Lindsay R. Walker

Walker Garage
Walker Garage Building – Bridge St.

Lindsay R. Walker came to Newport from Culpepper County Virginia in 1860 and he would recruit other African American families to come to Newport after the Civil War.

He established a successful transportation business at 9-11 Bridge Street that would remain in the Walker family for many generations.

Walker would be a founding partner in the Rhode Island Savings & Loan company in 1905, Rhode Island’s first African American bank.