Vogel Place Historic District

The meeting with residents in the Vogel Place Historic District is the first of a planned series of meetings with people who live in Ottumwa’s four residential historic districts.

OTTUMWA — The Ottumwa Historic Preservation Commission has announced an informational meeting on the Vogel Place Historic District.

The meeting is aimed at residents and neighbors near the district, some of whom might not even realize they’re in a historic district. Zach Simonson of the city planner’s office said grants and tax credits are available to people who live in historic districts, but residents can’t use them if they don’t know about them.

Plans for the meeting emerged out of the commission’s discussions earlier this year.

“The Historic Preservation Commission decided it wanted to have a meeting in each of the four historic districts,” Simonson said. The meetings are designed to both inform residents of what opportunities my be available and make connections that could help in the future.

The Vogel Place Historic District meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Court St. A meeting for the North Fellows Historic District is scheduled for Oct. 23, and the Fifth Street Bluff Historic District has a meeting on Oct. 30.

Additional information about those meetings will be announced at a later date. A Court Hill Historic District meeting is planned, but no date has been set.

The Vogel district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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