was a Chesapeake Bay Seafood House
> in
> > the mall that used to be across from Paul VI.
> It
> > was a walk through mall at the time not a strip
> > mall. It is now a Super H-Mart.
>
> By the way, I moved here in 1987 and probably did
> not go there until the early 90's. So it was there
> at least until the early 90's.

That “mall” was a very strange, dark corner. I thought it was weird.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: oakton one ()
Date: December 01, 2017 10:54PM

causeican Wrote:
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> oakton one Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > oakton one Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > >
> > > > -----
> > > > > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay
> > seafood
> > > > > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or
> > deny
> > > > this?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I say NO...Chesapeake Bay never had linen
> > when
> > > I
> > > > went or chairs like that. I also don't
> > remember
> > > a
> > > > Fairfax location.
> > >
> > > Yes, there was a Chesapeake Bay Seafood House
> > in
> > > the mall that used to be across from Paul VI.
> > It
> > > was a walk through mall at the time not a
> strip
> > > mall. It is now a Super H-Mart.
> >
> > By the way, I moved here in 1987 and probably
> did
> > not go there until the early 90's. So it was
> there
> > at least until the early 90's.
>
> That “mall” was a very strange, dark corner.
> I thought it was weird.

Oh ya, it was strange. My wife told me she bought a pair of overalls in a store there (hey it was the late 80's) but never went back!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 02, 2017 04:43AM

Supposed to be Arlington. Not sure of exact location or date.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 02, 2017 04:49AM

oakton one Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > This is supposed to be Chesapeake bay seafood
> > > house in Fairfax. Can anyone confirm or deny
> > this?
> >
> >
> > I say NO...Chesapeake Bay never had linen when
> I
> > went or chairs like that. I also don't remember
> a
> > Fairfax location.
>
> Yes, there was a Chesapeake Bay Seafood House in
> the mall that used to be across from Paul VI. It
> was a walk through mall at the time not a strip
> mall. It is now a Super H-Mart.


Yes, thank you for refreshing my memory. I was thinking it was Fair city mall that had Chesapeake Bay Seafood but you are correct and Sam's tailor shop was in that little mall too.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Boston Properties @ RTC ()
Date: December 02, 2017 07:55AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Supposed to be Arlington. Not sure of exact
> location or date.


Looks like they had ample parking......

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 02, 2017 08:50AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Supposed to be Arlington. Not sure of exact
> location or date.


The same pic is at this other FFU page, but w/ no information:
http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/596045.html

On another website, it's listed as:
Holly Farms Fried Chicken-1972, Shelby, North Carolina

http://www.bargerconstruction.com/history3.ivnu

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 02, 2017 11:46AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Supposed to be Arlington. Not sure of exact
> location or date.


The Arlington Location of HF was not desolate like that...it was out 29 past FC...close to Ghin Na Ree if I remember...BTW, is a great Thai Restaurant that has been around since the 80's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 02, 2017 03:15PM

The Interstate Inn postcard - Falls Church, 1960s. Hot Shoppes next door.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 02, 2017 03:49PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> The Interstate Inn postcard - Falls Church, 1960s.
> Hot Shoppes next door.


We stayed there the first few nights when we moved to VA...while waiting for our moving truck...1967.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 02, 2017 04:17PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The Interstate Inn postcard - Falls Church,
> 1960s.
> > Hot Shoppes next door.
>
>
> We stayed there the first few nights when we moved
> to VA...while waiting for our moving truck...1967.


Wow! We stayed about a week at the Springfield Howard Johnson's in the summer of 1967 while we waited for our house in Franconia to be completed and for our moving truck to bring our stuff. We are practically brothers! I was 7 years old at the time. My Dad had landed a new job at Cameron Station.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 02, 2017 04:21PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > The Interstate Inn postcard - Falls Church,
> > 1960s.
> > > Hot Shoppes next door.
> >
> >
> > We stayed there the first few nights when we
> moved
> > to VA...while waiting for our moving
> truck...1967.
>
>
> Wow! We stayed about a week at the Springfield
> Howard Johnson's in the summer of 1967 while we
> waited for our house in Franconia to be completed
> and for our moving truck to bring our stuff. We
> are practically brothers! I was 7 years old at the
> time. My Dad had landed a new job at Cameron
> Station.

Fran, Very cool...I was 8..our house was off Sleepy Hollow...my Dad was starting his new job at the Pentagon.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David Lacey ()
Date: December 02, 2017 08:03PM

No, this photo is not of the Chesapeake Bay Seafood House in Fairfax City. I worked there from 1985-1988.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Havabite Before ()
Date: December 03, 2017 01:24AM

Havabite Eatery back in the day
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 9F7XT ()
Date: December 03, 2017 07:01AM

Past Times Wrote:
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> .
> Anyone else remember Super TV from the early 80's?
> (Media General arrived in my neighborhood in
> '86.)
>
> About half to 3/4 of the houses had these
> antennas. From what I can recall, we got one
> movie offered each night; or was it just Fridays &
> Saturdays ?
>
> There's another thread on here from 2 1/2 yrs ago
> that mentions it --
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/190
> 2925/1903402.html

My parents had no interest in cable TV, my mother still only watches Over The Air TV to this day.

When I was in High School I was into radios and electronics and purchased a kit for like $25-$30 for receiving Super TV. It used a standard 1 lb coffee can and had a circuit board you had to build that mounted right on the back of the coffee can. The can when inside a piece of schedule 40 PVC pipe and there was about a 3 foot piece of threaded rod with a bunch of washers and spacers that mounted on the threaded rod.

I set this up on my roof and ran a piece of CATV coax to a small power supply and tuner box that was near the TV I had in my room. An old hand me down 12" TV as I recall.

I was living large, had one HBO program often only at night. But it cost be only for the kit. Super TV was not scrambled at the time. A few years later I think they started to scramble the feed and the kit was no longer useful.

I recall the same thing happening with the CATV system, at first the channels were in the clear, the they started to scramble some of the premium channels. I recall Media General has the 2 coax system, or what was recalled the "Twin 450 MHz" system because the equipment, amplifiers and coax was not much good above 500 MHz, so to get the 144 channels or what ever was offered they needed to run a "twin" plant with the cable boxes with the dual inputs and the switching relay.

Media General started to scramble only 1 of the 2 coax feeds and this feed usually had the premium programs. These early cable boxes were also addressable and could support Pay Per View and/or On Demand programming as I recall. I had a good friend that built out the entire Media General back end system with the 2 large microwave towers and Head End systems, one at West Ox Road next to the FCPS school bus lot and the other in Merrifield now directly behind/next to the Mosaic District. If you look at the Angelica Theater outdoor screen you will see the large tower right behind it that dates fro the early 1980's.

I even recall the days when different CATV descramblers were available, some systems used simple scrambling or "Beepers" that could be filtered out, Media General I think used a Video Inversion or removed the Video Sync sync single and you could mail order a box to correct this and be able to steal the programming. Even recall dealing with DirecTV cards and being able to download Bin files and flash over the cards for the DirecTV boxes and get free programming as late as the early 90's. DirecTV was aware of this and kept trying to up their game but it just became more inconvenient when they started to change the algorithms and coding every few weeks. With the good old Internet, still in Dial Up days for many people, you could email the Bin files that would work to unlock the DirecTV boxes.

Many years without paying for service until the technology advanced and the service providers spent money to counter any theft. Lived in Rockville for a while back in the late 80's and remember Montgomery Cable in 1987 set up a Sting operation during the Mike Tyson vs James Smith fight that was aired on Pay Per View with a LOT of hype. As the fight started, right when the first punch was almost ready to connect, Montgomery Cable flipped a switch that made the current illegal decoders not work. Montgomery Cable had staffed up their call center and had Caller ID set up for all the foolish thieves that were dumb enough to call in and complain that there was a problem with their service. A classic move from a cable company!!! I saw this first hand.

These were the days, the Wild West of cat and mouse, early days of technology and work arounds. Sorry to see that technology has advanced to the point that some of the fun is gone!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: LetsRock ()
Date: December 03, 2017 03:56PM

Pimmit hill Bill Wrote:
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> Can someone tell me just what the hell is going on
> in this picture? Thank you in advance.


I appears like they are pushing the helicopter onto a pallet so that it can be lifted safely onto a truck so as to not damage it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 03, 2017 04:26PM

Edison HS yearbook ad from 1966.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 03, 2017 04:34PM

A couple more Edison yearbook pictures. Not sure where the Burger Chef was, I only remember the one in Annandale and the one on olde keene mill road in West Springfield.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 03, 2017 04:42PM

Great pics Fran...there was a Burger Chef by the DMV in Bailey's also.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 03, 2017 04:42PM

One more, is that a VW out on the road???
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 03, 2017 05:04PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> One more, is that a VW out on the road???


It looks like a Beetle to me.....

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sam McMann ()
Date: December 03, 2017 06:01PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> A couple more Edison yearbook pictures. Not sure
> where the Burger Chef was, I only remember the one
> in Annandale and the one on olde keene mill road
> in West Springfield.

That Burger Chef was on Franconia Rd just past Beulah going towards Springfield.. It was split in half, one side a Thai restaurant one side Mexican.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: j4ntx ()
Date: December 03, 2017 07:32PM

LetsRock Wrote:
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> Pimmit hill Bill Wrote: Rock
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Can someone tell me just what the hell is going
> on
> > in this picture? Thank you in advance.
>
>
> I appears like they are pushing the helicopter
> onto a pallet so that it can be lifted safely onto
> a truck so as to not damage it.

I love this thread. But I really wish it could be improved. What the fuck is LetsRock responding to? Why do 'quotes' not include the date of the message someone is responding to? I do not want to have to go back through 80+ pages to figure it out.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Keep Calm - Be Nice ()
Date: December 03, 2017 07:42PM

j4ntx Wrote:
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> LetsRock Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Pimmit hill Bill Wrote: Rock
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Can someone tell me just what the hell is
> going
> > on
> > > in this picture? Thank you in advance.
> >
> >
> > I appears like they are pushing the helicopter
> > onto a pallet so that it can be lifted safely
> onto
> > a truck so as to not damage it.
>
> I love this thread. But I really wish it could be
> improved. What the fuck is LetsRock responding to?
> Why do 'quotes' not include the date of the
> message someone is responding to? I do not want to
> have to go back through 80+ pages to figure it
> out.

Keep a civil tone in your comments - This is a friendly thread.

The picture you refer to is a group of Fairfax County Police Officers moving a helicopter.

This is not perfect, but is is enjoyable to read the comments.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mama Mia ! ()
Date: December 03, 2017 07:54PM

That pic of the oven and location of the register has not changed 1 bit at the then Rose Hill Pizza, 52 years now since the pic was taken. I got a steak sub there a month ago, and I bet the Blodgett pizza ovens are original

One of the few friendly threads on FXU the other may be the wildlife pics and it should stay that way

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