Pan-American Exposition - Table of Contents

Carrére & Hastings in Buffalo

McKinley Monument

John Merven Carrére was the Chairman of the Pan-American Exposition Board of Architects.

Carrere and Hastings (Thomas Hastings), headquartered in NYC 1885-1911, were the architects in charge of the Exposition and had also worked with D. H. Burnham at the 1893 Chicago Columbian exposition.

For the Pan-Am, Carrere and Hastings designed the Triumphal Bridge.

John Carrere

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. - Source:

Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, 1860-1929, American architect, b. New York City, grad. École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He worked in the office of McKim, Mead, and White, New York City, and in 1886 commenced practice in partnership with John M. Carrère. Hastings's designs after the death of Carrère (1911) include the memorial amphitheater in the National Cemetery at Arlington, Va. - Source: The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia

McKinley Monument

Carrere was also the architect for the McKinley Monument, the city's memorial to President William McKinley, who was assassinated while attending the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. D. H. Burnham, who was called in to consult on the project, suggested the appropriateness of an obelisk, with fountains at the base and decided where it should be placed. At the 1893 Chicago fair, where similar obelisks had been erected.

Other Buffalo Buildings by Carrere and Hastings

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