Minton-Capehart Federal Building
575 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Named after two former U.S. senators, Sherman Minton and Homer E. Capehart, the eight-story Minton-Capehart Federal Building is located in the central business district of Indianapolis across from Memorial Park and within blocks of the Birch Bayh Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.
Minton was a U.S. Senator from 1935-41, Justice of the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals from 1941-49, and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice from 1949-56. Capehart served in the U.S. Senate from 1944-62 and is known for rejuvenating the Republican Party in Indiana, partly through the "Great Cornfield Conference" he hosted on his farm.
Amenities include a vending area and an ATM.
Property Managers: Michael Palmer and Robin Cox
Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 6 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, contact the Minton-Capehart 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 A two-level parking garage, located to the east of the building, is available to assigned tenants. Public transportation is available on the same block via IndyGo.
Art in Architecture The exterior of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building features Milton Glaser's rainbow-colored mural Color Fuses. Restored in 2012, the mural enwraps the building's lower level and consists of 35 different bands of color. The artwork also includes a series of programmed lights, which cycle on and off around the building, simulating the rise and fall of the sun. The video below shares footage of the restoration and the artist's own words explaining how the effort has recaptured the work's original vibrancy and intent.
Building Projects In December 2012, a Recovery-Act-funded project modernized the facility's life safety features and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. The Minton-Capehart building earned ENERGY STAR® designation in 2012.
Key Tenants The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Veterans Administration (VA) are the building's major tenants. Others include the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Drug Enforcement Agency, GSA, National Labor Relations Board, Office of Surface Mining, and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The latest GSA Tenant Satisfactory Survey (2012) resulted in a 61% "more than satisfied" rating (four or five on a five-point scale) with the facility and GSA services.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov//mintoncapehartfb.