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, November 28, 2006


We have some home improvement news for a change; we now have a gravel driveway. Well, sort of I think.

With the time change several weeks back it is hard to see much when I get home from work. Hell, getting to the front door from the car is like Aeneas' journey through the Underworld. The driveway should be completed soon though. Imagine, no more parking in ankle deep mud! The timing is particularly fortuitous since it is supposed to rain (and maybe snow) this week.

If I'm ever at the Devil Queen during the day, I'll get a picture or two.

Why gravel? It's cheaper than bricks and better for the environment (and cheaper) than concrete. Did mention it's cheap?

Also, our illustrious bulldozer man is leveling all of our Indian burial mounds and hobbit holes in an attempt to make our lot look more like a yard. Again, I'll try to take some pictures.


Anonymous Angus said...

And there's nothing like the crunch of gravel under your wheels.

Indian burial graves? Hope the displaced spirits don't take up residence with the Devil Queen ...

1:37 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

We have a gravel drive, too. Or did once. Most of the gravel wandered off long ago. Where does gravel wander to?

9:18 AM  

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