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Parkville Sounds Developing A Hartford Neighborhood Music Scene

Parkville Sounds Developing A Hartford Neighborhood Music Scene

Seventy years ago, the typewriter industry supplied most of the sounds emanating from Hartford's Parkville neighborhood.

Workers punched in at the five-acre Royal Typewriter Factory on New Park. On nearby Capitol, the Underwood Typewriter Manufacturing Company clicked and clacked. Streets swelled with residents, who lived, shopped, dined, drank and frolicked, until typewriters went electric — and left the city.

These days, you might hear a new type of noise — music — coming from Parkville Sounds, a full-service recording studio and rehearsal space in the basement of 1477 Park St., a brick building that houses business and apartments and is directly across the street from Hog...

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