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Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse

Exterior of the Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse.

The Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. U.S. Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Mo., sits on a three-acre site and rests on 170 concrete piers, which are socketed into solid bedrock at depths up to 65 feet, making the building able to withstand a significant seismic event.

The main entry glass atrium towers the entire four stories and boasts indigenous limestone flooring rich in fossil relics complemented with a black granite pattern. Twin monumental staircases have patterned railings with cherry wood finishes. The building is 173,392 gross square feet and contains three courtrooms.

Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. was a well-known and respected member of the Cape Girardeau community. Limbaugh received his legal training at the University of Missouri—Columbia and practiced law for nearly 80 years until his death in 1996 at the age of 104. At the time, he was the nation’s oldest practicing lawyer.

General Building Information

Hours of Operation

The Limbaugh Courthouse is open 8 a.m.– 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, excluding federal holidays. Visitors must have a valid ID and must enter in through the security checkpoint at the main entrance. The individual’s ID badge must be worn at all times while in the building.


There is a visitors parking lot outside the Limbaugh Courthouse and is available on a first-come-first-served basis. For additional information about parking, please contact the St. Louis East Field Office.

Sustainability Information

The courthouse was the first courthouse nationwide to receive a LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The green features include:

  • Sustainable design features: reduced site disturbance, erosion and sedimentation control, and alternative transportation accommodations
  • Water efficiency: water efficient landscaping, water use reduction
  • Materials: 10 percent recycled content, 20 percent locally-manufactured materials
  • Indoor environmental quality: low-emitting materials, permanent thermal monitoring for comfort

For more information about this building, please contact the St. Louis East Field Office using the contact information in the upper right hand side of this page.

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Photo courtesy: Peter Wilson Photography ©2007


St. Louis East Field Office
(314) 539-7305