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James Dean

I went to school here. They demolished the school this past year. It is no longer standing. I... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
T6687CIstevenr
,
Lafayette
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 28 June 2016
Porthos7
,
West Chester, Ohio
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29 Nov 2017
“James Dean”
27 Jun 2016
“James Dean's High School - now demolished.”
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Fairmount, IN
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I went to school here. They demolished the school this past year. It is no longer standing. I had the stage in it that James Dean preformed on. That is what made it a historical site. The town of Fairmount has a museum and a...More

Thank T6687CIstevenr
Reviewed 28 June 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 17 June 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 25 November 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 30 July 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 13 July 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 20 July 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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