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BAKER, MASEY and SLOPER

Established: 1903
Ended: 1907

Architect


The partnership, based in Johannesburg, between H BAKER, FE MASEY and EW SLOPER. According to Sloper's obituary (cf. SLOPER), he arrived in Cape Town in 1902 and joined Baker's office there. He accompanied Baker to Johannesburg and became a full partner in Johannesburg in 1903. The partnership lasted from 1903 until 1907, continuing for a year and a half after Sloper returned to England. Sloper, a gifted architect and designer and a practical man as well, was greatly valued by Baker, who bought two copies of Sloper's book English Country House Design, published in 1911. Between Baker and Sloper a number of houses were designed which were to have considerable influence on house design in South Africa for about half a century. According to Greig (1970), Sloper played a significant role in the designs for the work on the Westminster Estate in the Orange Free State.

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, MASEY and SLOPER

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pp 140-141, 165

Picton-Seymour, Désirée. 1989. Historical Buildings in South Africa. Cape Town: Struikhof Publishers. pp 174