A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible. Logo by Chop Shop

Hoover Dam

  • dam
  • engineering

Elixir

This is the second oldest known continually operating Saloon location in San Francisco and a centerpiece of the Mission Dolores neighborhood. On this site Francis Daneal’s “bar-room” was listed in ...

  • san francisco
  • saloon

Mission High School

  • san francisco
  • high school
  • mission

The Temper of Those Who Wrote Them

As we say at @99piorg: Always read the plaque about the plaque. Submitted by @daphall

  • santa fe
  • new mexico
  • metaplaque

Edwin Knox Waterfountain

Plaque reads: 'Erected By subscription In memory of Edwin Knox Victoria Bushmen's Corps Died in South Africa February 26th 1901. Aged 24 years' Submitted by: @IanThorp

  • boer war
  • water fountain
  • drinking founta...
  • australia
  • south africa

Vittorio Emanuele II Padre Della Patria

Shows you really should always read the plaque. Not exactly sure what it says but send me of doing some research and it relates to the the first king of a united Italy. ...

  • king
  • italy
  • tuscany

Giuseppe Garibaldi

  Plaque reads 'Per infondere al vivi e al nascituri egregi sensi nell anima col ricordo delle gloriose gesta di GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI  Che piu grande di tutte gli eroi dell umanita consacrava la vitta ...

  • italy
  • tuscany
  • general
  • war

Moe's

BERKELEY HISTORY MOE’S BOOKS   In 1959, Morris (Moe) Moskowitz and his wife, Barbara, opened a small paperback bookshop on Shattuck Avenue. They soon moved to Telegraph Avenue where Moe’s ...

  • berkeley
  • california
  • books
  • moe

Craig Roberts

IN MEMORY OF CRAIG ROBERTS LOVING PHYSICIAN, RENOWNED BIRDER AND GOOD FRIEND TILLAMOOK COUNTY BIRDING GROUP 2005

  • tillamook
  • birding

Captain Matthew Flinders

Plaque for a statue. Picture of the statue: 'Captain Matthew Flinders 1923-1925 Charles Web Gilbert (1887-1925) At twenty-one Matthew Flinders was both an outstanding navigator and an experienced ...

  • melbourne austr...

Hidden Truths

Submitted by @gkatz

  • chicago
  • great fire
  • 1848
  • cuba
  • url

Telemark Raid Planning

THE ANGLO-NORSE SOCIETY  In this building S.O.E.'s NORWEGIAN section planned the TELEMARK raid to disrupt development of Nazi atomic weapons 1942-1944 Submitted by @theonlymfkirke

  • wwii
  • nazi
  • atomic weapons
  • telemark

Peacock Door

Submitted by @gkatz

  • chicago
  • illinois
  • door
  • peacock

City Fields Foundation

Dedicated to the youth of San Francisco, So you always have a place to play. City Fields Foundation Fisher Family San Francisco Recreation and Parks 2015 Submitted by Darren Platt.

  • san francisco
  • california
  • bay area
  • parks
  • youth

We Are Here

  • ashland
  • oregon
  • 2013
  • prayer poke
  • first nations
  • takelma

Carmel Heritage: Mission Ranch

  • carmel
  • california
  • ranch

Baseball

Baseball came to Memphis in 1885, but didn't last long because city law prevented games from being played on Sundays. Scores were transmitted to local cigar stores and hotel lobbies by ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

The Heritage Courtyard

This plaque recognizes the large oak trees that have stood on the site since before the Oakway Center shopping center was built.

  • trees
  • eugene
  • oregon
  • hayes mckay far...

U2 Joshua Tree Plaque

Photo submitted by U2. Plaque created by Ernie Navarre. Articles about the plaque are here, here, and here.

  • u2
  • joshua tree
  • california

The Cook Family

Volunteers Make a Difference The Cook Family Dan & Nedra    Mike & Jeneil Kenny & Jess

  • redding
  • california

Spenger's Fish Grotto

SPENGER'S FISH GROTTO CENTENARY PLAQUE 1890 - 1990 1865 JOHANN BUILDS HIS HOME, ONE ROOM COUNTRY STORE AND FISH MARKET AT THIS SITE. 1930'S FRANK, HIS WIFE MARCELLA AND SON FRANK (BUD) EXPAND ...

  • grotto
  • berkeley
  • california
  • spanky
  • fish market
  • centenary

St. Ann Catholic Church

On Christmas Eve 1949, parishioner John Maher buried a statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague on this site and hopeful Catholics from the area began fund-raising efforts to build the first Catholic ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Statuary At The Shelby County Courthouse

Exterior statuary at the Shelby County Courthouse includes, most prominently, six seated figures carved from single blocks of Tennessee marble, representing Wisdom, Justice, Liberty, ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Gabriel's Crossing

Gabriel's Crossing Gabriel Dumont operated a ferry on the South Saskatchewan River near this site from the early 1870's to 1883. According to his 1876 licence, the ferry was a scow measuring 7.6 ...

  • saskatchewan
  • "gabriel dumont...
  • ferry
  • "south saskatch...

Luke Wright1846-1922

A Confederate officer cited for gallantry, he held the office of attorney-general for Shelby County. Wright also served as the first governor-general of the Philippines and as the first official ...

  • shelby county
  • tennessee

Ken Stabler

  • oakland
  • athletics
  • coliseum

Cabin Creek

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF REV. J.A. CORNWALL AND FAMILY THEY BUILD THE FIRST IMMIGRANT CABIN IN DOUGLAS COUNTY NEAR THIS SITE HENCE THE NAME CABIN CREEK THE FAMILY WINTERED HERE IN 1846 ...

  • oakland
  • oregon
  • 1846