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Vertner Woodson Tandy

Vertner Woodson Tandy American architect

American architect
Vertner Woodson Tandy
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Intro American architect
Was Architect
From United States of America
Type Engineering
Gender male
Birth 17 May 1885, Lexington, USA
Death 7 November 1949, Manhattan, USA (aged 64 years)
Star sign TaurusTaurus
Education
Tuskegee University
Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
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Biography

Vertner Woodson Tandy (May 17, 1885 – November 7, 1949) was an American architect. He was one of the seven founders (commonly referred to as "The Seven Jewels") of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity at Cornell University in 1906. He was the first African American registered architect in New York State. Tandy served as the first treasurer of the Alpha chapter and the designer of the fraternity pin. The fraternity became incorporated under his auspices.

Biography

He was born on May 17, 1885, in Lexington, Kentucky.

He initially attended Tuskegee Institute studying architectural drawing. In 1907 he graduated from Cornell University with a degree in architecture and he later became the State of New York’s first registered black architect, with offices on Broadway in New York City.

Tandy's most famous commission was probably Villa Lewaro, the $250,000 mansion of Harlem millionairess Madam C. J. Walker, in Irvington on Hudson, New York. Among his other extant work are the Ivey Delph Apartments, and St. Philip's Episcopal Church at 204 West 134th Street in Harlem, through his architectural firm of Tandy & Foster. The Ivey Delph Apartments, designed in 1948, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Tandy also holds the distinction of being the first African American to pass the military commissioning examination and was commissioned First Lieutenant in the 15th Infantry of the New York State National Guard.

Vertner W. Tandy died of pneumonia on November 7, 1949, aged 64, in Manhattan, New York City.

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