Bump to this excellent topic on historic house plaques. They make a great holiday gift for him, her, or house. Don't need exact date, that is the reason for putting "circa" or c. on the sign. Attaching a photo of a hand painted historic house sign I made couple years ago for a home in New England. "White Christmas". Sounds great doesn't it. The next pic is also posted in the spirit of the season: The Stocking House. Happy holiday to all.