Paul Findley Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
Springfield, IL 62701
The three-story Paul Findley Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, constructed in 1930, is clad in gray limestone with decorative terra-cotta crests, combining Federalist, Neoclassical, and Art Deco styles of architecture. It is named after Paul Findley, former U.S. Representative from Illinois who served from 1961 to 1983.
The district courtroom is one of the most significant interior spaces remaining in the building, with classical styling in its wood door frames, walnut paneling, and decorative plaster ceiling. Currently used as both a federal courthouse and an office facility, the Findley building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
Property Managers: Philip Heimlich and Leigh Ann Davis (assistant)
For building services and more information, refer to the contact details in the top right box on this page; for other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Recovery Act Project The building's $52,000 Recovery Act-funded project to improve the building's energy efficiency was awarded to Artisan Construction in December 2009 and completed in February 2010. Energy-saving "green” elements of the project included modifying the energy management system, upgrading light fixtures to decrease electricity usage, and installing a new water heater to cut energy costs.
Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card (such as a state driver's license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.
Parking and Public Transportation Several public parking options are available near the building. A bus stop is located to the east of the building; visit Springfield Mass Transit for more information.
Key Tenants The building houses offices for the Department of Homeland Security, Social Security Administration, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, and the U.S. Marshals Service. In the most recent (2011) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey, the Findley building earned a 95% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale).
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/findleyfb.