Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse

Exterior street-level view of the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse100 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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The nine-story Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse features more than 440,000 square feet of rentable space with the judiciary as the main tenant. Located in the heart of the Cincinnati central business district, the courthouse is adjacent to the John W. Peck Federal Building and named for former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart.

Property Managers: David Zeeb

Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, contact the Cincinnati Field Office Service Desk. Report any mechanical, janitorial or other facility-related concerns to the service desk or email CincyWorkticket@gsa.gov. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.

Key Tenants

Major tenants include the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and U.S. Marshals Service.

Conference Rooms

Federal agencies may reserve conference facilities by calling the Cincinnati Field Office Service Desk emailing CincyConference@gsa.gov.

History and Architectural Features

Completed in 1938 during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse was the second federally-owned building erected on the current site and the third federally-owned building in Cincinnati.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designed with both Art Deco and Art Moderne details, the courthouse features primary elevations clad in Indiana limestone atop a dark granite base. Significant interior spaces include the two-story main lobby with marble detailing, the original elevator lobbies with decorative brushed-aluminum elevator doors, and historic courtrooms with original wood paneling.

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-06