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...