"Watts Towers" (1921-1954) by Sabato (Simon) Rodia

(also known as "Nuestro Pueblo")

DESCRIPTION:  
The Watts Towers, called "Nuestro Pueblo" ("Our Village" in Spanish) by Rodia, is a single wedge-shaped site containing 17 integrated sculptural metal and concrete towers ranging up to 99.5 feet high (30m), various architectural and sculptural features, and mosaic panels and pavement.  

The structures and features are inlaid and embedded with salvaged ceramic, porcelain, glass, and rock fragments and "found objects" and artifacts.  

The site was built by hand by the artist alone over a 33-year period.
The entire site of Simon Rodia's residence, towers, sculptures and mosaics is classified as a historic landmark.  
Google Arts & Culture 
 
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Watts Towers - Part 2: Rodia's Pueblo

THE PUBLIC ART:
    
   
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DETAIL (ARTIST'S INITIALS):
  
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LOCATION:  Watts Towers of Simon Rodia State Historic Park, adjacent to the Watts Towers Arts Center, 1765 East 107th Street, Watts, Los Angeles, CA

PARKING:  On-street parking is available at N. Santa Ana Blvd. & E. 107th Street, Watts, Los Angeles

For public tours inside the gates, see schedule and information at Watts Towers Arts Center.
Update:  As of April 2018 public tours inside the gates were suspended for 3 years to accommodate renovations.