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Simon Rodia, creator of the Watts Towers, was born on February 12, 1879. Rodia began constructing the towers in 1921, but did not complete them until 1954. This photograph of him was taken by Sanford Roth at the site of this LA landmark circa 1950. [Sanford Roth (United States, 1906-1962), Simon Rodia/Watts Towers, circa 1950, Beulah Roth Bequest] #lacma #sanfordroth #makeportraits #wattstowers #lastory #discoverla #tbt

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