National Register Customized Plaque

National Register Customized Historic Plaques

Across the country, an array of sites, districts, buildings and other structures feature a plaque commemorating their membership in the National Register of Historic Places. Because the National Register does not issue any markers of its own, it’s the responsibility of the site’s owner to display a historic plaque — which is optional but offers immense value to visitors and future owners of the property.

At Erie Landmark Company, a division of Paul W. Zimmerman Foundries, we provide a seamless process for ordering and customizing an aluminum or bronze historic marker for your piece of history.

The Value and Uses of Historic Plaques

Historic plaques offer value in a variety of ways to communities, including through the following:custom national register plaque

  • Build a sense of community with your neighbors and local businesses.
  • Drive economic growth through increased tourism and interest.
  • Preserve and highlight the historical landmarks within your community.
  • Educate visitors and locals about the history of your area.

Due to their value, many organizations and individuals invest in historic markers, including:

  • Museums
  • Homeowners
  • Historical societies
  • And more

Options for National Register Custom Plaques and More

We provide several options for national register custom plaques and other types of plaques, including:

  • Material: Choose between an aluminum or bronze historic plaque.
  • Border: Pick from four different borders for your plaque, including a single line, double line, beveled edge or intertwined.
  • Background Color: Select a black, brown, hunter green, carnival red, royal blue, pewter (aluminum only) or natural background color for your historic plaque.
  • Coating: Add a protective clear coat to your plaque.
  • Mounting: Prepare your plaque for display with a rear (works best for brick and stone) or front (works best for wood and stucco) mount. Rosettes are available to cover your front mount screws.
  • Font: Choose from more than 10 font types or request a specific font for your historic plaque.
  • Wording: Customize your plaque with one of two standard National Register phrases: “Has been placed on the National Register,” or “Is listed in the National Register.”
  • Inscription: Tell your historic landmark’s story with three lines of text for visitors to read as they pass by or stop in at your historic location.

national register custom plaqueIf you’d like to incorporate photographs, logos, addresses or other details into your aluminum or bronze historic plaque, we can help with that too.

Benefits of Historic Plaques by Erie Landmark Company

We offer several benefits as a designer, producer and finisher of historic plaques, including:

  • Craftsmanship: With more than 80 years of experience, Erie Landmark Company maintains a reputation for exceptional quality that stands the test of time.
  • Cost: While many may overcharge for their services, we offer competitive prices for aluminum and bronze historic plaques.
  • Personalization: Across our history, we’ve valued the preferences of our clients, which is why we’re happy to integrate your requests into your marker’s design.
  • Warranty: We believe in the quality of our historic plaques, which is why every plaque with a protective clear coat arrives with a five-year warranty for normal wear and tear.

Learn More About Aluminum and Bronze Historic Markers From Erie Landmark Company

At Erie Landmark Company, we offer a passion and level of craftsmanship that’s unmatched. Whether you’re looking for an aluminum or bronze historic marker, you can trust our family-owned and -operated business to deliver the plaque you want, customized down to the last detail to match your vision and standards for quality.

Contact us today to learn more about our aluminum and bronze historic plaques or submit a pricing request below.

Prior to casting, we will contact you to discuss & finalize your design.

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Below are examples of National Register customized plaques.

11″ × 8″ Bronze Plaque

Brown Background, Single Line Border

15″ x 12″ Bronze Plaque

Brown Background, Intertwined Border

11″ × 8″ Bronze Plaque – Pewter Finish

Brown Background, Single Line Border

10″ × 7″ Bronze Plaque

Brown Background, Single Line Border

11″ × 8″ Aluminum Plaque – Pewter Finish

Dark Green Background, Custom Border

11″ × 8″ Bronze Plaque

Brown Background, Single Line Border

8″ × 11″ Bronze Plaque

Black Background, Single Line Border, Flat Relief

24″ × 36″ Bronze Plaque

Roadside Marker, Brown Background, Single Line Border, Custom plaque with National Register wording and an Etched Bronze Photo

18″ x 24″ Bronze Plaque

Roadside Marker, Black Background, Single Line Border, Custom plaque with National Register wording and a Flat Relief


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