Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Maggie Lena Walker
As an entrepreneur, Walker founded the St. Luke Herald newspaper, the St. Luke Emporium, and the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank, and she later became chairman of the board of the Consolidated Bank and Trust Company. Walker died in Richmond, Virginia on December 15, 1934. In 1939, Maggie L. Walker High School was built and named in her honor; it was one of two schools for black students in the Richmond area during the time of racial segregation. In 2001, the high school, which had been abandoned since 1990, reopened as the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies which now serves multiple school divisions.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education • Industry & Commerce • Women.
Location. 37° 33.455′ N, 77° 27.192′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Lombardy Street and West Leigh Street, on the left when traveling north on North Lombardy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 N Lombardy St, Richmond VA 23220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hartshorn Memorial College (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Union University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pickford Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Martin E. Gray Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ellison Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coburn Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Virginia Union University 150th Anniversary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Huntley Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on June 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.