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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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Image for Asylum Hill Congretaional Church - Hartford, CTview gallery

NENE21.9 km

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Blue PlaquesAsylum Hill Congretaional Church - Hartford, CT

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In a Historic District listed on The National Register of Historic Places.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT

location: Connecticut

date approved: 8/8/2008

last visited: 9/24/2009

Image for Hilliard Mills - Manchester, CT USAview gallery

NENE31.9 km

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Blue PlaquesHilliard Mills - Manchester, CT USA

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Woolen mills that made blankets for the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CraigInCT

location: Connecticut

date approved: 7/30/2008

last visited: never

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WW59.4 km

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Blue PlaquesThe Appalachian Trail

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The Appalachian Trail Blue Plaque located on Rt. 22

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Smokey

location: New York

date approved: 8/13/2007

last visited: never

Image for Bascom Lodge - Mount Greylock, MAview gallery

NN114.7 km

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Blue PlaquesBascom Lodge - Mount Greylock, MA

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Bascom Lodge is located at the summit of Mount Greylock, the highest point in the State of Massachusetts. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the main-central and east wings in 1935-1938.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/21/2016

last visited: 7/22/2018

Image for Freddrick Douglass - New York, NYview gallery

SWSW131.8 km

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Blue PlaquesFreddrick Douglass - New York, NY

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A blue plaque mentioning Frederick Douglass in New York City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 12/23/2017

last visited: 12/23/2017

Image for Edna Ferber - New York, NYview gallery

SWSW132.8 km

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Blue PlaquesEdna Ferber - New York, NY

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A "blue plaque" along Central Park West.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: 4/21/2019

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SWSW133.3 km

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Blue PlaquesSteinway Hall - New York City, NY

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This "blue plaque" distinguishes the works of Steinway & Sons and their Steinway Hall, for it's tremendous contribution to music over decades.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella

location: New York

date approved: 12/11/2010

last visited: 10/15/2014

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SWSW135.8 km

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Blue PlaquesEdith Wharton - New York, NY

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The childhood home of author Edith Wharton is now a mostly commercial building on 14 W. 23rd Street in Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 5/12/2013

last visited: 7/22/2013

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SWSW137.3 km

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Blue PlaquesEdwin Arlington Robinson - New York, NY

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One of a few "blue" plaques around the city.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: New York

date approved: 10/21/2016

last visited: 10/21/2016

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SWSW140.7 km

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Blue PlaquesCastle Clinton

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Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, Castle Clinton represents not only the growth of New York City, the the growth of a Nation. First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over the years to welcome theater goers, immigrants, sightseers and now millions of visitors to New York Harbor

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The Finding Irish 4

location: New York

date approved: 8/13/2008

last visited: 5/18/2017

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