Hastings Keith Federal Building

federal building in the background with art sculpture in the foreground

53 North Sixth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
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The Hastings Keith Federal Building, located in the heart of New Bedford, Massachusetts is a modern-looking structure built in 1974. The steel frame, two-story building was placed at an angle to the city grid. It was named after Hastings Keith, a Republican congressman for Massachusetts from 1959-1973.

Property Manager: David Hall
Public Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except federal holidays)
Key Tenants:

  • Social Security Administration
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • U.S. General Services Administration
  • U.S. Trustees
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Justice

Parking and Public Transportation

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority buses throughout New Bedford. There are several taxi businesses. Hourly-metered parking and parking garages within walking distance.

Art and Architecture

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.

"Sea Flower" by artist James Surls. Commissioned in 1978.

Last Reviewed: 2023-01-27