E. Ross Adair Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse

Exterior front view of Adair U.S. Courthouse1300 S. Harrison St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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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 former U.S. Congressman and 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 GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey (2015), 100% 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 won ENERGY STAR® designation in 2012.

Property Managers: Kenneth Jacobson and Fred Peller

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

For more building information or service calls, contact the Adair Courthouse Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.  

Parking and Public Transportation An on-site surface lot is available for assigned federal tenants only. Public transportation is available via Citilink.

Key Tenants The building houses the U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts and offices for U.S. Probation, Public Defender, Magistrate, Attorneys, Marshals Service, Trustees, Drug Enforcement Administration, and a U.S. Congressman and Senator.

History and Architectural Features 

Thumbnail of poster showing restored historic interior lobby of Adair U.S. CourthouseThe three-story Adair Courthouse is made of Indiana limestone and includes a basement, penthouse, and mezzanine levels. The building’s historic lobby and courtrooms feature 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 Courthouse entry on GSA's Historic Buildings webpage.

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

Last Reviewed 2015-12-04