Great Places Bronze Plaque FAQ

What information do I need to provide?
Please specify the category (neighborhood, street, or public space), year of designation, name of (street, neighborhood, or public space), and city and state of designated place. Download the Plaque Order Form.

Do I need to provide design information for the plaque?
No, the American Planning Association has a specific design for the plaque.

What is the size and weight of each plaque?
Each plaque is 18 inches by 18 inches and weighs 30 pounds.

What is cast bronze?
Franklin Bronze Plaques uses Copper Development Association Alloy C9220 composed of Copper 88%, Tin 6%, Zinc 4%, and Lead 2%. Cast bronze is the most durable metal for use outdoors. Bronze will not rust when exposed to the elements.

What are the mounting options for the plaque?
There are three mounting options available. Click here for full descriptions of the options.

How should the quality of the plaque be maintained?
Great Places plaques have a clear lacquer finish that generally will last up to a decade. If the plaque is not re-lacquered it will develop a natural patina over time. Maintaining the plaque to its original finish requires a new coat of automobile-grade clear lacquer every seven to 10 years. Franklin Bronze Plaques can do this for an additional charge.   

How much does the plaque cost?
Click here for current prices.  

Are discounts available for multiple plaque orders?
Yes discounts are available if you are ordering the identical plaque at the time of order. Different mounting options for the plaques are available. Click here for the most current quantity discount pricing.  

What payment options are offered?
Franklin Bronze Plaques accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, checks, and approved purchase orders. Fifty percent of the total order amount must be received before Franklin will begin production of your plaque. 

What happens after the order is placed?
A proof will be sent to you for approval and for review by the American Planning Association. Upon receipt of an approved proof, Franklin Bronze Plaques will begin production of the plaque.

When should I expect my order?
You should receive your approximately four weeks after Franklin Bronze Plaques has received a 50 percent deposit and you have returned the approved proof for your plaque unless you've paid an additional charge for five-day or 10-day rush delivery.

Whom should I contact regarding order questions?
Please contact Franklin Bronze Plaques. Sales representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Call toll free 866-405-6623, send them a fax at 814-346-7047, or send an e-mail to