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Building a Legacy Since 1886
Legacy Bank has been recognized as a strong community bank since 1886, serving the financial needs of the communities we serve.
Our Mission & Commitment
To build a legacy through relationships, services and solutions.
Serving the community and providing outstanding financial products and services to our customers.
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Legacy Bank History
November 10, 1885
Shortly after the beginning of the town of Colwich, Charles Hyde, a homesteader, businessman, farmer and area postmaster, met with fellow pioneers F. R. Hazard, J. M. Massey, J. W. Almack and J. M. Cox to organize the Bank of Colwich.
A two-story bank building was erected and completed in 1886 on the northwest corner of Wichita and Colorado streets, built from bricks manufactured in Hyde’s Wichita and Colorado Calorific Pressed Brick Company, located on the banks of the Cowskin.
February 22, 1886
Bank of Colwich opened for business – located on the Northwest corner of Wichita and Colorado in Colwich, Kansas. We battled with and survived the drought of the late 1880s.
September 9, 1891
Bank of Colwich was re-chartered “The State Bank of Colwich”. We even survived the economic depression of the 1890s.
Early in 1911
Clemens Suellentrop purchased major interest in the bank. This marked the beginning of the Suellentrop association. The Suellentrop Family has maintained ownership and leadership since that time.
March 6, 1933
During the Depression of the 1930s, President Roosevelt closed all banks in the nation for several days. During that time, Congress passed an Emergency Banking Act that would allow only banks with an adequate financial structure to reopen. The State Bank of Colwich was one of only three in western Sedgwick County to do so. This success was due to the leadership of Clemens Suellentrop.
January 8, 1937
John A. Suellentrop was elected president of the bank. We survived World War II of 1941 and saw a large increase in bank membership during this time.
October 4, 1956
The State Bank of Colwich was admitted to the FDIC.
The Colwich facility was built at the Northwest corner of Third and Wichita.
John F. Suellentrop became president of the bank, and his brother, Clem J. Suellentrop, became vice president.
Clem J. Suellentrop became president of the bank.
Frank A. Suellentrop became president of the bank.
The Central and Tyler location in Wichita, Kansas, was added.
The Woodlawn and 21st Street location in Wichita, Kansas, was added.
The present name of Legacy Bank was adopted and the 21st Street and Ridge Road location in Wichita, Kansas, was added.
The Ridge Road and 37th Street location in Wichita, Kansas, was added.
Legacy Bank acquired Alliant Bank in Sedgwick, Kansas, giving us our sixth branch location.
We celebrated our 130th anniversary.
Legacy Bank moved to a brand new Colwich facility at the busy intersection of 53rd Street and 167th Street. Legacy Bank added a seventh branch located in downtown Wichita, Kansas, at Douglas and Wabash.
Legacy Bank added an eighth branch located in Pratt, Kansas, at 223 South Main
Frank A. Suellentrop retires as President and CEO after nearly 3 decades. Suellentrop remains Chairman of the Board.
Brad Yaeger named Legacy Bank President and CEO.
Our east side Legacy Bank location moved from 2055 N. Woodlawn to 8015 E. 22nd St. in the Tallgrass Shopping Center.
Steven F. Suellentrop, a fifth generation banker, named President and CEO.
Legacy Bank Has Local Ownership and a Strong Fifth-Generation Management Team!
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