GRAPHIC: Historic downtown properties restored
January 9, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CSTJohn and Vicki Ott have worked to preserve historic buildings in downtown Columbia since 2004. Utilizing historic tax-credit funds, the Otts have made renovations to six of downtown’s most historic buildings. These funds spent by the city are matched by private investors to renovate and rejuvinate buildings of historic significance. For every public dollar spent, $4.40 came from private investors.