Hastings Keith Federal Building

federal building in the background with art sculpture in the foreground

53 North Sixth Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
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The Hastings Keith Federal Building, located in the heart of New Bedford, Massachusetts is a modern-looking structure built in 1974. The steel frame, two-story building was placed at an angle to the city grid. It was named after Hastings Keith, a Republican congressman for Massachusetts from 1959-1973.

Property Manager: David Hall
Public Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except federal holidays)
Key Tenants:
Social Security Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Trustees, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Justice

Parking and Public Transportation

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority buses throughout New Bedford. There are several taxi businesses. Hourly-metered parking and parking garages within walking distance.

Art and Architecture

The GSA Art in Architecture Program commissions the nation’s leading artists to create large-scale works of art for new federal buildings.

  • "Sea Flower" by artist James Surls. Commissioned in 1978.
Last Reviewed: 2020-02-27