Madison Building With Ties To Elvis Slated To Become Car Wash

Building formerly housing business operations for "The Colonel" Tom Parker. Photo: Robbie Jones/Historic Nashville

Building formerly housing business operations for “The Colonel” Tom Parker. Photo: Robbie Jones/Historic Nashville

A Madison, Tennessee building, which at one time served as the home office for Elvis Presley’s manager/promoter “The Colonel” Tom Parker, will soon be demolished to make way for a car wash, according to Nashville Public Radio.

Retired attorney Steve North, who operated a law firm in the building for nearly two decades, says he had not fielded an offer from any parties interested in preserving the property located at 1215 S. Gallatin Road. The building sits on a one-acre lot.

“My preference was always to have somebody that could preserve the property, but after four years on the market, I’m convinced there’s nobody out there that wants it,” said North, “But as a practical matter, unless you’ve got a specific economically feasible use for it, the land itself … is worth more without the building.”

A car wash company has the land under contract, and a proposal will be heard next week by the Board of Zoning Appeals. The future owners seek four variances.

Under the sales agreement, North keeps all items inside the building, and says he may save some items, such as antique lighting fixtures and the complete wet bar in the building’s vintage basement.


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