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Creation Date

8-6-2012

Building Name

Old City Hall

Description

Old City Hall, Crystal River FL

Crystal River, Florida, Old City Hall built in 1939, now Coastal Heritage Museum. The Crystal River Old City Hall is a historic building in Crystal River, Florida, in the United States. It is located at 532 North Citrus Avenue, off U.S. 19/98. On May 29, 1998, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The historic building was built in 1939 by the Work Project Administration (WPA) labor. The exterior is constructed of natural limestone quarried locally, and the interior ceilings are made from magnolia wood. It served as the first permanent home for the Crystal River City Government and was used by the city until 1970. It has housed the City Manager Office, the Police Department, the jail and the fire truck.

The building now houses the Coastal Heritage Museum, operated by the Citrus County Historical Society. Exhibits focus on the early history of the west side of Citrus County, Florida and include a 1929 diorama of downtown Citrus Avenue, a fish house facade, and an original jail cell. Admission is free.

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28.89875278, -82.59306389

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Old City Hall; Coastal Heritage Museum; Historic building; Citrus County Historical Society; Citrus County (Fl.); Clubs/associations --- Florida --- Crystal River.

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