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.