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

Maggie Walker

(1867-1934)

 
 
Maggie Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 24, 2009
1. Maggie Walker Marker
Inscription.  Founder of the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in 1903, now Consolidated Bank & Trust Company, whose headquarters stood here 1910-1975.

"What do we need to still further develop and prosper us, numerically and financially? Let us put our moneys together; let us put our money out at usury among ourselves, and reap the benefits ourselves. Let us have a bank that will take the nickels and turn them into dollars."
...August 20, 1901

Placed by the Directors of Consolidated Bank & Trust Company, August, 1976.
 
Erected 1976 by Consolidated Bank & Trust Company.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1903.
 
Location. 37° 32.749′ N, 77° 26.415′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North 1st Street and East Marshall Street, on the right when traveling north on North 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Consolidated Bank & Trust Company (a few steps from this marker); Giles Beecher Jackson
N 1st St & E Marshall St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, December 24, 2009
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(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Mitchell, Jr., "Fighting Editor" (about 700 feet away); Maggie Lena Walker Memorial (about 700 feet away); Jackson Ward (about 800 feet away); Miller’s and Eggleston Hotels (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Legacy on Leigh Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Officer Vernon L. Jarrelle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1903 - St. Luke Penny Savings Bank. Minority Banking Timeline (Submitted on December 28, 2009.) 

2. Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site. National Park Service (Submitted on December 28, 2009.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,067 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Oct. 5, 2022