Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wells Fargo Unveils Mural in its SoHo store

NYC, NY, March 28, 2012 – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) –To celebrate the 160th anniversary of its founding in Manhattan, Wells Fargo unveiled a mural today at its store on Broadway and Grand depicting its historical ties to the SoHo neighborhood.

According to Joe Kirk, Wells Fargo’s regional president for New York and Connecticut, “we selected this store because it is closest to the Astor House hotel where Henry Wells and William G. Fargo signed the papers to form Wells Fargo on March 18, 1852.”

Kirk continued, “As we converted from Wachovia to Wells Fargo last year, we created and installed murals in many of our retail stores to reinforce our ties to the local community.  We thought it would be especially appropriate to create one for our SoHo store as part of the celebration of our 160th anniversary because it all started right here.”

Wells Fargo partnered with local historical societies, museums and libraries to research and design the mural, including the Museum of Chinese in America, the Italian-American Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, New York Public Library, New York City Fire Museum, Lord & Taylor and Otis Elevator, and representatives from most of those organizations participated in the unveiling.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.3 trillion in assets.  Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet ( and other distribution channels across North America and internationally.  With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America.  Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 23 on Fortune’s 2011 rankings of America’s largest corporations.  Wells Fargo vision is to satisfy all of our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. 

(from L to R) Laura Bucko, VP Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; June Jee, Museum of Chinese in America Trustee; Eleanor Willets, Wells Fargo Senior VP; Matthew Stewart, Wells Fargo Mural Designer; Beth Currie, Wells Fargo Store Formats & Design Manager; Joseph Kirk, Wells Fargo Executive VP; Mark Morgan, Wells Fargo Archivist & Researcher

Soho Mural (front view)

Soho Mural (back view)

Joseph Kirk, Wells Fargo Executive VP in front of Soho Mural

Wells Fargo Team at Soho Mural Unveiling

All photos taken by Nan Melville.


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