Carrere, John Merven. Architect. Carrere was born of American parents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 9, 1858. Educated in Switzerland; graduate of Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1882. Partner with Thomas Hastings in firm Carrere & Hastings, 1884-1911, architects of the Ponce de Leon and Alcazar hotels, St. Augustine, Florida; the New York Public Library; Academy of Design, and many other noted buildings. Carrere was a fellow in the American Institution of Architects. Died 1911.