Dining Room

Accessed from three sides through the hallway, kitchen, and parlor, the dining room was the setting for Mrs. Walker’s many formal dinners, luncheons, and tea parties. The Walkers proudly showcased their silver, crystal, and fine china, with mirrors amplifying the limited natural light in the row-house dining room. 

Such esteemed guests as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois and Mary McLeod Bethune dined here at the circular dinner table. Mrs. Walker adorned the dining room ceiling with pressed-tin panels, a decorative embellishment often used in public spaces such as theaters, hotels, and restaurants. A similar tin ceiling graces the inside of Mrs. Walker’s St. Luke Hall office building a few blocks away from her home.