Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Site of the First State Capitol
The first major office building in Topeka was erected on this corner in 1857-1858. It was known as the Ritchie Block and in the structure in 1861 the Executive Offices and the Senate Chamber of the new State of Kansas were first established.
Fidelity State Bank located here in 1922. This building, the fourth on this site, was constructed in 1967.
Erected by Fidelity State Bank.
Location. 39° 3.084′ N, 95° 40.391′ W. Marker is in Topeka, Kansas, in Shawnee County. Marker is at the intersection of SW Kansas Avenue and SE 6th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on SW Kansas Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 SW Kansas Avenue, Topeka KS 66603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Constitution Hall -Topeka (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mariachi Divina! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Samuel J. Crumbine, MD (approx. ¼ mile away); Church of the Assumption (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John AME Church (approx. Alfred M. Landon State Office Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Curtis (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.