Carrere, John Merven
Born: 1858 AD
Died: 1911 AD, at 53 years of age.
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.
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