Howard Savings Bank

Main Office:

May 5, 1857 - 1862: NW Corner Broad & Bank Streets
1862 - 1883: 742 Broad Street
1883 - 1899: 768 Broad Street (first building)
1899 - ?: 768 Broad Street (second building)

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The bank was chartered on March 16, 1857 as the Howard Savings Bank.  It was named after John Howard, an eighteenth-century philanthropist who devoted his inheritance to the uplifting of the poor and improving conditions in prisons and hospitals in Europe.

Acquired by First Fidelity Bancorp in October 1992.
First Fidelity Bancorp changed to First Union in 1998.
First Union changed name to Wachovia Bank.
Wachovia Bank became Wells Fargo.