Teapot Dome Service Station - Zillah WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 46° 23.227 W 120° 14.099
10T E 712599 N 5140776
Quick Description: The Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Washington is one example of novelty architecture listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 9/22/2011 7:55:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMCMPY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 14

Long Description:
Many such novelties were constructed as roadside attractions as the national highway system in the United States expanded during the 1920s and 1930s.

The Teapot Dome Service Station was built in 1922 on what later became U.S. Route 12. The building has a circular frame with a conical roof, sheet metal "handle", and a concrete "spout". The station was intended to be a reminder of the Teapot Dome Scandal that rocked the presidency of Warren G. Harding and sent Interior Secretary Albert Fall to prison for his role in leasing government oil reserves in, among other places, Teapot Dome, Wyoming. The unique service station continued operation as a full service gas station[3] for some years. When Interstate 82 was constructed near Zillah, the station was relocated less than a mile down the Yakima Valley Highway. It is no longer in operation. In 2007, the town of Zillah purchased the station, and is attempting to raise money to keep it operational.

Source: (visit link)
Street address:
Old State HW 12
Zillah , WA

County / Borough / Parish: Yakima

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade

Current function: Commerce/Trade

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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