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Graceland to become historic landmark

Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley? s Memphis, Tennessee, mansion Graceland is set to be designated a US National Historic Landmark

india Updated: Mar 27, 2006 19:56 IST

Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley’ s Memphis, Tennessee, mansion Graceland is set to be designated a US National Historic Landmark.

Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton is set to meet Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla to officially make the announcement at The King's former home.

Although Graceland has been on America's National Register of Historic Places since 1991, the designation as a National Historic Landmark upgrades it to a status enjoyed by less than 2,500 historic sites in the US, including the White House, Pearl Harbor and the Alamo.

The Sun Records studio in Memphis - the site of Presley's first recording sessions - was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2003.

First Published: Mar 27, 2006 18:01 IST