Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBryan Simpson United States Courthouse
|Type||Judicial & Office|
|Location||300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Florida, United States|
|Owner||General Services Administration - Jacksonville|
|Roof||277 feet (85 m)|
|Floor area||457,000 sq ft (42,500 m2)|
|Design and construction|
- The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division, and corresponding offices of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida
- A satellite office of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Probation, U.S. Pretrial Services, United States Marshals Service, and United States Trustee Program offices
The courthouse was completed in late 2002 at a cost of $84 million and opened in early 2003. It replaced the old former courthouse, which was built in 1933 and had many indoor air quality problems, including illness-inducing mold and mildew.
The new courthouse comprises 492,000 square feet (45,700 m2) over 14 floors, with a secure parking facility in the basement. It was named after John Milton Bryan Simpson, a federal judge who served in several positions in Florida, after passage of an act of Congress introduced by Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. The courthouse was officially dedicated on August 11, 2008.
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