Charles E. Chamberlain Federal Building and U.S. Post Office

Exterior street-level view of Chamberlain U.S. Courthouse315 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 49503-2313

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The Charles E. Chamberlain Federal Building and U.S. Post Office, across the street from the Michigan State Capitol, was constructed in 1932 and acquired by GSA in 1976.

In 1987, Congress renamed the building after Charles E. Chamberlain, Michigan's 6th Congressional District Representative from 1957-74.

Property Manager: Dan Fenner

Public Hours: 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). Access to postal lock boxes is open from 7:00 a.m.– 6:30 p.m.

For building services, see contacts above right. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.

Public Access

Visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card (see Real ID) before gaining access to the building. Cell phones, cameras, and recording devices are prohibited.

Parking and Public Transportation

Public parking is available nearby and the building is accessible by public transit provided by the Capital Area Transit Authority [non-government website].

Key Tenants

Major tenants include the U.S. District Court, Court of Appeals, Bankruptcy Courts, and Federal Highway Administration. Other tenants include the U.S. Marshals Service, Department of Labor, Probation and Pre-trial Services, Public Defender, Attorneys, Postal Service, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Transportation.

Building History

Originally constructed as a post office in the Egyptian Revival style in 1932, the Chamberlain Federal Building added covered parking and additional office space in 1962. GSA acquired the building from the U.S. Postal Service in 1976, and it currently serves as a U.S. courthouse and office space for federal agencies.

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