Despite a gaping hole in the ceiling and extensive water damage, the building at Waupaca’s 111 N. Main Street captured Megan Swisher’s imagination.

“When we walked in, it was in very rough condition, but we popped a couple of the drop ceiling tiles off and saw the original tin ceiling underneath,” Swisher says. “And I literally knew this place was for us.”

Swisher and her husband, Michael, purchased the historic 1870s building on May 1, 2021 for $35,000. The couple spent eight months and an estimated $150,000 gutting and renovating the street-level storefront, transforming it into Huck & Finn, a home décor store.

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