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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Friday, February 09, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me

Improbably enough, today is this blog's second birthday. Hurray?



Blogger jm@houseinprogress said...

Happy Birthday. As a loyal reader, I would punctuate it as Hurray!

9:06 AM  
Blogger John said...


It's still a mixed blessing for me. The "?" really has a lot to do with me having once believed that we'd be finished with the Devil Queen by now. I'd find it funny if it was someone besides me saying that.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Poppy said...

Congrats and Happiest Birthday to the Devil Queen and her new owners.

Just remember's always darkest before the dawn~

12:44 PM  
Blogger Chris Emery said...

Congrats! Hurray.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Brenda from Flatbush said...

"Finished"??? Does not compute. (Not after 20 years.) Here's a glass raised in congrats for the most painfully honest/funny/informative houseblog around the 'sphere!

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Angus said...

Congrats on coming so far in this short time. And congrats on keeping up with the updates. You're one of the sites that I check up on every (week)day!

(I thought it was always darkest after you blow the fuse, and then stub your shin stumbling around looking for the candles or flashlight which aren't where you left 'em .... But maybe I'm wrong).

3:02 AM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks everyone!

Angus, I think your "in the dark" experiences sound a lot more like mine, but I'll take well-wishes of any sort, so thank Poppy.

10:39 AM  

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