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Help Restore Tibbits! Coldwater, MI | by Equinox27
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Help Restore Tibbits! Coldwater, MI

This week, going through Coldwater, Michigan, I noticed a poster in a store window with information about the restoration of an old opera house. We noticed the building down a side street and checked it out. The exterior of the Second Empire building had been bricked up many years ago and was now stripped down to the original design, what was left of it. I was puzzled that the tower still remained, albeit sans slate, but when checking out their website site later, found that it had been rebuilt and put on with a crane. There was actually a theater production going on inside and it appears that the city of Coldwater will have it's theater restored with nearly a million dollars in contributions. For information on this remarkable achievment see their website here:

 

www.tibbits.org/history.htm

www.tibbits.org/restoration.htm

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibbits_Opera_House

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Taken on July 27, 2011