John Weld Peck Federal Building

Exterior long shot of the John Weld Peck Federal Building.550 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Built in 1964, the 10-story John Weld Peck Federal Building is constructed of limestone and glass and located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The building is named for the Honorable John Weld Peck, a former federal judge who served terms with the U.S. District and Appeals courts and the Ohio Supreme Court.

Property Managers: DeShea Rawe, Jena Richter, Joe Coppola

Public Hours: 7:30 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

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

Building Projects

The Peck Federal Building received $43 million In Recovery Act funds for modernization and exterior improvements, including minor curtain wall repairs and installation of new windows, roof, upgraded fire alarm system, extended sprinkler system, ceilings, and high-efficiency lighting for selected floors utilizing daylight harvesting practices. During the next 10 years, GSA will invest in improvements to the lobby, security, restrooms, fire and life safety systems, roof, and renovation of approximately 220,000-square-feet of space to house six agencies currently in leased space.

Parking and Public Transportation

The building has indoor parking spaces but only for tenant agencies. Visitors can use one of several surface parking lots or garages nearby. Public transportation is easily accessible on Main Street near the building's primary entrance via Metro (Ohio) or TANK (Kentucky) [nongovernment sites].


  • Cafeteria
  • Child Care Center
  • Federal Credit Union
  • Health Unit
  • Snack bar

Key Tenants

The Internal Revenue Service is the main tenant, but the building also houses offices for the Corps of Engineers, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau, National Labor Relations Board, and Department of Homeland Security's Citizenship and Immigration Services. In the most recent (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 67% of respondents gave a four or five rating (on a five-point scale) for the facility and GSA services. 

Art in Architecture

Wide shot of Peck building exterior entrance with American Eagle sculptureThe Peck Federal Building is adorned with two artworks, Marshall Maynard Fredericks' American Eagle, a 21-foot aluminum sculpture on the building's front corner, and an untitled interior ceramic-tile mosaic (American Wildlife) by Charles B. Harper. See more federal artwork by viewing America's Fine Arts Collection.


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Last Reviewed 2016-06-10