I’ve noticed this building a few times and often wondered why it has this strange, oriental looking appendage.

According to Peekskill’s Downtown Historic Walking Tour it’s the :

Former Kentora Hotel located at 1 North Division Street. The distinctive and purely decorative onion dome of turret attached to this corner building since 1905 is a kind of exclamation point announcing the downtown center. Originally the Empire House Hotel in 1885 (with William Brennan as proprietor) the brick corner building was identified as the Kentora Hotel in 1907. “Kentora” was coined from the owner’s names, Clue and Torpy. Guest rooms were upstairs, and a saloon was downstairs. It was home to the Clinton Drug Store from about 1910 to the 1960s. The street level business has been occupied by Submarine Galley for many years

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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