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

Exterior front view of Adair U.S. Courthouse1300 S. Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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The E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is located on the southwest side of Fort Wayne's 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.

Property Managers: Jamie Thomas, Fred Peller

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

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

Parking and Public Transportation

An onsite surface lot is available for assigned federal tenants only. Public transportation is available via Citilink [nongovernment site].

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. On the most recent (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 75% rated the building and GSA services a four or five on a five-point scale.

History and Architectural Features 

Thumbnail of poster showing restored historic interior lobby of Adair U.S. CourthouseBuilt in the Starved Classical Style in 1932, the three-story Adair U.S. 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, and in 2012 the building won ENERGY STAR® designation. 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 2016-08-19