Lower Story of Dorick Pavilion
Original Author: Thomas Jefferson
Created: Probably before 1817
Medium: Ink-and-pencil drawing

Lower Story of Dorick Pavilion

An architectural drawing by Thomas Jefferson shows his plan for the lower portico of Pavilion VII, one of ten pavilions at the University of Virginia where professors would live and teach. The former president designed the University of Virginia, then called Central College, between 1816 and 1819. Construction notes on the drawing indicate the location of the floors, where the top of the window would reach, and where the brick work would stop. Sited on the west side of the Lawn at the University of Virginia, Pavilion VII featured Doric columns.

Citation: Thomas Jefferson Architectural Drawings for the University of Virginia, circa 1816–1819, Accession #171, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.