Herbert Baker biography

Herbert Baker

Architect

1862 – 1946

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Who was Herbert Baker?

Herbert Baker was an British architect remembered as the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades. He was born and died at Owletts in Cobham, Kent.

Among the many churches, schools and houses he designed in South Africa are the Union Buildings in Pretoria, St. John's College, Johannesburg, the Wynberg Boys' High School, Groote Schuur in Cape Town, and the Champagne Homestead and Rhodes Cottage on Boschendal, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. With Edwin Lutyens he was instrumental in designing New Delhi, which in 1931 became the capital of the British Raj. His tomb is in Westminster Abbey.

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Born
Jun 9, 1862
Cobham
Also known as
  • 赫伯特·貝克
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Tonbridge School
  • Architectural Association School of Architecture
Lived in
  • Cobham
Died
Feb 4, 1946
Cobham
Resting place
Westminster Abbey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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