Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse

Exterior street-level view of the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The nine-story Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse features more than 440,000 square feet of rentable space with the judiciary as the main tenant. Located in the heart of the Cincinnati Central Business District, the courthouse is adjacent to the John W. Peck Federal Building and named for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.

Property Managers: DeShea Rawe, Eloise Hirschauer, and David Zeeb

Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, contact the Cincinnati Field Office Service Desk at top right. Report any mechanical, janitorial, or other facility-related concerns to the Service Desk or email CincyWorkticket@gsa.gov. For other federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO.

Key Tenants

Major tenants include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. Marshals Service. In the most recent (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 79% of respondents rated the building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

Conference Rooms 

Federal agencies may reserve conference facilities using the Service Desk numbers at top right box or via email to CincyConference@gsa.gov.

History and Architectural Features 

Completed in 1938 during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse was the second federally-owned building erected on the current site and the third federally-owned building in Cincinnati. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the courthouse features primary elevations clad in Indiana limestone atop a dark granite base, and its design exhibits both Art Deco and Art Moderne details. Significant interior spaces include the two-story main lobby with marble detailing, the original elevator lobbies with decorative brushed-aluminum elevator doors, and historic courtrooms with original wood paneling. 

The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/potterstewartcths.

Last Reviewed 2016-03-12