Federal Building, Minneapolis

Medium street-level shot of the Minneapolis Federal Building front entrance with restored bronze doors212 Third Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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The three-story Federal Building in Minneapolis, Minn., was first constructed for use as a U.S. Post Office in 1913 and transformed into a federal office building in the 1930s. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building covers one square block and is within blocks of the Minneapolis U.S. Courthouse and several state and city government buildings. 

Property Manager: Brian Green

Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

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

Key Tenants 

The building houses offices for both the Department of State–Passport and the National Labor Relations Board. If you have questions for the Passport Office, visit www.travel.state.gov. On the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 25% rated the building and GSA services a four or five on a five-point scale.

Public Access

Handicapped access is located at the front of the building via a lift. Though the building is open 8 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), each tenant agency may have its own public hours.

Parking and Public Transportation

The on-site parking lot, located to the rear of the building, is for contract parking only. However, the area surrounding the Minneapolis Federal Building has many public parking options. Public transportation is within walking distance via the Metro Blue Line [non-government website].

History and Architectural Features 

The building's Neo-Classical style is evident in the two-story Greek Corinthian columns lining the building's exterior. The north, south, and east elevations of the building are clad in granite while the west elevation is clad in brick.

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

Last Reviewed 2016-04-25