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.

Property Manager: Nick Infantino

Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

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

Public Access 

All visitors must submit to security screening and present a valid identification card before gaining access to the building.

Parking and Public Transportation 

The Seiberling Courthouse has 310 indoor parking spaces reserved for employees. Public parking is available within walking distance of the building, and public transportation is available via METRO [non-government website].

Key Tenants 

The building houses 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 the Department of Labor. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 90% rated the building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

Building Projects

Replacement of the electrical distribution system was substantially completed in March 2016, with construction of a new fire alarm system expected to be completed in 2018.

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. 

 

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

Last Reviewed 2016-04-11