Watts Towers

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The Watts Towers is a local landmark in South L.A. Former construction worker Simon Rodia created the monument over a period of three decades, from 1921 to 1954. The monument is a melange of scrap metal, pipe structures, bed frames and thousands of seashells. The beauty of the object is Rodia's resourcefulness, it's a truly impressive piece of work for any artist, given its seventeen isolated units of sculpture. The towers can only be visited with a tour guide, and the landmark is only open Thursday through Saturday.

Location:  1765 East 107th Street, Watts

Business hours:  Th-Sa 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Su 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.