The purchase of Elvis Presley’s childhood home comes with a catch

Jul 10, 2022
Elvis Presley's family home up for auction. Source: Google Maps

Elvis Presley fans have the opportunity of a lifetime, with The King’s childhood home going under the hammer in a major Auction on the Elvis Presley Boulevard event, but it comes with a catch.

The Presley family home, built in the 1920s by Elvis’ great uncle, Noah Presley, located in Tupelo, Mississippi, was previously abandoned before being carefully dismantled and preserved in a trailer.

The auction on August 14, has a starting bid of $25,000, and the lucky buyer will receive the trailer with all the pieces of the pulled-apart house, along with instructions on how to rebuild Elvis’ home.

Owner of Rockhurst Auctions, Jeff Marren, told The Post that the builder who dismantled the home is available for hire to help with putting the house back together.

“The house itself has been dismantled and taken apart meticulously, so it can be put back together. It is being stored in a trailer,” Marren said.

“So when someone buys the house, they’re going to get the whole trailer and the designs for putting back together. Whoever buys it can actually hire the person who took it apart to put it back together for them.”

The house is currently being stored in Mississippi, but Marren said the buyer “can then move it where ever they’d like to”.

 

Marren informed prospective buyers that “the house was originally going to be levelled.”

“The property was going to be sold off for commercial purposes and so a couple of collectors got together and bought the structure and sought to it that it was preserved,” Marren said.

“I don’t know anyone else that was going to preserve the house, and the land was going to be used for some other purpose, for a parking lot, for storage or something.”

The house is not the only item up for auction in the event, Rockhurst has secured a number of personal artifacts of the Hollywood star ranging from signed records, tour contracts, clothing and jewellery.

Elvis’ three-bedroom childhood home was previously up for auction in 2020, where sales fell over due to the global pandemic.

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