Minton-Capehart Federal Building

Exterior full-view of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building.575 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Named after two former U.S. senators, Sherman Minton and Homer Earl 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, U.S. Court of Appeals Justice, and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, while Capehart served in the U.S. Senate 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: Robin Cox (primary), Cynthia Alchin (supervisory)

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 The two-level parking garage east of the building is available only to assigned tenants. Public parking is available on the street and in nearby pay lots. 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 restoration effort has recaptured the work's original vibrancy and intent.

Building Projects A Recovery-Act-funded project, completed in December 2012, 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 Veterans Administration (VA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Social Security Administration (SSA) are the building's major tenants. Others include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Transportation (DOT), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), General Services Administration (GSA), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. On the latest (2015) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 75% of respondents gave a more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) for the facility and GSA services.

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Last Reviewed 2015-12-21