Richard H. Chambers US Court of Appeals
125 S. Grand Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
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The Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals building serves as a courthouse for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Property Manager: Chasity Peters
Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is parking in the lot across from the building available for the general public conducting official government business at the courthouse. No overnight parking is allowed. Metered street parking is nearby. Public transportation is available via Pasadena Transit.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at the main entrance to the building.
The only tenant is the U.S. Court of Appeals.In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
Vending machines open to the public during the building operating hours of 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. are located on the first floor.
History and Architecture
Set on the crest of a steep hill overlooking the Arroyo Seco, the Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals building towers over its setting and dominates the view from across the Arroyo. Originally built as a hotel during the late stages of Pasadena's great resort hotel age, the main building was constructed in two sections – the two-story north wing, in 1920, and the six-story bell tower with flanking wings, in 1930. Both the 1920 and the 1930 sections were designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with a skillful interplay of stucco walls, arched openings, and terra-cotta tile roof.