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teapot dome

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Bimjo, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    The service station, not the scandal (google it), though they are related. Built in the 1920s as a protest on the scandal, the service station served as a working gas station for many years. Once relocated due to highway construction, it may be moved again by the new owners into the town of Zillah, WA to preserve the structure. It is on the National Historical Register and is listed as endangered.

    Here it is.
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    A tad worse for the wear, which is why they want to move it into town.
    teapot_dome111204_04.

    It's been a little while since they actually pumped any gas.
    teapot_dome111204_05.

    More pics on my blog.
     
  2. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Very nice and interesting structure and your beautiful shots reflect it. Thanks. I don't know why they stopped building these:)
     
  3. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    No idea why they stopped building stuff like this. Sorta like all those great unique burger places that no longer exist. Kinda sad actually. I hope they are able to get this moved and refurbished to its former glory.
     
  4. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

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    Dec 1, 2011
    Spain
    That service station is lovely... I hope they move it to preserve that structure...
    Good shots!
     
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Me too. Interestingly, as I was researching this I found out that during the first move a car ran into the building and it had to be almost totally rebuilt. Originally there was a Port Cochere thing over the door out to the pumps that didn't make the move.
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    cool

    How cool and unique.
     
  7. jfazer

    jfazer TalkEmount Regular

    111
    Dec 1, 2011
    Spain
    Interesting... Thanks for the information...
     
  8. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Indialantic, Fl
    John
    Now you don't see one of those very often! Great shots..... I haven't seen any
    gas stations for months with my Chevy Volt. Love driving electric.....
     
  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nope, not every day. Too bad though, this sort of stuff was once pretty common. Along with teepee/log cabin motels & the like.

    So, just how much electricity does the electric tank hold anyway? (spoofing the Volt commercial)
     
  10. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I'm glad it's going to be relocated and preserved - including the old pumps I hope.