Location:

From our location in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, we serve local, regional New England, and a growing number of clients outside the Northeast through shipping services and the Web.

140 Pine Street is the Florence Community Center in the Village of Florence, Massachusetts.  (Florence is a historic and quaint village in the vibrant small city of Northampton.)  We are one of a handful of organizations that occupy the top floor of this former grammar school.  Our studio overlooks the Congregational Church next door and the Sojourner Truth Statue at the intersection of Park and Pine Street.


 

 

Contact Information:

Street Address:
Audio-Visual Archives                   Phone: 413-586-3296
140 Pine Street, Studio 8
Florence, MA 01062                         E-mail:  see Quick contact in the footer below.

 

Hours of Operation
M-F 10AM – 6PM*

*We are open for business from 10-6, but please call ahead.  Some work is done at our home office or in the field.  Afternoons tend to be good for appointments at the main studio in Florence.

Directions to our Studio in Florence:

From the North: Audio-Visual Archives sign at 140 Pine Street, Florence, MA
Take 91 South to Exit 21.  Stay in the right lane from the off ramp.  Turn right onto Bridge Road at the first traffic light.  You’ll go up a small hill and go straight through the traffic light at the top.  Continue about a mile to the next traffic light and turn left onto North Maple Street.  You’ll follow that about a half mile to the traffic light at Main Street.  Go straight for just a quarter mile, turning rightjust before the hill onto Pine Street.  Go one block to the stop sign.  140 Pine is just ahead on the left, so you go straight for about 30 feet and then turn left into the driveway of the brick building.  Park out back and enter the building at the side entrance you drove past.  Audio-Visual Archives is in Studio #8 on the top floor (up a flight and a half) and is the first door on the left.

From the South:
Take 91 North to Exit 19.  Go straight at the end of the exit ramp.  That puts you on Damon Road, and you’ll follow that, going under 91 and over railroad tracks to a traffic light at King Street—about a mile in all.  Go straight through the light.  The road changes name to Bridge Road.  You’ll go up a small hill and go straight through the traffic light at the top.  Continue about a mile to the next traffic light and turn left onto North Maple Street.  You’ll follow that about a half mile to the traffic light at Main Street.  Go straight for just a quarter mile, turning right just before the hill onto Pine Street.  Go one block to the stop sign.  140 Pine is just ahead on the left, so you go straight for about 30 feet and then turn left into the driveway of the brick building.  Park out back and enter the building at the side entrance you drove past.  Audio-Visual Archives is in Studio #8 on the top floor (up a flight and a half) and is the first door on the left.

From the East (Hadley, Amherst, Downtown Northampton):
Take Route 9 over the bridge and take your first right onto Damon Road.  Follow the directions above as if coming from the South.
If you wish to go through or are coming from downtown Northampton, simply stay on Route 9 West past town, Smith College, and Cooley Dickinson Hospital into the center of Florence.  At the second traffic light, when the Miss Florence Diner is on your right, you’ll go straight, but turn left just 50 yards ahead at the far end of the island that is part of that intersection.  This puts you on Park Street, and you will soon be passing a cemetery on your right.  You will also see that you are heading for a brick building at the next intersection.  That’s our beloved old school building.  Please use caution at this odd intersection by putting on your left blinker (even though you hardly turn at all since the driveway lines-up almost perfectly with Park Street) and yielding appropriately as you cross Pine Street into the driveway of the brick building.  Park out back and enter the building at the side entrance you drove past.  Audio-Visual Archives is in Studio 8 on the top floor (up a flight and a half) and is the first door on the left.

From the West:
Take Route 9 East coming into Florence past Look Park on your right.  Continue the half mile or so until you’re about to reach Florence Center, but turn right before the island that is part of that main intersection—about 50 or 75 yards before the actual traffic light.  This puts you on Park Street, and you will soon be passing a cemetery on your right.  You will also see that you are heading for a brick building at the next intersection.  That’s our beloved old school building.  Please use caution at this odd intersection by putting on your left blinker (even though you hardly turn at all since the driveway lines-up almost perfectly with Park Street) and yielding appropriately as you cross Pine Street into the driveway of the brick building.  Park out back and enter the building at the side entrance you drove past.  Audio-Visual Archives is in Studio 8 on the top floor (up a flight and a half) and is the first door on the left.

Directions to the home office in Sunderland:

From the North or South and Route 116 Hilltowns/West County Boondocks:
Take Route 91 to exit 24, Rt 116 South for about 2 miles, crossing the river into Sunderland.  About 200 yards after the main Traffic Light at Rt 47, you’ll turn left onto Garage Road.  Garage road will immediately bend to the right, and you will follow it, also for about 200 yards, passing the Post Office on the left.  At the end of this next block, you’ll turn right into a driveway directly across from where the sidewalk ends, and just before the road forks.  Follow the driveway, staying to the left,all the way to the end.  The house is tan/brown with white trim.
On the front porch, just to the right of the front door is a black mailbox where small items can picked up or dropped off with prior arrangement, along with any instructions and contact information.  A larger white styrofoam box is also available for larger items and bad weather.

From Amherst and points south/east:
Take Rt 116 North into Sunderland.  About 200 yards before the main Traffic Light at Rt 47, you’ll turn right onto Garage Road.  (This is just past the Sugarloaf Frostie, The Sunoco Station, and the Sunderland Animal Hospital, all on the right.)  Garage road will immediately bend to the right, and you will follow it, also for about 200 yards, passing the Post Office on the left.  At the end of this next block, you’ll turn right into a driveway directly across from where the sidewalk ends, and just before the road forks.  Follow the driveway, staying to the left,all the way to the end.  The house is tan/brown with white trim.
On the front porch, just to the right of the front door is a black mailbox where small items can picked up or dropped off with prior arrangement, along with any instructions and contact information.  A larger white styrofoam box is also available for larger items and bad weather.

We have worked for clients in most parts of the United States and Canada, but most of our work is local and regional, including:

  • All six New England States and Upstate New York
  • Central & Western Massachusetts; Worcester & Berkshire County, Greater Boston
  • Brattleboro & southern Vermont down to Hartford and Central Connecticut
  • The Pioneer Valley: Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin County, Massachusetts
  • The cities of Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, and Greenfield, Mass
  • The Five College Area, including Northampton and Amherst, Mass

Our Studio is located in Florence, MA (part of Northampton) , with a home office in Sunderland,  to serve folks up and down and either side of the Connecticut River Valley.