Pavilion X
Credit: Hawes Spencer
Original Author: Hawes Spencer
Created: March 31, 2010
Medium: Digital photograph

Pavilion X

This is Pavilion X, one of ten classically influenced pavilions designed by Thomas Jefferson where faculty members lived and taught. The pavilions—five on either side of the Lawn—were connected to single-story colonnaded student housing in an overall design Jefferson called an Academical Village.

This photograph, taken in 2010, depicts Pavilion X after it was restored to Jefferson's original specifications. In 2008 and 2009 preservation architects reconstructed the wooden parapet that masked the pavilion's pitched roof and restored its original color scheme, including the sandy-colored trim and columns.