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Azurest South
Azurest South is located in Virginia
Azurest South
Location in Virginia
Azurest South is located in the United States
Azurest South
Location in the United States
Location 2900 Boisseau St. Ettrick, VA 23803
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1938
Architect Meredith, Amaza Lee; Holmes, Russell
Architectural style International Style
NRHP reference No. 93001464
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Added to NRHP December 30, 1993

Azurest South is the home and workplace of Amaza Lee Meredith, one of the nation's first black female architects. Located on the campus of Virginia State University, the home is one of the few examples of the Post World War I German style: International Style in Virginia. She shared the home with her partner, Dr. Edna Meade Colson, who served as dean of the Virginia State University School of Education. Meredith founded Virginia State University's fine arts department in 1930. When Meredith died, she left half of the property's interest to the Virginia State University National Alumni Association, and after Colson's death, the association purchased the other half of the estate.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Azurest South displays "a fascination with modernity, a familiarity with new materials and construction details, and a love of nature." The building is located in a dell on the eastern edge of campus.

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