Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Benton

Street-level front view of the Benton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse301 W. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812-1362

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The Benton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is located a block from the town square and approximately 300 miles south of Chicago. Constructed in 1959, the two-story building houses U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts.

Property Manager: Thomas Allsworth (618-215-7079)

Public Hours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, use the contact information above. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.

Building Projects

Recent improvements include a new roof, curtain wall, windows, chillers, boilers and building automation system.

Key Tenants

The courthouse's major tenants include the U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Magistrate courts and the U.S. Marshals Service.

History and Architecture

The Benton Courthouse was constructed in 1959 from steel and block with brick veneer and clip-on aluminum panels. After the Postal Service vacated the east end of the first floor of the building in 1989, the vacant space was converted into a Bankruptcy courtroom, judge's chambers, and Clerk of the Court’s office.

The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/bentonfbct.

Last Reviewed: 2022-11-22