Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

Exterior street-level view of the Jones U.S. Courthouse and furnace columns - credit: Jim Baron, Baron Photography10 E. Commerce St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503
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The Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, named for Judge Nathaniel Raphael Jones, was built in 2002 under GSA's Design Excellence Program, an initiative to create and preserve a legacy of outstanding buildings for future generations. 

Property Manager: Jamie Thomas

Public Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

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

Public Parking and Transportation

Parking options include a mid-rise public parking deck or a surface lot. Both are located directly south of the building on Commerce Street. A Western Reserve Transit Authority [non-government website] bus stop is one half-block south of the Jones Courthouse.

Building Amenities

  • Conference facilities with a capacity of 50 - Ground Level 
  • Naturalized landscape with native plant species - North Exterior

Key Tenants

Building tenants include the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Trustees, U.S. Marshals Service, and GSA. On the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 88% rated the courthouse and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

History and Architectural Features 

The Jones Courthouse – wedge-shaped and curved in front – rises 55 feet above street level, with one of its three stories lying partially below grade on the west and north sides. The courthouse's exterior is reminiscent of 1920's architecture, featuring beige brick, painted metal, and a standing seam roof. The building was one of GSA's first to receive Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) certification during construction.

View of one of two Phantom Furnace ColumnsArt in Architecture

Andrew Leicester's Phantom Furnace Columns (use link to view more photos) hints at Youngstown's industrial past. The two-piece installation references the blast furnaces that once stood in the town's mills. 

 

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

Last Reviewed 2016-04-11