Presidential Legacies Live On Through GSA Buildings

Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC

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 below shows the various buildings with presidential names. GSA quickly reacted to honor our fallen president after President Kennedy’s sudden death in 1963 to rename the Federal Building at Government Center in Boston, MA. President Kennedy was born in the Boston suburban town of Brookline in 1917.

President Reagan has three buildings with his name on them. There’s also a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), “America’s Flagship,” a part of the Carrier Strike Group 9. If those naval aviators need to land in a pinch when flying near Washington, D.C., they could try a runway at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Northern Virginia.

President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt has two buildings named after him, one each in DC and New York. President Roosevelt’s likeness is carved into the granite face of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in South Dakota, which represents the first 130 of our 238 years of existence as a nation.

There are 13 presidential libraries and museums maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Now its own independent agency, it was a part of GSA, until April 1, 1985. Each former president since Herbert Hoover, has his own library.

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Building Name Building Type City State
Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Washington

DC

George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush Courthouse Midland

TX

Gerald R. Ford Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse Grand Rapids

MI

Harry S. Truman Federal Building Washington

DC

Herbert Clark Hoover Department of Commerce Building Washington

DC

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Federal Building Boston

MA

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building Washington

DC

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington

DC

Ronald Reagan Federal Building Harrisburg

PA

Ronald Reagan Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse Santa Ana

CA

Theodore Roosevelt Federal Building Washington

DC

Theodore Roosevelt U.S. Courthouse Brooklyn

NY

William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building Washington

DC