Federal Building, Minneapolis
212 Third Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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 Federal Building covers one square block and is within blocks of the U.S. Courthouse and several state and city government buildings.
A Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) and Department of State Passport Office are the key tenants of the building. The latest GSA/Gallup tenant satisfaction survey (2011) resulted in an 18% "more than satisfied" (four or five on a five-point scale).
Property Manager: Denise McCormick
For building service calls and more information, contact the Minneapolis Federal Building Service Desk listed in the top right box of this page.
Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public 6:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), although each tenant agency has its own public hours. Handicapped access is located at the front of the building via a lift.
Parking and Public Transportation An on-site parking lot is located to the rear of the building. Public transportation is within walking distance via the Metro Transit Hiawatha light rail line.
History and Architectural Features The building's Neo-Classical architecture style is evident in the two-story tall Greek Corinthian columns that line 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