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, June 12, 2006

Too Many Projects, Too Little Time

We spent a lot of time at the Devil Queen this weekend, but I don't feel like we finished as much as I would have liked. Part of the problem is we have so much to do. We spent a lot time trying to figure what use of our time was best.

Getting the AC running has moved to the fore of our list. The weather was abysmal this weekend. Summer in Arkansas is just like a preview for an eternity in Hell.

Hopefully I'll have some photos et cetera later today or this week.


Blogger Kristin said...

"Summer in Arkansas is just like a preview for an eternity in Hell."

You have such a way with words. Just substitute "Arkansas" with "Alabama." Guess this is our payback for all the lovely early spring weather we had while others endured snow storms and whatnot.

10:57 AM  
Blogger John said...

I was feeling grouchy this weekend and asked my in-laws why in the hell anyone would move here to begin with. My wife's grandmother said, "No one else wanted it so the Irish got it." Nice.

11:54 AM  
Blogger JLynnette said...

"Summer in Arkansas is just like a preview for an eternity in Hell."

Same could be said for Oklahoma. It's been hot here the last week or so and by hot I mean 100+.

One of these days I'm going to live in Arkansas. I just have too.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Christi Richardson said...

"summer in arkansas is a preview for an eternity in hell". Boy are you wrong. Arkansas is Purgatory, kid. Louisville Ky, in the Ohio Valley, is Hell. Triple H weather- Hazy Hot and Humid. You bathe and go outside and its like being wrapped in a hot wet wool blanket and you feel dirty all over again. HATE the Ohio Valley in summer. Love the people, Love the town, Hate summer.

7:18 PM  
Blogger John said...

I don't know Christi, your description sounds just like an Arkansas summer to me.

It's been forever since I was in Ohio (during the summer), but I don't remember it being so bad.

But, then again, past a certain temperture (and humid) hot is hot and it all sucks.

11:46 AM  

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