All plaques are hand lettered. The sign painter, Bob Leonard, is very knowledgeable about period handwriting. Each plaque will be hand-drawn with the popular lettering for the time period.

For the creation of the sign, a 1/2″ pre-primed medium density overlay is prepared. That is followed by an oil-based primer—4 coats on the edges and 2 on the already-primed surface, with an additional topcoat of oil-based enamel, twice on the edges and once each on the front & back of the sign. The paint is specifically formulated for the outdoor sign industry and is long-lasting. All of the lettering is done by hand in a black ink on a white background. Two holes are pre-drilled on the left and right sides of the oval plaque. Included are 2 stainless steel screws that are painted black with Rustoleum on the screw head.

The oval plaque measures 16’ by 11½.

The cost for a historic plaque is $125.00 (no tax).

Purchasing a plaque grants access to resources that will save and preserve their older homes and buildings provided through this website. Most importantly, we hope to offer methods to save you money.

Plaque Pages

This is just the beginning. Learn more about the Preservation Plaque Program within the links below. And if you own a historic building on Block Island, please apply to get your own plaque.

Have you received notice from SBI that your building has been approved for a preservation plaque?

It’s time to take the last step and purchase your plaque. Just click the button below to be taken to the plaque purchase page.