James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse
Address: 38 South Scott Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
Building Manager: Buck Silveira
Building Management Office: Tucson Field Office
Primary Tenants: U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Trustees, Community Outreach Program for the Deaf, CSC Electric
Parking: No visitor parking
Public Transportation: Sun Tran bus and Sun Link streetcar [nongovernment websites] stops directly outside the building or at the Ronstadt Transit Center 0.6 miles from the federal courthouse
Public Building Hours: Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Photo ID required to enter a federal facility. FedEx/UPS drop boxes located inside.
Built in 1930, the James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse was constructed during 1929-1930 as a U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. Acting Supervising Architect of the Treasury, James A. Wetmore, designed the building in 1928-1929. Planning for the building began in 1910, when the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill authorizing the purchase of a site for a new post office in Tucson. That was the same year that the statehood bill, discussed since Congress deemed Arizona worthy of statehood in 1888, finally passed the House of Representatives. Still, Arizona did not become a state until 1912. It would be another twenty years before the building was constructed. Read more building history >
Art in Architecture: These artists and their paintings are featured: Stephen Batura, Tucson Trio; George Peter, Grand Canyon and Colorado River; and Howard Post, Behind "A" Mountain.