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Lexington in Fayette County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Vertner Woodson Tandy

1885 - 1949

 
 
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By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
1. Vertner Woodson Tandy Marker
Inscription. Born in Lexington, son of Henry A. Tandy, respected African American contractor. Attended the Chandler School, Tuskegee Institute, Cornell Univ. 1st registered black architect in New York State, where he built landmark homes & buildings. A founder of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest African American Fraternity.

Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter, Lexington, Ky.
 
Erected 2009 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2296.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 3.159′ N, 84° 30.255′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Kentucky, in Fayette County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 25, 421) west of Jefferson Street (Kentucky Route 1928), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 693 West Main Street, Lexington KY 40508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Todd House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary Todd Lincoln House (about 700 feet away); Pioneer Burying Ground (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
2. Vertner Woodson Tandy Marker
Town Branch (approx. mile away); Mary Todd Lincoln (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lexington Historic Distillery District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lexington (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lexington Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Vertner Woodson Tandy - BlackPast.org. (Submitted on November 16, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Vertner Woodson Tandy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
3. Vertner Woodson Tandy Marker
Vertner Woodson Tandy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, September 1, 2012
4. Vertner Woodson Tandy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 434 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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