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University of Pennsylvania-trained Arthur H. Brockie and Harvard and Paris atelier-trained T. Mitchell Hastings established their partnership late in 1903. Their firm would thrive on residences, banks, and hospitals, as well as on the Germantown connections which Arthur Brockie brought with him. Many of the buildings designed by Brockie & Hastings are examples of the taste in the Philadelphia area for a colonial Pennsylvania style, whether it is couched in the Pennsylvania farmhouse model or in a more high style Georgian or Federal revival.

After T. Mitchell Hastings returned from World War I service, the firm dissolved. Hastings moved to California; but Brockie remained in Philadelphia, where he continued his emphasis on hospital and bank design, mixed with country residences.

Written by Sandra L. Tatman.

 

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