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Carrere, John Merven

Born: 1858 AD
Died: 1911 AD

1858 – John Mervin Carrere was born to a prosperous family in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1882 – He graduated, he obtained a job with the New York firm of Mckim, Mead, and White.

1886 – Carrere and Hastings left McKim, Mead and White to form their own partnership.

         – Carrere and Hastings designed nearly all of their buildings with elaborate detailing and overscaled ornamentation. Gradually, the firm refined the work and restrained the tone.

1911 – Carrere died in an automobile accident, just two months before the dedication of the firm’s celebrated New York Public Library.