E. Ross Adair Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
1300 S. Harrison St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Built in the Starved Classical Style in 1932, the E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is located on the southwest side of the Fort Wayne Central Business District. Originally built for use as a post office, this historic building is named after the late Ambassador to Ethiopia, Edwin Ross Adair. Pieces from his personal collection of Ethiopian artifacts are currently on display in the building.
On the most recent tenant satisfaction survey (2011), 88% of tenants gave a "more than satisfied" rating (four or five on a five-point scale) for the Adair Courthouse facilities and GSA services. The building was given ENERGY STAR® designation in 2012.
Property Managers: Michael Palmer and Kenneth Jacobson
Public Hours: 8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For building service calls and more information, contact the E. Ross Adair Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page.
Parking and Public Transportation A surface lot is located onsite. Public transportation is available via Citilink.
Key Tenants The building houses the U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts, Probation, Public Defender, Magistrate, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Attorneys, a U.S. House of Representatives office, a U.S. Senate office, U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Trustees.
History and Architectural Features Before the Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was constructed, the government conveyed the land in 1929. The building is made of Indiana limestone. The three-story building also includes a basement, penthouse and mezzanine levels. The building’s historic lobby and courtrooms are complete with ornamental metal and marble. In 2006, the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To read more about the history and architecture of the building, see the Adair entry in GSA's Historic Buildings webpage.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/adairfbct.