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After nearly one year of trying to track down the location of this photo I finally Googled the partial sign all the way to the far right, "Tibbit Cigar Manu..." I found Tibbit was a very important citizen in Coldwater, Michigan, who built Tibbit's Opera House in 1882, which is still open today after an extensive restoration. Using Google Maps street view I was able to then identify the two buildings to the right which are still standing. Unfortunately they have over the years been stripped of all their beauty. The address is approximately #19 West Chicago St. View full size.