Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Dayton

Low-angle full view of the Dayton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse with sign, main entrance, and Neon Circle art piece.200 W. Second St.
Dayton, OH 45402
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Dayton's Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is an exceptional asset due to its size and location in the city's central business district. The courthouse is home to the U.S. District Court and approximately 235 federal employees. Building amenities include a medical clinic on the second floor and a snack bar and lounge on the third floor. 

Property Manager: Chris Schaede

For more building information or service calls, contact the Dayton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, contact 1-800-FED-INFO. 

Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card (such as a state driver's license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.  

Parking and Public Transportation The courthouse has a GSA-owned surface lot adjacent to the building. A public transportation system connects the surrounding communities to the central business district. See the Greater Dayton RTA website for schedule, route, and fare information.

Conference Rooms The courthouse features two conference rooms with capacities of 30 and 75 people. For reservations, contact the Service Desk listed at the top right of this page.

Key Tenants The courthouse is primarily occupied by the U.S. District Court and supporting agencies, as well as the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration. The latest (2011) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey resulted in a 84% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) for the building and GSA services.

Sustainability The Dayton Courthouse uses many sustainable practices. From Fiscal Year 2013 through 2014, the building reduced energy use by nearly 17% and water use by more than 8% while diverting 59% of its waste from landfills. Tenants participate in GSA's quarterly recycling drives, and the building's service contractors use green cleaning products and other new methods for reducing water and energy use.

History and Architectural Features The courthouse was constructed in 1975 by Messer & Sons Construction Company as a nine-story, rectangular building with indentations in each wall and an overhang created by the three upper floors. The exterior features dark brown, ribbed, precast panels; thermal pane mirror glass; and stainless steel trim. 

Art in Architecture The courthouse features two artworks, Gateway by Joseph Konzal and Red Neon Circle Fragments on a Blue Wall by Stephen Antonakos, both commissioned under GSA’s Art in Architecture program.

Plaza-level view of steel sculpture "Gateway" with Dayton Courthouse in background.Looking up at mural of "Red Neon Circle Fragments on a Blue Wall" in a panel above the main entrance

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

Last Reviewed 2015-07-07