Knoxville College reopened McMillan Chapel on its campus Saturday morning.

It is the first building on the campus to be completely remodeled since the school's decline. The college opened back up and began offering classes last fall, but the buildings are still being restored.

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Mostly students originally built the chapel in 1913. They used bricks from the campus and lumber from the area. 

It served as an auditorium for speakers, the arts, and for worship. The interior and exterior of the building was redone and revamped to offer services and events again.

"This is a red-letter day for Knoxville College after all the bad publicity and bad luck we've had in the past few years," Bob Booker, Knoxville College historian, said.

Knoxville College alumni said this is a step in the right direction for the campus.

"It's the first concrete sign of good luck," Booker said. "We've had plans all along and ideas and working up to this moment. But it's now here, so it's something to celebrate."

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The chapel will hold a rededication service on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to come celebrate.