Azurest South

Azurest South, located between the L. Douglas Wilder Cooperative Extension Building and the J.B. Bolling “ROTC” Building on the campus of Virginia State, serves as the official Alumni House of the Virginia State University Alumni Association. Completed in 1939, by VSU Alumna, Amaza Lee Meredith (1895-1984), one of the nation's first documented African-American female architects, Azurest South is a significant landmark of African-American material culture and design, and demonstrates Ms. Meredith’s courage in expressing non-traditional ideas in the public eye of the state's first land grant college for African Americans. In 1993, Azurest South was listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and in 1994 in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001, it was also documented during Women’s Month by the National Register of Historic Places. Azurest South is truly a gem and a treasure for both the Alumni Association and the University.


VSU Alumni Association
P.O. Box 2488
Petersburg, VA 23804

Phone: (804) 524-5596
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