The Landmark Project: CHL# 993

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CHL# 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.

Descriptions of each landmark are from the California Office of Historical Preservation website.

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