Long before they starting tearing down the Fairview high school, artifacts from the school were safely stored. A valiant committee spearheaded by members of the Class of 1966 sought to have the two Metcalf stained-glass windows preserved and placed on permanent display at Carillon Historical Park. Unfortunately, the school board chose to place them in the new Fairview elementary school, away from the public eye. The class of 1966 has a website with several pages about the windows, including an informative video clip can on YouTube. The following pictures were taken in April 2011 as the windows were removed from FHS by Dayton Art Glass.
As of August 2011, the windows have been refurbished and have indeed been installed in the new Fairview school. The school board refused to enter into a dialogue with the preservation committee and chose to retain total control of the windows. We sincerely hope they will be protected and maintained as they are truly important and valuable treasures of stained glass art.
Bob Mousaian '62 and Dave Reichert of Dayton Art Glass
Bob Mousaian '62 and Al Donaldson '66
The Metcalf windows on display at the new Fairview preK-8 school.