Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse
85 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Constructed as a U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in 1934, the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse is located along the river in downtown Columbus and named after the late District Court Judge who served from 1966 to 2003.
Property Manager: Karen Beaty
For more building information or service calls, contact the Kinneary U.S. Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO.
Public Hours and Access The courthouse is open to the public 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must submit to security screening and present a valid identification card (such as a state issued driver’s license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.
Parking and Public Transportation Several public parking garages and street parking meters are available near the building. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provides public transportation to the surrounding suburban areas and Columbus, and a bus stop is located two blocks east of the building.
Recovery Act Project The Kinneary Courthouse recently completed the first phase of a Recovery Act project. Phase one installed new air handling units, remote computerized controls for heating and air conditioning, two high-efficiency gas hot water boilers, a storm water tank for rainwater harvesting, new light fixtures, and roof ties for window washing. Phase one also renovated the building's public restrooms, provided daylight harvesting, and replaced exterior security cameras. Phase two is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. During this phase repairs will be made to the sandstone façade and chimney, garage windows and metal grills will be cleaned and repaired, and the penthouse will be re-paneled.
Amenities The Kinneary Courthouse offers three conference rooms with capacities of 20 to 60 people. Each room features a conference phone. A projector and podium are available upon request. Contact Property Manager Karen Beaty for reservations. The building also offers a cafeteria vending stand on the first floor and a federal tenant fitness center in the basement.
Key Tenants The Kinneary Courthouse is mainly occupied by the U.S. District Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Marshals, Attorneys, Probation, and Pre-Trial also have offices in the courthouse. The latest GSA tenant satisfaction survey (2012) resulted in a 93% "more than satisfied"rating (four or five on a five-point scale) with the facility and GSA services.
Historic and Architectural Features The building is an example of neo-classical architecture featuring cornices, three elevations, and a massive colonnade. The façade of the building is mainly composed of granite wainscot and Berea sandstone cladding. The building’s windows boast Vermont marble panels and are encased in iron grilles, lending an old world elegance. On June 6, 2012, the Kinneary U.S. Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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