The Devil Queen

How my wife and I sold our souls to the Queen Anne Victorian we tried to save.

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Location: Crow Mountain, Arkansas, United States

Synopsis: This is a cautionary tale. A seriously disturbed couple find the charming, old ruin of a Queen Anne Victorian in Russellville, Arkansas, and buy it for $1.00. They tore the roof off, cut it in half, and had it moved to some land they owned sixteen miles away because they didn't know any better. Since then, they have hired and fired contractors, had all of their tools stolen, re-wired, re-plumbed, insulated, and essentially rebuilt the entire house. Their only problem is that after four years it still isn't finished. Now they are tired, broke, and wonder what in the hell it is they've done to themselves. And, it's haunted.
(Last updated on April 3, 2008)

Press: Russellville Courier Article - December 2003, HGTV website article, AP story - October 2006, and Victorian Homes Magazine - February 2008 (link coming soon).
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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Dining Room. May 7, 2005. The photo is crap, but it is all I have for now. The wood paneling has been stripped, the maroon, masonite tiles pulled up, and most of the woodstove chimney has be torn out. The original walls are three-quarter-inch tongue-and-groove wall boards. They were originally wallpapered but never painted. We are going to tear out the quarter-inch drywall they ringed the upper four feet of the room with. Then we are going to pull all of the nails and tacks out of the wall boards. After that, we'll pressure wash the room. Once it is dry we'll probably rub the walls down with oil (linseed or Dutch) and call it done.Posted by Hello


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