The Nashville-based The Honky Tonk Hall of Fame has announced that they are facilitating the sale of three homes of pop culture significance - one owned by music icon Johnny Cash, one lived in by Elvis Presley, and a third owned by Presley's father, Vernon - on eBay, which began November 10, 2006.
In Killeen, Texas, Elvis Presley's home while in boot camp, located on Oak Hill Drive, is being offered to the high bidder. Presley, who was drafted in 1958 but didn't completely adapt to military life, was allowed to live off base in a quiet neighborhood in a 4-bedroom, charming '50s-style home. It was in this home Presley entertained his friends and spent what would be the last months he spent with his beloved mother Gladys. In Memphis, Johnny Cash, under the direction of Sam Phillips, was seeing his career take off when he lived with his wife, Vivian, and daughters, Kathy and Rosanne, in this elegantly maintained property from 1957 to 1960. The residence, located at 5676 Walnut Grove Place in Memphis, continues to this day to maintain the guitar-shaped mailbox Johnny himself erected on the front curb.
Similarly, the Honky Tonk Hall of Fame is facilitating the sale of the home of Presley's father, Vernon, located at 3650 Hermitage Drive in the Hickory Hills subdivision of Memphis, exactly one mile street access from Graceland. It was here Priscilla Beaulieu lived upon moving to the United States to be with Elvis.
The Honky Tonk Hall of Fame, which maintains one of the largest private collections of country music memorabilia in the country, facilitated the spring 2006 eBay sale of Presley's home on 1034 Audubon Drive in Memphis for $1 million. They also recently were involved in the relocation of the historic Zippin Pippin Roller Coaster from its longtime home in Memphis's Libertyland Park to a development in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. The Coaster, which is the second-oldest wooden coaster in the United States, will be a centerpiece to the Carolina Crossroads Development there.