Historic Preservation

Building near National Mall in Washington, DC

Historic Preservation in the 21st Century


Sustaining a stewardship ethic of responsible planning and resource management requires flexibility and resilience to respond to an environment of changing missions and economic circumstances. Since the advent of GSA’s Portfolio Management Strategy…

Photo of Jesse Ozuna with GSA's Great Lakes Region (standing) joins Rep. John Shimkus (seated, right) and Vermillion County officials to celebrate the recent transfer of the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Danville, Ill.

Giving a Historic Building in Central Illinois a New Life


To make the most efficient, cost-effective use of its real estate assets, GSA evaluates our existing portfolio to find properties no longer critical to the government’s operations. This helps save money by reducing the operating costs of federal…

Image of This Place Matters - Celebrate GSA's 487 Historic Buildings during Preservation Month

GSA Commemorates Preservation Month 2017


During Preservation Month each May, GSA celebrates our historic buildings and the important ongoing roles they play in the growth of our nation. These 487 courthouses, laboratories, agency headquarters, inspection stations, office buildings, and custom…

Portland's Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star attraction


The Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse is a star—Portland, Ore.’s symbol of progress in its day—built on the cusp of the Great Depression, surrounded by the precious treasures that characterize grace and style and exude a quietly elegant…

Celebrating 67 years of American service


Last week, we shared our second blog of this three part series, highlighting some unique facts about the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Today we are proud to release our final edition of this series, by revealing interesting and unique facts…

President Truman with GSA's first administrator, Jess Larson

Celebrating 67 Years of American Service


As the arm of procurement and real estate, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has always been a leader and innovator for the federal government, but our agency has evolved in many ways since inception on July 1, 1949. When he signed the agency…

Last Reviewed: 2023-02-10