In the mood for a contest?
At Home in Ottumwa shares the stories behind more than 100 of Ottumwa’s historic, notable, and interesting houses — from neighborhoods all over the city. Learn the answers to questions like:
Why are there such grand houses lining the Fifth Street Bluff?
Who built the homes that march up Court Hill, line Chester Avenue, and nestle into neighborhoods all across the city?
Mansions? Check. Tiny houses? Check. Ordinary homes lived in by interesting people? Check.
We’ve also included a few mystery houses. At the end of the book are a number of images that simply don’t include enough information to identify the specific location, owner, or history.
Be the first person to identify any of the mystery houses, with supporting documentation, and win your choice of the Ottumwa history books published by PBL Limited.
HOW TO ENTER:
Use the Contact Us form to share your identification and why you think you’ve found the answer. We will be in touch.