At the top of the stairs there is a wall phone that was once connected directly to the Graceland. Elvis and his dad would only have to pick up the phone to be in touch with each other instantly. The bedroom at the end of the hallway had the most interesting history. One wall which is completely of mirrored had one broken tile. It seems Elvis was practicing his karate moves one day and accidentally kicked the wall and broke the tile that was never replaced.
It has been said that Vernon built the house the way he wanted it, then Dee remodeled it to her liking. Some of the changes she made included, enclosing the back patio, turning the garage into living space, constructing a separate carport, and knocking out walls to enlarge the size of the kitchen and dining room. The Jacuzzi (see picture above) in the master bedroom was also Dee's idea.
Vernon & Dee's bedroom with inbuilt spa
The first bedroom at the top of the stairs is where Priscilla called home when she first moved to Memphis to be close to Elvis. Other than new paint and carpeting, the house is exactly the way Vernon left it when Elvis passed away. Later Vernon moved into Graceland , and sold the house to the couple that owned the Hickory Log restaurant across from Graceland. Dee was awarded the Dolan House when she divorced Vernon. Some time later, Vernon bought it back from her and lived in it with his fiancée, Sandy Miller. To the left of the fireplace are steps leading to the upstairs bedrooms that were once occupied by the Stanley brothers.
Dolan Drive Sunroom
View of Graceland from the back of Dolan Drive
During my stay at Dolan 2002
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