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Address: Fairmount, IN

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Sadly, undergoing demolition

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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West Chester, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars 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...

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Marion, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Farina, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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 !

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars 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, and the James Dean Gallery on Main Street will give you maps and show you... More 

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Indiana
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3 of 5 stars 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 the gym that still stands in the southeast corner of the block of the school... More 

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Long Beach, California
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1 of 5 stars 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 High School and was built outside of Fairmount and closer to the county lines of... More 

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