A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible.

Lake Archer

LAKE ARCHER THIS ONE ACRE POND WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED IN MEMORY OF ARCHER ROSENTHAL IN 1908 THIS POND WAS RECONSTRUCTED IN 1961 BY THE STUDENT BODY OF DELAWARE VALLEY COLLEGE CLASSES OF ...

  • delaware valley
  • pennsylvania
  • lake
  • pond
  • 1908

City Lands Sold

1859  City Lands Sold  David Jacks acquired 30,000 acres of City of Monterey lands for $1,002.50 and became the most prosperous land baron in the city's history. He was immortalized not with ...

  • monterey
  • california
  • 1859
  • cheese
  • monterey jack

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA HIS EXCELLENCY BENJAMIN WILLIAM MKAPA IN THE PRESENCE OF HIS HIGHNESS PRINCE KARIM AGA KAHNON 18TH ...

  • tanzania
  • manyara
  • lodge kahn
  • mkapa

Michael Grzimek

MICHAEL GRZIMEK 12 . 4. 1934  -- 10 . 1. 1959HE GAVE ALL HE POSSESSED INCLUDING HIS LIVE FOR THE WILD ANIMALS OF AFRICA  PROFESSOR BERNHARD GRZIMEK 1909 - 1986 A LIFETIME OF CARING FOR WILD ...

  • tanzania
  • conservation

Early Protestant Preaching

EARLY PROTESTANT PREACHING  THE REV. WILLIAM STEVENSON (OCT. 4, 1768 - MARCH 5, 1857) A MISSOURIAN, FRIEND OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN, PREACHED IN 1815 AT PECAN POINT ON THE RED RIVER, NORTH OF HERE. ...

  • mt vernon
  • texas
  • preaching

Gilbert Historical Museum and Elementary School

@readtheplaque at 10 S. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert AZ... https://t.co/eYrFb735x8 Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • museum
  • elementary scho...
  • 1913

Gilbert Volunteeers

@readtheplaque also at 10 S. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert AZ: https://t.co/zaUZUpZdyf Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • pioneers

Fossil Reef

FOSSIL REEF Before you are the white limestone remains of an 18,000,000 year old tropical shell reef. Formed in a shallow bay. It contains fossils of scallops, clams, and tube worms. Mudstones of the ...

  • laguna woods
  • los angeles
  • california
  • fossil
  • clams
  • tube worms
  • santa ana

Athena Parthenos

ATHENA PARTHENOS  ALAN LEQUIRE, SCULPTOR    THE PARTHENON IN ATHENS, GREECE, WAS BUILT IN THE 5TH CENTURY B.C. TO HOUSE THE 42-FOOT TALL STATUE OF ATHENA, GODDESS OF WISDOM AND BENEVOLENT ...

  • nashville
  • tennessee
  • athena
  • parthenon

Unidentified Mount Vernon Slave Graves

IN MEMORY OF THE MANY FAITHFUL COLORED SERVANTS OF THE WASHINGTON FAMILY BURIED AT MOUNT VERNON FROM 1760 TO 1860  THEIR UNIDENTIFIED GRAVES SURROUND THIS SPOT 1929 Submitted by @owillis

  • george washingt...
  • slave
  • quote servants ...
  • quote faithful ...
  • mount vernon
  • washington
  • unidentified gr...
  • surround
  • 1929

Creed Building

@readtheplaque back in Gilbert AZ, 228 N Gilbert Rd... https://t.co/kwnxvBBGZ9 TweetSubmitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • adobe
  • bricks
  • farmhouse
  • postmaster

Attaway Phelps - Blakely Building

@readtheplaque ...and 216 N Gilbert Rd in Gilbert AZ https://t.co/1UXTmf5Y1Z Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • ayers
  • ford
  • motor cars
  • ice house
  • fire chief

Gilbert Dance Pavilion

@readtheplaque ...as well as 225 N Gilbert Road, Gilbert AZ: https://t.co/ZZUWXR2Ej7 Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • dance
  • fence
  • boxing
  • ink it

The Oldest House Still Standing in Richmond

THE OLDEST HOUSE STILL STANDING IN RICHMOND PROBABLY BUILT 1737 BY JACOB EGE A GIFT IN 1912 FROM MR. AND MRS. GRANVILLE G. VALENTINE TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF VIRGINIA ANTIQUITIES  ...

  • virginia
  • richmond
  • edgar allan poe
  • 1737

Bank of Gilbert

Submitted by @jqmcd

  • gilbert
  • arizona
  • bank
  • cosby
  • safe
  • deliver a baby

Tong Ji Men - Gate of Harmonious Interest

There are a number of plaques that appear on the Gate of Harmonious Interest.     Submitted by: Vincent Gornall

    1862 - 1962

    This plaque outside the Pandora Street entrance to Victoria's City Hall was apparently installed to mark the City's centenary, but has no other contextual clues to mark its context.

      Bright Pearl

      Submitted by: Vincent Gornall

        Centennial Square Fountain

        Placed in concrete around the edge of the Centennial Square Fountain is an inscription made out of metal letters. The words say, "The Centennial Fountain Gift to the City of Victoria from the ...

          First Memphis Waterfront

          From here north to Auction Avenue steamboats landed; flatboats used the mouth of Gayoso Bayou above. Paddy Meagher, associated with this bluff as early as 1783, built a warehouse here in 1828. In ...

          • shelby county
          • tennessee