The Standard House is a landmark in the city of Peekskill in Westchester County, New York. It is located on Hudson Avenue, right next to a grade crossing on the Metro-North Hudson Line and its Peekskill station. The Standard House is also now the home of Dylan's Wine Cellar which occupies the first floor. Dylan's Wine Cellar has transformed the main floor of the Standard House into a retail wine and spirits store and has added to the character of the building with its dark wooden floors and wine displays.
An Italianate brick building, it and the Union Hotel across the street are the only two hotel buildings remaining from the period of Peekskill's industrial height as a center for the manufacture of stoves. It continued to be in use as a hotel after that industry declined, but couldn't survive the decline of the railroad in the mid-20th century. Vacant and neglected through most of the later years of that century, it was restored early in the next. In 2000 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently it houses the city's economic development offices.
... Built in approximately 1855, it was originally used as a boarding house and tavern, catering to the busy traffic in the industrial area of the city near what was then the ... The name "Standard House" is not associated with the property until a photo taking during the Blizzard of 1888 shows the name on the facade between the second and third stories as it appears today ... The first concerns The Standard, a society newspaper published in New York and London during the 1890s ...
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