James A. Walsh US Courthouse

James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse 

38 S. Scott Avenue
Tuscon, AZ 85701

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Built in 1930, the James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Building Information

Property Manager: Joseph Torres

Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 4:30 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 no visitor parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via Sun Tran [a nongovernment website]. The Sun Link streetcar [a nongovernment website] stops directly outside the building or at the Ronstadt Transit Center 0.6 miles from the federal courthouse.

Public Access

All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment. ADA access is available at the main entrance to the building.

Key Tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Trustees, and Court Security Officers. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 100% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.

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Public Art

These artists and their paintings are featured: Stephen Batura, Tucson Trio; George Peter, Grand Canyon and Colorado River; and Howard Post, Behind a Mountain.

History and Architecture

The James A. Walsh U.S. Courthouse was constructed during 1929-1930 as a U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. Acting Supervising Architect of the Treasury, James A. Wetmore, designed the building in 1928-1929. Planning for the building began in 1910, when the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill authorizing the purchase of a site for a new post office in Tucson. That was the same year that the statehood bill, discussed since Congress deemed Arizona worthy of statehood in 1888, finally passed the House of Representatives. Still, Arizona did not become a state until 1912. It would be another twenty years before the building was constructed.

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Last Reviewed 2016-11-15