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Watts Towers by Sabato Simon Rodia

Watts Towers By Sabato Simon Rodia

Sabato "Simon" Rodia (April 15, 1875 – July 16, 1965) was an Italian-American architect. Rodia created the Watts Towers, one of the most famous landmarks in Los Angeles. He was divorced and wasn't allowed to see his kids. He started to build Watts Towers 50 years ago and has spent 33 years completing the project of his life.
Biography
Rodia was born and raised in Serino, Italy. He emigrated to the United States with his brother at the age of 15; the two first lived in Pennsylvania until the former died from a mining incident. Rodia then moved to Seattle, Washington, where he married Lucia Ucci in 1902. The couple moved to California and resided in Oakland, where Rodia's three children were born. Following his divorce from Ucci in 1912, he relocated to Long Beach and worked odd jobs before settling in Watts in 1920.

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