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

Eucalyptus Park

EUCALYPTUS PARK GIVEN BY WALTER S. LIEBER TO THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS 1929 FOR THE INSPIRATION AND PLEASURE OF THE PEOPLE  "THE GROVES WERE GOD'S FIRST TEMPLES" THESE TREES WERE PLANTED IN ...

  • san diego
  • california
  • eucalyptus
  • park
  • christmas

Birth of Truth in Advertising

  BIRTH OF TRUTH IN ADVERTISING  The Associated Advertising Clubs of America met at Galt House, on this site, for their firth annual convention, 1909. Led by Samuel C. Dobbs, the convention ...

  • louisville
  • kentucky
  • advertising
  • better business...

Japanese Children Park

Transcription: ISLAMABAD CHILDREN PLAYLAND A gift of friendshipfromchildren of Japantochildren of PakistanDecember, 1985Childrens plays aretheir most serious actionsMontaigne Donated byGovernment of ...

  • playground
  • pakistan
  • japan
  • friendship

Butchart Gardens Totem Pole

  Throughout British Columbia, travelers can find all sorts of totem poles with a wide variety of carvings. According to Wikipedia, "carvings may symbolize or commemorate cultural beliefs ...

  • totem poles
  • butchart garden...
  • victoria
  • british columbi...
  • canada
  • tsawout first n...
  • doug lafortune

Dr. Paul Butler

    Submitted by jqmcd

  • butler
  • exoplanet
  • astronomer
  • new york times
  • cal
  • berkeley
  • california
  • bay area

We Need a Supermarket

This supermarket is dedicated to the efforts of the EMERYVILLE CITY COUNCIL with special recognition of COUNCILMAN BOB SAVAGE who was the first to say "We need a supermarket." November 16, 1994 ...

    Craigdarroch Castle

      Craigdarroch is a castle located in the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It was built by Robert Dunsmuir, a wealthy industrialist, in 1890, and served as the home for his family for ...

    • craigdarroch
    • castles
    • victoria
    • british columbi...
    • canada

    Terry Fox Mile 0

    ​Terry Fox is a Canadian hero who is known all around the world. This plaque is displayed on the base of Terry's statue in Victoria, British Columbia, at Mile 0 of the TransCanada Highway. ...

    • terry fox
    • victoria
    • british columbi...
    • canada
    • marathon of hop...
    • cancer
    • osteogenic sarc...
    • transcanada hig...

    Butchart Gardens

      The Butchart Gardens are the most famous tourist attraction on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The Gardens are located in Brentwood Bay, just north of the city of Victoria. The gardens ...

    • butchart garden...
    • brentwood bay
    • british columbi...
    • canada
    • victoria
    • jennie butchart

    Porter Improved Type Anchor

    My husband and I came across this plaque during a visit to Victoria, British Columbia, a city situated at the southern tip Vancouver Island and surrounded by water. The plaque is placed near ...

    • victoria
    • british columbi...
    • canada
    • beacon hill par...
    • anchor
    • straits of juan...

    Agitos

    This Agitos symbol was on display during the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Agitos is based on the Latin for, "I move". The three forms collectively represent the role of the International ...

    • olympics
    • paraolympics
    • canada
    • british columbi...
    • whistler

    Bank of New South Wales, Established 1817

    THIS PLAQUE COMMEMORATES A CENTURY OF CONTINUOUS SERVER BY THE BANK OF NEW SOUTH WALES IN CHILTERN 1859                           1959 From instagram Submitted by littlebobbyplaqueson and @aercadet

    • new south wales
    • australia
    • bank
    • repetition

    Behind this Door

    Behind this Door Behind this door is the reason this building was chosen as Carter's campaign headquarters: the depot was the only available building in Plains with a bathroom. The bathroom is no ...

    • plains
    • georgia
    • carter
    • bathroom
    • no longer in se...

    Brisbane River Flood

    In January 2011, water from the Brisbane River inundated and flooded South Bank. Flood water rose as high as the bottom of this plaque. Submitted by @ianThorp

    • australia
    • queensland
    • brisbane
    • river
    • flood

    Ferry Building 1898

    CALIFORNIA HISTORIC CIVIL ENGINEERING LANDMARK FERRY BUILDING 1898 PIONEERING STRUCTURE IN THE USE OF REINFORCED CONCRETE SAN FRANCISCO SECTION ASCE 1976

    • concrete
    • san francisco
    • california
    • bay area
    • ferry
    • reinforced conc...

    The Story of a Cattle King

      Fort Harney

      FORT HARNEY, ON THE FORMER MALHEUR INDIAN RESERVATION, WAS NAMED FOR GEN. WM. S. HARNEY. WHO TOOK COMMAND OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENT OF OREGON, SEPT. 13, 1858. THE FORT WAS ESTABLISHED AUG. 10, 1867, ...

      • oregon
      • harney
      • malheur
      • indian
      • fort

      The Terrible Trail

        Inukshuk

        This plaque appears beside a large stone structure called an Inukshuk, along the English Bay seawall in Vancouver BC, Canada. The plaque reads: "This ancient symbol of the Inuit culture ...

        • vancouver
        • british columbi...
        • canada
        • inukshuk
        • english bay
        • olympics

        Patrick R. Hickey

        Patrick R. Hickey 1946 - 2012 In honor of Pat's devotion to wildlife, the Service, the people he worked with and the public he served.

        • oregon
        • park service