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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

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Cape Explosives Works: 1903. Somerset West, 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
D Isaacs and Co Bldg: 1901. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Dale College: 1877 : 1906. Qonce (King William's Town), Eastern Cape - Architect
Diocesan College, physics lab: 1905. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Diocesan College, School House: 1900. Rondebosch, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Findlay & Co Bldg: 1900. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Groot Constantia - Second Restoration: 1902. Constantia, Western Cape - Architect
Guardian Assurance Co Bldg: 1901-1902. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
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 JC Molteno: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
House Kuhlman: 1903. Mountain View, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House Mrs Given-Wilson: 1910. Yeoville, Johannesburg, Gauteng - Architect
House of Assembly: 1910. 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 Bldg: 1900. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Kelvin Grove: 1899. Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Lightfoot Memorial Fountain: 1907 : 2018-2019. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect 1907
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
Rhodes Building: 1902 : c1950. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Seamen's Institute: 1904. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
St Alban's Cathedral: 1905-1909 : 1958. Central, 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 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 John's Chapel: 1922. Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
St Mary's Church: 1909. Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal - Architect
St Paul's Church: 1878-1880 : c1900. Central, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
St Philip's Church: 1898. District Six, Woodstock, Western Cape - Architect
St Saviour's Church: 1850 : 1871 : 1904. Claremont, Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
Standard Bank: 1905. Malmesbury, Western Cape - Architect
Vredenburgh Cottages for CJ Rhodes: 1900. Stellenbosch, Western Cape - Architect
Wellington Fruit Growers building: 1902 : 1934. Cape Town, Western Cape - Architect
WH Struben, Koornhoop (restoration): 1896. 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