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

Bolton School

Bolton College operated as an agricultural school and teachers preparatory school from 1887 until 1911 when it became associated with the Shelby County public school system. In 1925 it was converted ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Memphis

Founded 1819, by Andrew Jackson, John Overton and James Winchester; the latter named it. Incorporated, 1826, population less than 500 & area less than 1 sq. mi. It has since its original foundation ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Big Bend Nat'l Park Chisos Basin

Stephen Tyng MatherJuly 4, 1867 - Jan 22, 1930 He laid the foundations of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved ...

  • mather
  • big bend
  • texas

The first casualty when war comes is truth

THE FIRST CASUALTY WHEN WAR COMES IS TRUTH  IN MEMORY OF THE JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA WORKERS KILLED HERE SINCE JUNE 1991 DURING THE WAR IN THE REPUBLIC OF BOSNI-HERZEGOVINA AND OTHER STATES ...

  • sarajevo
  • war
  • truth

Volunteer Engineers

In Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. On the 15th November, 1860 A public meeting was held on this site, Then the Duke of Rothesay Hotel, at which A Corps of Volunteer engineers was ...

  • melbourne
  • corps of royal ...

Melbourne Post Office

Inside the form General Post Office in Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.  Currently a retail store. Reads: POSTAL HALL Established 1918 Hon.  William Webster Postmaster General

  • melbourne
  • gpo

Post Office Plaque

On the interior of the former General Post Office in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  Now a retails store. Reads: The First Melbourne Post Office Was Erected on this site  in 1841 Present ...

  • melbourne
  • gpo

Rhodes College

Its progenitor was Montgomery Masonic College, founded at Clarksville in 1848. Named Stewart College in 1855, it became a college of the Presbyterian Church in 1861, and was incorporated as ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Mabel C. Williams High School

In 1889, W.M. Botts sold this property to the Germantown High School Association and the following year a small frame building of four rooms was erected. In 1905, Miss Mabel C. Williams was appointed ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Malcolm Rice Patterson

A native of Somerville, Alabama, Patterson moved to Memphis with his parents in 1872. Educated at Christian Brothers College and Vanderbilt University, he was admitted to the bar in 1883. From 1894 ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Lafayette (In Grateful Memory)

ERECTED BY THE SCHOOL CHILDREN OF THE UNITED STATES IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF LAFAYETTE STATESMAN SOLDIER PATRIOT  Submitted by @plutokiller

  • paris
  • france
  • lafayette
  • favorite fighti...

White Hart Hotel

Plaque commemorating Thomas Paine at the White Hart Hotel in Lewes, East Sussex.

    John Batman Monument

    Monument at the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne. Top: John Batman Born at PARRAMATTA N.S.W. 1800 Died at MELBOURNE 6th May 1839 He entered PORT PHILLIP HEADS 29th May 1835 As leader of an expedition ...

    • melbourne
    • john batman
    • queen victoria ...

    Noble Prize for Physics

    There are 150 plaques placed here for the 150th anniversary of the founding of South Australia. This one stood out as for a moment I thought it will Billy Bragg but he's from Essex,UK. "for their ...

    • adelaide
    • australia
    • noble prize
    • nobel

    Sundance Canyon

    Sundance Canyon    Sundance Canyon has eroded down a soft layer of rock which dips sharply to the west. Large boulders have been toppled into the stream by the undercutting action of the ...

      Moorabbin Pool

      I assume this plaque relates to a previous pool that stood on this site rather than the modern sports and aquatic centre. Plaque reads: City of Moorabbin Memorial Pool Dedicated to the memory ...

      • swimming pool
      • war
      • memorial
      • melbourne
      • australia

      The Bowhead Whale

      [text illegible due to ice covering] Submitted by Matt Schultz.

      • whale
      • barrow
      • alaska
      • utqiaġvik

      Nico Engelschman

      NICO (NIEK) ENGELSCHMAN 1913-1988 Actor. Pioneer of homosexual rights sna gay liberation 1939 - 1966. Wartime resistance worker. Founder of the Dutch Association for Integration of ...

      • amsterdam
      • netherlands
      • gay rights
      • knight
      • wartime

      Chambers Chapel United Methodist Church

      Martha Ann Vaughan Chambers donated an acre of land near Chambers Mineral Springs as a site for a Methodist Episcopal Church South on Nov. 6, 1869. Three wooden frame buildings have stood on ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee

      Germantown Baptist Church

      Organized circa 1836 as New Hope Baptist Church. Ground given in 1841 by Wilks Brooks, whose family was active in life of the Church for many years. Original building was burned in 1862 when ...

      • shelby county
      • tennessee