A comment on yesterday's post questioned if this turreted building really is the same building we know as Washington Hose. A response from another reader pointed out that there is an aerial photograph in Byrne Fone's book Historic Hudson: An Architectural Portrait that shows the building in its turreted form. Here's a detail from that photograph. Washington Hose is at the center. Move right and slightly down from the flagpole on Promenade Hill to locate it.
According to the commenter, the "unturreted" design may be a result of the preservation efforts made to a select number of buildings on Front Street and lower Warren Street during Urban Renewal.