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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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Pry Bar Archeology

Sunday, Jack and I finished off what I hope to be the last bit of major demolition at the Devil Queen. The front room with the bay window, probably the Queen’s parlor, was still sheathed in nasty, old ¼ inch drywall. Since we still have that monstrous dumpster sitting outside, we decided it was the perfect time to tear the drywall down.

Tearing out sheet rock isn’t too exciting. You just do it. And, if you’re a moron like me, you’ll forget your gloves and tear all the skin off your pinky finger just for the hell of it. Blood sacrifices, you know the routine.

Here is some of what we found:

More tomorrow . . .


Blogger amanda said...

Tear off pinky finger skin, or bash yourself under the chin with the crowbar while removing your rotten deck? Hmmm... I'd go with the pinky finger b/c I've been trying to explain how I got a giant black bruise there all week!

12:35 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Such cute old wallpaper! *sigh* I want to find something like that! Of course, then I would just feel incredibly guilty for covering it up again.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Lisa Jo Perdue said...

What great old wallpaper! What are the chances of you mailing me some of the scraps?

2:29 PM  
Blogger Jocelyn said...

Turtle wallpaper!!! I want some!!!!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Angus said...

Wow! That wallpaper ... wow!

1:04 AM  

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