Elvis and Tupelo
Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935
in this small, two-room house built by his father and relatives in 1934 with
borrowed money. The house was not painted for the Presleys
were dirt poor. It was the depths of the Great Depression and Vernon
lost the house within two years. They moved in with relatives next door.
After Elvis became famous, the house was purchased and refurnished. Few
of the articles inside the house are originals. They have been lost. However,
those shown are as close as possible to the original articles that his mother,
Gladys, his father, Vernon, and Elvis used.
The Commemorative Sign
THE HOUSE EXTERIOR
THE HOUSE INTERIOR
He was 13 when the family moved to Memphis where they lived in public
housing. Although this is not the car they drove, it is the same make and model.
In addition to the house and car, the birthplace site also has a chapel,
a museum, and a gift shop. However, the McDonald's Restaurant on
N. Glouster Street in Tupelo has interesting memorabilia, some better
than the museum. Here are just a few interior shots from inside the
Elvis died in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1977, 42 years,
seven months, and eight days after his twin brother, Jesse Garon. .
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