Hastings, Thomas,1784–1872, American composer, b. Washington, Conn. Of his hymns, Rock of Ages is most famous. He compiled several books of hymns, including Musica Sacra (1815) and Spiritual Songs (with Lowell Mason, 1831).
Hastings, Thomas,1860–1929, American architect, b. New York City, grad. École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He worked in the office of McKim, Mead, and White, New York City, and in 1886 commenced practice in partnership with John M. Carrère. The New York Public Library is their best-known work. Hastings's designs after the death of Carrère (1911) include the memorial amphitheater in the National Cemetery at Arlington, Va.
American architect who graduated from the École des Beaux-Arts and began a career with McKim Mead and White; later formed a partnership with John Carrere and designed enormous hotel complexes in Florida, such as the Ponce de Leon Hotel (1889), St. Augustine.