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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Alabama

State Capital: Montgomery

Alaska

State Capital: Juneau

Arizona

State Capital: Phoenix

Arkansas

State Capital: Little Rock

California

State Capital: Sacramento

Colorado

State Capital: Denver

Connecticut

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.

Delaware

State Capital: Dover

District of Columbia

State Capital: Washington

Florida

State Capital: Tallahassee

Georgia

State Capital: Atlanta

Guam

State Capital: Hagatna

Hawaii

State Capital: Honolulu

Illinois

State Capital: Springfield

Indiana

State Capital: Indianapolis

Iowa

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.

Kansas

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.

Kentucky

State Capital: Frankfort

Louisiana

State Capital: Baton Rouge

Maine

State Capital: Augusta

Maryland

State Capital: Annapolis

Massachusetts

State Capital: Boston

Michigan

State Capital: Lansing

Minnesota

State Capital: St. Paul

Montana

State Capital: Helena

Nebraska

State Capital: Lincoln

Nevada

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

Ohio

State Capital: Columbus

Oklahoma

State Capital: Oklahoma City

Oregon

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.

Pennsylvania

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.

Tennessee

State Capital: Nashville

Texas

State Capital: Austin

Utah

State Capital: Salt Lake City

Virgin Islands

Virginia

State Capital: Richmond

Washington

State Capital: Olympia

West Virginia

State Capital: Charleston

Wisconsin

State Capital: Madison

Wyoming

State Capital: Cheyenne