Wells Fargo will be celebrating local history with two new community murals created for Wells Fargo branches in North Milwaukee.
The Hampton Avenue mural will feature community leader Bernice C. Lindsay, the Milwaukee Public Library, an early view of Hampton Avenue, and local children. A second mural, installing at the Wells Fargo branch on Villard Avenue, will feature civil rights pioneer Vel Phillips, Villard Avenue namesake Henry Villard, Milwaukee City Hall, local street scenes, and historical maps.
The official unveiling will take place at the bank’s Hampton Avenue branch, where both designs will be on view. A mural key will be installed alongside each mural, providing captions for every image featured in the designs.
Each mural is unique and reflects the joint effort of many people. Community partners include the Milwaukee Public Library, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the Wisconsin Historical Society, the University of California Libraries, the Pop Laval Foundation, and the Library of Congress.
This year, Wells Fargo’s Community Mural Program celebrates its 20th anniversary of creating custom-designed, historical murals that respect the legacy and diversity of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. From small towns to big cities, Wells Fargo has installed seven unique murals across the state of Wisconsin. The Hampton and Villard branch murals mark the program’s latest installations in Milwaukee.