Watts Towers

The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo (“our town”), are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. The towers were designed and constructed solely by Sabato Rodia over a period of 33 years, from 1921 to 1954, and are an example of Italian-American naïve art. Materials include steel rebar, concrete wrapped with wire mesh and pieces of porcelain, tile, and glass. The structures are decorated with found objects, including bottles, ceramic tiles, seashells, figurines, mirrors, and much more.

photo by: Marina Williams