10 West 138th Street, Chauncy Hooper Towers
Chauncy Hooper Towers at 10 West 138th Street commemorates the WWII Commander of the 369th Coast Artillery Regiment, an all-African-American troop, the majority of whom were from Harlem. Stationed in Hawaii during WWII, the unit was given the nickname “Hooper’s Troopers”. During the postwar period, Commander Hooper held numerous senior positions in New York City politics and was a prominent member of Harlem society.
The architecture is pedestrian, but the freestanding building provides plenty of light and is surrounded by trim landscaping.