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, July 19, 2005

Buried Treasure

My mother-in-law is a compulsive hoarder. She comes by it honestly, it runs in the family. One of her many treasures is a sack of old door knobs, locks, and other door hardware that she's acquired at a lifetime worth of garage sales and flea markets, which she has donated to the Queen. The lock & knobs above are the best find in the lot. My wife has been cleaning them WD-40 and steel wool. They appear to be solid brass and they are sporting a tulip pattern which matches a lot of the Queen's original decorum. Funny things work out that way.


Blogger Becky said...

So I turn to Tim and say, "See I'm just hording things for the good of future generations."

8:46 AM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Those are gorgeous!

11:31 AM  

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