This historic building served as Crystal River's city hall from 1939-1970 and is now home to the Coastal Heritage Museum. This local history museum features artifacts, furniture, photographs, and other items that depict the early history of the western side of Citrus County. Highlights include a holding cell in the old jail room and a diorama of Citrus Avenue. The building, which was the town's first permanent government structure, was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, one of the Federal government's New Deal programs.
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. The museum is operated by the Crystal River Heritage Council, a council of the Citrus County Historical Society, which acquired the property in 1986.