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Pavilion V is located on the central-west side of the Lawn at U.Va. As with other pavilions in Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village, this structure represents a specific architectural order and serves as a unique "teaching tool" for scholars at the university. No two pavilions are exactly alike. Pavilion V is distinguished by an Ionic portico and egg and dart molding above the entablature.


  • Pavilion V and Student Rooms
  • Pavilions III and V
  • West Side of the Lawn with Pavilions V (Middle) and VII (Left)

Ten Pavilions are situated along the east and west sides of the University of Virginia's Academical Village. Centered around the Lawn, the Academical Village was designed by Thomas Jefferson as a unique environment where students and faculty could live and study. Each pavilion represents an academic discipline as conceived by Jefferson, an order of ancient architecture, and was intended to be occupied by a professor of the "useful science" with which it was associated. No two are exactly alike.

Pavilion V, with its six-columnn portico, represents the Ionic order. An egg and dart molding featuring carved rosettes between the modillions adorns the entablature. It, along with the other buildings on the Lawn, are "models of taste and good architecture."1 Consequently, the structure is as much an architectual teaching tool as it is a residence. The first occupant of Pavilion V was the University of Virginia's first Professor of Ancient Languages, George Long.

1. "U.Va. Web Map: Pavilion V." The University of Virginia. Accessed March 31, 2017. http://www.Virginia.edu/webmap/popPages/pavilion5.html.

"The Lawn." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Accessed March 31, 2017. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lawn.

Sullivan, Mary Ann. "Images of The Lawn, University of Virginia, by Thomas Jefferson." Bluffton. Accessed March 31, 2017. http://www.bluffton.edu/homepages/facstaff/sullivanm/Virginia/charlottesville/uvalawn/lawn.html.

Pavilions III and V; image by Karen Blaha from Charlottesville, VA - flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5290005.

Pavilion V and Student Rooms; image by Moacir P. de Sá Pereira; edited (cropped & lightened up) by User:Ibn Battuta - Flickr: Academical Village, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13275958.

West Side of Lawn; image by Karen Blaha - Flickr: [1], CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13129968.