North Main and Poplar was where Ellis Auditorium South Hall stood. It was the setting for Elvis’ graduation from high school June 3, 1953. (The site is now Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.)
Elvis began his freshman year in September 1949 at Humes High School, now the site of Humes Middle School. He walked 10 blocks down Jackson every day to get to school from Lauderdale Courts.
Elvis and his parents left Tupelo, Miss., in November 1948, and applied to move into Lauderdale Courts public housing project. They got Apt. 328 on Winchester in September 1949. Their rent was $35 a month.