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

Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village

 
 
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
1. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Marker
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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.)
 
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
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listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1956.
 
Location. 34° 16.748′ N, 118° 42.276′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4595 Cochran Street, Simi Valley CA 93063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of Those Who Perished (approx. 0.9 miles away); Heritage Oak (approx. 1.3 miles away); Simi Elementary School (approx. 2 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 2.8 miles away); Corriganville (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 3.4 miles away); Old Santa Susana Stage Road (approx. 4˝ miles away); Chatsworth Community Church (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
 
More about this marker. This is one of nearly a dozen California Historical Landmarks with the number 939 — Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (Thematic).
 
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
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By Craig Baker, May 2, 2021
3. National Register of Historic Places
. (Submitted on January 4, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
 
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
5. Entrance to Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
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By Michael Kindig, August 18, 2007
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   3. submitted on May 4, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   4. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 3, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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