Senator Paul Simon Federal Building

Exterior entrance and solar-paneled roof of the Simon Federal Building250 West Cherry St.
Carbondale, IL  62901
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Built in 1978, the three-story Senator Paul Simon Federal Building is made of reinforced concrete and consists of three modules interconnected by a multi-level ramped corridor system in lieu of an elevator. 

The building is named after Paul Martin Simon, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and the U.S. Senate from 1985 to 1997.

In the building's most recent GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey (2011), 95% of the tenants indicated they were more than satisfied (a rating of four or five on a five-point scale) with the facility and GSA services.

Property Manager: Monica Burch

Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For building service calls or more information, refer to the contact box at the top right of this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Recent Projects The building's recently completed Recovery Act project involved replacing the existing sloped roof – originally designed as a solar demonstration project – with modern photovoltaic panels. Surplus energy produced by the photovoltaic panels is sold to the local utility company. A project to upgrade the building's Energy Management System and maximize energy use was completed in 2014. The building has also undergone installation of a new fire management system outside its Recovery Act work.

Parking & Public Transportation The building has various parking options, including a municipal parking garage to the north. An Amtrak rail station is located one block east of the building. Visit the Jackson County Mass Transit District website to learn more about the area's public transit services.

Key Tenants The building houses offices for the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, U.S. Congressman Mike Bost, and U.S. Senator Richard Durbin.  

Conference Room The building has one available conference room with capacity of 10-15 people. For reservations call (618) 482-9385.

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Last Reviewed 2015-05-05