Courthouses

African American History Month: How Our Nation’s Courthouses Played a Role in the Civil Rights Movement

African American History Month: How Our Nation’s Courthouses Played a Role in the Civil Rights Movement

Three Southern Courthouses Named as National Historic Landmarks for their role in Civil Rights Movement

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During February, in commemoration of African American History Month, the General Services Administration (GSA) is taking a look back at the historic sites that played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement. In 2015, The Fifth Circuit Court of...
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The U.S. Flag and GSA Fly Proudly Together

The U.S. Flag and GSA Fly Proudly Together

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Although Flag Day is not celebrated as a federal holiday, GSA and citizens across the United States will celebrate Flag Day on June 14 to honor the Stars and Stripes and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. GSA has a leading...
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Presidential Legacies Live On Through GSA Buildings

Presidential Legacies Live On Through GSA Buildings

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One of the many ways we remember our past presidents of the United States is to name GSA-managed buildings in their honor. With Presidents Day coming up, check out which presidents have a GSA building named for them. The table...
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GPG Breaks Ground for Three Innovative Building Technologies

GPG Breaks Ground for Three Innovative Building Technologies

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GSA’s Green Proving Ground (GPG) program is one of the ways GSA advances the performance of our federal buildings. Designed to overcome new technology adoption barriers, GPG tests emerging technologies in GSA’s buildings to assess the impacts of real-world conditions....
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GSA’s Salt Lake City Courthouse Wins Prestigious Award

GSA’s Salt Lake City Courthouse Wins Prestigious Award

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As a design leader, GSA’s Public Buildings Service strives for best design, efficiency, and taxpayer savings in its federal buildings. Recently, the American Institute of Architects awarded the 2015 Institute Honor Award to the new Salt Lake City Federal Courthouse...
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Throwback Thursday: The Mystery of Mag and Mayme

Throwback Thursday: The Mystery of Mag and Mayme

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A judge at the Port Huron Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse wrote us with some questions about a long ago fountain and its missing statues. Digging deep into the National Archives led to some interesting discoveries. The mystery began when...
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GSA Saves Taxpayer Dollars with Water-Use Reductions in Austin

GSA Saves Taxpayer Dollars with Water-Use Reductions in Austin

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In partnership with Austin Water, GSA’s Greater Southwest Region conducted comprehensive water efficiency reviews of five federal office buildings in Austin, Texas, and identified investments that could be made to save 10.5 million gallons of water annually and $200,000 in...
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Throwback Thursday: The Government Cuspidor

Throwback Thursday: The Government Cuspidor

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One of the most remarkable facts about GSA’s historic buildings is that by and large they still serve the same purpose for which they were originally constructed: as federal courthouses, custom houses, and office buildings. Although they are often being...
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Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the New Deal

Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the New Deal

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The New Deal, carried out during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt, fostered growth, put people work to work and touched lives during one of the darkest times of our nation’s history. The files for many of these New Deal projects survive...
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