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$500K grant helps LACMA maintain Watts Towers

The historic Watts Towers was built by Simon Rodia and completed in 1954.

February 11, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A grant of $500,000 from the James Irvine foundation will help the Los Angeles County Museum of Art maintain the historic Watts Towers.

LACMA recently took over conservatorship of the triple-spired creation, built by Simon Rodia and completed in 1954.

The towers need an estimated $5 million worth of restoration work.


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