Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center

Exterior low angle long shot of HDI Federal Center, Building 1 and Portico74 North Washington Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49037
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Dating to 1866, the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center has also been known as the Battle Creek Federal Center, the Percy Jones Army Hospital, the Battle Creek Sanitarium, and the Western Health Reform Institute. In 2003, the Federal Center was given its current name in honor of three former U.S. Senators who were patients there during World War II: Philip Hart of Michigan, Robert Dole of Kansas, and Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. In the most recent (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 71% rated the complex and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

Property Manager: Robert Potter, Daniel Bartley

Public Hours: 6:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, use the contact information above right. For other federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO. 

Public Access All visitors must submit to security screening and present a valid ID before entering the building. Cell phones, cameras, and laptop computers are permitted; laptops will be recorded with a property pass. The main entrance is in Building 2 on Washington Avenue.

Parking & Public Transportation Visitors may park for less than two hours without a permit on the west side of Washington Avenue and south of Sanitarium Avenue, directly across from Building 2. Parking longer than two hours requires a permit, obtainable from security in the Building 2 visitor's entrance lobby between the hours of 6:15 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Public transportation is available via Battle Creek Transit's Kendall-Goodale bus stop in front of the Federal Center.

Building Amenities

  • ATM – Building 1, first floor
  • Cafeteria – Building 1A, first floor - 7–10 a.m. & 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.
  • Credit Union – Building 2, first floor - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.; other weekdays, 8 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
  • Snack Bar – Building 2, first floor - Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.– 3 p.m.
  • Vending – Building 1, ground floor

History and Architectural Features 

Interior shot of grand cafeteria with recently restored chandeliers and window detailingDesigned in the Italian Renaissance Revival style popular for early 20th Century academic buildings, the facility has been well-maintained for future generations. The facility features J.J. Haidt murals, Ionic and Corinthian columns, imported Italian marble, and decorative moldings and ceilings. The center consists of 22 buildings on 24 acres, all of which were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center is one of more than 100 properties featured in the Public Buildings Service Heritage Program. This program details more than 150 years of notable construction through an award-winning series of posters and brochures, and its webpages explain the architecture and history of each featured building.

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

Last Reviewed 2016-02-14