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Capital City Bank is a full-service Kansas bank with Banking Centers in Topeka, Lawrence, and Overland Park. 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 father’s 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.
The bank 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 who still owns the bank today.
The bank has played an important role in the restoration and preservation of historic Topeka locations, including the downtown bus depot that Frank Sabatini purchased and renovated, and in 1988 opened as the third Capital City Bank location. In 1993, Southwest State Bank, a small Topeka community bank located at 17th and Gage was acquired and merged into Capital City Bank. During 1999 and 2000, Capital City Bank added five additional locations, three of those being in Topeka. Expanding our footprint to the east, we opened a Banking Center in Lawrence and one in Overland Park, Kansas. With the construction of the Hobbs Taylor Lofts in downtown Lawrence in 2005, Capital City Bank opened it's second Lawrence location on the first floor of the new building. Our third Lawrence Banking Center was built in 2014 on the west side of Lawrence, bringing our total number of Banking Centers to eleven.
Capital City Bank, the Sabatini family, and bank associates have been integral parts of the communities in Northeast Kansas. Giving back to the communities we serve 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 to chair events, work at auctions, serve on boards of directors, teach financial education classes, and provide volunteer support to numerous community and educational organizations.
The bank currently has 11 full-service locations, including ten 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 customer’s banking experience.
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 company.