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

Restoration of the Stanford Campus

    Memorial Church

    MEMORIAL CHURCH ERECTED BY JANE LATHROP STANFORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND LELAND STANFORD

    MEMORIAL CHURCH ERECTED BY JANE LATHROP STANFORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND LELAND STANFORD

      The Burghers of Calais

        Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless Grape

        Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless GrapeWilliam Thompson, an Englishman, and his family settled here in 1863. In 1872 he sent to New York for three cuttings called Lady de Coverly of which ...

        Site of Propagation of the Thompson Seedless GrapeWilliam Thompson, an Englishman, and his family settled here in 1863. In 1872 he sent to New York for three cuttings called Lady de Coverly of which ...

        • california
        • highway 20
        • sutter county
        • agriculture his...
        • thompson seedle...

        Ramona Street Architectural District

          The Gates of Hell

            Payton Jordan Plaza

              John I. Danielson

              GIFT OF THE FRIENDS OF JOHN 1. DANIELSON DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID, EMERITUS 1968 - 1982 STOP AND STAY A WHILE FOR TOMORROW'S JOURNEY REQUIRES YOU BE RESTED

              GIFT OF THE FRIENDS OF JOHN 1. DANIELSON DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID, EMERITUS 1968 - 1982 STOP AND STAY A WHILE FOR TOMORROW'S JOURNEY REQUIRES YOU BE RESTED

                F Street Bridge

                Plaque noting the construction of the concrete bridge over the Arkansas River in Salida, ColoradoERECTED AD 1900BY THE CITY OF SALIDALOUIS WENZMAYORJ.W. LODGEV.C. DAVENPORTJ.U. MOCKF.B. CHURCHERT.C. ...

                Plaque noting the construction of the concrete bridge over the Arkansas River in Salida, ColoradoERECTED AD 1900BY THE CITY OF SALIDALOUIS WENZMAYORJ.W. LODGEV.C. DAVENPORTJ.U. MOCKF.B. CHURCHERT.C. ...

                • bridge
                • colorado
                • salida
                • arkansas river
                • 1900

                Woolworth's Sit-In, Jackson MS

                Woolworth’s Sit-in“Woolworth’s variety store was the scene of a pivotal event in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement on May 28, 1963. When three black Tougaloo College students sat down at the ...

                Woolworth’s Sit-in“Woolworth’s variety store was the scene of a pivotal event in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement on May 28, 1963. When three black Tougaloo College students sat down at ...

                • woolworth's
                • sit-in
                • civil rights
                • integration
                • jackson
                • mississippi civ...
                • tougaloo colleg...
                • 1963

                Charles Evans Hughes

                New York, Home of Distinguished Americans Charles Evans Hughes April 11, 162 - August 7, 1948 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1930-1941 Governor of New York, 1907-1910Justice ...

                New York, Home of Distinguished Americans Charles Evans Hughes April 11, 162 - August 7, 1948 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1930-1941 Governor of New York, ...

                • charles evans h...
                • supreme court
                • secretary of st...
                • governor
                • court of intern...

                Japanese Pillbox White Beach, San Jose, Tacloban City

                Submitted by JMatthewLara

                Submitted by JMatthewLara

                  Vlad the Impaler

                  Submitted by @reporterjoe.

                  Submitted by @reporterjoe.

                    This Playing Field

                    THIS PLAYING FIELD WAS DEVELOPED AS A JOINT SCHEME BETWEEN PROSPECT CITY COUNCIL AND THE EDUCATION DEPT OF S.A. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY OF PROSPECT OPENED FOR USE 23RD A. ...

                    THIS PLAYING FIELD WAS DEVELOPED AS A JOINT SCHEME BETWEEN PROSPECT CITY COUNCIL AND THE EDUCATION DEPT OF S.A. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY OF PROSPECT OPENED FOR USE 23RD ...

                      In Appreciation of Sheila Dinneen Family and Neighbours

                      Submitted by @SignsTheReading.

                      Submitted by @SignsTheReading.

                        Early Play-By-Play Radio Broadcast of a College Football Game

                        Submitted by @TAMU.

                        Submitted by @TAMU.

                          After Milneford Mills

                          Submitted by @heritagetoronto.

                          Submitted by @heritagetoronto.

                            Alex Haley

                            Alex Haley (1921-1992) Alexander Murray Palmer Haley lived and maintained a writing studio here. Beginning in 1963 he conducted many in-depth interviews with Malcolm X for his first book, The ...

                            Alex Haley (1921-1992) Alexander Murray Palmer Haley lived and maintained a writing studio here. Beginning in 1963 he conducted many in-depth interviews with Malcolm X for his first book, ...

                              John Ericsson

                              Submitted by pdxgrggles

                              Submitted by pdxgrggles

                                The Great Telescope

                                145 years before ⁦the Hubble,⁩ this was the worlds foremost deep-sky observatory: the ‘Leviathan’ 72” telescope at ⁦ Birr Castle. It held the world record for 72 years.⁩ Submitted by @Shamrocketeer

                                145 years before ⁦the Hubble,⁩ this was the worlds foremost deep-sky observatory: the ‘Leviathan’ 72” telescope at ⁦ Birr Castle. It held the world record for 72 years.⁩ Submitted by @Shamrocketeer

                                  R. C. Harris

                                  R. C. Harris (1875-1945) who masterminded much of the city's vital infrastructure, lived at Old City Hall from 1900 to 1909, and worked there from 1900 to 1945. Submitted by @heritagetoronto.

                                  R. C. Harris (1875-1945) who masterminded much of the city's vital infrastructure, lived at Old City Hall from 1900 to 1909, and worked there from 1900 to 1945. Submitted by @heritagetoronto.

                                    The Cliff Walk

                                    Submitted by @bthubbard.

                                    Submitted by @bthubbard.

                                      Yorkville Town Hall

                                      Submitted by @heritagetoronto.

                                      Submitted by @heritagetoronto.

                                        Old Burying Ground, Halifax

                                        Submitted by @bthubbard.

                                        Submitted by @bthubbard.

                                          TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM AND SACRIFICE OF ALL COLORED SOLDIERS

                                          TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM AND SACRIFICE OF ALL COLORED SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN THE VARIOUS WARS ENGAGED IN BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THAT A LASTING RECORD SHALL BE MADE OF THEIR UNSELFISH ...

                                          TO COMMEMORATE THE HEROISM AND SACRIFICE OF ALL COLORED SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN THE VARIOUS WARS ENGAGED IN BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THAT A LASTING RECORD SHALL BE MADE OF THEIR ...