The living room where Elvis grew up. Photo by Baxter Buck.Elvis once lived in Lauderdale Courts. Photo by Baxter Buck.

Uptown Square Apartments

252 N. Lauderdale St.
Memphis, TN 38105

"The Courts" proved to be a pivotal place for Elvis as he developed his unique style, for it was here where a shy Elvis would practice the guitar in the basement laundry room. He would also meet and play with the other musicians who lived in The Courts. Elvis would stroll to nearby Beale Street and gain inspiration from famous blues artists. You could find him listening to records at Poplar Tunes record store around the corner and Sun Studio was just over a mile away. It was here, in this close knit community, that Elvis met girlfriends, attended Humes High and developed as a performer. 

  • Area
    • Downtown
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Open
  • Facility Amenities
    • Bus/Motorcoach Parking
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Tours Available
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Open seasonally, call for tours.
  • Group Information
    • Group Rates Available
    • Maximum Group Size: 10