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Sir Herbert Baker

Cape Town, South Africa
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Sir Herbert Baker
South African Archives

Sir Herbert Baker (9 June 1862 in Cobham, Kent – 4 February 1946 in Cobham, Kent) was a British architect.

Baker was the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades, 1892–1912.

Among the many churches, schools and houses he designed in South Africa are the Union Buildings Pretoria, St John's College, Johannesburg, Wynberg Boys School, Cape Town and Groote Schuur - Rhodes' remodelled house on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town and the Champagne Homestead and Rhodes Cottage on the historic seventeenth century estate Boschendal, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch.

With Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens he was instrumental in designing civic buildings throughout New Delhi.

Cape Town, South Africa
AleeshaCallahan, October 30th, 2012