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Established: 1899
Ended: 1906


The partnership agreement (Kendall & Earle Gift, UCT Libr BC 206) between H BAKER and FE MASEY dates from 1899, changing in 1906 to include FK Kendall's name (BAKER, MASEY & KENDALL). Masey joined Baker in about 1897 as an assistant. In partnership the two executed a number of significant buildings in Cape Town. They worked together for about five years before Baker moved to Johannesburg in 1902. Masey remained in Cape Town and ran the Cape Town office though with Baker keeping a close watch on it. The branch in Johannesburg was known first as BAKER & MASEY and then as BAKER, MASEY & SLOPER, until Masey left for Rhodesia (Zimbabwe). For a few years it was known as BAKER, MASEY & FLEMING. The last years of the partnership were unhappy years for Masey and there was a certain amount of acrimony after the partnership had ended which hinged on the obtaining of work and sharing of fees. This may have been the cause of Masey's discontent in Cape Town.

(BLB 1910-1912 ? letters between B & M; Greig 1970; Rennie 1978, 1983; Baker, Kendall & Earle Gift, UCT Ms libr BC 206)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing BAKER and MASEY

Crump, Alan & Van Niekerk, Raymund. 1988. Public sculptures & reliefs Cape Town. Cape Town: Clifton Publications. pp 28

Cumming-George, L. 1934. Architecture in South Africa - Volume Two. Cape Town: The Speciality Press of S.A. Ltd.. pp 77-78

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 80, 96, 98-99, 100, 103-104, 107, 129, 162-163, 166, 194-195, 213, 215

Rennie, John for CPIA. 1978. The Buildings of Central Cape Town 1978. Volume Two : Catalogue. Cape Town: Cape Provincial Institute of Architects. pp 216-217

Walker, Michael. 2015. Old hotels of Cape Town (1890-1911), The : A history long forgotten, seldom told. St James: Published Privately. pp 46