The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is the Cleveland-based headquarters of the U.S. Federal Reserve System's Fourth District. The district is composed of Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. It has branch offices in Cincinnati and Pittsburgh. The check processing center in Columbus, Ohio, was closed in 2005. The chief executive officer and president is Loretta Mester.
The bank building is a 13-story 203 foot high-rise, located at Superior Avenue and East 6th Street in downtown Cleveland was designed by the Cleveland firm of Walker and Weeks and completed in 1923. Its exterior architecture emulates an Italian Renaissance palazzo, is clad in pink Sienna marble. An extension to the building designed by HOK was completed in 1998, providing new facilities for check processing and cash handling. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The building's entrances feature allegorical sculptures by Henry Hering representing Security and Integrity flanking the East Sixth Street entrance, while his Energy watches the Superior Avenue entry.
Its original 100 short tons bank vault door is the largest in the world. The door casting itself was 20 short tons. It incorporates the largest hinge ever built. The hinge has an overall height of 19 feet and weighs over 47 short tons fully assembled. The vault's use was discontinued in 1997, though it is preserved intact for posterity.
Highest paying job titles at Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland include Software Engineer, Data Analyst, and Quality Assurance Automation Test Engineer