Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building
1 Federal Drive
Fort Snelling, MN 55111-4080
View map [nongovernment site]
The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building is bound by the Twin Cities and highways 55, 5, 62 (Crosstown Expressway), and the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. In 1969 Congress officially named the building for Henry Benjamin Whipple [nongovernment site], first bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota.
Property Manager: Justin Weingartz
For more building information and service calls, contact the Whipple Property Mgmt Office (above right). For veterans information, visit the VA St. Paul Benefits Office website or call 1-800-827-1000 (toll-free). For other federal government information, call 1-844-USA-GOV1 (toll-free).
Major renovation work completed in June 2014 created a consolidated regional headquarters for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs (see news story and photo gallery) and relocated several former tenants to Norman Pointe II, a leased office building in Bloomington, Minn.
Besides the VA, the Whipple building also houses Homeland Security offices, a Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), military recruiting offices, an Immigration Review office, and the Federal Executive Board.
On the most recent (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 76% of respondents rated the building and GSA services a four or five on a five-point scale.
The Whipple Federal Building includes a cafeteria (open 7 a.m.– 3 p.m.), vending machines, and an ATM, all located on the ground floor.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/bhwfb.