combination of damage from a 2018 fire and neglect . Its conversion to multi-family housing was also poorly done , contributing to the designation , according to the city .
Willhoit said the commission is keeping an eye on the property ’ s progress and status .
The district , however , is seeing a turnaround in the conversions . “ Recent years
have seen a return to single family status for several of the houses , with a growing awareness of Ottumwa ’ s heritage ,” states Ottumwa ’ s Historic Treasures .
The Court Hill Historic District begins at the intersection of Court and Sixth streets and runs up to Woodland Avenue . It includes all resources facing Court Street . It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998 .
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