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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Security Branch of Wells Fargo

Oldest continuously operated banking site in Utah

 
 
First Security Branch of Wells Fargo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
1. First Security Branch of Wells Fargo Marker
Inscription.  This site, the northeast corner of First South and Main (formerly East Temple Street), was first occupied in the 1850s by an adobe building housing the Hooper & Eldridge bank. This bank was succeeded under territorial law in 1871 by the Bank of Deseret, with Brigham Young as founder and President, who in 1872 converted it to the nationally chartered Deseret National Bank. First Security Corporation acquired Deseret National Bank in 1932 and moved its headquarters to this location from Ogden, Utah in 1955. First Security operated a banking office here for 68 years before merging with Wells Fargo in 2000.

This present building was erected in 1919. This First Security branch, continuing to “give 110%”, was dedicated on January 16, 2004.
 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 46.051′ N, 111° 53.45′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north.
Marker at the entrance to the Deseret Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
2. Marker at the entrance to the Deseret Building
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 S Main Street, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Telegraph Office (within shouting distance of this marker); McIntyre Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Emporium Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Building (about 600 feet away); The Salt Lake Theatre (about 700 feet away); Great Salt Lake City Station (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
First Security Building image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
3. First Security Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,897 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on August 28, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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