Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, Danville
201 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
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The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Danville, Illinois - home to the Social Security Administration and Congressman John Shimkus - was constructed in 1911 and operated as a U.S. Post Office until GSA purchased the building in 1988.
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 contact information at top right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Public Transportation and Parking
Located in the central business district of Danville, the U.S. Courthouse receives bus service from Danville Mass Transit [non-government website]. Street parking is also available for public visitors.
History and Architecture
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. Restored by the DAR in 2015, this cast bronze replica of the Daniel Chester French sculpture The Minuteman stands atop a granite base in front of the courthouse’s west façade.
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 courthouse earned ENERGY STAR® certification in 2010.
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.