Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse

Exterior street-level view of the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse100 E. Fifth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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The nine-story Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse was designed in the Art Moderne style and features more than 440,000 square feet of rentable space with the judiciary 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.

In the most recent (2014) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 77% of respondents indicated they were more than satisfied (four or higher on a five-point scale) with the building and GSA services.

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 using the information in the top right corner of this page. Please 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. 

Conference Rooms Federal agencies may reserve conference facilities using the service desk numbers in the top right box on this page 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. 

Eligible for listing 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 Potter Stewart Courthouse has undergone two prospectus-level renovations of court space and building systems in recent years, the first project completed in 2005 and the second in 2011.

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

Last Reviewed 2015-09-10