The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, comprised of six buildings, is located at East Leigh Street and North 2nd Street in Richmond, Virginia.  Situated in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood, it, according to the National Park Service (NPS) website, is a community “… known as the birthplace of African-American entrepreneurship (‘The Cradle of Black Capitalism’) and is one of the largest (42 city blocks) national historic landmark districts associated with African American history and culture in the United States.”  As such, the facades of all the buildings have been preserved, rehabilitated and/or renovated to appearances of the 1930s era.

Maintained by the National Park Service, five of these buildings house operations of the federal agency.  Their operations include curatorial spaces and a Visitors Center.  The interiors in these buildings have been modernized to meet their professional needs and engage the interests of the contemporary public. 

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