Villa Lewaro Named a National Treasure

Madam Walker died at Villa Lewaro--her Irvington, NY mansion--in May 1919 (Madam Walker Family Archives www.aleliabundles.com)

Madam Walker died at Villa Lewaro–her Irvington, NY mansion–in May 1919 (Madam Walker Family Archives http://www.aleliabundles.com)

We are thrilled to announce that Villa Lewaro, Madam C. J. Walker’s Irvington, New York estate, has been named a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Many thanks to Brent Leggs, to Harold and Helena Doley (the owners and stewards of the home), and to our friends at the National Trust and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, who have helped make this possible.

To learn more, please visit the Villa Lewaro page on the National Trust’s website and the website of A’Lelia Bundles, Madam Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, biographer and president of the Madam Walker Family Archives.

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About A'Lelia Bundles

A'Lelia Bundles is an author, journalist, public speaker and president of the Madam Walker/A'Lelia Walker Family Archives. Her book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, was a NY Times Notable Book. For more information visit www.aleliabundles.com
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