Oh, wait a minute. You thought I meant THE Graceland in Memphis? Home of Elvis?
Nope. I had a delightful dinner at the original Graceland in Elkins, West Virginia. It was part of my bus tour.
The house was first named Mingo Moor but later renamed for Davis' favorite daughter, Grace. After his death she and her family continued to spend summers in the home. She died in an automobile accident in 1931 and the house was sold in 1939.
Well, poor Graceland, that beautiful building was now owned by Davis and Elkins College and it was turned into a men's dorm. You can imagine how it was treated with young men living there. After years of misuse it was closed in 1971, a meer ghost of the grandeur it once was. There was talk of even tearing it down!! Heaven forbid... I hate things like that!! But, the townspeople came to the rescue and it is now a bed and breakfast, restaurant, conference center and a teaching tool for the students in Hospitality Management at the college.
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