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Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

 
 
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
1. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Marker
Inscription.
Grandma Prisbrey's
Bottle Village
This fantastic assemblage is one of California's remarkable Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments. In 1956, Tressa Prisbrey, then nearly 60 years old, started building a fanciful "village" of shrines, walkways, sculptures, and buildings from recylced items and discards from the local dump. 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.

Grandyma Prisbrey's
Bottle Village
Created entirely from discarded objects, bottle village is the first folk-art environment in the county to be recognized as a State Historical Landmark. Grandma Prisbrey began the village in 1956 at the age of 61 and completed it in 1965. her creation demonstrates to us the wisdom and creativity of our elders.

Ventura County Landmark No. 52
 
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks and Recreation with cooperation with Preserve Bottle Village. (Marker Number 939 / 52.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 16.748′ N, 118° 42.276′ 
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
2. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Marker
W. Marker is in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County. Marker is on Cochran Street west of Fig Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4595 Cochran Street, Simi Valley CA 93063, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rancho Simi (1795) (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ronald Wilson Reagan (approx. 6.8 miles away); Mentryville (approx. 8.8 miles away); Rancho Camulos (approx. 9.3 miles away); Governor Juan Alvarado (approx. 9.3 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 10.6 miles away); Pioneer Oil Refinery (approx. 10.6 miles away); Portolá Expedition (approx. 10.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Simi Valley.
 
Also see . . .
1. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Folk Art Worlds and Environments in the United States. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Markers image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
3. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Markers
Entrance to Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
4. Entrance to Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
5. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
6. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
7. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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