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Watts Towers, Los Angeles

Watts Towers - Los Angeles, California
Watts Towers
1765 East 107th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90002Map
Watts
+1 213 847 4646
Neighborhood: South Los Angeles / South Central and Compton
Overview

Watts Towers is one of the great local landmarks in Los Angeles. Created by construction worker Simon Rodia over a period of three decades from 1921 to 1954, the monument consists of scrap metal, pipe structures, bed frames and thousands of seashells. While Rodia's resourcefulness is amazing, this is truly an impressive piece of work for any artist, given its 17 isolated units of sculpture. The neighborhood of Watts, although a culturally enriched area, was the site of riots in both 1965 and 1992 and should be carefully navigated after dark even to this day. Call for more details.

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