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Friday, November 30, 2012 8:22 PM

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A vacant lot is shown at the site of a demolished building at 124 S. Main St., Ottawa. Work to patch up the exposed wall of the building to the south of the vacant lot recently was completed, but work has yet to be completed on the north side.

Lot of promise: Neighbors, city still waiting after downtown building razed

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

The lot at 124 S. Main Street in Ottawa’s historic downtown is a lonely place.

Gone are the more than 100 years of commerce, which took place in the historic, three-story building that once stood on the site.

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