John F. Seiberling Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

Exterior front view of Seiberling U.S. Courthouse and sculpture2 South Main St.
Akron, OH 44308
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The John F. Seiberling Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is located in the central business district of Akron. In 2006, the building was officially named after John Frederick Seiberling, a member of Congress from 1971-1987, who was instrumental in creating the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The latest (2015) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey resulted in an 90% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) with the building and GSA services.

Property Manager: Nick Infantino

For building service calls and more information, contact the Seiberling Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Building Projects Replacement of the electrical distribution system will be completed in March 2016, with construction of a new fire alarm system expected to be completed this winter.

Public Hours and Access The building is open 7 a.m.– 5 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 driver’s license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.

Parking and Public Transportation The Seiberling Courthouse has 310 indoor parking spaces for employees. Public parking is available within walking distance of the building, and public transportation is available via METRO.

Key Tenants Main tenants of the building are the District and Bankruptcy courts, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Attorneys, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, U.S. Marshals, Internal Revenue Service, Social Security Administration, Veterans Affairs, and Department of Labor.

History and Architectural Features 

Exterior view of Seiberling Courthouse plaza landscapingConstructed in 1974, the Seiberling U.S. Courthouse is a six-story concrete-reinforced structure and a classical representation of Brutalist architecture. Its rectangular structure slopes downward from front to back.

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Last Reviewed 2015-10-01