Category Archives: dance halls

Doing the Hootchie Kootchie in No-Man’s-Land

Looking north across the Highway Bridge (now the 14th St. Bridge) with Harry’s Blue Bird BBQ under the arrow. Hoover Airport is in the foreground and the former Jackson City would have been just to the right. Photo from the … Continue reading

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Annandale Grill

Circa 50s.  It is the center left of the picture with all the cars out front.

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>Bull Run Dance Hall

>Bull Run Dance Hall (also known as Bull Run Park) was located near the Bull Run bridge on Rte. 28 – just inside Fairfax County. Irving Jackson Breedan (or IJ) ran the dance hall on his property adjacent to the … Continue reading

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>Elton Wakefield

> Here’s a photo of Elton Wakefield, fiddler for the Virginia Corn Huskers. 

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>Happy Hour Pavilion

> The Happy Hour Pavilion was a dance hall operating on Lee Highway from at least the late thirties until around 1950 located in the current Capital Rentals building at 12716 Lee Highway. The building was built in 1928, but … Continue reading

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>Fairfax High School Yearbook 1944

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>Chimney Villa Dance Hall

> Ad from Circa 1942  Chimney Villa operated on Lee Highway between Falls Church and Merrifield during the thirties and forties. It was probably located near the intersection of West St. and Lee Highway 2 miles west of Falls … Continue reading

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