Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, Danville

Exterior of the Danville Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse201 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832
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The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Danville, Illinois - home to the Social Security Administration and Congressman John Shimkus - was constructed in 1911 and operated as a U.S. Post Office until GSA purchased the building in 1988.

Property Manager: Leigh Ann Davis

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

For building information and service calls, use contact information at top right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Public Transportation and Parking

Located in the central business district of Danville, the U.S. Courthouse receives bus service from Danville Mass Transit [non-government website]. Street parking is also available for public visitors.

History and Architecture 

Restored interior lobby of the Danville U.S. CourthouseThe Danville U.S. Courthouse was designed by James Knox Taylor of the U.S. Treasury Department in the Neo-Classical Revival style. 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 (DAR) unveiled a memorial to Revolutionary War soldiers buried in Vermilion County. Restored by the DAR in 2015, this cast bronze replica of the Daniel Chester French sculpture The Minuteman stands atop a granite base in front of the courthouse’s west façade.

Awards

Following the courthouse's restoration in 1991, the three-story limestone and granite building, one of the city’s last historically significant properties, received a Modernization Award from Buildings, a monthly trade magazine. The courthouse earned ENERGY STAR® certification in 2010.

For information regarding tours, available office space, or space for special events, contact Leigh Ann Davis at (217) 492-4279.

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

 

Last Reviewed 2016-04-12