The teapot Dome Gas Station, Zillah

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The Teapot Dome Service Station is a former gas station built in the shape of a teapot. It was intended as 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. Located at 117 First Avenue, Zillah, Washington, it is an example of novelty architecture and listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.HistoryThe 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". Many such novelties were constructed as roadside attractions as the national highway system in the United States expanded during the 1920s and 1930s. The unique service station continued operation as a full-service gas station for some years. When Interstate 82 was constructed near Zillah the station was relocated less than a mile down the Yakima Valley Highway. No longer in operation, it was purchased by the city in 2007, rehabilitated, and relocated in 2012 to 117 First Avenue.
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  • This station is apparently open on weekends. Besides being a great historical station, this represents fraud perpetrated by some "high rollers" during earlier years of our government,  more »
  • It’s not placed in the original spot, I’m actually very surprised it was moved but Can understand how the city would want to bring some attention to our small community with this being placed as you e...  more »
  • I think they even serve gas here, but it is a cute antique from back in the day and I used to ride horses past it years ago.  more »
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  • Not a bad rest stop for weary travelers. Really interesting place to go for a walk and look around. They have a spot for animals too and across the road is a veteran's memorial and all the flags of the different branches of the military.
  • If you love roadside attractions....you gotta stop here!
  • Historical place, fun destination....go on a Saturday when they are open to see insde.
  • No idea about the business side. We were road trip geocaching after hours, and this was a great photo op, and potty stop for Dexter The Minion. Check out his page😎
  • Such a cute little tourist attraction. Parking lot and bathrooms.
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