Ottumwa! Land of mystery.
The defunct YWCA, Otumwa.
Canteen Lunch in the Alley, Ottumwa.
Doorway to nowhere.
Otumwa Daily Courier, doomed to be a Shoe Warehouse.
Nice Eqyptian theme with the facade.
Time stands still; bird crap is eternal.
Give us this day our morning cock.
The Lucky Rooster Coffee House.
The defunct YMCA, Ottumwa.
Facade tile detail.
Re-exposed tile of a long forgotten facade.
The late great Hotel Ballingall. The gall to knock it down!
Ottumwa! Where our titty bars are downtown where God meant them to be.
Ottumwa! Where the porno theatre is next door to the crappy Chinese buffet. Masturbation can make a man hungry.
A step in the forgotten direction.
Was once a bar I frequented long after the days of the steak house.
Downtown dog park. Look in the foreground and you can see the dog chain.
Anthropomorphic animals leading their brethren to the slaughter.
Secret sauce or blood? Maybe a little of both.
Shoe Hospital could use some 'rebuilding.'
My 'sole' could use a fix.
Tipis with central air and Zombie Chief Wapello.
If you don't live at the Martin, you ain't worth shit.
Pimp my ride.
The happiest dog in Ottumwa.
Just a leisurely ride through town.
The Rock Island Lines WERE a mighty fine road.
Old Rock Island Lines building.
Chile Relleno at Taqueria Juquilita.
Taqueria Juquilita. The running kid with a plate of tacos is 'the' sign of quality.
Kevin enjoying last night's falafel. Can't quite tell if he's eating it or barfing it. The nice thing is, dogs will do both.
In the days before gang symbols.
America is Concrete.
Ottumwa: City of Bridges. Feh! Des Moines has more.
Exit plan. Anybody got the key?
So many desperate scratchings to achieve immortality.
Not the 'Bridge View' Ottumwa leaders would want to tout.
Fried pickle spears at Uncle Buck's.
One could only hope for this much of a fleeting tribute.
The spring special! Die now!
Are you lonesome tonight?
Looks more like a Stevie Nicks album cover.
Devil's Easter?!?! Do they have chocolate goats, Hash Wednesday, and Friday night virgin frys?
Ottumwa train station platform. I've spent many moments here.
Ottumwa train station platform.
Ottumwa train station.
Decorative windmill outside Ottumwa train station.
A long, forgotten business.
Scale inside Ottumwa train station.
Games of lesser skill than chess preferred.
Fly food. Such a waste.
Truckers rest area.
A bridge view.
By the riverside.
Under the highway bridge.
Exit plan for Old Glory.
Good times at the Red Garter Parlor.
Damaged goods indeed.
Graham's Dairy Freez.
Jesus by the junkyard.
A most unusal memorial.
Some things are best kept locked up.
Ottumwa High School.
Looking northward on the Wabash Trail Bridge.
Looking southward on the Wabash Trail Bridge.
Urban renewal Ottumwa style: raze it to the ground.
Dim sum cum?
The Spirit of Progress died quite some time ago.
BNSF passing through Ottumwa.
Ottumwa: Where art is cherished.
Talk about a "Payne" in the neck.
Community message board in Ottumwa.
Chili cheese Black Angus Dog at Graham's Dairy Freez.
Steakburger at Graham's Dairy Freez.
Black raspberry soft-serve at Graham's Dairy Freez.
Graham's Dairy Freez in Ottumwa.
Dog shit is a serious matter on N. Market St.
The Lost City of Ottumwa