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Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Edgar Alexander Baikie
Born: 1923 or 1924
Died: 2 March 1965
Bio Notes: John Edgar Alexander Baikie was born in 1923 or 1924, the son of Hugh McAndrew Bailie, civil engineer, and his wife Janet Hamilton Darney Mann. He was admitted ARIBA in 1948. In 1950 he gave his address as 'Holmlands', Crawford, Lanarkshire. In the mid-1950s he formed the practice John E A Baikie & Associates. From reports at the time of the competition for Leith Fort Housing, it would seem that Michael Shaw-Stewart and Frank Perry were partners in the firm. By 1964 the name of the practice had changed to Shaw-Stewart Baikie & Perry which subsequently preseumably on the death of Baikie in 1965 became Shaw-Stewart & Perry.

He died on 2 March 1965 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. He was survived by his wife Moira Train Mackay who was also an architect.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 322, Russell Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1965 
Item 2 of 3Homlands, Crawford, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)Before 1948 *After 1950 
Item 3 of 365, North Castle Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1964  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul  Assistant Architect 
Item 2 of 2Shaw-Stewart Baikie & Perry19581965Founding Partner 

Buildings and Designs

This was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 4 Drylaw Parish ChurchDrylaw EdinburghScotlandAssistant Architect in charge
Item 2 of 4November 1957(?)Leith Fort HousingLeith EdinburghScotlandJohn E. Baikie and Associates, Architects - 1st (awarded contract)
Item 3 of 41960Caravan ParkAberdour FifeScotlandProposed
Item 4 of 41960Old St Paul's Episcopal Church, Laurie Memorial Building  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp4
pp20, 29, 123, 160-1 Leith Fort
Item 2 of 6Glendinning, Miles and Muthesius, Stefan1994Tower Block: Modern Public Housing in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Yale University Press: New Haven and Londonp238 Photograph of Leith Fort scheme
Item 3 of 6RIBA1948The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 5 of 6RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder1 November 1957  p53-55


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