THE WATTS TOWERS

WATTS TOWERS

Mystery surrounds L.A.’s Watts Towers, starting with the name of the passionate visionary who built them–Simon Rodilla, Sabato “Sam” Rodia, Don Simon?—and continuing to his exact whereabouts from 1910-1918, the number of years he worked on the towers (33 or 34?), and the forces that drove him. A self-taught laborer, Rodia was born in Italy […]