Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, Danville
201 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Danville, Ill., was constructed in 1911 and operated as a U.S. Post Office until GSA purchased the building in 1988.
The building is home to the Social Security Administration and Congressman John Shimkus.
Following the courthouse's restoration in 1991, the three-story limestone and granite building, one of the city’s last historically significant properties, received a Modernization Award from Buildings, a monthly trade magazine. The building earned ENERGY STAR® certification in 2010.
Based on the building’s most recent (2012) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% of tenants are more than satisfied with the building and GSA’s services (score of four or higher on a five-point scale).
Property Manager: Leigh Ann Davis
Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For building information and service calls, use the contact information in the top right corner of the page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation Located in the central business district of Danville, the U.S. Courthouse receives bus service from Danville Mass Transit. Street parking is also available for public visitors.
History and Architectural Features The Danville U.S. Courthouse was designed by James Knox Taylor of the U.S. Treasury Department in the Neo-Classical Revival style. The exterior wall construction is brick-faced with limestone on a granite base. The building’s public lobby was restored in 1991 and is adorned with green marble wainscot and columns, terrazzo floors, and wood-framed postal windows.
On Sept. 3, 1915, Danville’s Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) unveiled a memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Vermilion County. This cast bronze replica of the Daniel Chester French sculpture The Minuteman typically stands atop a granite base in front of the courthouse’s west façade but is currently off-site being restored by the DAR until spring 2015.
For information regarding tours, available office space, or space for special events, contact Leigh Ann Davis at (217) 492-4279.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/danvillecths.