VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: AMAZA LEE MEREDITHveteranfeminists2023-03-26T17:48:22-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Amaza Lee Meredith
August 14, 1895 – January 2, 1984
Architect, educator, artist. One of the nation’s first female Black architects. Established Virginia State’s School of Fine Arts Department. Department Chair, 1935 – 1958. Designed home on Virginia State campus, “Azurest South,” 1938. Began “Azurest North,” vacation homes for African Americans, Sag Harbor, Long Island, 1947. Azurest South became home of Virginia State University National Alumni Association, 1986. Added to National Register of Historic Places, 1993. Bachelor’s degree with honors, Master’s degree, fine arts, Teacher’s College of Columbia University, New York, 1930 and 1934.