Watts Towers / Nuestro Pueblo (gazebo)

Sabato (Simon) Rodia1921/1954

Public Art in Public Places

Public Art in Public Places
California, United States

(Detail: gazebo)
The Watts Towers, called “Nuestro Pueblo” ("Our Village" in Spanish) by the artist, is a single wedge-shaped site containing 17 integrated sculptural metal and concrete towers ranging up to 99.5 feet high (30 m), various architectural and sculptural features, and mosaic panels and pavement. The structures and features are inlaid and embellished with salvaged ceramic, porcelain, glass, and rock fragments and “found objects.” The site was built by hand over a 33-year period.


  • Title: Watts Towers / Nuestro Pueblo (gazebo)
  • Creator: Sabato (Simon) Rodia
  • Date: 1921/1954
  • Date Created: 1921/1954
  • Physical Location: Los Angeles, United States of America
  • Location Created: 1765 E. 107th Street, Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
  • Physical Dimensions: 99.5 ft high
  • Subject Keywords: Public art, Folk art, American Folk art, Outsider art, Art Brut, Naïve art, Nuestro Pueblo, Watts Towers, Sabato Rodia, Simon Rodia, Public Art in Public Places, Watts, Los Angeles, Southern California, California, United States of America
  • Type: Public art, Sculpture, Mosaic, Architecture
  • External Link: "Watts Towers" or "Nuestro Pueblo", Google Maps: Public Art "Watts Towers" or "Nuestro Pueblo"
  • Medium: Steel rebar, Concrete, Mortar, Ceramic, Glass, Rock, Found Objects

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