Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
, also known as Bottle Village
, is a folk art
piece, located in Simi Valley, California
This assemblage is one of California
's Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments. In 1956
, Tressa Prisbrey,
then nearly 60 years old, started building a "village" of shrines, walkways, sculptures, and buildings from recycled
items and discards from the local landfill
. She worked for 25 years creating one structure after another to house her collections. Today, Bottle Village is composed of 13 buildings and 20 sculptures, and is a California Historical Landmark
(#939). It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The village is located at 4595 Cochran Street, Simi Valley and viewable from the sidewalk. Officially closed in 1984 and severely damaged during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, tours by appointment can be arranged.
Gallery of images
- Ventura. California Historical Landmarks. Office of Historic Preservation. Retrieved on 2005-08-26..