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Walker, Maggie Lena, House

Richmond (Independent City), Virginia
County of Richmond (City).
110 1/2 E. Leigh Street
National Register Number: 75002100
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Maggie Walker National Historic Site.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
In 1903, Maggie Lena Walker (1867-1934), daughter of an ex-slave mother and a Northern abolitionist father, founded the successful Saint Luke Penny Savings Bank, becoming the first woman to establish and head an American bank. A leader in the Richmond community, Walker moved to the Jackson Ward neighborhood in 1904.


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