Historic Plaque Details, Specifications and Order Information

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Each building plaque will be customized and handmade by regional artisans, according to the specific details of your property. They are available in two sizes: 8″ x 12″ or 12″ x 16″.
Hand lettered text will include the year built; and name of original owner, occupant, or builder. An optional third line of text may include an additional name, occupation, or noteworthy detail related to the property.

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Materials: 1/2″ MDO — Medium-Density-Overlay, double-sided, exterior grade, laminated wood signboard.

Colors: Cream background; black lettering, black pinstripe edging.

Finish: Hand painted:

  • Edges – 3 coats field applied oil based primer, plus 2 top coats oil based enamel.
  • Faces — 1 coat factory applied thermoset acrylic primer, plus 1 coat field applied oil based primer, plus 1 top-coat oil based enamel.

Lettering: Hand painted calligraphy with oil based enamel. Roman font; character size varies with sign size selection.

Hardware: Hardware is included for installation by owner. Signs are pre-drilled for fasteners, for installation onto:

  • Wood siding: Four 1-1/2″ long Stainless Steel round-head screws are provided. Screw heads and shanks re pre-painted with sprayed on black rust-proof paint.
  • Brick or Stone Masonry: Self tapping masonry screws with ribbed nylon receiving anchors– signs are predrilled to align with grout joints (2 screws minimum, horizontally aligned).
  • Other siding types (aluminum/composite/vinyl): Four 2″ long Stainless Steel round-head screws are provided. Screw heads and shanks pre-painted with sprayed on black rust-proof paint.