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, May 18, 2007

Photos and Not Much Else

I've been crazy busy at home, at work, etc. Here are some photos from the last week or two. Working on a bank loan application and it's time to schedule the appraisal.

Throwing up and dying would be such a relief.

More later if I don't actually manage to do that in the next week or so.





































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9 Comments:

Anonymous Julia said...

Good luck on the app!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous jm said...

Yes, good luck! And oooooooooh. Pretty, shiny door bling. And I love the horizontal boards...is that car siding or is it something else?

11:48 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Good luck! And the place is looking great.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Tarr said...

The queen is turning into a beauty! One more Arkie rootin' for you.
TArr

5:04 PM  
Blogger John said...

Thanks everyone, we really need all of the luck we can get.

jm, you threw me with the "car siding." I had to look that one up because I had no idea what that was. The answer is yes, all the interior walls (except for the hall bath and the additions) are made from 3/4" tongue in groove car siding. It's old pine, solid stuff. You can't see it in the photos, but you can see marks on some of the boards from the saw blade when this stuff was milled in 1890 or so.

For those of you who might be wondering, car siding is just another name for smooth faced tongue in groove. So, does anyone know why they call it car siding? I couldn't find that.

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