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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Monday, July 25, 2005

The Old Neighborhood

This little house is in the Devil Queen's Old Neighborhood. It is two blocks over from the Queen's original house site. Aside from the fact the roof is falling in over the front door, this house isn't too bad off. I'd guess that it was built in the 1930's or 1940's. It looks like whoever owns the place is using it for storage (my wife isn't shy, she peeped in all the windows). It's full of boxes of junk. I'd say that in 15 years (or less) that it'll either be demolished or converted into a "quiet" commercial property. Some of the other houses here have found second lives as offices for lawyers, real estate appraisers, and what not. I wish the poor little bastard the best of luck.


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