James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse
For the public
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays, except federal holidays
Metered street parking and commercial parking lots in the area
All visitors are required to clear airport-style security and comply with rules and regulations governing conduct on federal property. ADA access available.
Courthouse Cafe, Floor 1, room 103 (temporarily closed)
Vending machines Floor 1, room 103, 24/7
See Fine Art
The James R. Browning U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco is considered one of the nation's most beautiful public buildings. Built as the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse at the turn of the twentieth century, it was intended to represent the affluence and increasing importance of the United States as it became a world power.
The building was designed in the 1890s to house the federal courts and San Francisco post office and was deemed a fine and early example of Beaux-Arts Classical or American Renaissance architecture and has been praised for the quality and splendor of its craftsmanship.
The building was renamed during the centennial celebrations in 2005 to honor Judge James R. Browning. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as U.S. Post Office and Courthouse.
For our tenants
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays
Give minimum 24-hour notice ahead of moves, guard required.
Attendant required for vehicles parked more than 1 hour.
Federal employees only
Floor 1, room 136, 24/7