Don't you just love it … No not the mini digger or the cop car or even the workmen taking a break sitting on the footpath under the verandah. Just look past all that to the lovely Spanish Mission style building behind. Harvey's Building or to be more accurate, the former Harvey's Building. It is now the Hastings Community Arts Centre. It was designed by Albert Garnett and built in 1933 and inside there is this marvellous Art Deco skylight.
Spanish Mission Hastings - Styles of Five Decades, Peter Shaw & Peter Hallett, Cosmos Publications, Napier, 1991
In Melbourne Art Deco, Robin Grow, President of the Art Deco & Modernism Society, examines the rise, fall and resurgence of Art Deco in Melbourne from the 1930s to the present day. With contemporary images by David Thompson and a team of photographers, supported by archival material, Melbourne Art Deco offers an invaluable insight into history and current state of one of the city's most popular styles.