Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
The Robert A. Young Federal Building, sometimes referred to as the "RAY" building, stands 20 stories tall and provides functional office space for many federal agencies.
Built in 1931, the building was originally a warehouse for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis before the federal government acquired it in 1941. It is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Individuals with questions about the RAY Building may contact the St. Louis East Field Office using the contact information located at the upper right of this page.
Hours of Operation
The RAY building is open 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. Visitors must have a valid ID and must enter in through the security checkpoint at the main lobby. The individual’s ID badge must be worn at all times while in the building.
There is parking available around the building and in the immediate vicinity surrounding the building. Parking spaces next to the building are also available for tenants to lease from GSA.
The cafeteria is located on the first floor beyond the main lobby. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 10:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for lunch.
Snacks and drinks are served from 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The cafeteria menu is changed daily and offers a variety of choices for the tenants of the building.
The 1222 Express coffee cart is located in the lobby and offers a wide variety of coffee-like drinks, as well as sandwiches and other types of food. 1222 Express is open from 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
There are two convenience shops run by Rehab for the Blind located in the RAY building. One is located on the first floor next to the entrance of the cafeteria. It is open from 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The other convenience shop is on the ninth floor hallway just south of the west bank of elevators.
The fitness center is located in the basement of the RAY building. It is accessible 24 hours a day to federal employees with the proper building badge and gym badge. The fitness center is staffed Monday - Wednesday from 6 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Fridays from 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Federal tenants may pay an annual membership fee to use the gym and its facilities.
There are two credit unions: APEX Credit Union, located on the first floor and Gateway Metro Credit Union, located on the third floor.
APEX Credit Union Union is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gateway Metro Credit Union is open Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and closed between 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch.
Child Care Center
The Rainbow Castle Child Care Center is located in the RAY Federal Building and is open from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. Federal agency employees interested in obtaining childcare services should review the information on the Heartland Region's Child Care Services page.
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/rayfedbldg.