Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park

Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park


Location:1765 East 107th Street, Los Angeles. Managed by the city of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.
Activities:Cultural programs, including tours, lectures, exhibits, and studio workshops for teachers and school children.
Special Features:Watts Towers, which consists of a complex set of 17 separate sculptural pieces built on a residential lot in the community of Watts, is the work of Italian immigrant Simon Rodia. Using steel pipes and rods, wrapped with wire mesh, coated with mortar, and decorated with pieces of porcelain, tile, and glass, Rodia spent more than 30 years, beginning in 1921, building this tribute to his adopted country. Watts Towers is one of only nine works of folk art listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Address:c/o Angeles District Office
1925 Las Virgenes
Calabasas, CA 91302

Phone:213-847-4646
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=613
Size: 0.11 acre.

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