Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS

Save the stained glass window at Fairview HS

By Jud Yalkut

Two extraordinary stained glass windows were installed in Dayton’s Fairview High School in 1938 and 1945. These windows were created by Dayton artists Robert and Gertrude Metcalf who are internationally recognized for their body of work, using rare 12th century techniques which are extremely rare to find today. The Fairview Window Preservation, Inc. Committee has worked for almost one year to convince the Dayton Public Schools that these world-class windows belong in a museum, while the DPS seems adamant about placing them in the new Fairview PK-8 elementary schools where they would not be properly cared for since the DPS has no money for this sort of thing. Brady Kress, director of the Carillon Historical Park is extremely interested in preserving and displaying the window at the Carillon. To help support the preservation of the Metcalf windows, contact Jen Jones Bland, chairman of the Preservation Committee at wishingstar@columbus.rr.com.

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