Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village in Simi Valley is a California Historical Landmark, Ventura County Cultural Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bottle Village is a .3 acre lot located at 4595 Cochran Street that contains shrines, walkways, sculptures and buildings from recycled items and discards from local landfills. All of these structures were built by hand over a 25 year old period by Tressa "Grandma" Prisbrey, beginning at age 60 in 1956 until 1981. Thirteen buildings and 22 sculptures in total.
A non-profit organization, Preserve Bottle Village (PBV), was formed in 1979. The 1994 Northridge Earthquake caused extensive damage to the Bottle Village site. PBV has embarked on a campaign to develop a master plan for the restoration of significant site components. Learn how you can help atwww.bottlevillage.com and the Bottle Village Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BottleVillage.
Grandma Prisbrey sold the property in 1972 to care for an ailing son, but came back several years later to continue building and to give tours. She died in 1988 at the age of 92.
Upcoming docent-led tours at www.bottlevillage.com/calendar/calendar.htm.