Minton-Capehart Federal Building

Exterior full-view of the Minton-Capehart Federal Building.575 N. Pennsylvania Street
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. 

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, use contacts at top right. 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 [nongovernment site].


The building's amenities include a vending area and an ATM. 

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 four or five rating (on a five-point scale) for the facility and GSA services.

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Last Reviewed 2016-07-05