Explore by State

Discover architecturally and historically significant buildings located throughout the country. Up to five buildings are featured for each state; to search the entire inventory, go to Find a Building. To begin, click on any state in the map below.

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State Capital: Montgomery


State Capital: Juneau


State Capital: Phoenix


State Capital: Little Rock


State Capital: Sacramento


State Capital: Denver


State Capital: Hartford
  • William R. Cotter Federal Building, Hartford, CT

    The William R. Cotter Federal Building is an excellent example of Neoclassical architecture. Its architects adopted traditional classical architectural forms while abandoning excessive interior ornament in favor of Art Deco's more stylized decorative components.

  • Richard C. Lee U. S. Courthouse, New Haven, CT

    Important citizens in New Haven's history inspired the inscriptions on the exterior of the Neoclassical building.


State Capital: Dover

District of Columbia

State Capital: Washington


State Capital: Tallahassee


State Capital: Atlanta


State Capital: Hagatna


State Capital: Honolulu


State Capital: Boise


State Capital: Springfield


State Capital: Indianapolis


State Capital: Des Moines
  • U.S. Courthouse, Davenport, IA

    Local architect Seth J. Temple designed the federal building in the Art Deco style of architecture.

  • Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, Sioux City, IA

    When the foundation for the building was excavated by a steam shovel, unemployed workers protested in favor of the more traditional, labor-intensive method of using men with hand tools and horse-drawn equipment. But technology prevailed.

  • U.S. Courthouse, Des Moines, IA

    The U.S. Courthouse is one of seven monumental public buildings constructed along the Des Moines River.


State Capital: Topeka
  • U.S. Courthouse, Wichita, KS

    The courthouse contains two important Depression-era oil-on-canvas murals located on the east and west walls of the lobby.


State Capital: Frankfort


State Capital: Baton Rouge


State Capital: Augusta
  • U.S. Custom House, Portland, ME

    The U.S. Custom House is the best remaining example of the work of Alfred B. Mullett, Supervising Architect of the Treasury from 1865 to 1874, in the state of Maine and continues to serve its original function.

  • Edward T. Gignoux U.S. Courthouse, Portland, ME

    The first federal courthouse in Maine, the building was designed in a trapezoidal shape, with an interior courtyard to be constructed in two phases. The first phase was finished in 1911, and the second in 1932.


State Capital: Annapolis


State Capital: Boston


State Capital: Lansing


State Capital: St. Paul
  • Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building, U.S. Courthouse and Custom House, Duluth, MN

    Duluth became the railhead for the first transcontinental railway, and the nation's fifth busiest seaport by the end of the 19th century. Due to innovative plans for Duluth's downtown, a new federal building was designed in the Renaissance Revival style and constructed in 1929.

  • Federal Building, Minneapolis, MN

    In the 1960s and early 1970s, the building became the focus of local anti-war demonstrations against the IRS, the armed forces, and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey, a Minnesota native.


State Capital: Helena


State Capital: Lincoln


State Capital: Carson City

New Hampshire

State Capital: Concord

New Jersey

State Capital: Trenton
  • Federal Building, Newark, NJ

    The building is a landmark within the James Street Commons Historic District because of its location on the park, size, and Second Renaissance Revival architectural style.

  • U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Camden, NJ

    Terra cotta relief panels are used on the facade to separate the first and second floors. The panels, which can be found on all four sides of the building, contain alternating images of rosettes, acanthus leaves, shield motifs.

  • Clarkson S. Fisher U.S. Courthouse, Trenton, NJ

    This 1932 building was a WPA project during the Depression and constructed in a Stripped Neoclassical style.

New Mexico

State Capital: Santa Fe
  • Santiago E. Campos U.S. Courthouse, Santa Fe, NM

    In 1883 the building grounds were chosen as the site for Santa Fe’s "Tertio-Millennial" celebration, and an oval racetrack about 1/3 mile long was set up surrounding the site.

  • U.S. Post Office, Albuquerque, NM

    Built in 1908, it is Albuquerque's oldest remaining federal building. It needed two additions in order to keep up with the growing demands on government services, one constructed in 1923 and the other constructed in 1932.

  • U.S. Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM

    This is the only downtown structure in Albuquerque which salutes the heritage of the Indian culture of the Southwest.

New York

State Capital: Albany

North Carolina

State Capital: Raleigh

North Dakota

State Capital: Bismarck


State Capital: Columbus


State Capital: Oklahoma City


State Capital: Salem
  • Pioneer Courthouse, Portland, OR

    The Pioneer Courthouse is the oldest extant federal building in the Pacific Northwest. The infamous Oregon Land Fraud trials of 1904 were held in the building, and 33 criminals brought to justice.

  • Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse, Portland, OR

    When the cornerstone of the building was laid in 1932, it included a metal box within the stone containing five Portland daily newspapers and historic documents relating to the building.

  • James A. Redden U.S. Courthouse, Medford, OR

    This was one of two identical buildings constructed during the same time period; the other was in Pendleton, Oregon.


State Capital: Harrisburg

Puerto Rico

State Capital: San Juan

Rhode Island

State Capital: Providence

South Carolina

State Capital: Columbia

South Dakota

State Capital: Pierre
  • U.S. Courthouse, Sioux Falls, SD

    After the battle at Wounded Knee, the construction of a Federal building at Sioux Falls was intended to create a sense of stability and permanence among the newly arrived settlers.


State Capital: Nashville


State Capital: Austin


State Capital: Salt Lake City

Virgin Islands


State Capital: Richmond


State Capital: Olympia

West Virginia

State Capital: Charleston


State Capital: Madison


State Capital: Cheyenne