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James Dean's High School - now demolished.

There is nothing there except a pile of rubble - supposedly, they took out the theatre stage that... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
Porthos7
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West Chester, Ohio
So Sad

It is sad that no one could raise enough money to save the old Fairmount High School. The stage was... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2016
Rhonda S
,
Marion, Indiana
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Jun 27, 2016
“James Dean's High School - now demolished.”
Jun 17, 2016
“So Sad”
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Fairmount, IN
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Reviewed June 27, 2016

There is nothing there except a pile of rubble - supposedly, they took out the theatre stage that James performed on before it's demise...

Thank Porthos7
Reviewed June 17, 2016

It is sad that no one could raise enough money to save the old Fairmount High School. The stage was saved and hopefully will be displayed the Play Acres Park soon but is currently being stored at the Fairmount Lions Den.

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed November 25, 2015

When I first started going too the James dean Show, they were showing his Movies in the high school, was pretty kool. but they stopped becuse of the deterioration of the building . Shame they tore it down !

Thank Sandy G
Reviewed July 29, 2015

This building collapsed. Some debris is probably still around. It has a wonderful history, turning out James Dean, Jim Davis who draws Garfield, Bob Sheets (forecast Hurricane Andrew) and Phil Jones, noted sportscaster. The nearby Fairmount Historical Museum on Washington Street will tell you more,...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed July 13, 2015

After years of attempts at preservation, the high school is being demolished. I have heard that the school stage on which Dean performed while attending school here has been saved and is currently in storage, hopefully to be reconstructed somewhere locally. I was told that...More

Thank BusterB8
Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was part of one of the last classes to graduate from Fairmount High School. It was condemned for probably the fourth and final time after I left there. The consolidation into a new school that combined many other smaller schools was then called Madison-Grant...More

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