Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse
85 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43215
Constructed as a U.S. post office and courthouse in 1934, the Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse is located along the river in downtown Columbus and named after the late District Court Judge who served from 1966 to 2003.
Property Manager: Karen Beaty
For building service calls or more information, contact the Kinneary U.S. Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page.
Public Hours and Access The courthouse is open to the public 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must submit to security screening and present a valid identification card (such as a state issued driver’s license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.
Parking and Public Transportation Several public parking garages and street parking meters are available near the building. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) provides public transportation to the surrounding suburban areas and Columbus, and a bus stop is located two blocks east of the building.
Recovery Act Project The Kinneary Courthouse recently completed a two-phase Recovery Act project. Phase one installed new air handling units, remote computerized controls for heating and air conditioning, two high-efficiency gas hot water boilers, a storm water tank for rainwater harvesting, new light fixtures, and roof ties for window washing. Phase one also renovated the building's public restrooms, provided daylight harvesting, and replaced exterior security cameras. Phase two repaired the sandstone façade and chimney, cleaned and repaired garage windows and metal grills, and re-paneled the penthouse.
Amenities The Kinneary Courthouse offers three conference rooms with capacities of 20 to 60 people. Each room features a TV, projector, podium, and phone. Contact Property Manager Karen Beaty for reservations. The building also offers a cafeteria vending stand on the first floor and a federal tenant fitness center in the basement.
Key Tenants The Kinneary Courthouse is mainly occupied by the U.S. District Court and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. Marshals, Attorneys, Probation, and Pre-trial also have offices in the courthouse. The latest customer satisfaction survey (2012) resulted in a 93% "more than satisfied"rating (four or five on a five-point scale).
Historical and Architectural Features The building is an example of neo-classical architecture featuring cornices, three elevations, and a massive colonnade. The façade of the building is mainly composed of granite wainscot and Berea sandstone cladding. The building’s windows boast Vermont marble panels and are encased in iron grilles, lending an old world elegance. On June 6, 2012, the Kinneary U.S. Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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