Lynchburg native Amaza Lee Meredith (1895 – 1984) was one of the nation’s few African-American female architects. Her design, Azurest South, is a rare Virginia example of a mature International Style building. She also designed houses for her family and friends in Virginia, Texas, and New York. Principally employed as a teacher, Meredith founded the Fine Arts Department at present-day Virginia State University and served as chair until her 1958 retirement. She willed her half of Azurest South to the university alumni association after her death. It was listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Original Sponsor: Department of Historic Resources
Geographic Location: Chesterfield County
Physical Description of Location: NOT ERECTED September 2009
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