Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village in Simi Valley, California

Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village in Simi Valley is a California Historical Landmark, Ventura County Cultural Landmark, is listed …


18 thoughts on “Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village in Simi Valley, California

  1. Thank you for this. Bottle Village is just down the street from where my grandmother lived at the time that Mrs. Prisbrey was building all of this, and I can remember seeing her many times traveling to or from the dump to collect materials to build with. This brings back happy memories from my childhood.

  2. Thank you so much for posting this awesome video!  I visited Grandma Prisbrey's in the 80's after I saw it featured either on a tv show or in a book.  I want to go back, especially after viewing your video.

  3. Thank you for this video. I never realized how extensive a place it was. I lived just around the corner for many years, though I never was able to tour it. I could only see it through the front gate.

  4. Tressa Prisbrey was my great grandmother and I was named after her. My mother went to the dump with her several times a week and talks about helping her with her village….all her school pictures are in different places in the bottle village…she said she used to put her school pictures on the bottom of a bottle and put the bottle in a wall somewhere…she has so many memories of her grandma Tressa. So happy to see that people are now enjoying what is left of the bottle village that she loved.

  5. I remember the doll heads on pikes, I was just a kid but I knew that was definitely messed up -just weird and creepy. Maybe with some renovations it could become a place that schools would do field trips to and whatnot, but leave it to California to made it a historic landmark. It either needs renovation and work, or it needs to be cleared out.

  6. My grandparents had about 20 acres just down the road ( Cochran) between Tapo & Stearns. As kids visiting on the weekends from San Fernando Valley we absolutely loved Simi as it was still mostly farms & ranches in the warly 60's. We would walk thru pastures, the wash, and a small neighborhood to get to the bottle village. Gramma Prisby would let us in for free most times. It was a kind of strange place, a little hodgepodge at best, but she was always pleasant to visit…

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