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

The Woodward and Lothrop "Woodies" Colorization Project

  • washington dc

The Restoration of 800 F Street

The Restoration of 800 F StreetThese five landmark buildings on the 800 block of F Street have been restored by Douglas Jemal in conjunction with the International Spy Museum. Erected between 1875 ...

The Restoration of 800 F StreetThese five landmark buildings on the 800 block of F Street have been restored by Douglas Jemal in conjunction with the International Spy Museum. Erected between 1875 ...

  • washington dc

Mary Church Terrell, the Lost Laws, and the End of Segregation in D.C. Restaurants

From 1951 to 1952, at the advanced age of 88, [Mary Church] Terrell led a campaign to end segregation at the lunch counter of Hecht's Department Store (formerly on this site).This was part of a ...

From 1951 to 1952, at the advanced age of 88, [Mary Church] Terrell led a campaign to end segregation at the lunch counter of Hecht's Department Store (formerly on this site).This was part of a ...

  • washington dc
  • civil rights
  • segregation

The First Dynamite Factory in America

Submitted by @mcleantessa via SFGate

Submitted by @mcleantessa via SFGate

    First Log Cabin in this Vicinity

    The plaque is located just off st. Charles Road in a small clearing. The rock is easily visible from the road. Since there is no trail through the surrounding woods, the only way to reach the plaque ...

    The plaque is located just off st. Charles Road in a small clearing. The rock is easily visible from the road. Since there is no trail through the surrounding woods, the only way to reach the plaque ...

    • log cabin
    • dupage county
    • forest foundati...
    • glen ellyn
    • historic

    Cappoquin Bacon Factory, LTD

    Submitted by @SheilaPortobelo

    Submitted by @SheilaPortobelo

      Rolf Neslund, Patron Saint of the Broken Bridge

      "I was the victim of a series of accidents, as are we all." Malachi Constant Delridge Maritime Historical Society and the Center for General Annoyance In the early morning of Sunday, June 11, 1978, ...

        I.D.E.S. Council Hayward #14

        Submitted by @jqmcd

        Submitted by @jqmcd

          Tornado Hill

          TORNADO HILL Submitted by @themunson

          TORNADO HILL Submitted by @themunson

            An Gorta Mór ~ The Great Hunger

            • irish
            • ireland
            • famine
            • family

            Town of Searsville

            Here stood the lumbermen's village of Searsville whose first settler, John Sears, arrived in 1854. Across the road, west of this monument, stood a hotel. The school, store, blacksmith shop, and ...

            Here stood the lumbermen's village of Searsville whose first settler, John Sears, arrived in 1854. Across the road, west of this monument, stood a hotel. The school, store, blacksmith shop, ...

              Bakkerbrug/Bakkerstr aat

              Two plaques in one: the illustration shows the old bridge

              Two plaques in one: the illustration shows the old bridge "Bakkerburg"  that connects to the little street "Bakkerstraat". The bridge was a market place in old times. The little street "Bakkerstraat" ...

              • histirc market
              • filmfestival

              Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King

              Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

              Tweet Submitted by @jqmcd

                Richmond Region — Did You Know

                Plaque on the wall at GRCC:”Richmond RegionDid You Know...In the city of Richmond, the Valentine History Centers’ Richmond’s past and present collection totals more than 900,000 objects and includes ...

                Plaque on the wall at GRCC:”Richmond RegionDid You Know...In the city of Richmond, the Valentine History Centers’ Richmond’s past and present collection totals more than 900,000 objects and includes ...

                • history
                • richmond
                • art
                • artifacts
                • convention cent...

                Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

                There are three plaques on the building marking very different interpretation. Submitted by @AmeliaTGrabow

                There are three plaques on the building marking very different interpretation. Submitted by @AmeliaTGrabow

                  LACEY V MURROW MEMORIAL BRIDGE

                  LACEY V MURROW MEMORIAL BRIDGE UNIQUE. FUNCTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL, THIS FLOATING DRIDGE IS HEREBY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MR. LACEY V. MURROW, DYNAMIC DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS A BRIGADIER GENERAL IN THE ...

                  LACEY V MURROW MEMORIAL BRIDGE UNIQUE. FUNCTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL, THIS FLOATING DRIDGE IS HEREBY DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF MR. LACEY V. MURROW, DYNAMIC DIRECTOR OF HIGHWAYS A BRIGADIER GENERAL IN THE ...

                    Inspired by the Palazzo Della Cancellerina

                    \ In 1882, MCKim, Mead and White designed this block of six townhouses inspired by the Palazzo Della Cancelleria in Rome, for Henry Villard and friends prominent in publishing, railroads, finance and ...

                    \ In 1882, MCKim, Mead and White designed this block of six townhouses inspired by the Palazzo Della Cancelleria in Rome, for Henry Villard and friends prominent in publishing, railroads, finance and ...

                      The Finish of Laying a Coaxial Cable From Sydney to Melbourne

                      Submitted by @_marty_k

                      Submitted by @_marty_k

                        The First Presbyterian Church of Danville

                        The First Presbyterian Church of Danville 1875

                        The First Presbyterian Church of Danville 1875 "The Handsomest Church in the County" The original building on this site was presided by Reverend R.S. Symington who was the first minister. The popular ...

                          Union Station, Denver

                          Submitted by @ChooVroom

                          Submitted by @ChooVroom

                            Inuvik

                            Inuvik Officially opened by The Right Honourable John C Diefenbaker PCMP Prime Minister of Canada July 1 1961 Submitted by @paulori

                            Inuvik Officially opened by The Right Honourable John C Diefenbaker PCMP Prime Minister of Canada July 1 1961 Submitted by @paulori

                              The Cocoanut Grove Fire

                              Submitted by @OnlyInBOS

                              Submitted by @OnlyInBOS

                                Taco Bell Fitness Course

                                Commemorating the Great Flood of 1993 Taco Bell Foundation Submitted by @ArmyStrang [Location approximate]

                                Commemorating the Great Flood of 1993 Taco Bell Foundation Submitted by @ArmyStrang [Location approximate]

                                  WILLIAM HENRY WEBB

                                    An Era of Dramatic Change

                                    Historically Alameda was a peninsula, rich in natural resources. Native peoples gathered food and materials from bay salt marshes, abundant oak forests, and nearby shorelines. From the early 1800's ...

                                    Historically Alameda was a peninsula, rich in natural resources. Native peoples gathered food and materials from bay salt marshes, abundant oak forests, and nearby shorelines. From the early 1800's ...

                                    • transcontinenta...
                                    • san francisco b...
                                    • east bay region...