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UCLA Helping Save Watts Towers


Preservationists have been patching and re-patching these cracks for a half-century, following a period of neglect when Rodia deeded his life’s work — his “Nuestra Pueblo” as he dubbed them — to a neighbor in 1955 before he left Watts.

Yet despite these efforts, the cracks have reappeared, said Frank Preusser, a senior conservation scientist for LACMA who has done conservation work on Egyptian pyramids and other antiquities. The museum is under contract with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs to preserve the towers.

Save the Watts Towers

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This entry was posted on August 26, 2013 by in Community, South LA, Watts and tagged , .
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