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Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maggie Lena Walker

1867-1934

 
 
Maggie Lena Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 30, 2018
1. Maggie Lena Walker Marker
Inscription.  Among her many accomplishments, this African-American business woman, social activist and formidable community leader became the first woman bank president in America when she founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond in 1903.
 
Erected 1994 by Virginia Business and Professional Women's Foundation and Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWomen.
 
Location. 37° 32.876′ N, 77° 26.246′ W. Marker is in Jackson Ward in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Leigh Street near North 2nd Street. On the grounds of Maggie L. Walker National Historical Site inside the gated area. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North 2nd Street, Oilville VA 23129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Legacy on Leigh Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Quality Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Alfred D. “A.D.” Price
Maggie Lena Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 30, 2018
2. Maggie Lena Walker Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Miller’s and Eggleston Hotels (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Ward (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Joseph Catholic Church (about 600 feet away); Giles Beecher Jackson (about 600 feet away); Navy Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Mural of Maggie L. Walker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, June 30, 2018
3. Mural of Maggie L. Walker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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