29. Ivey Delph Apartments (1948)

Ivey Delph Apartments in Hamilton Heights

The Ivey Delph Apartments in Hamilton Heights is probably unknown to most New Yorkers, but the building was one of the most important projects of Vertner Woodson Tandy, the first African American registered architect in New York State. Designed in the Moderne style in 1948, the apartment was the first large project by and for African Americans in New York that was backed by a Federal Housing Administration mortgage commitment.

Tandy was known for founding an architectural firm with George Washington Foster, an early African-American architect. The apartment was home to Count Basie orchestra trumpeter Buck Clayton and bass player Ted Sturgis. The apartment was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.