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History of Downtown Topeka
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This historical marker indicates the location of the state's first capitol building, constructed between 1857-1858. It wasn't built purposely to house the state capitol offices; these were established in the building in 1861. The building was called the Ritchie Block. Just a few years later, the current capitol building was constructed. Fidelity Bank has been located here since 1922. The present structure was built in 1967.

  • The marker is affixed to the west facade of the building.
"Site of the First State Capitol." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed May 3, 2017.