Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Walker sisters

Marker ID:  
Location: On Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in the West End district of Atlanta, GA.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.289    W 084° 24.870
  33.75481666    -84.4145
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7WAR
The Walker sisters Marker  


The Walker sisters, Mary and Bessie, and their nieces were prominent African American businesswomen in the Hunter Street neighborhood from the mid-1930s until the 1980s. In addition to two eateries, the La France Tea Room and the James Café, the women operated a rooming house, a tavern, a florist shop and a taxi company. On of there popular restaurant was located here.


The Walker sisters