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

Mickie Classick- Murphy

    Grand Central Hotel, Seattle

    GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS THE SQUIRE LATIMER BUILDING THIS STRUCTURE SERVED AS OFFICE SPACE UNTIL 1897. AT TIME THE INFLUX OF MINERS ON THEIR WAY TO THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH BROUGHT ABOUT ...

    GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS THE SQUIRE LATIMER BUILDING THIS STRUCTURE SERVED AS OFFICE SPACE UNTIL 1897. AT TIME THE INFLUX OF MINERS ON THEIR WAY TO THE KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH BROUGHT ...

      Bob Balhatchet

      BOB BALHATCHET APRIL 23, 1944- AUGUST 27, 2011 FATHER, ACTOR, BUILDING MANAGER, ALL AROUND ECCENTRIC MAN

      BOB BALHATCHET APRIL 23, 1944- AUGUST 27, 2011 FATHER, ACTOR, BUILDING MANAGER, ALL AROUND ECCENTRIC MAN

        The Dewey Cannon

        THE DEWEY CANNON This cannon, captured in the Spanish- American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. ...

        THE DEWEY CANNON This cannon, captured in the Spanish- American War by Admiral Dewey, was presented to Three Oaks when its citizens raised $1400 for a memorial to the men of the battleship Maine. ...

          Pleasanton Fire Dept

          Submitted by @jqmcd

          Submitted by @jqmcd

            National AIDS Memorial Grove

              Alameda Babe Ruth 14-15YO Workd Series champs

              Plaque dedicated to the 1985 Alameda Babe Ruth World Series champions, who won the tournament in Jamestown New York in August 1985. Congrats! 

              Plaque dedicated to the 1985 Alameda Babe Ruth World Series champions, who won the tournament in Jamestown New York in August 1985. Congrats!

              • alameda; baseba...

              Ludgeruskerk

              This plaque commemorates the church that was here, and was a landmark building for this part of Utrecht. This used to be the independent community (municipality) of

              This plaque commemorates the church that was here, and was a landmark building for this part of Utrecht. This used to be the independent community (municipality) of "Zuilen" until 1954, and is now a ...

              • church
              • lost building

              The Kansas City Southern Railway In Port Arthur

              The city of Port Arthur was platted in 1895 as the terminus of a railroad envisioned by Arthur E. Stilwell as the shortest route from Kansas City, Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico. The Kansas City, ...

              The city of Port Arthur was platted in 1895 as the terminus of a railroad envisioned by Arthur E. Stilwell as the shortest route from Kansas City, Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico. The Kansas ...

              • texas
              • railroad
              • kcs

              Fifth Districts High School

              The Fifth Districts High School was built in 1893. It is the work of Mr. John Reason under the leadership of Dr. Henry C. Cotton of Bella Alliance, LA. This location was once called Newtown present ...

              The Fifth Districts High School was built in 1893. It is the work of Mr. John Reason under the leadership of Dr. Henry C. Cotton of Bella Alliance, LA. This location was once called Newtown present ...

              • louisiana
              • african america...
              • school
              • education

              William Thomas Lewis

              William Thomas Lewis was born in Merthyr on August 5th 1837. He was the first son of Thomas William Lewis, an engineer at the Plymouth Iron Works, Merthyr Tydfil. Aged only 27 he became the Chief ...

              William Thomas Lewis was born in Merthyr on August 5th 1837. He was the first son of Thomas William Lewis, an engineer at the Plymouth Iron Works, Merthyr Tydfil. Aged only 27 he became the ...

              • wales
              • union

              Greenville's Writers

              An extraordinary literary atmosphere in Greenville produced winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and O'Henry Award. Writers influenced by the creative ambience here include William A. ...

              An extraordinary literary atmosphere in Greenville produced winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award and O'Henry Award. Writers influenced by the creative ambience here include William ...

              • mississippi
              • arts

              Ascension Catholic Steeple

              The original wooden steeple on this bell tower was removed in 1936 for safety reasons. Through the generous private donations of more than 150 families, individuals, and businesses, and a matching ...

              The original wooden steeple on this bell tower was removed in 1936 for safety reasons. Through the generous private donations of more than 150 families, individuals, and businesses, and a matching ...

              • louisiana
              • church

              Port Arthur - Beaumont Interurban Railway

              Electric railways known as Interurbans existed in Texas from 1901 until the 1940s to provide frequent opportunities for the public to travel between urban centers. Interurban service between Beaumont ...

              Electric railways known as Interurbans existed in Texas from 1901 until the 1940s to provide frequent opportunities for the public to travel between urban centers. Interurban service between Beaumont ...

              • texas
              • port arthur
              • railway

              Walker Percy

              Walker Percy was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1916, orphaned in late childhood, and adopted at age thirteen by kinsman William Alexander Percy, a poet and patron of the arts from Greenville, ...

              Walker Percy was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1916, orphaned in late childhood, and adopted at age thirteen by kinsman William Alexander Percy, a poet and patron of the arts from ...

              • mississippi
              • mississippi wri...
              • novelist
              • writer

              Shelby Foote

              Shelby Dade Foote Jr. was born November 17, 1916, in Greenville. A childhood friend of Mississippi novelist Walker Percy, he began his early career as an author publishing five works of fiction. ...

              Shelby Dade Foote Jr. was born November 17, 1916, in Greenville. A childhood friend of Mississippi novelist Walker Percy, he began his early career as an author publishing five works of ...

              • mississippi
              • mississippi wri...
              • novelist
              • writer
              • civil war
              • historian

              Cary Mounds

              Of the original four mounds located at the Cary site, only Mound A survives. Located on the south side of Deer Creek, the mound was built on top of a midden deposit containing ceramic and animal bone ...

              Of the original four mounds located at the Cary site, only Mound A survives. Located on the south side of Deer Creek, the mound was built on top of a midden deposit containing ceramic and animal bone ...

              • mississippi
              • native american...
              • mounds

              Steve Azar

              Greenville native Steve Azar burst onto the national country scene in 2001 with his album Waitin’ on Joe, which featured the #2 hit

              Greenville native Steve Azar burst onto the national country scene in 2001 with his album Waitin’ on Joe, which featured the #2 hit "I Don’t Have to Be Me (‘Til Monday)"; it and the title track also ...

              • mississippi
              • writer
              • country music

              Rolling Fork Mounds

              Rolling Fork Mounds consisted of three earthen mounds, all of which have sustained significant damage since they were first described in 1926. At that time, Mound A was 38 feet tall, Mound B was 20 ...

              Rolling Fork Mounds consisted of three earthen mounds, all of which have sustained significant damage since they were first described in 1926. At that time, Mound A was 38 feet tall, Mound B was 20 ...

              • mississippi
              • native american...
              • mounds

              Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Lived here - on a house in Fowey

                Muddy Waters

                McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was one of the foremost artists in blues history. In the late 1940s and 1950s he led the way in transforming traditional Delta blues into the ...

                McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, was one of the foremost artists in blues history. In the late 1940s and 1950s he led the way in transforming traditional Delta blues into the ...

                • mississippi
                • blues
                • music
                • entertainer

                Prince McCoy

                Side APrince McCoy (1882-1968), a prominent early 20th century Greenville musician, played a pivotal yet long unacknowledged role in blues history. At a dance in Cleveland, Mississippi, an astonished ...

                Side APrince McCoy (1882-1968), a prominent early 20th century Greenville musician, played a pivotal yet long unacknowledged role in blues history. At a dance in Cleveland, Mississippi, an ...

                • mississippi
                • blues
                • music
                • entertainer

                Carter Mounds

                The Carter site consists of two earthen mounds separated by a plaza area. Mound A was built in at least two stages and is 13 feet tall. Mound Bis a burial mound and stands at just under seven feet ...

                The Carter site consists of two earthen mounds separated by a plaza area. Mound A was built in at least two stages and is 13 feet tall. Mound Bis a burial mound and stands at just under seven ...

                • mississippi
                • native american...
                • mounds

                Malden Spanish- American War Memorial

                • malden
                • spanish-america...
                • memorial

                General John Bell Hood, CSA

                John Bell Hood was born June 29, 1831, in Owingsville, Kentucky, and was reared in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. After graduating from West Point in 1853, he served in the elite U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment ...

                John Bell Hood was born June 29, 1831, in Owingsville, Kentucky, and was reared in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. After graduating from West Point in 1853, he served in the elite U.S. 2nd Cavalry Regiment ...

                • louisiana
                • civil war
                • new orleans