Watts Towers of Simon Rodia - Los Angeles, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Free2bme29
N 33° 56.321 W 118° 14.483
11S E 385275 N 3756051
Quick Description: The towers were built by Simon Rodia without the use of a ladder or power tools.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/30/2009 9:55:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM6GC6
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 12

Long Description:
Simon Rodia, an Italian immigrant, spent 30 years building the towers. He named his creation "Nuestro Pueblo." He was a small man who used his spare time to create the structures. The tallest tower is just over 99 feet high. He bent the metal himself, without machines. The rebar and smaller pipes are held together with wire and cement. He carried the cement, in a bucket, up the structure as he needed it. There is a gazebo and a few birdbaths at the site as well. There is inlaid tile, shells, and glass in the cement work. The structures are behind a fence but can be seen at any time through the fence. Tours are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at the Art Center located across the parking lot.
Marker Number: 993.00

Marker Name: Watts Towers of Simon Rodia

County: Los Angeles

Location:
1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles


Website: [Web Link]

Has Official CA Plaque: Not Listed

Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

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