Historic Downtown District
The Historic Downtown District reflects Hattiesburg's evolution from a depot stop to a regional center of southeast Mississippi. The city's most significant architectual and historical era lasted from the 1890s until 1930. Today, the district retains these historical associations and various building styles representative of the period. Significant architectural styles include Italianate, Classical Revival, Commercial Prairie and Art Deco. Representing these styles are downtown landmarks such as the Old Federal Courthouse, Forrest County Courthouse and City Hall, and the Masonic Temple in Classical Revival; the Saenger Theater in Art Deco; the Main Street United Methodist Church in Gothic Revival; and the Historic Library in Renaissance Revival.