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, March 19, 2008

The One That Got Away, A Follow Up

Yesterday, I went to my Dad's to look through some of our family's old photos. One of my favorite ones is below.

My Dad and I figure this picture was taken around 1897 somewhere in or around Kewanee, IL. The man in the buggy is my great-great-grandfather, Thomas "Tom" Chisnall. Beside him is his second wife Rosa (Miller) Chisnall, my great-great-grandmother. The children with them are my great-grandmother Annie Chinsall (later Damaske) and her brother, John "Jack" Chisnall. They were all residents and/or owners of the family home at 423 Tremont St., Kewanne, IL, featured in this post.



Blogger Sandy said...

I love old photographs. How nice to have something like that.

5:22 PM  
Blogger John said...

I have to agree. Really, it was pretty wild going through the family photos. I had no idea my dad has so many, hundreds upon hundreds of them.

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John I live 10 minutes from Kewanee. Small world. I have driven by this also. my doctor use to be on tremont st. Love the old pics and the house.

11:04 AM  

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