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Watts Towers, Los Angeles

The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park in the Watts community of Los Angeles. The tallest of the towers reaches a height of over 99ft. The towers and walls were designed and built by Sabato Rodia, an Italian immigrant construction worker and tile mason, over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954. The work is an example of outsider art and Italian-American naïve art.The Watts Towers are located near the 103rd Street/Watts Towers Los Angeles Metro station of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail Blue Line, and off the I-105 Century Freeway. They were designated a National Historic Landmark and a California Historical Landmark in 1990. They are also a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, and on the National Register of Historic Places in Los Angeles.
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  • These historic towers are flanked by small houses which the art center has enhanced with owner permission , picaresque mosaics that are very nice. Presently one can only walk around the perimeter beca...  more »
  • District have been told very often security and risk, but just wanted to see come. Is said to be bad security of downtown Los Angeles is not the ratio. Interest in the tower itself is a well made and feel also recommended is.
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  • Watts Towers was very interesting. However if you’re planning to go it is going to close soon for 3 years. You can look at the from beyond the gate I’m guessing, but not do the tour. The towers were t...  more »
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  • Very interesting story. Howard Marshall Jr, the story teller was very informative and entertaining. Really glad I stopped. The artwork in the museum was powerful
  • One man's dream fulfilled and it now continues to create dreams for others. A special monument of art by someone who wanted to create. They have a jazz festival and other festivals there throughout the year, but the towers themselves is worth a visit.
  • Way cool first time there. Great history. Stong community connection. So Cal all my life.
  • This is the epitome how great the human mind can be! Mr. Simon Rodia built these towers using discarded pots, plates, bottles and steel. Beautiful masterpiece! The tour guide is very knowledgeable and tries to accommodate everybody. The tour is brief and nobody cannot get in the property without a guide. Parking can be a challenge in this area.
  • Its just towers dont really see the big deal.
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