Business leader Maggie Lena Walker (1864-1934) lived at 110 1/2 E. Leigh Street. The resident was part of "Quality Row," a block of homes owned by African American professionals in the Jackson Ward neighborhood.
In 2017, the city unveiled a monument by artist Toby Mendez at the intersection of East Broad and Adams streets to commemorate Walker's legacy to the city. The 10-foot bronze statue of a 45-year old Walker is bordered by inscriptions tracing her life. Walker achieved success as a mother, teacher, newspaper publisher, banker and civil rights leader.