"...Sometime in the 1960's the address changed to Lawn ave. Cleveland , Ohio ...."
That is the address for Cleveland Astronomics that I remember visiting. I recall perhaps 30 mounts in various states of completion. They reminded me of Cave mounts.
Maybe some of the folks at the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society could fill in some blanks. They go pretty far back.
semiosteve , upon your visit to C.A. on Lawn Ave. , do you remember any names of people you might of spoke with ? I know it has been a long time ago .
I have made calls to CVAS and they referred me to a Gary Kader I called Gary and left a voice mail and have yet to hear back from him .
Actually I was visiting another amateur who lived on the near west side and he suggested we go over to Cleveland Astronomics. So I did not know anyone there myself. Don't recall who we talked to.
From what I can see Gary Kader has indeed been very active over the years locally - he appears to be the director of the Baldwin Wallace Observatory. You might try reaching him at BW.
Cleveland State University appears to have a negative showing Cleveland Astronomics mounts (PH2013.013SCO) ...see http://web.ulib.csuo...y inventory.pdf. Not sure how exactly they provide access, but the PDF lists a contact.
Cleveland had a pretty good tradition in astronomy between Case Western Reserve, Warner and Swasey, Cleveland Astronomics, TMB, etc...we even have a certified dark sky park now .
There was something different about the hobby back then...it was harder but somehow more exciting.