Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Milwaukee

Exterior long shot of the Milwaukee U.S. Courthouse at night517 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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The Milwaukee Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is one of the last bastions of Romanesque Revival architecture in the Midwest and houses both a U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy court. On the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 79% of respondents gave a four or five rating (on a five-point scale) for both the building and GSA services.

Property Manager: Bruce Somers

Public Hours & Access: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays); all visitors must pass through electronic security via the main entrance on Wisconsin Avenue.

For more building information, service calls, or to schedule a tour, use the contacts at top right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Public Parking

Interior medium shot of the atrium skylight for the Milwaukee U.S. CourthouseParking is available at the 411 E. Wisconsin Office Building (adjacent to the courthouse) and on Jackson Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Mason Street or between Clybourn and Michigan streets. One-hour metered parking is available across the street from the courthouse. No public parking is available on the streets bordering the courthouse or within the courthouse garage.

Public Transit

Schedules for bus service to the courthouse stop are available through the Milwaukee County Transit System [nongovernment site] or by calling (414) 344-6711.


The courthouse earned Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) certification for existing buildings in July 2013 and was designated an ENERGY STAR® building in 2000, with re-designation in 2010.

The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/milwaukeect.

Last Reviewed 2016-07-08