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Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Exterior of Bayh Courthouse and Sculpture, Indianapolis

46 E. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

The Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was built in the Beaux Arts style in 1905 and provides more than 350,000 square feet of rentable space. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, it is an excellent example of the Classical Revival style of architecture popular for public buildings at the turn of the century. The building was named for former Indiana State Legislator and U.S. Senator Birch Evan Bayh.

The latest GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey (2013) resulted in a 74% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) for the facility and GSA services

The building received its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification for New Construction in August 2013 and is a certified ENERGY STAR® building.

Property Manager: Jason Hoffmann

Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, use the contact information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation Indoor and outdoor parking is available on-site. Public transportation is available via IndyGo

Recent Renovations During a recent Recovery Act project completed in 2012, several pieces of the building's Fine Arts Collection were restored, including the exterior sculptures by John Massey Rhind (read more and view additional photos). The project also replaced the courthouse's roof, restored exterior windows, and upgraded the fire protection system, heating and air conditioning system, temperature controls, plumbing, electrical service, and lighting. Additionally, the public restrooms were upgraded to meet accessibility standards of the Architectural Barriers Act.

Energy saving and environmental features were also installed during the renovation, including a vegetative green roof in the central courtyard and rainwater harvesting system.

Vie of John Massey Rhind's sculpture Industry. Arts in Architecture Sculptures by Massey Rhind titled Industry, Science, Agriculture, and Literature welcome visitors to the south façade of the building. Inside the courthouse, 33 individual paintings by Grant Christian make up a series of murals in the Honorable William E. Steckler Ceremonial Courtroom and on the third floor. For more information about GSA's stewardship of fine arts, visit the Fine Arts Collection page.

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