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Bottle Village History


Beginning construction in 1956 at age 60, and working until 1981, Tressa "Grandma" Prisbrey transformed her one-third acre rural lot into Bottle Village, a fantasyland of shrines, wishing wells, walkways, fountains, follies, plus 15 structures to house her collections - all made from found objects.

The name "Bottle Village" comes from the structures themselves - made of tens of thousands of discarded bottles retrieved by Grandma on her daily excursions to the nearby dump.