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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: HoDu ()
Date: December 03, 2017 11:39PM

Dart Drug Wrote:
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> Circa 1982 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 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.


Yes, Pasquale's was in the strip across from the McDonalds.
Used to eat there all the time.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: HoDu ()
Date: December 03, 2017 11:43PM

oakton one Wrote:
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> 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.

I worked at CBSH in the late 70s. I went to one many years
later in the timeframe you're talking about, and it was very different.
For one thing, not AYCE! It was some last-ditch effort to try and
be a "real" seafood place, and crab was now too expensive to serve
infinite portions. It even had a salad bar! Then the last few
locations went under, and Chili's bought the remaining properties.
They still own the trademark on the name and stuff.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Topper Shut ()
Date: December 04, 2017 09:17PM

bump

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 04, 2017 10:17PM

"Tyson's Corner Area Development over the Decades" (6+ min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG_6d7VwTEs

"Early U.S. History of Southeast Fairfax County - Part 1" (6+ min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13UI74X7FY

"Early U.S. History of Southeast Fairfax County - Part 2" (6 min.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPHul3_4_5o

"Fairfax County 275th "Then and Now" Photo Exhibit" (10+ min.)
~ from the Ffx. Co. Govt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVsOG6Ep_cA

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Shootin Craps ()
Date: December 04, 2017 10:22PM

Thanks for posting this. The Wings family from Cherrydale owned it. The family's still living in Cherrydale. It's remains a restaurant but not a tea house. I here its pretty good.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 04, 2017 10:41PM

Fort Belvoir, from the 20's & through WWII:
http://www.belvoir.army.mil/

" ... in 1935, the name of the installation was changed from Fort Humphreys to Fort Belvoir."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 06, 2017 04:47PM

1964
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: FCHS76 ()
Date: December 06, 2017 05:09PM

Mama Mia ! Wrote:
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> 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


What is the name of it now? You say the "then" Rose Hill Pizza...I would be interested in trying it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: December 07, 2017 05:33AM

Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty old. Do you think it could really be the same oven from the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: fairfax fred ()
Date: December 07, 2017 09:37AM

old springfielder Wrote:
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> Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty old.
> Do you think it could really be the same oven from
> the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.


That is cool.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: December 07, 2017 02:45PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> Fort Belvoir, from the 20's & through WWII:
> http://www.belvoir.army.mil/
>
> " ... in 1935, the name of the installation was
> changed from Fort Humphreys to Fort Belvoir."
>
> .

Thanks for the Ft Belvoir pics. Makes me wonder if my dad might be in one of the pictures. That was one of the places he trained before finally being shipped off to England for the build up before the invasion.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: December 07, 2017 02:50PM

old springfielder Wrote:
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> Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty old.
> Do you think it could really be the same oven from
> the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I still have an old chest freezer in my basement that my parents bought in 1956, that still is in use to this day. 61 years old!
They don't make 'em like they used to.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/07/2017 03:11PM by David in FC.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 07, 2017 03:01PM

David in FC Wrote:
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> old springfielder Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty
> old.
> > Do you think it could really be the same oven
> from
> > the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.
>
> If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I still have on
> old chest freezer in my basement that my parents
> bought in 1956, that still is in use to this day.
> 61 years old!
> They don't make 'em like they used to.


Good one David...I have a 1935 GE refrigerator behind my bar...was in the house when I bought it. it's awesome.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: December 07, 2017 03:22PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> David in FC Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> > old springfielder Wrote:
> >
> -------------------------------------------
> > > Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty old.
> > > Do you think it could really be the same oven from the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.
> >
> > If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I still have on old chest freezer in my basement that my parents bought in 1956, that still is in use to this day. 61 years old!
> > They don't make 'em like they used to.
>
>
> Good one David...I have a 1935 GE refrigerator
> behind my bar...was in the house when I bought it.
> it's awesome.

That's even better than mine. Does it still work? because then it really be that much better. But even so, the style of them then was very cool. (Pun is intended a little)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 07, 2017 04:33PM

old springfielder Wrote:
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> Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty old.
> Do you think it could really be the same oven from
> the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.


I know a little bit about commercial kitchen equipment and if that is a electric pizza oven the heating elements, thermostats and door hardware are the only parts that are likely to fail and I bet that oven has had all that replaced a few times. I can guarantee that the thing is loaded with asbestos and most kitchen equipment companies would refuse to repair it because of that. Next time I am near Rose hill I want to stop and see that thing in action, so cool!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 07, 2017 04:36PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> old springfielder Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty
> old.
> > Do you think it could really be the same oven
> from
> > the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.
>
>
> I know a little bit about commercial kitchen
> equipment and if that is a electric pizza oven the
> heating elements, thermostats and door hardware
> are the only parts that are likely to fail and I
> bet that oven has had all that replaced a few
> times. I can guarantee that the thing is loaded
> with asbestos and most kitchen equipment companies
> would refuse to repair it because of that. Next
> time I am near Rose hill I want to stop and see
> that thing in action, so cool!

I too know about commercial equipment, I have been to many Pizza places that are still using 1940's rotary ovens etc. They are like Hobart Floor Mixers...you can't kill them.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 07, 2017 04:47PM

David in FC Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > David in FC Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > > old springfielder Wrote:
> > >
> > -------------------------------------------
> > > > Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks
> pretty old.
> > > > Do you think it could really be the same
> oven from the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might
> be.
> > >
> > > If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I still have
> on old chest freezer in my basement that my
> parents bought in 1956, that still is in use to
> this day. 61 years old!
> > > They don't make 'em like they used to.
> >
> >
> > Good one David...I have a 1935 GE refrigerator
> > behind my bar...was in the house when I bought
> it.
> > it's awesome.
>
> That's even better than mine. Does it still work?
> because then it really be that much better. But
> even so, the style of them then was very cool.
> (Pun is intended a little)

Works like a charm...so heavy and well insulated it hardly ever has to run the compressor. Mine is the one on the right in the AD
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chilly Willy ()
Date: December 07, 2017 05:22PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I have 1949 International Harvester refrigerator in my garage, and it works great.

Keeps canned and bottled beverages nice and cold.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: December 08, 2017 03:47PM

A few gas station "freebies". Do any places still offer any of these for free like they used to?
You might be able to pick up a calendar for next year, and a cheap ice scraper at some places though still.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: December 08, 2017 07:41PM

David in FC Wrote:
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> A few gas station "freebies". Do any places still
> offer any of these for free like they used to?
> You might be able to pick up a calendar for next
> year, and a cheap ice scraper at some places
> though still.

What are those long pieces of paper with the names of states on them?
(Yes, I'm joking! Spent many hours as a kid helping navigate on road trips. Was a useful skill...for a while. Not so much nowadays!)

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:10AM

Photo courtesy of Lucinda Crumbaugh Downing. Parkington December 4th 1970.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:19AM

Chris Hershey was nice enough to share this one. 1982.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 09, 2017 06:23AM

Breaking news...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 10, 2017 07:05AM

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: December 10, 2017 07:39AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Chris Hershey was nice enough to share this one.
> 1982.


I assume this is Kamp Washington.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: OnceUponATime ()
Date: December 10, 2017 10:59AM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> Chris Hershey was nice enough to share this one.
> 1982.


Traveling as a passenger, we were headed back to Arlington from a music festival. We stopped here and got breakfast because it was the wee early hours of the morning.

Man! I thought we were in the boonies. Actually, we were! We were in the boonies!

Ha! Memories.
/CIC

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dnv9k ()
Date: December 10, 2017 11:02AM

Once upon a time we were deliriously high. Partying our fucking asses off and driving down the road.

All day long.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 10, 2017 11:07AM

*** ...I'm just saying ~

Of the past 1/2 dozen+ 'flashbacks' that have made me do any picture search for old Fairfax, .... 90% of the hits that are accurate, are already on ffxug.com


* I'm still digging through my own 70's & 80's pix though . .

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: J McCann ()
Date: December 10, 2017 12:14PM

IT IS NOW Texas Jacks Barbecue

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 10, 2017 03:43PM

Radio Shack at the 3400 block of King St., (errr,) Rt.7:

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 10, 2017 03:53PM

Past Times Wrote:
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>
> * I'm still digging through my own 70's & 80's pix
> though . .

Yea! I’m dig'n that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fatsacca ()
Date: December 12, 2017 04:44PM

I played on the 1972 Lil Rebs, sponsored by Fairfax City Police Dept.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ranxerox ()
Date: December 12, 2017 05:53PM

Yep
TT Reynolds next door, i remember it well...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 13, 2017 04:54PM

1974
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: phelpsmarc ()
Date: December 13, 2017 05:23PM

old springfielder Wrote:
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> Its Mama mia pizza and that oven looks pretty old.
> Do you think it could really be the same oven from
> the 1966 yearbook ad? I think it might be.


I have been there

They sell draft beer.

They were pretty busy on the Sat. i was there

The guy who runs it seems like an Italian immigrant

He's old school.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 13, 2017 06:53PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> 1974


“The student fad of running naked through campus...

oh, I thought it was just running naked outside in public, anywhere. oops.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hugh Jorgan ()
Date: December 14, 2017 04:57AM

Hey, this is a great thread/forum! Any of you guys go to St Bernadette's? I found this picture of Sister Marie Immaculada the principal back then. This picture struck some serious fear in my heart. That woman would would beat the living hell out of you when you screwed up. This was 1968 but she was there quite a few years. She put the fear of God into my soul!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: David in FC ()
Date: December 14, 2017 06:11PM

A house in what is now Falls Church City. It was still a part of Fairfax County for most of it's existence, so I think it deserves an inclusion here.
Built around 1840, it was on a huge piece of land that had about 1/4 mile front yard down to Broad Street.
Let's just say that the property is a bit smaller today.
This first picture is obviously an old historic one, and the second picture is from it's Wikipedia page.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 14, 2017 06:27PM

What a beautiful house! Lucky owners. Cool picture. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 14, 2017 06:28PM

I wonder what the stairs look like going from the second floor to the attic. I bet that’s a cool room up there.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: utility man ()
Date: December 14, 2017 07:34PM

David in FC Wrote:
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> A house in what is now Falls Church City. It was
> still a part of Fairfax County for most of it's
> existence, so I think it deserves an inclusion
> here.
> Built around 1840, it was on a huge piece of land
> that had about 1/4 mile front yard down to Broad
> Street.
> Let's just say that the property is a bit smaller
> today.
> This first picture is obviously an old historic
> one, and the second picture is from it's Wikipedia
> page.

Suggestion. Your home is awesome... the utility lines look like shit. For about a grand you can have your utility lines buried from the pole to your home. My neighbor did it last year. If I was going to stay in my house I would have it done.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 16, 2017 12:30PM

A little love for Falls Church.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW Spotter ()
Date: December 16, 2017 12:48PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> A little love for Falls Church.


and there are VWs in the photo!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 16, 2017 01:00PM

Andy Ratlips Wrote:
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> A little love for Falls Church.

GREAT pic ! !


I love the signs for $14 tires and add-on A/C for cars. Our 70's Impala had an after-market A/C that reduced the knee-room under the dash by about 3 inches. It was similar to the one in this pic, but it covered the full width of the car.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 16, 2017 01:39PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > A little love for Falls Church.
>
> GREAT pic ! !
>
>
> I love the signs for $14 tires and add-on A/C for
> cars. Our 70's Impala had an after-market A/C
> that reduced the knee-room under the dash by about
> 3 inches. It was similar to the one in this pic,
> but it covered the full width of the car.
> .


The under counter a/c's were usually a dealer installed gig...BTW, The Tire sign says "Sale, Save up to $14.00." 14.00 in the 70's was a little too cheap.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 16, 2017 02:07PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Past Times Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > A little love for Falls Church.
> >
> > GREAT pic ! !
> >
> >
> > I love the signs for $14 tires and add-on A/C
> for
> > cars. Our 70's Impala had an after-market A/C
> > that reduced the knee-room under the dash by
> about
> > 3 inches. It was similar to the one in this
> pic,
> > but it covered the full width of the car.
> > .
>
>
> The under counter a/c's were usually a dealer
> installed gig...BTW, The Tire sign says "Sale,
> Save up to $14.00." 14.00 in the 70's was a little
> too cheap.


T's for the price catch & correction... oops : )

When I first had to get tires in the late 80's (at NTW** in Newington, not NTB), they were in the $65+ range. And I still remember mom complaining about the big A/C as 'taking up too much space & making soo much noise".

** i can still remember NTW's jingle on radio commercials:

"At N..T..W.., we know tires..."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 16, 2017 02:50PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Past Times Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > A little love for Falls Church.
> > >
> > > GREAT pic ! !
> > >
> > >
> > > I love the signs for $14 tires and add-on A/C
> > for
> > > cars. Our 70's Impala had an after-market
> A/C
> > > that reduced the knee-room under the dash by
> > about
> > > 3 inches. It was similar to the one in this
> > pic,
> > > but it covered the full width of the car.
> > > .
> >
> >
> > The under counter a/c's were usually a dealer
> > installed gig...BTW, The Tire sign says "Sale,
> > Save up to $14.00." 14.00 in the 70's was a
> little
> > too cheap.
>
>
> T's for the price catch & correction... oops : )
>
> When I first had to get tires in the late 80's (at
> NTW** in Newington, not NTB), they were in the
> $65+ range. And I still remember mom complaining
> about the big A/C as 'taking up too much space &
> making soo much noise".
>
> ** i can still remember NTW's jingle on radio
> commercials:
>
> "At N..T..W.., we know tires..."


Tires have been pricey for a while...in college I would buy retreads...had a pair mounted, then 30 minutes later the tread peeled off at 75 MPH on the way to a concert w/ 8 people in my wagon. Changed it in 5 minutes tops...like a pit crew. Maybe was the "vitamins' we had taken.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 16, 2017 03:50PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> Sleepy Holla Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Past Times Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Andy Ratlips Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > A little love for Falls Church.
> > >
> > > GREAT pic ! !
> > >
> > >
> > > I love the signs for $14 tires and add-on A/C
> > for
> > > cars. Our 70's Impala had an after-market
> A/C
> > > that reduced the knee-room under the dash by
> > about
> > > 3 inches. It was similar to the one in this
> > pic,
> > > but it covered the full width of the car.
> > > .
> >
> >
> > The under counter a/c's were usually a dealer
> > installed gig...BTW, The Tire sign says "Sale,
> > Save up to $14.00." 14.00 in the 70's was a
> little
> > too cheap.
>
>
> T's for the price catch & correction... oops : )
>
> When I first had to get tires in the late 80's (at
> NTW** in Newington, not NTB), they were in the
> $65+ range. And I still remember mom complaining
> about the big A/C as 'taking up too much space &
> making soo much noise".
>
> ** i can still remember NTW's jingle on radio
> commercials:
>
> "At N..T..W.., we know tires..."


My Dad had Montgomery Wards auto center at Springfield mall put a add-on air conditioner in his 1965 Ford Galaxie. It cooled very well but it was noisy as hell and would drip a little condensate water on the front passenger's left foot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: December 16, 2017 03:54PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> My Dad had Montgomery Wards auto center at
> Springfield mall put a add-on air conditioner in
> his 1965 Ford Galaxie. It cooled very well but it
> was noisy as hell and would drip a little
> condensate water on the front passenger's left
> foot.

Ah, yes, the dripping A/C. Wasn't just aftermarket! In the Good Old Days, you could count on that, and on power windows crapping out when you needed them (say, when it started raining).

Nowadays both are so reliable that we hardly think about them. That *is* progress.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Jcfun ()
Date: December 16, 2017 04:49PM

Who still says "roll up your window"?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 16, 2017 04:54PM

Jcfun Wrote:
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> Who still says "roll up your window"?


LOL ~ or "Let me know when you see a phone booth!"

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 16, 2017 05:31PM

Jcfun Wrote:
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> Who still says "roll up your window"?


Anyone remember the triangle shaped wing vent windows?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 17, 2017 08:55AM

Old Iron Wrote:
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> > Who still says "roll up your window"?
>
>
> Anyone remember the triangle shaped wing vent
> windows?



I couldn't resist....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Past Times ()
Date: December 17, 2017 08:57AM

Woodward & Lothrop at 7 Corners.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 17, 2017 10:19AM

I have just a vague memory of this place at Springfield mall circa 1974. I guess those guys are wearing bell bottoms?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 17, 2017 01:35PM

Past Times Wrote:
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> Old Iron Wrote:
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> > Jcfun Wrote:
> >
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> > -----
> > > Who still says "roll up your window"?
> >
> >
> > Anyone remember the triangle shaped wing vent
> > windows?
>
>
>
> I couldn't resist....
> .
> .

Great pic of the vent window. Looks to be a Ford Mustang - 1967?

What is a Luv Pub?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 17, 2017 02:11PM

Thanks to Chris Hershey once again. Aerial view of Fairfax putt putt and motel Washington with Ed's bait shop across the street 1972ish.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 18, 2017 12:06PM

Thanks for the Putt Putt shot...now if I could see a street level view.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: goosesamson ()
Date: December 18, 2017 06:35PM

I can't even believe the development that has been happening in Fairfax City downtown.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Courthouse Plaza ()
Date: December 18, 2017 07:18PM

goosesamson Wrote:
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> I can't even believe the development that has been
> happening in Fairfax City downtown.

With all of the business closures, there is plenty of room to expand.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: 22312 ()
Date: December 18, 2017 07:36PM

Great photos and memories.

I’m 38 years old, and I never thought I’d be the guy who started some conversations with ‘I remember when...’

I consider myself the last of the generation who would call themselves natives to the area, or even Virginian, but I guess every previous generation has said the same thing.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Parked in the back row ()
Date: December 18, 2017 07:55PM

22312 Wrote:
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> Great photos and memories.
>
> I’m 38 years old, and I never thought I’d be
> the guy who started some conversations with ‘I
> remember when...’
>
> I consider myself the last of the generation who
> would call themselves natives to the area, or even
> Virginian, but I guess every previous generation
> has said the same thing.

Guess you don't remember Super 29 Drive In -

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 19, 2017 11:29AM

Memory bump..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 19, 2017 12:04PM

Bump......

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 19, 2017 04:33PM

I have no memory of this place. Maybe it was before my time.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 19, 2017 04:36PM

Reportedly from 1975.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 19, 2017 04:39PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> I have no memory of this place. Maybe it was
> before my time.


Very cool Fran...I would say WAY before your time. It was a gas station also....

from the Alex Patch..."I've seen all of Hybla Valley change," he said. "… I've just seen the evolution of things. Places long past include a drive-in movie theater and the Twin Barrel gas station near Buckman Road."

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 19, 2017 04:42PM

Hybla valley putt-putt, shopping center and trailer park. Date not given but I was thinking mid 1970s?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 19, 2017 04:58PM

Not sure if this has been posted before but I thought VW spotter might enjoy it.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hybla Valley ()
Date: December 19, 2017 05:22PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Hybla valley putt-putt, shopping center and
> trailer park. Date not given but I was thinking
> mid 1970s?


Caldor went out of business in 1999, so that gives a time frame. Looking at the cars in the parking lot, looks like mid to late 1980's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Ol Rt oner ()
Date: December 19, 2017 06:24PM

Hybla Valley Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Hybla valley putt-putt, shopping center and
> > trailer park. Date not given but I was thinking
> > mid 1970s?
>
>
> Caldor went out of business in 1999, so that gives
> a time frame. Looking at the cars in the parking
> lot, looks like mid to late 1980's.

Which side of RT 1 is that? East or West?

Can't place it.

Also see a "Drug Emporium" to the far right, I thought that was a mid 80's place?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hybla Valley ()
Date: December 19, 2017 07:11PM

Ol Rt oner Wrote:
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> Hybla Valley Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Fran Conia Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -----
> > > Hybla valley putt-putt, shopping center and
> > > trailer park. Date not given but I was
> thinking
> > > mid 1970s?
> >
> >
> > Caldor went out of business in 1999, so that
> gives
> > a time frame. Looking at the cars in the
> parking
> > lot, looks like mid to late 1980's.
>
> Which side of RT 1 is that? East or West?
>
> Can't place it.
>
> Also see a "Drug Emporium" to the far right, I
> thought that was a mid 80's place?

As you head south on RT 1 the shopping center is on the right. Drug Emporium is still around in a few cities in Virginia.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Thieves Market ()
Date: December 19, 2017 07:23PM

In the mid 70's Thieves Market was there and a discount dept store in Hybla Valley that was there in the late 60's and the whole place was more ramshackle then this picture. The long building has Rt 1 to the left of the picture

Miss that Chesapeake Bay Seafood House that came later across the center

Belleview where the Roys is today and Spokes bike shop and that picture is early 70's or late 60's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW Spotter ()
Date: December 20, 2017 10:10AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Not sure if this has been posted before but I
> thought VW spotter might enjoy it.


I do see a VW! Thank you Fran!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DLawson ()
Date: December 20, 2017 03:48PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> I have just a vague memory of this place at
> Springfield mall circa 1974. I guess those guys
> are wearing bell bottoms?


That doesn't look like Springfield Mall in the '70s. The railings all had dark, heavy wooden caps on them -- like a 2x6 with walnut stain.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: George Romero ()
Date: December 20, 2017 05:52PM

DLawson Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > I have just a vague memory of this place at
> > Springfield mall circa 1974. I guess those guys
> > are wearing bell bottoms?
>
>
> That doesn't look like Springfield Mall in the
> '70s. The railings all had dark, heavy wooden
> caps on them -- like a 2x6 with walnut stain.


That pic is from a shopping mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. That shot is from the movie Dawn of the Dead filmed in 1978. If you look closely at the pic, you will see the human figures are actually zombies.

Springfield Mall had another type of zombie wandering through the building.

Another interesting tidbit - The Brown Derby was a favorite haunt for the filming crew after the days filming was over.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 21, 2017 11:10AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Thanks for the Putt Putt shot...now if I could see
> a street level view.


I think this has been posted before, no way to know for sure if it was the Fairfax location I suppose.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: HoDu ()
Date: December 21, 2017 02:29PM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> Hybla valley putt-putt, shopping center and trailer park. Date not given but I was thinking mid 1970s?

Late 1985 or early 1986 at the earliest.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1985/02/06/caldor-to-open-first-area-store/1ab2c6e0-8ea8-416a-8993-110d935a197b/?utm_term=.acf73330106e

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/realestate/1984/06/16/hybla-center-seeking-to-move-upscale/4742edc7-bc12-4217-a216-4a9b228cbe1d/?utm_term=.093f39af7af9

In the picture, Caldor is already there and things already look dilapidated.
I am guessing the picture is from the 1990s.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: y47hn ()
Date: December 21, 2017 03:59PM

George Romero Wrote:
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> DLawson Wrote:
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> > Fran Conia Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > -----
> > > I have just a vague memory of this place at
> > > Springfield mall circa 1974. I guess those
> guys
> > > are wearing bell bottoms?
> >
> >
> > That doesn't look like Springfield Mall in the
> > '70s. The railings all had dark, heavy wooden
> > caps on them -- like a 2x6 with walnut stain.
>
>
> That pic is from a shopping mall in Monroeville,
> Pennsylvania. That shot is from the movie Dawn of
> the Dead filmed in 1978. If you look closely at
> the pic, you will see the human figures are
> actually zombies.
>

Well that's embarrassing.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Captain C ()
Date: December 21, 2017 05:41PM

Fran Conia you made my day. I was very young when we drove past the barrel place. It was easy to remember as two men were having a hell of a fist fight in the parking lot. I think it was around 1965. It was close to the drive in movie theater.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: old springfielder ()
Date: December 22, 2017 05:22AM

Here's somthin for you Fairfax kids from the mid 80s or so. I think that might be a green and white VW bus just to the lower left of the bobs sign.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 22, 2017 02:34PM

Merry Christmas OPOFC,LE! guys and gals!

Mclean bowling alley date unknown.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 23, 2017 11:52AM

Merry Christmas bump...thanks for the continuation of this great thread!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VW Spotter ()
Date: December 23, 2017 12:26PM

Merry Christmas, and may everyone find a vintage VW in their driveway!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 23, 2017 12:40PM

Merry Christmas everyone. Thanks for the memories!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: VWeverywhere ()
Date: December 23, 2017 01:12PM

^
Thanks for the laughs.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Geezerdude ()
Date: December 23, 2017 07:49PM

old springfielder Wrote:
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> Here's somthin for you Fairfax kids from the mid
> 80s or so. I think that might be a green and white
> VW bus just to the lower left of the bobs sign.

Bobs streamliner diner... They had great ads on WEEL Radio..

Raines RV (Former HBL VW) in the background..

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: The Thing ()
Date: December 23, 2017 08:16PM

Geezerdude Wrote:
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> old springfielder Wrote:
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> > Here's somthin for you Fairfax kids from the
> mid
> > 80s or so. I think that might be a green and
> white
> > VW bus just to the lower left of the bobs sign.
>
> Bobs streamliner diner... They had great ads on
> WEEL Radio..
>
> Raines RV (Former HBL VW) in the background..


Wasn't the VW dealer, HBL Inc. in Kamp Washington?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 24, 2017 04:08AM

education
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 24, 2017 05:01AM

1985 Fairfax circle area Speedy muffler king with Colonial electric in the background. Colonial electric had the best selection of circuit breakers in the region.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 24, 2017 07:27AM

What are the cross roads on that Speedy Muffler, Andy?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Andy Ratlips ()
Date: December 24, 2017 08:16AM

causeican Wrote:
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> What are the cross roads on that Speedy Muffler,
> Andy?


Not sure, It might have been next to Hardees.

Colonial electric's current address is,

9560 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA 22031

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: December 24, 2017 09:17AM

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> education


I think this has been mentioned previously in postings on OPOFCLE -- there was some General Motors training place located in that building. I believe its still standing but not sure of the usage currently.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 24, 2017 09:27AM

blanche Wrote:
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> > education
>
>
> I think this has been mentioned previously in
> postings on OPOFCLE -- there was some General
> Motors training place located in that building. I
> believe its still standing but not sure of the
> usage currently.


I remember that too blanche. It was just to the left of Jim McKay. This pic was posted on page 2 of this thread.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Chris Kringle ()
Date: December 24, 2017 09:58AM

Merry Christmas from the good folks from Penguin Feather!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Fran Conia ()
Date: December 24, 2017 10:55AM

Chris Kringle Wrote:
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> Merry Christmas from the good folks from Penguin
> Feather!


Holy VW! Is that what I think it is on the left?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: December 24, 2017 11:03AM

Fran Conia Wrote:
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> >
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> > -----
> > > education
> >
> >
> > I think this has been mentioned previously in
> > postings on OPOFCLE -- there was some General
> > Motors training place located in that building.
> I
> > believe its still standing but not sure of the
> > usage currently.
>
>
> I remember that too blanche. It was just to the
> left of Jim McKay. This pic was posted on page 2
> of this thread.

Is it not an upscale furniture spot?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: December 24, 2017 12:36PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Fran Conia Wrote:
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> > blanche Wrote:
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> > > causeican Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > education
> > >
> > >
> > > I think this has been mentioned previously in
> > > postings on OPOFCLE -- there was some General
> > > Motors training place located in that
> building.
> > I
> > > believe its still standing but not sure of
> the
> > > usage currently.
> >
> >
> > I remember that too blanche. It was just to the
> > left of Jim McKay. This pic was posted on page
> 2
> > of this thread.
>
> Is it not an upscale furniture spot?


Yes, it is an upscale furniture store, can't remember the name. I think it starts with a D.
Before, it was a GM training center. I took many courses there back in the 80's.



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 24, 2017 06:33PM

Yes, yes and yes BUT what is painted on the parking lot that looks like a gauge for measuring something or is just a fancy paint job for parking spots? sheesh

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Iron ()
Date: December 24, 2017 07:53PM

causeican Wrote:
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> Yes, yes and yes BUT what is painted on the
> parking lot that looks like a gauge for measuring
> something or is just a fancy paint job for parking
> spots? sheesh


Diagonal parking spots. Park the cars on a 45 degree angle so they can make the task easier.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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