Hastings, Thomas D.

Architect who transformed St. Augustine, Florida, designed New York Public Library & Arlington Cemetery’s Memorial Ampitheater

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(1860–1929) American architect, son of tycoon Henry Flagler’s pastor. With future partner John Carrere (d. 1911) worked for the architect firm of McKim, Mead and White. Carrere and Hastings formed their own partnership in 1886. Retained by Flagler to build a million dollar hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, they created a Spanish Renaissance style that transformed St. Augustine by designing the Ponce de Leon, The Alcazar, Grace United Methodist Church, Memorial Presbyterian Church, and Kirkside. Each of these buildings would be a unique contribution to the city’s architectural heritage. The New York Public Library is their best-known work. Hastings’s designs after Carrère’s death include the Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington National Cemetery. In 1901 he was awarded the French Croix de Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur for his work in the 1900 Paris Exposition. The firm was given a gold medal at the 1904 St. Louis Universal Exposition. He was Director of Atelier for Columbia College 1905-12 and appointed by Presidents Taft & Wilson to the Commission of Fine Arts. He was a member of the Panama Pacific International Exposition Architectural Commission. He was awarded the King’s Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1923 for his 50+ works of 1st class importance. 10 x 8 TLS on business letterhead, New York City, June 10 1927, to W. K. Gregory, American Museum of Natural History. Hastingsa will sign paper and subscribe to cup honoring 70th birthday of Prof. (Henry Fairfield, Museum President). Osborn, is sailing for Europe hopes to be back for dinner.

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