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Title supplied by cataloger. Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village, located at 4595 Cochran Street in Simi Valley was built by Tressa 'Grandma' Prisbrey who began construction on her one-third acre lot in 1956 when she was sixty-years-old. She began building so that she would have a place to house her collection of 17,000 commemorative pencils and continued building for another 25 years using recycled bottles and other materials found at a local dump. The end result was a whimsical village of wishing wells, mosaic walkways, fountains, shrines, and 15 structures, including the 'Round House,' 'Dolls Head Shrine', and the 'Leaning Tower of Bottle Village.' Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and in 1981 was declared California Historical Landmark No. 939. Undated photograph shows the 'Round House,' one of fifteen structures that make up Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village located at 4595 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. The 'Round House' contains more than thirteen thousand bottles and six hundred pounds of broken glass on the roof.; See images #00136074 through #00136079 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00136074 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d042_f35_i24 CARL0005631997 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/66860
Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village Bottles--California--Simi Valley Bottles in art Mosaics--California--Simi Valley Pavements, Mosaic--California--Simi Valley Folk art--California--Simi Valley Buildings--California--Simi Valley Historic buildings--California--Simi Valley California Historical Landmarks Simi Valley (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs