Federal Building

2800 Cottage Way Federal Building2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825

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The Federal Building is organized around an internal corridor running east-west along the southern portion of the building and extending into the three legs of the "E" at the upper levels. Main entrances are located at the east and west ends of the south side. Stairs and elevators are also located at the far ends of the main east-west corridors.

Building Information

Property Manager: Brandon Miller

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

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation

Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Public transportation is available via SacRT [a nongovernment website].

Public Access

All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at the lobby entrance to the building.

Key Tenants

Major tenants are the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General, GSA Office of Inspector General, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 55% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale. Additional information for tenants >

Building Services

Gourmet Choice Cafe Public Outside on the 1st floor M-F 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Vending Machines Public Near elevators 24/7
Childcare Center
Contact: (916) 979-2011
Public Outside the north lobby doors M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ATMs Federal Employees Only Ground floor in the lobby 24/7

History and Architecture

The Federal Building is an important local representative of the Beaux Arts style and a major work of a regionally prominent architect, Starks & Flanders. Built between 1932 and 1933 as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Building, it is an important civic landmark representative of the city of Sacramento's newly realized position of economic and political significance in northern California.

The building combines elements of the Beaux Arts tradition with those of the Mediterranean Revival style. The simple massing and surface treatment of the building is offset by the richness of ornament and pattern exhibited in the metal grilles and the cast terra cotta surface ornament at doorways, friezes, cornices, keystones and grilles. The distinguishing feature of the primary elevation along I Street is a recessed bay punctuated by a series of fourteen three-story fluted doric columns.

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Last Reviewed 2016-08-16