Holly Springs, Mississippi: Graceland Too (Gone)
- Near the town center, a few blocks east of Hwy 7, one block south of E. Vandom Ave. At the corner of Gholson Ave. and Randolph St.
- July 17th, 2014: closed, contents auctioned.
- Donation was $5.
Extensive Elvis shrine in a Graceland-like mansion. Was the real deal: open 24/7 and curated by obsessed Elvis fan Paul MacLeod, who died under tragic circumstances on July 17, 2014. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Part 2 of our visit to Graceland Too with Elvis fan Paul MacLeod. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Graceland Too
Paul McLeod, the late proprietor of Graceland Too, was convinced that his vast collection of Elvis memorabilia would make him rich. He had tens of thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, of Elvis items packed in storage bins around his home/museum. His tours always included a peak at "the most valuable record in the history of the world" (an obscure Elvis 45), and he once told us that his carpet remnants from Elvis's Graceland, cut into souvenir squares, would be worth $200 million. Paul was sitting on a fortune!
Then Paul unexpectedly died. On January 31, 2015, the contents of Graceland Too were sold at auction. They were purchased by a single, anonymous, online bidder from Georgia. He paid -- not hundreds of millions of dollars, but $54,500.
He didn't get everything. Several Holly Springs residents pooled their money and bought Paul McLeod's pink Cadillac for $4,000. According to local news reports, the owners plan to keep Paul's memory alive by entering the car in local parades and occasionally driving it around town.[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/08/2015]
The late Paul McLeod's attorney, Phillip Knecht, issued a press release today announcing a "Memorial and Celebration of the Life of Paul MacLeod, which will be held in Holly Springs, Mississippi, on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, during Elvis Presley Week. Graceland Too will be collecting donations at this event to pay for Paul MacLeod's funeral and burial expenses, and the expenses and costs of his Estate."
Graceland Too will open that day for guided tours for the customary $5/person. Be advised: "Lifetime memberships, for this one time only, will not be honored, as all proceeds from this tour will go towards Paul's funeral, burial and estate expenses." There will be a midnight candle vigil.
In the meantime, fans are stopping at the closed property to show their support of Elvis' No. 1 Fan. "Graceland Too is honored and touched by the outpouring of sympathy for Paul, and the growing collection of soda cans at the doorsteps of Graceland Too. We encourage Paul's fans to continue to stop by and leave these cans in his memory.
"Further details, including exact times and locations, will be posted in the coming days and weeks on the personal Facebook page of Phillip Kyle Knecht, the Facebook page of the Knecht Law Firm, the unofficial Paul MacLeod Facebook page, and with the Holly Springs City Hall, office of Mayor Kelvin Buck, and the Holly Springs Tourism and Recreation Bureau."[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 07/20/2014]
Well well well. We were in awe of Graceland Too. Keep up with him, you might miss something. Quite busy, but a must for Elvis fans. Town is pretty cool. House getting painted again.[James the Route Pro, 07/06/2013]