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Maggie L Walker National Historic Site

Located at 110-1/2 East Leigh Street, the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a progressive and talented African American woman. Despite many adversities, she achieved success in the world of business and finance. She was the first woman in the United States to found and serve as president of a bank.

The bank she founded, now Consolidated Bank & Trust, is the oldest surviving black-operated bank in the United States. The site includes her residence of thirty years and a visitor center detailing her life and the Jackson Ward community, in which, she lived and worked.

The house is restored to its 1930's appearance with original Walker family pieces.

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Visitor Center is located at 600 North 2nd Street in Richmond, Virginia.

110 1/2 E. Leigh Street after Maggie Walker's additions, c. 1923.
110 1/2 E. Leigh Street after Maggie Walker's additions, c. 1923.



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