Here is a photo of Elvis Presley and his parents Vernon and Gladys. Elvis had a twin brother that died at birth. His parents helped Elvis look for a new house in Memphis, Tennessee while Elvis was working on a movie and found this property for sale on 13.8 acres. The sellers sold it to Elvis because he was willing to let a church be built adjoining the property.
His Mom and Dad and grandmother all moved into the 7,200 square foot house in 1957. He did not name it “Graceland” as the land was originally owned by Grace Toof Ward. Her family had always called it “Graces Land”. Elvis kept the name. Elvis bought the house for $100,000 and later added the stone fence surrounding the property and the whimsical iron gates that became famous. Here is a painting of the house displayed in Graceland by the famous painter Thomas Kinkade: