Jacob Weinberger Bankruptcy Courthouse

Address: 325 West F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Building Manager: Casey Schanbeck
Building Management Office: San Diego Field Office
Primary Tenants: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Parking: Parking is for employees only. The closest parking structure is on Front and F Street. Street parking is metered, and nearby Horton Plaza offers three-hour validated parking.
Public Transportation: Santa Fe Depot station for Coaster and Green Line Trolley; America Plaza station for Blue Line and Orange Line Trolley; MTS bus stops at First and Broadway, Civic Center
Public Building Hours: Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Photo ID required to enter a federal facility. Vending machines located inside.

Built in 1913, the Jacob Weinberger Bankruptcy Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fueled by plans to build the Panama Canal, the turn of the twentieth century brought aspirations of prosperity and status to San Diego. Civic leaders who lobbied for the construction of the canal hoped that the promise of increased commerce would establish San Diego as an international trade center rivaling San Francisco. A new federal building was commissioned to showcase San Diego's newfound standing and to provide governmental offices in anticipation of a burgeoning population and urban growth. To attract attention to the city, civic leaders began planning the 1915 Panama-California Exposition to celebrate the successful completion of the canal. The U.S. Courthouse was completed in 1913 and opened in time for the Exposition. Read more building history >

Art in Architecture: These artists and their paintings are featured: Esther Stevens Barney, Gateway to the Desert, second floor hallway; Belle Goldschlager Baranceanu, San Diego Mural, third floor west stairwell hallway; and unknown, San Diego Harbor, third floor east stairwell hallway.

Last Reviewed 2016-06-15