Carrère, John Merven

Carrère, John Merven kərâr´ [key], 1858–1911, American architect, b. Rio de Janeiro. After graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, he worked under McKim, Mead, and White in New York City, and from 1886 until his death practiced in partnership with Thomas Hastings. The best-known works of Carrère and Hastings are the New York Public Library (commission awarded in competition completed 1911), the office buildings of the Senate and the House, and the Carnegie Institution, Washington, D.C.

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