A commitment to the community is still working for you today.
Capital City Bank was established
in 1892 as Neese Brothers Bank in Richland, Kansas. In the early 1900s,
the name was changed to the Richland State Bank. In 1930, Georgia
Neese Gray began helping her father, Albert Neese, run the family
business. In 1935, she began working at the bank as an assistant
cashier and following her fatherís death in 1937, she became president
of the bank. President Harry Truman named Georgia the first woman
treasurer of the United States in 1949. In 1964, the Richland
State Bank relocated to Topeka in a new building at the Southeast
corner of 37th and Topeka Boulevard and was renamed Capital City State
Bank and Trust Company.
remained in the Neese/Gray family until 1974, when Georgia and her
husband, Andy Gray, sold the bank to Gaylen Lawrence and Jim
Hentzen. They managed the bank until 1979, at which time they
sold it to the
Sabatini family. In 1993, Southwest Bank at 17th and Gage was acquired
and merged into Capital City Bank. Southwest State Bank was
organized in 1958 by Lou Falley and a group of local businessmen.
The bank has played an important role in
the restoration and preservation of historic Topeka locations,
including the downtown bus depot that Sabatini purchased and renovated,
and in 1988 opened as the third Capital City Bank location.
Participation in other restoration projects includes the Union Pacific
Depot, Cedar Crest Mansion, Row House, and Historic Richey House.
Capital City Bank, the Sabatini family,
and bank associates have been integral parts of Topeka. For his
contributions, The Topeka Capital-Journal, in 2000, named Sabatini the
fifth most influential individual in Topeka. Giving back to the
community, on both corporate and individual levels, is what Capital
City Bank does best. Not only through loans and other banking
services, but also in donations to charitable, educational, and a
variety of non-profit organizations. Besides monetary donations,
associates donate time on behalf of Capital City Bank. They chair
gala events, work at auctions, serve on boards of directors, and
provide volunteer support to numerous community and educational
The bank has 11 full-service
locations, including nine drive-thru facilities and 11 automated
teller machines throughout Topeka, Lawrence, and Overland Park, Kansas.
Capital City Bank has focused on serving individuals and small to
mid-sized businesses, placing emphasis on customer service and keeping
pace with advances in technology to improve the customerís banking
Capital City Bank is owned by a one-bank
holding company, Capital City Bancshares, Inc. Capital City Bank
owns one subsidiary, Capital City Investments, Inc., a real estate