Photos: Tysons Corner through the years

WASHINGTON — How far has Tysons Corner come? There has been a big shift over the past century in the area of Fairfax County where peach groves and corner markets are now glass and steel buildings and residential developments.

Take a look back in time at some images of the Tysons area over the years. And read Jeff Clabaugh’s special report, Booming Tysons, looming problems: Office vacancies, traffic headaches and more.

In 1930, Myers Gas Station was at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
In 1930, Myers Gas Station was at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership) (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
A view of Myers Market from Leesburg Pike in 1930. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
A view of Myers Market from Leesburg Pike in 1930. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership) (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Frank and Charlie Myers inside Myers Market in 1930. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Frank and Charlie Myers inside Myers Market in 1930. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership) ((Courtesy Tysons Partnership))
The Washington & Old Dominion Railway seen in 1941 at the western and eastern boundary of Tysons. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The Washington & Old Dominion Railway seen in 1941 at the boundary of Tysons. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Dolley Madison Boulevard from Tysons toward Evans Farm in 1950. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
This image from 1955 shows Tysons Locker Plant Meat Bus on Leesburg Pike near present-day Tysons Galleria. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Maplewood Mansion in 1956. The mansion, which was built in 1873, is now the location of the Capitol One headquarters. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The Myers Market in 1957 located at Tysons Crossroads. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Taken in 1960, this photo shows the construction of the Dulles Access Road north of Ashgrove Plantation in West Tysons. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The original Tysons Corner Master Plan in 1961. The design predates Tysons Corner Center. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The original Tysons Corner Master Plan in 1961. The design predates Tysons Corner Center. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Tysons Locker Plant in 1962. It's Leesburg Pike location is near present-day Tysons Galleria.
 (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Tysons Locker Plant in 1962. Its Leesburg Pike location is near present-day Tysons Galleria. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Snowy Leesburg Pike, seen in 1962, headed from west Tysons toward Colvin Run.
 (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Snowy Leesburg Pike, seen in 1962, headed from west Tysons toward Colvin Run. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
East Tysons/McLean in 1968. The photo shows the area near Old Dominion Drive and Chain Bridge Road. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
A view of Tysons Corner Center's main entrance at Woodward Lothrop when it opened in 1968. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
A view of Tysons Corner Center’s main entrance at Woodward Lothrop when it opened in 1968. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Development at Tysons Corner Center around the mall property in 1969. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Development at Tysons Corner Center around the mall property in 1969. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Tysons dirt bike track on Leesburg Pike near Pike 7 Plaza in 1972. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Tysons dirt bike track on Leesburg Pike near Pike 7 Plaza in 1972. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The Tysons Corner Center as seen from above in 1972 from the current-day Towers Crescent. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Evans Farm Inn in 1973,
 which is in east Tysons/McLean along Chain Bridge Road.
 (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Evans Farm Inn in 1973, which is in east Tysons/McLean along Chain Bridge Road. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard -- the interchange road project in the heart of Tysons -- in 1974. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard — the interchange road project in the heart of Tysons — in 1974. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Office construction grows along International Drive in 1980. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Office construction grows along International Drive in 1980. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The completion of Tysons Galleria on a snowy winter morning in 1988. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The completion of Tysons Galleria on a snowy winter morning in 1988. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
An aerial view of Tysons Corner in 1989. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Interior of Tysons Galleria in 1990 before a 1997 renovation. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Interior of Tysons Galleria in 1990 before a 1997 renovation. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Fairfax County accounted for more than a third of the Washington-area companies on the list - 132 of them - giving Fairfax County more Inc. 5000 companies this year than San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Denver or Portland, Oregon metro areas. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Towers Crescent in 1994. The office space built in 1986 immediately became a landmark for Tysons Corner. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership) (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
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In 1930, Myers Gas Station was at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
A view of Myers Market from Leesburg Pike in 1930. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Frank and Charlie Myers inside Myers Market in 1930. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The Washington & Old Dominion Railway seen in 1941 at the western and eastern boundary of Tysons. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The original Tysons Corner Master Plan in 1961. The design predates Tysons Corner Center. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Tysons Locker Plant in 1962. It's Leesburg Pike location is near present-day Tysons Galleria.
 (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Snowy Leesburg Pike, seen in 1962, headed from west Tysons toward Colvin Run.
 (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
A view of Tysons Corner Center's main entrance at Woodward Lothrop when it opened in 1968. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Development at Tysons Corner Center around the mall property in 1969. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Tysons dirt bike track on Leesburg Pike near Pike 7 Plaza in 1972. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Evans Farm Inn in 1973,
 which is in east Tysons/McLean along Chain Bridge Road.
 (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Leesburg Pike and Dolley Madison Boulevard -- the interchange road project in the heart of Tysons -- in 1974. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Office construction grows along International Drive in 1980. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
The completion of Tysons Galleria on a snowy winter morning in 1988. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Interior of Tysons Galleria in 1990 before a 1997 renovation. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)
Fairfax County accounted for more than a third of the Washington-area companies on the list - 132 of them - giving Fairfax County more Inc. 5000 companies this year than San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Denver or Portland, Oregon metro areas. (Courtesy Tysons Partnership)


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