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The International Style, 1939

Architect: Amaza Lee Meredith

Leisure, Mindfulness and the Dream Broker.

Understanding mid twentieth century resort land development.

American Women in 20th Century Architectural Design and Landscape Development.

ON LOCATION: Field Research, Virginia State University, Petersburg/Ettrick, VA.

AZUREST SOUTH

After extensive research

Two field study research trips in 2010 and 2011

In spring 2012 the author defended the graduate thesis titled, Slowly, Surely, One Plat, One Binder at a Time: Choking Out Jim Crow and the Development of the Azurest Syndicate Incorporated.

The findings of this research analyzes, documents and compares the significance of twentieth century resort community land development and the history of Jim Crow practices in American real estate. The author presented the research findings at the Vernacular Architectural Forum Conference 2014.

Slowly, Surely, One Plat, One Binder at a Time: Choking Out Jim Crow and the Development of the Azurest Syndicate Incorporated can be found on the Digital Archives, Scholar Works @Georgia State University. The abstract can be viewed at this link, http://scholarworks.gsu.edu/history_theses/53/ 

Special thanks to the Special Collections and Archives, Virginia State University, Petersburg VA, for providing access to the Amaza Lee Meredith Papers.

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Updated 10/30/13

Second Revision – 5/4/14