Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:23 am
I would like to begin an indepth study into Elvis' last 1950's summer* in the U.S! IMO, Killeen often gets over - looked! Not once have I seen an image of the so - called trailer Presley shacked himself up in, prior to moving to this house - Brian, L/S can you help out
Image courtesy of http://www.pbase.com/jroy/image/47202189
Thankyou for the pic.
*excluding the Army induction!
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:29 am
Is anybody living in the home now or is it closed off from the public?
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:09 pm
Sorry Funky! The army period is one I´ve never researched very weel. so can´t help you out on this one.
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:42 pm
Someone had asked about the house once and the address was misreported several places online. I did some research and actually had one of the girls in the City Hall there go by and take that picture. It's a private residence and had been owned by a realtor lately. Not sure who owns it now. Elvis rented the house from a local attorney at the time. What I recall of it I wrote in the caption but I'll repost here for simplicity:
"Elvis rented this house in Killeen, TX in 1958 while in the Army and stationed at Ft. Hood. According to the Archives dept. at Graceland ""The entourage of Gladys Presley, Vernon Presley, Minnie Mae Presley, Elvis and Lamar Fike soon out-grew the 3 bedroom Stylemaster Mobile Home Elvis was using. Elvis rented a house at 605 Oak Hill Drive from then Judge Chester Crawford at $1,500 a month."
Both Elvis and Lamar Fike had said that the house was rented from the mayor but a neighbor said that the house belonged to Chester and Edit Crawford who likely stayed at their lake house on Lake Belton while Elvis resided there. $1500 at that time was a lot for housing there but then that neighborhood was also the nicest in town. "