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Elvis' home-away-from-home could be razed for car wash

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/4/2017 By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press
The former home of Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, is shown in Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Parker's office and home are slated to be torn down and replaced by a car wash. The loss of historic sites is a recurring cultural struggle in Nashville, where developers have sought to demolish quaint sites of music lore to build apartments and high-rises that accommodate the 80-plus people who move to the city each day. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise) © The Associated Press The former home of Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, is shown in Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Parker's office and home are slated to be torn down and replaced by a car wash. The loss of historic sites is a recurring cultural struggle in Nashville, where developers have sought to demolish quaint sites of music lore to build apartments and high-rises that accommodate the 80-plus people who move to the city each day. (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis' old home-away-from-home in Nashville could soon be destroyed to make way for a car wash.

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1985 file photo, Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, is shown in his Nashville, Tenn. office. Parker's office and home are slated to be torn down and replaced by a car wash. The loss of historic sites is a recurring cultural struggle in Nashville, where developers have sought to demolish quaint sites of music lore to build apartments and high-rises that accommodate the 80-plus people who move to the city each day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 14, 1985 file photo, Col. Tom Parker, who managed the career of Elvis Presley for 22 years, is shown in his Nashville, Tenn. office. Parker's office and home are slated to be torn down and replaced by a car wash. The loss of historic sites is a recurring cultural struggle in Nashville, where developers have sought to demolish quaint sites of music lore to build apartments and high-rises that accommodate the 80-plus people who move to the city each day. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Steve North is selling his former law office space, once the home of the late Col. Tom Parker and manager of the king of rock 'n roll. North says he reached a deal with a developer who wants to put a car wash there. He says the property was for sale for years but no one would pay the market price promising to preserve it.

The story is familiar in booming Nashville, where developers seek to demolish historical music sites to build high-rises. Preservationists vow they won't give up on saving Parker's ex-home until a wrecking ball knocks it down.

Elvis' main home in Memphis — Graceland — is a top tourist attraction.

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