Graceland is located on Elvis Presley Boulevard in Memphis, TN. It was here that Elvis Presley lived from 1957 until his death in 1977. The Colonial Revival style mansion was built in 1939 by Ruth Moore, a Memphis socialite who inherited the land from her aunt, who was the daughter of Stephen C. Toof, the owner of a Memphis printing firm and the original owner of the land. The mansion was purchased by Elvis Presley in the spring of 1957. The singer had been living on Audubon Drive, but his increased popularity was causing crowds to overwhelm him at his home, so he saught out a more reclusive home for him and his family. He purchsed Graceland for $100,000 and spent an additional $500,000 to remodel it to his taste. After Elvis' death the house passed to his father Vernon, and then to his wife, Priscilla, who, faced with the enormous financial upkeep of the estate, turned it into a museum. It first opened to the public in 1982. Graceland was listed on the National Register Of Historic Places in 1991 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006.