Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, Danville
Danville, IL 61832
The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Danville, Ill., was constructed in 1911 and operated as a U.S. Post Office until GSA purchased the building in 1988.
The building is home to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Marshals Service, and Social Security Administration.
The three-story limestone and granite building, one of the city’s last historically significant properties, received a Modernization Award in 1991 from Buildings, a monthly trade magazine, following the courthouse's restoration. The building also earned its ENERGY STAR® certification in 2010.
Based on the building’s most recent (2012) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% of tenants are “more than satisfied” with the building and GSA’s services (score of four or higher on a five-point scale).
Property Managers: Philip Heimlich and Leigh Ann Davis
Public Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).
For building information and service calls, use the contact information in the top right corner of the page. For general federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation Located in the central business district of Danville, the Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse receives bus service from Danville Mass Transit. Street parking is also available for public visitors.
History and Architectural Features The Danville Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was designed by James Knox Taylor of the U.S. Treasury Department. The Neo-Classical Revival-style building opened to the public in 1911. The exterior wall construction is brick-faced with limestone on a granite base. The building’s public lobby was restored in 1991 and is adorned with green marble wainscot and columns, terrazzo floors, and wood-framed postal windows.
On Sept. 3, 1915, Danville’s Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution unveiled a memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Vermilion County. This cast bronze replica of Daniel Chester French’s sculpture “The Minuteman” stands atop a granite base in front of the courthouse’s west façade.
For information regarding tours, available office space, or space for special events, contact Philip Heimlich at (217) 492-5029.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/danvillecths.