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 26, 2005

The Villa Marre

Today was one of those grim days where you realize that there are more people that want your money than you have to give them. Went down to the bank to deposit a pittance into my account and decided to cruise around the Quapaw Quarter to check out the old houses.

The first two pictures are the Villa Marre which was built in 1881 by an Italian immigrant named Angelo Marre.

The third picture is of a house sitting catty-corner to the Villa Marre. I wish I could have gotten a better picture, but I only had one shot at it.

The heat was awful and my car has developed a tendency to overheat in its old age. Figured that I shouldn't press my luck. If the promised cold front rolls through later this week, I may make another trip.


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