Teapot Dome Service Station


Teapot Dome Service Station

Infobox_nrhp | name = Teapot Dome Service Station


caption = The Teapot Dome Service Station in Washington state is an example of folly architecture and of a roadside attraction.
locator_x =
locator_y =
location = Old State HW 12
Zillah, Yakima County, Washington
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 46
lat_minutes = 24
lat_seconds = 13
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 120
long_minutes =15
long_seconds = 39
long_direction = W
built = 1922
architect= Jack Ainsworth
added = August 29, 1985 [ [http://www.nr.nps.gov/nrloc1.htm NRIS Database] , National Register of Historic Places, retrieved Oct. 2006.]
refnum=85001943 cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
governing_body = Private Ownership
The Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Washington is one example of architectural folly listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Many such follies were constructed as roadside attractions as the national highway system in the United States expanded during the 1920s and 1930s.

History

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 [ [http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/6roadside/6facts1.htm Determining the Facts Reading 1: Representational Architecture] , Roadside Attractions, National Park Service.] 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.

ee also

* Airplane Service Station, 1930 station built in the shape of an airplane
* Shell Service Station, 1930 station built in the shape of a scallop shell

Notes

External links

* [http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/6roadside/6roadside.htm "“Roadside Attractions”", a National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan]


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