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Maggie Walker House

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1889, George Boyd, builder. 1918 and later alterations, Charles T. Russell. 110½ E. Leigh St. Open to the public
  • (Photograph by Richard Guy Wilson)
  • Maggie Walker House (Virginia Division of Historic Resources)

African American builder George Boyd constructed this originally Italianate building as part of the Quality Row section of East Leigh Street, a group of fine town houses occupied and in many cases owned by African American professionals. Under the ownership of Maggie Walker, Grand Secretary of the Independent Order of St. Luke, this house was substantially modified with Colonial Revival details, a library, and a porch.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.



  • 1889

  • 1918


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Maggie Walker House", [Richmond, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 233-234.

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