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W. McNeill 'Mac' Baker, retired Baltimore architect who specialized in health care facilities, dies

W. McNeill 'Mac' Baker, retired Baltimore architect who specialized in health care facilities, dies

W. McNeill “Mac” Baker, a retired Baltimore architect who was a partner in the firm of Edmunds, Hyde & Baker Inc., died June 5 in his sleep at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. He was 96.

“I knew his reputation for years, and his specialty was medical facilities and hospitals. He was the go-to-guy for such facilities,” said Tom Spies, an architect who recently retired from the Baltimore firm of Hord Coplan Macht Inc.

“He was very research-oriented,” said Mr. Spies, a Ruxton resident. “He was a very considerate person who listened to people when they spoke, and they listened to him when he spoke.”

Wurster McNeill Baker was born in Twin Bridges, Mont., and...

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