Archive for the 'Tennessee' CategoryCelebrity Homes, Landmarks, Tennessee
Graceland is the name of the large white-columned estate that once belonged to Elvis Presley, located at 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It currently serves as a museum that was opened to the public in 1982, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991.
On March 27, 2006, Gale Norton, United States Secretary of the Interior, designated Graceland a National Historic Landmark—joining the White House, the Alamo, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Dealey Plaza, and Mount Vernon. However, as there are almost 2,500 sites in the United States sharing this designation, the elevation, according to John Harris, “falls slightly short”, as such legendary sites also include “the Frederick Bagg Bonanza Farm in North Dakota and Kentucky’s Louisville Water Company Pumping Station.”
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