E. Ross Adair Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
1300 S. Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
The E. Ross Adair Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is located on the southwest side of Fort Wayne's central business district. Originally built for use as a post office, this historic building is named after former U.S. Congressman and Ambassador to Ethiopia Edwin Ross Adair. Pieces from his personal collection of Ethiopian artifacts are currently on display in the building.
- Property managers: Jamie Thomas (260-426-7835), Rich Falzone (219-852-2742)
- Public hours: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
- For more building information or service calls, use contacts above. For other federal government information, call toll-free 1-844-USA-GOV1.
Parking and public transportation
An onsite surface lot is available for assigned federal tenants only. Public transportation is available via Citilink.
The building houses the U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts and offices for U.S. Probation, Public Defender, Magistrate, Attorneys, Marshals Service, Trustees, Drug Enforcement Administration, and a U.S. Congressman and Senator.
History and architectural features
Built in the Starved Classical Style in 1932, the three-story Adair U.S. Courthouse is made of Indiana limestone and includes a basement, penthouse, and mezzanine levels. The building’s historic lobby and courtrooms feature ornamental metal and marble. In 2006 the building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2012 the building won ENERGY STAR® designation. To read more about the history and architecture of the building, see the Adair Courthouse entry on GSA's Historic Buildings webpage.