Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center

Exterior low angle long shot of HDI Federal Center, Building 1 and Portico74 North Washington Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49037

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Dating to 1866 and renamed in 2003, the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center honors three former U.S. Senators who were patients there during World War II: Philip Hart of Michigan, Robert Dole of Kansas and Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.

Property Managers: Robert Potter

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

For more building information or service calls, see contacts elsewhere on this page. For other federal government concerns, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.

Public Access

The main entrance is in Building 2 on Washington Avenue. All visitors must have a pre-arranged escort, submit to security screening and present a valid ID card (see Real ID) to access the facility. Cell phones, cameras, and laptops are permitted; laptops will be recorded with a property pass.

Public Parking & Transportation

Visitors may park for less than two hours without a permit on the west side of Washington Avenue and south of Sanitarium Avenue across from Building 2. Parking longer than two hours requires a permit obtainable from security in the Building 2 visitor's entrance lobby (6:15 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday). Public transportation is available via the Battle Creek Transit Kendall-Goodale bus stop in front of the building.

Building Amenities

  • ATM – Bldg. 1, first floor
  • Cafeteria – Bldg. 1A, first floor - 7-10 a.m. and 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.
  • Credit Union – Bldg. 2, first floor – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.; other weekdays, 8 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
  • Snack Bar – Bldg. 2, first floor – Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Vending – Bldg. 1, ground floor; Bldg. 2, first floor

History and Architectural Features

Interior shot of grand cafeteria with recently restored chandeliers and window detailingDating to 1866, the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center has also been known as the Western Health Reform Institute, the Battle Creek Sanitarium, the Percy Jones Army Hospital, and the Battle Creek Federal Center. Designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style popular for early 20th Century academic buildings, the facility features J.J. Haidt murals, Ionic and Corinthian columns, Italian marble, and decorative moldings and ceilings. The center consists of 22 buildings on 24 acres, all of which were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center is one of more than 100 properties featured by the Public Buildings Service Heritage Program, with its award-winning series of posters, brochures and webpages detailing the architecture and history of each building.

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Last Reviewed: 2020-12-22