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#1 tickbitty

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:08 PM

Does anyone know the actual address of 914 Sound Studios in Blauvelt, NY, or have any pictures of the exterior from any time? I am not sure, but I don't think the building exists anymore... however there are still some strip mall type structures around there so I am not sure. They said it was in walking distance of the Blauvelt Coach diner, and I know where that is. Anyway would love to know any more details or see a pic of the building where all that magic happened! The (former) studio does have a Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia....4_Sound_Studios

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:48 PM

I continued looking and found this:
http://wiki.answers...._in_Blauvelt_NY
"Rt 303 Blauvelt NY ( the studio was operated by Brooks Arthur & located on Route 303, but the 914 actually referred to the local telephone area code not street address...the studio's address as listed in a Country Music Who's Who guide of 1971 shows the address as being 34 Route 303, Blauvelt NY. At one time, when Janis Ian, Bruce Springsteen & Ramones recorded there in early 70's it was described as having a football field behind it, a Carvel ice cream store across the street, and the Blauvelt diner within walking distance. This site was described in some music books as being "a converted- garage studio" in a brick building and appeared to have later once become an auto-body shop/service station again by 1978. NY State company records show the 914 Sound Recording Studios INC. business entity dissolving as of 1982. The telephone number as listed in 70's issues of Billboard magazine show the phone number as 914/359-7100"

Read more: http://wiki.answers....Y#ixzz1YbPbGV3N

But no other info seems to be out there. If you look on Google Streetview up and down 303 from the Blauvelt Coach Diner, there are a few contenders, car places etc that I suppose could be the building if it is still there. Palisades Car Care perhaps...

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:00 PM

I found it, I think!
http://books.google....epage&q&f=false

This old ad from Billboard has it at 34 Rt. 303. That is listed as a Valley Cottage address, and it's 3.3 miles from the diner, which would be a bit of a walk, so I don't know. There's an auto place at that address now, called Rail Auto service... just looks like a gas station, but who knows.