It’s time for another “Throwback Thursday”, a weekly column that takes a look back in time at some of the well-known people and places of Ottumwa. ((Break)) The goal of this pictorial column is to allow readers to take a walk down memory lane. Photos used will show people, places, and events from Ottumwa’s past. Readers are also invited to get involved. Please feel free to share any relevant pictures with us and you just might see it published online. Contact us through any of our social media outlets or email, just make sure to tag the pictures with #throwbackthursday or #tbt.
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Looking due south from Central Park. Photo shows incomplete water fountain that used to be located at the bottom of Central Park. Also, shows construction of incomplete pedestrian mall. Hotel Ottumwa is located to the left of the photo showing the side entrance on Court Street. October 1975
Looking north from the bottom of Central Park. St. Mary’s Church can be seen on the right hand side of the photo. October 1975
Looking southwest from Central Park. Inn Towner Motel can be seen in the background and part of incomplete pedestrian mall. October 1975
Looking northwest from Central Park. Ottumwa Public Library can be seen in background of photo. Incomplete water fountain can be seen at the bottom of the picture. October 1975