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, January 03, 2007

Simple Pleasures, The Joy of Light

Cost? $1.98 for four "candle" light bulbs.

Actually being able to see in the foyer? Priceless.

This is one of those projects that I tinkered with over the holiday. Julian Electric wired these babies up for us back in 2006. They need some work. The "candle" shaft, the piece of brittle plastic that approximates a wax candle, is missing on two of the lights as is one glass shade. We were given these by a friend on the family. They have an old bungalow somewhere around Fayetteville, Arkansas. I'm not sure if these are original to the bungalow (the solid brass chandelier was, but these don't seem as old), but they'll do for now.


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