Tressa Prisbrey1896-1988

Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments
Los Angeles, CA

$15,000 for scholars Louise Jackson and Daniel Paul to organize records and artifacts documenting “Grandma” Prisbrey’s life’s work, the Bottle Village in Ventura County, California. In the 1950s “Grandma” Prisbrey took the wheels off the family trailer and began to build the Village, a site that , would ultimately grow to over a third of an acre. The Village is a complex of 13 small houses and other structures constructed of concrete and bottles, decorated by mosaics, dolls, pencils and other found, discarded objects.