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BAKER and MASEY

Established: 1899
Ended: 1906

Architect


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.

List of projects

With photographs
With notes
* Indicates buildings on the
Pryce-Lewis list

African Banking Corporation: n.d. : 1893 : 1900 : 1906 : 1912. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect alterations 1906 *
Cape Explosives Works: 1903. Somerset West, Western Cape - Architect
Castle Mail Packets Company Limited: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Cathedral of St Michael and St Andrew: 1863-1866 : 1904-1906. Bloemfontein, Free State - Architect
Church of St Barnabas: 1896. Tamboers Kloof, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
City and Civil Service Club: 1896. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Cottage for Sir Abe Bailey: 1909. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect *
Dale College: 1877 : 1906. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape - Architect
Diocesan College Hall: 1903. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Diocesan College, physics lab: 1905. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Diocesan College, School House: 1900. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Double-storeyed house for F Masey: 1905. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Double-storeyed house for HA Herbert: 1904. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Double-storeyed residence for JA Barraclough: 1902. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Double-storeyed villa for Lyon Polhemus: 1902. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Edengigt - House for LL Michell: 1800s : 1902. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Findlay and Co: 1900. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Government House, staff cottage: pre-1911. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Groot Constantia - Second Restoration: 1902. Constantia, Western Cape - Architect
Guardian Assurance Company Building: 1901-1902. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Hermitage - Residence: 1800s : 1904. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Boundary Wall *
Honoured Dead Memorial: 1902. Kimberley, Northern Cape - Architect
House Alpheus F Williams - Vergenoeg: 1936. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect
House Barry - Hurstcliff - Trevadlock: 1903. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Carl Jeppe - Trovato: 1897. Wynberg, Western Cape - Architect
House for Alexander Bell: 1905. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House for CG Saunders: 1906. Oranjezicht, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House for KC Bainsfather: 1800s : 1899. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House for ML Wessel: 1901. Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Alterations *
House JC Molteno: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
House JJ Bisset: Cumnor: 1877 : 1902. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1902
House Kuhlman: 1903. Mountain View, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Mrs Given-Wilson: 1910. Yeoville, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House R Stuttaford: Lidcote: 1904. Kenilworth, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Sammy Marks - Hatherley: 1902. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect *
House WJ Wybergh: Inanda House: 1902. Inanda, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
Houses of Parliament extensions: 1906. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Juta's Building: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Kelvin Grove Country Club: 1895 : 1899 : 1926 : 1934. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Lightfoot Memorial Fountain: 1907 : 2018-2019. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1907
Lloyd's & Co Bldg: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Marchmont - Residence of Dr L Crawford: 1800s? : 1903. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Alterations *
Marks Building: 1903-5. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Michaelhouse School Chapel: 1908. Balgowan, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
National Mutual Life Association of Australasia: 1905 : 1933. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Observatory Church School: 1900. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Parliament House of Assembly: 1910. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Premises for Messrs Isaacs and Company Furniture Store: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Premises for Messrs van der Byl and Company: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Rebuilding *
Premises for Messrs Wilson, Miller and Gilmore: 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Princess Christian Home: 1902. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Rectory of the Anglican Church: 1800s? : 1900. Kalk Bay, Western Cape - Architect *
Retreat - House for J Curry: 1900. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Rhodes Building: 1902 : c1950. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Rhodes Estate Cottage: 1904. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Rondebosch High School for Girls: 1800s : 1903. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Seamen's Institute: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Single-storey dwelling for HW Struben: 1899. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Single-storey house for HES Freemantle: 1902. Muizenberg, Western Cape - Architect *
Single-storey residence of Reverend Cannon Peters: ?. Maitland, Western Cape - Architect *
South African Association Offices: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
South African College : Engineering Laboratory: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
South African College : Metallurgical Laboratory: 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
South African College Boarding House: 1901. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
South African College House: 1907. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
St Alban's Cathedral: 1905-1909 : 1958. Central, Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng - Architect
St Andrew's School, Lower School House: 1909. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape - Architect
St Anne's Diocesan School, chapel: 1908. Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
St Augustine's School: 1800s? : 1907. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
St Dunstan's Anglican Church: 1909. Benoni, Gauteng - Architect
St George's Cathedral: 1897-1911 : 1930 : 1957-1963. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
St George's Grammar School: 1904 : 1949-1950. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
St George's Home for All Saints' Sisterhood: 1889. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Chapel *
St John's Chapel: 1922. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
St Mark's Anglican Church: 1887 : 1900. District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1900 Additions *
St Mary's Church: 1909. Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
St Michael and All Angels Anglican Church: 1898 : 1904. Observatory, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect additions 1904 *
St Paul's Church: 1878-1880 : c1900. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
St Paul's Church - Second: 1849 : 1854 : 1880. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Addition of Rectory *
St Philip's Church: 1898. District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
St Philip's Church, Clergy House: 1902. District Six, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
St Saviour's Church: 1850 : 1871 : 1904. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Stables of Pallinghurst: 1903 : 1925. Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect 1903
Standard Bank: 1905. Malmesbury, Western Cape - Architect
Vredenburgh Cottages for CJ Rhodes: 1900. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Warehouse for A van der Byl: 1800s : 1903. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect Additions *
Warehouse for Messrs Fletcher and Company: 1898. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Welgelegen: 1899. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *
Wellington Fruit Growers building: 1902 : 1934. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
WH Struben, Koornhoop (restoration): 1896. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Women's Hostel: 1902. Mowbray, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect *

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