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

Ridgefield Plantation Home (Circa 1830)

Ridgefield was originally a small Creole cottage at the center of a large plantation adjoining the town of Thibodaux. It was enlarged following its acquisition in 1834 by George Seth Guion, an...

Ridgefield was originally a small Creole cottage at the center of a large plantation adjoining the town of Thibodaux. It was enlarged following its acquisition in 1834 by George Seth Guion, an...

  • louisiana
  • thibodaux
  • plantation

The Underground Railroad / Ross County Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed,...

The Underground Railroad was neither underground nor a railroad, but a system of loosely connected safe havens where those escaping the brutal conditions of slavery were sheltered, fed, clothed,...

  • ohio
  • underground railroad
  • ross county

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church

In 1876, Père Menard constructed a small building on donated land called "École St. Jean" (St. John School). which served as a school administered by the Sisters of Mt. Carmel and as a chapel for...

In 1876, Père Menard constructed a small building on donated land called "École St. Jean" (St. John School). which served as a school administered by the Sisters of Mt. Carmel and as a chapel...

  • louisiana
  • church
  • lafourche parish
  • catholic

Frankfort

Shawnee Indian Village 1774 Old town founded by John McNeill 1816 Frankfort 1827

Shawnee Indian Village 1774 Old town founded by John McNeill 1816 Frankfort 1827

  • ohio
  • town
  • ross county

Bourneville

Home of Myrl Shoemaker Ohio’s 57th Lt. Governor 1983-1985

Home of Myrl Shoemaker Ohio’s 57th Lt. Governor 1983-1985

  • ohio
  • politics
  • ross county

Duke of Wellington

The old Town Hall and Preaching Cross stood in the street outside this fine medieval building which has been an inn since the 17th century.

The old Town Hall and Preaching Cross stood in the street outside this fine medieval building which has been an inn since the 17th century.

  • wales
  • cowbridge

6-7 Church Street

Originally one house. Previously the Town House (1738). Believed to be the House of the Chaplain sanctioned by Richard III 27 Feb 1484.

Originally one house. Previously the Town House (1738). Believed to be the House of the Chaplain sanctioned by Richard III 27 Feb 1484.

  • wales
  • cowbridge

Cowbridge Grammar School

Owned by Jesus College Oxford 1685-1915 Rebuilt 1847-52 Building restored 2006

Owned by Jesus College Oxford 1685-1915 Rebuilt 1847-52 Building restored 2006

  • wales
  • cowbridge
  • education

Journal Square

Journal Square Journal Square was planned in the 1920's as the "Times Square" of Hudson County. The Hudson and Manhattan RR (now PATH) brought development to the quiet residential Bergen section...

Journal Square Journal Square was planned in the 1920's as the "Times Square" of Hudson County. The Hudson and Manhattan RR (now PATH) brought development to the quiet residential Bergen section...

  • new jersey
  • jersey city
  • hudson county
  • path
  • 1910
  • 1912
  • 1921
  • 1924
  • 1925
  • 1922
  • 1928
  • 1929

World Trade Center Slurry Wall

WORLD TRADE CENTER SLURRY WALL (c. 1970) AND HUDSON RIVER BULKHEAD (c. 1890) To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center's slurry walls were removed...

WORLD TRADE CENTER SLURRY WALL (c. 1970) AND HUDSON RIVER BULKHEAD (c. 1890) To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center's slurry walls were removed...

  • new york
  • manhattan
  • world trade center
  • slurry wall
  • 1970
  • 1890
  • 2001