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Blue Plaques
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Managed By: Icon Here Blue Plaques Group
Description:
A "blue plaque" is a sign attached to a house where (maybe) someone famous once lived, or placed where a notable event took place, or attached to a building that is remarkable in another way.

Note: Please see additional updates below for some minor adjustment to the Requirements for this Category made on 12/27/2008.
Expanded Description:
Waypoints for this category are for "blue plaques" associated with local or regional organizations that manage a "blue plaque" program (so don't even think of spray-painting a "blue sign" and hanging it on your front door!)

In the United Kingdom there are several organizations that manage "Blue Plaque" programs.

And the same is true in the United States. For example, in California, the County of Santa Cruz has a Blue Plaque program:

Instructions for Posting a Blue Plaques Waymark:
To post a new waymark, please include a close up photograph of the "Blue Plaque." If applicable, also post a more distant picture of the "Blue Plaque" on its building or setting, and a description of the historical significance that is associated with the "Blue Plaque."

 

**Update 12/27/08**

* It must be mounted on the exterior wall of a building (not on a pole)
* Include the name of the managing agency.
* It must commemorate either some connection of the building or site of the building with a famous person, or the site of a famous building or event.
* It must be blue, UNLESS:- It belongs to a known and recognized series of plaques that are another color ( eg the Westminster plaques, or the stone London plaques.)
*6/2/18 redirected link and removed broken image link....Thanks to DougK for the message

Added by Touchstone with thanks to Team Sieni for the suggestions

 

Thank you for your interest!

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Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To log an entry for a "Blue Plaque," please try to include a picture of you next to the plaque!
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Blue PlaquesSidmouth War Memorial Service Men's Club - Church Street - Sidmouth, Devon

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Blue plaque by the entrance to the former Sidmouth War Memorial Service Men's Club, now the 1922 Club.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesStephen Reynolds - Hope Cottage - Sidmouth, Devon

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A green plaque on Hope Cottage, Sidmouth, tells us the Stephen Reynolds lived and worked here during the 1st World War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesHope Cottage - Sidmouth, Devon

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A blue plaque on Hope Cottage, Sidmouth, Presented to the town of Sidmouth by Miss Constance M. Radford on the 15th. day of August 1925.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/28/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTower of Sidmouth Parish Church - St Giles and St Nicholas - Sidmouth, Devon

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A blue plaque at St Giles and St Nicholas' church with a short history of the church tower.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/26/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesDenis Diderot - Langres, France

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[EN] Denis Diderot, born October 5, 1713 in Langres and died July 31, 1784 in Paris, was a French writer, philosopher and encyclopaedist of the Enlightenment. [FR] Denis Diderot, né le 5 octobre 1713 à Langres et mort le 31 juillet 1784 à Paris, est un écrivain, philosophe et encyclopédiste français des Lumières.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 6/23/2022

last visited: 6/23/2022

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Blue PlaquesJMW Turner, 1775 - 1851 Artist. West Malling. Kent. UK

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JMW Turner, 1775 - 1851 Artist.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/18/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesOld American Legion Building - Brea, CA

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A historic building at City Hall Park in Brea, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesBrea Plunge - Brea, CA

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A historic community pool building in Brea, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesOld City Hall - Brea, CA

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One of many historic buildings at City Hall Park in Brea, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 6/17/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMaison de Napoléon Bonaparte - Ajaccio - France

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Le musée de la Maison Bonaparte créé dans la maison où Napoléon Bonaparte est né à Ajaccio, et où il a passé son enfance. Il évoque le souvenir de l'empereur et de sa famille en Corse, et présente différents meubles et objets lui ayant appartenu.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Corse, France

date approved: 6/17/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesD-Day 60th Anniversary Blue Plaque, Red Lion Yard, Okehampton, Devon, UK

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This Blue Plaque commemorates the 60th anniversary of D-Day in Okehampton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/12/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesRutabegorz Restaurant - Fullerton, CA

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One of many blue plaques in Fullerton, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCalifornia Hotel - Fullerton, CA

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A building marked by a blue plaque in downtown Fullerton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 5/31/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesWalter Savage Landor/King's High School for Girls, Warwick. UK

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Walter Savage Landor was an English writer, poet, and activist. Born: 30 January 1775, Warwick Died: 17 September 1864, Florence, Italy Literary movement: Romanticism

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/28/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCommander George Eyre-Powell R.N. - Colyton Cottage - Colyton, Devon

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A blue plaque on Colyton Cottage, Colyton, tells us that Commander George Eyre-Powell R.N lived here.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/17/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesMaison Aristide Maillol - Banyuls-sur-Mer (Pyrénées-Orientales), France

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[FR] La Métairie est la maison où le sculpteur Aristide Maillol a passé les dernières années de sa vie. [EN] The farm, "La Métairie", is where the sculptor Aristide Maillol spent the last years of his life.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 5/5/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPeter Schuyler Bruff - Ipswich Railway Station, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

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This blue plaque, erected by 'The Ipswich Society' is mounted on the north facade of Ipswich railway station and acknowledges the work of Peter Schuyler Bruff a civil engineer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/23/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesCourthouse (former), Castlemaine, VIC, Australia

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The former courthouse, now home to the local historical society

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 4/19/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesFryerstown Methodistd Church Hall, Fryerstown, VIC, Australia

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The former Fryerstown Methodist Church Hall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 4/18/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesTown Hall and Courthouse, Buninyong, Vic , Australia

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A combined Town Hall and Court House

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 3/30/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesOld library, Buninyong, VIC, Australia

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A blue plaque on the front of the former Library and Mechanics Institute

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blingg

location: Victoria, Australia

date approved: 3/30/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlacentia Water Tower - Placentia, CA

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A water tower in downtown Placentia, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/25/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesPlacentia Public Library - Placentia, CA

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A historic library in downtown Placentia, Califorina.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 3/25/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesGeorge Scott Railton - Arbroath, Angus, Scotland

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Blue plaque on the wall of the Arbroath Methodist Church Manse, commemorating George Scott Railton, the first commissioner of the Salvation Army in the USA, who was born in the building in 1849.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa

location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/24/2022

last visited: never

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Blue PlaquesSimon Levi Company Building - San Diego, CA

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One of many dated buildings in San Diego, California.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 2/13/2022

last visited: never

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