Sir Herbert Baker Collection (Old)

Sir Herbert Baker Collection (Old)

 

Sir Herbert John Baker (09:06:1862 -04:02:1946).
South Africa's best-known architect, started his South African career in 1892 and thus provided the basis for a number of works and ongoing studies both in South Africa and abroad. His South African career spanned from pre-Anglo-Boer War days into the challenging years of post-war reorganisation and Union in 1910.

The Herbert Baker Collection of the Department of Architecture, University of Pretoria has, as provenance, the Geoffrey Pearse Papers (from the John Fassler Collection donated by Mira Fassler Kamstra), the John Cleland Papers (donated by Joanna Walker as material sourced for a prospective post graduate study not completed).

SA Artefacts Database on Sir Herbert John Baker

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Tel.: +27 12 420 4707

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Recent Submissions

  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-06)
    Two drawings by Sir Herbert Baker of a gabled Cape Dutch building at the bottom of Kerk Street in Stellenbosch. It was demolished in 1899. The Baroque-style main gable is topped by a pediment.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-06)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of the gables of a Cape Dutch building in Stellenbosch. The gables display convex-concave elements, and one is topped by a pediment.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-06)
    Drawing made by Sir Herbert Baker in November 1893 of the gable of a Cape Dutch building in Stellenbosch. The Baroque gable has florid scrolls.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-06)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of a gable belonging to a Cape Dutch building in Stellenbosch, erected in 1814. It is in neoclassical style, but has Baroque wings.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-01)
    Drawings by Sir Herbert Baker of various gables at Welmoed, which belonged to the Vanderbyl family. Two of the Cape Dutch gables combine the neoclassical and Baroque styles; the other is in the florid Baroque style.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-01)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of the gable of a Cape Dutch house on Kerk Street in Stellenbosch. Dated 1815, it resembles a pointed apex gable.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-10-01)
    Memorandum by Sir Herbert Baker informing the recipient about changes to the corner stoep plan, which will move the kitchen more to the south (building unknown).
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-29)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of the front gable at Meerlust, dated 1776. The Cape Dutch gable is of the convex-concave type.
  • Kendall, Francis Kaye (2008-09-29)
    Letter to Prof. Geoffrey Pearse from F. K. Kendall about Sir Herbert Baker's proposed book. Several projects in Cape Town are mentioned, as well as persons who worked with Baker.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-29)
    Drawings by Sir Herbert Baker of La Dauphine, an H-shaped Cape Dutch homestead which belonged to the Malherbe family. At both the front and back are neoclassical gables with Baroque wings and scrolls. On the sides are ...
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-29)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of a gable of a Cape Dutch building in Stellenbosch, dated 1797 and subsequently demolished. The gable resembles a necked gable with a pediment.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-29)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of a gabled Cape Dutch building in Stellenbosch, subsequently demolished. One gable is convex-concave; the other is necked with scrolls. The architect and date are unknown.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-29)
    Drawing made by Sir Herbert Baker of Stellenberg, a Cape Dutch homestead near Cape Town. Drawing done on 04 August 1892. The house appears to be thatched and displays a typical necked gable.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of the gable of the Cape Dutch style Delta building in Drakenstein. It resembles a Baroque gable and is topped by a pediment.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of the Baroque-style gable of a Cape Dutch building at Watergat in Drakenstein. The architect is unknown.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of two gables of Cape Dutch buildings in Stellenbosch.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Sketch by Sir Herbert Baker of the gable of a Cape Dutch building at Banhoek, architect and date unknown. The slightly unusual Baroque gable has convex elements.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of the Cape Dutch cellar at Schoonegezicht in Stellenbosch, dated 1800. It has a typical Baroque gable.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Drawing by Sir Herbert Baker of a gable on a Cape Dutch building in Prince Albert. The gable has Baroque scrolls and a pointed apex.
  • Baker, Herbert, Sir, 1862-1946 (2008-09-26)
    Drawings by Sir Herbert Baker of four examples of gables on Cape Dutch buildings in Stellenbosch: convex-concave, pointed apex and Baroque types.

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