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Zillah's iconic teapot dome is on the move

ZILLAH, Wash. -- Zillah's historic teapot dome moved to a new home today. The old gas station re-located along First Avenue next to the Civic Center.


Zillah is refurbishing the Teapot and plans to turn it into a visitor's center.


It was built in the 1920s as a reminder of the "Teapot Dome Scandal" surrounding former President Warren Harding's administration.


Action News spoke with one woman who remembers the old teapot in its days as a gas station.


Reporter: "Did you ever visit it when you were younger?"


"Always, Always! You'd stop and get gas and get a soda pop," said Gail Lee. "It's really exciting that it's moving."


Project engineers say the project will cost about 500-thousand dollars.


Zillah got federal money to pay for the move and renovation.


The new visitor's center is expected to open in May.

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