Architect: W.L. Vernon
Perspective including ground floor plan of art school, published in The Building News, June 6th 1879. Completed as designed, and in use as Hastings Central Library. The Brassey Institute in Claremont is an example of decorative Venetian Gothic architecture designed by William Liberty Vernon for Thomas Brassey. Lord Brassey gave the building to Hastings for use as a public library.
Vernon migrated to the state of New South Wales, Australia in 1870 and pursued his career as an architect in Sydney. He is noted for designing multiple government buildings which are still standing, many of which have a heritage listing.