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Watts Towwers in South LA

Information about the Watts Towers in the Watts Neighborhood in the South LA Region of Los Angeles County.

Facts About the Watts Towers
BUILT: Between 1921 and 1955
BUILT by: Simon Rodia
REGION: South LA Region
LOCATION: Southern area of Los Angeles County

Complex of 17 sculptures constructed on a residential lot The towers are made out of steel pipes and rods wrapped ni wire mesh, coated with mortar and embedded with pieces of porcelain, tile, glass, seashells, and materials commonly considered "junk". Two of the towers are nearly 100 feet high. The towers were built by Italian immigrant Simon Rodia who built the towers over a period of 30 years, between 1921 and 1955. The Watts Towsers are located at 1765 East 107th Street in the Watts Neighborhood

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park

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NPS: Simon Rodia's Towers in Watts

NPS: How the Citizens Saved Watts Towers

NPS: Natiional Historic Landmark Application Form (PDF)

PBS Watts Towers Article

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