Friday, March 21, 2008


A 13.8 acre estate with a white columned mansion is where Elvis called home from 1957-1977. Graceland was purchased by Elvis for more privacy and security compared to the Audubon Drive home. He purchased the estate for $100,000. The estate was named after the original owners daughter Grace. Soon after Elvis moved his mom, dad, and grandmother in, he started making modifications which that were a field stone wall surrounding the grounds, a wrought-iron music styled gate, a swimming pool, a racquetball court, and the famous "jungle room" (which features an indoor waterfall), and the Meditation Garden. I must admit, walking through the door was a feeling I never had, I was actually standing in Elvis' home which was very dear to him. In future blogs I will go into detail of the rooms and other parts of the property.

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