Otts use tax credits, savvy to restore vitality to Columbia buildings

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 7:46 p.m. CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2013

COLUMBIA — Breathing new life into historical buildings has been a decades-long passion for John and Vicki Ott, who have become adept at tapping state historic preservation tax credits to renovate downtown buildings and preserve what they call the architectural culture of the community.