Elvis Presley’s abandoned childhood home is headed for auction, in pieces

This small old house that was once home to a young Elvis Presley is going up for auction on August 14 in Memphis as part of the city's week-long Elvis Week 2022 event.  But the house has been dismantled and will have to be reassembled.

ROCKHURST AUCTIONS

This small old house that was once home to a young Elvis Presley is going up for auction on August 14 in Memphis as part of the city’s week-long Elvis Week 2022 event. But the house has been dismantled and will have to be reassembled.

A small blue-painted clapboard house once lived in by a young Elvis Presley has been put up for auction.

Located in Tupelo, in the US state of Mississippi, the dilapidated structure was home to the King and his parents, Vernon and Gladys Presley, from 1943 to 1944.

According to the New York Post, the once-abandoned property will now go up for auction on August 14 in Memphis as part of the city’s week-long Elvis Week 2022 event.

Elvis Presley performs at the Tupelo Fairgrounds in Tupelo, Mississippi, in this 1956 photo courtesy of The Elvis Presley Estate.

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Elvis Presley performs at the Tupelo Fairgrounds in Tupelo, Mississippi, in this 1956 photo courtesy of The Elvis Presley Estate.

The sale will be carried out by the American firm Rockhurst Auctions, with an estimated price between USD 30,000 and USD 50,000 (NZ USD 49,000 – USD 81,000).

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Interestingly, the house does not come with any land: the structure has been completely disassembled and is currently waiting to be moved to the desired location by the next owner.

“The house itself has been meticulously dismantled and disassembled, so it can be put back together. It’s being stored in a trailer,” Jeff Marren, owner of Rockhurst Auctions, told The Post.

Elvis Presley lived in this house with his parents from 1943 to 1944.

ROCKHURST AUCTIONS

Elvis Presley lived in this house with his parents from 1943 to 1944.

“So when someone buys the house, they’ll get the full trailer and the designs to put it back together.

“Whoever buys it can hire the person who took it apart to put it back together.”

While certainly an unorthodox way to sell property, the Blue Suede Shoes singer’s former home is remarkably simple.

With all three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a total internal living space of 1,500 square feet, the tiny house is a complete dichotomy of the last house Elvis lived in: the monolithic Memphis structure known as Graceland.

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