NO. 993 WATTS TOWERS OF SIMON RODIA - The Watts Towers are perhaps the nation's best known work of folk art sculpture. Using simple hand tools, cast off materials (glass, shell, pottery pieces and broken tile) Italian immigrant Simon Rodia spent 30 years building a tribute to his adopted country and a monument to the spirit of individuals who make their dreams tangible. Rodia's Towers inspired many to rally and preserve his work and protect it for the future.
1765 East 107th St, Los Angeles
Open Thursday - Sunday, but Towers Structure can still be viewed as the structure is 'outdoors'. Tours: Thurs, Fri, 11-3, Sat 1030-3, Sun 12-3 Watts Towers Art Center open Wed - Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4 Purchase tickets in the Art Center.
Some of the neighbors on the south side of East 107th have honored Simon Rodia's work by incorporating tile into their own front yards fences.