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Hattiesburg church turns 100

It's become a bit of a Hattiesburg icon and Sunday, the downtown building that looks remarkably similar to a castle turned 100.

Trinity Episcopal Church - known by many around town for its medieval architecture - celebrated its 100th birthday Sunday. It is one of the oldest buildings in Hattiesburg - the church established in 1895 and the building erected in 1912.

Sunday was a very special day for the church - a Bishop from Jackson was on hand to ordain the church's new priest. While he was here, the Bishop christened and confirmed approximately 31 new young members.

The building is looking pretty good for its age former Senior Warden Ben Carmichael said.

"It is in good shape we recently had all the interior plastered. Plastered and painted and the stained glass windows were taken out and some of them releaded because they're 100 years old - they were beginning to weather a little bit," said Carmichael.

Carmichael says the building is still almost totally original - from the classic black iron door handles to the stained glass windows, which are the original panes that came all the way from Germany a century ago. Some of those windows, he says, still have the old German spelling - America with a 'K' in it.

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