Tag Archives: Peekskill

Peekskill’s Drum Hill

Source: Oblong to the Hudson by Harry Wirth; 1976

Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current

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South Street, Peekskill

Peekskill’s oldest church dominated Drum Hill when it was constructed in the 1840’s. Its spire, once visible for miles, has since been overshadowed by Drum Hill School and cramped by the congestion of today’s urban Peekskill.

Henry Ward Beecher Estate

Source: Oblong to the Hudson by Harry Wirth; 1976

Information here is for archival purposes, and is not current

Peekskill
This Peekskill manor, built in the 1870’s, was the country estate of Henry Ward Beecher, famous 19th Century abolitionist and cleric. His daughter, Harriet Beecher Stowe, authored the controversial Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Today the building serves St. Peter’s Episcopal School. Its massive opulence is an architectural forerunner of the famed “Hudson River Castles” constructed upriver.