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, April 15, 2009


This summer my Dad’s family may be making a pilgrimage back to our ancestral homeland, Chicago.  If this comes to pass, I will be in Chicago sometime in late July or early August.  If any of you Housebloggers would be interested in having dinner or a drink, let me know.  After years of watching you from afar, I’d love to meet you all.



Blogger Green Fairy said...

You'd be welcome to The Box House any time. I could try to organize a BBQ with other Chicago-area bloggers.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

John, make a trip to Ktown and visit the old money pit.

sad to see you getting rid of the queen but I know it can EAT YOU ALIVE!!!

6:16 PM  
Blogger John said...

Green Fairy and Lee,

Thanks! I'm going to see if I can't get my Dad and the family to actually settle on a final date for the trip and get back with you all.

8:09 AM  

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