Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Kalamazoo

Long street-level view of Kalamazoo U.S. Courthouse main entrance410 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007-3757

View map [nongovernment website]

The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was originally constructed as a post office in 1939. The building mainly features federal courtrooms and chambers.

Property Manager: Jordan Dykstra

Public Hours: 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For building services, see contact info elsewhere on this page. 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 Metro Transit [nongovernment website].

Key Tenants

The U.S. District Court is the building's major tenant. Other tenants include U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Probation, Pre-trial Services and Marshals Service.

Building Architecture and History

The Kalamazoo Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was built in the Egyptian Revival architectural style, with both street façades faced in yellow-beige Kasota sandstone. The north façade is faced with buff-colored brick and stone coping. While the building's exterior has retained much of its original appearance, the interior has been renovated to provide office and courtroom space, and many of the original interior design's historic features were removed in a 1962 renovation. The first floor originally contained a large public lobby extending across the entire south façade, but only two smaller lobbies at the east and west entrances remain.

Last Reviewed: 2020-08-11