Do you remember Rosslyn Ten Pin Bowl or A & H Plumbing Supply CORP.?
This image, taken in the 1960s, shows a time when Rosslyn was full of parking spaces, small businesses, and clear views of Key Bridge and Georgetown.
Like many Arlington neighborhoods, Rosslyn has undergone significant growth since this photo was taken. With its proximity to Washington, D.C., the neighborhood has naturally morphed into an urbanized hub, complete with skyscrapers, hotels, numerous restaurants and businesses. It even boasts the title for the third longest continuous span escalator in the world!
Do you remember Rosslyn in the 1960s, before the skyscrapers went up? Did you ever go bowling at Rosslyn Ten Pin Bowl?
To see more images from the “Arlington Photographs: Before and After, The Guy W. Starling Collection,” or to learn more about the history of Rosslyn, visit the Center for Local History on the 1st floor of Central Library.
Jaki shives says
yes I do remember all of that. It is a shame that the developers ruined the views and the ability to access the river. My dad worked in Rosslyn so I spent lots of time playing around down there. But it was full of pawn shops, bars and a few peep show type adult store fronts that the police shut down sporadically. I also remember the Klan and the Nazi Party had places down there. Do you remember the famous steak house called “Tom Saris”. The best steaks and Prime rib. Kids got a special ice cream sundae FREE with dinner.