Elvis Presley Birthplace

Elvis Presley Birthplace
306 Elvis Presley Drive
Tupelo, Mississippi
submitted by: TNAero (Eddie P.)

wendyvee:
Eddie was kind enough to share some images from the Elvis Presley Birthplace. The EPB includes the house where Elvis was born, a museum, and a park dedicated to the King of Rock and Roll.

Birthplace
Vernon Presley (along with his brother Vester and father Jesse) built the house in late 1934 in anticipation of his impending offspring. Gladys Presley delivered Elvis Aaron Presley and Jessie Garon Presley (his stillborn twin brother) in this tiny two-room house on January 8, 1935. The family only lived here a few years before they lost the home following Vernon’s conviction for altering a check.


The site also features a museum, a chapel, and a statue of “Elvis at 13” by sculptor Michiel Van der Sommen. (The monkey in Elvis’ hand is Eddie’s travel companion 🙂 )

 

The official site of the Elvis Presley Birthplace  (this site is currently undergoing reconstruction; but I’m linking to it with the assumption that it will be up soon)

Other Elvis-related destinations in Tupelo

Vernon & Gladys – the early years

The Elvis at 13 Statue and its Irish connection

More Wonders:

Chambersburg IceFest 2010
A Gigantic Vinyl Stash?
Wright Brothers Cycle Shop
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2 Responses to “Elvis Presley Birthplace”

  1. Gunnar says:

    And for this post, I’d like to say Thanka, Thanka verra much.

  2. Candace says:

    Quite a humble abode for a king.


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