Former Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Ottumwa, Iowa)

In 1851, the first Catholic Church was constructed in the Wapello County seat of Ottumwa, in the downtown district north of the Des Moines River. A second church was constructed on the south side of the river 1883, with the pictured Sacred Heart Catholic Church constructed at the eastern end of the city in 1897. The parish operated for a century before closing in 1997.