JFK Grave Architect John Carl Warnecke Passes Away

Some sad news released over the weekend: architect John Carl Warnecke has passed away. While you might not immediately recognize his name, you’re likely very familiar with his work, from the San Francisco and Boston airports to numerous university buildings, like Georgetown’s Lauinger Library. By the 70s, Warnecke’s firm was perhaps the largest architecture firm in the country. Arguably his most famous piece of work was the John F. Kennedy grave site, a project he was given by the former president’s family after having befriended Kennedy in college and had later worked in designing government buildings. Later, Warnecke would have a short relationship with Jacqueline Kennedy, the LA Times reports in their obituary. The Washington Post‘s coverage is also well worth the read.

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