(Academical Village Map, [E2])
Pavilion I adjoins the Rotunda steps on the Lawn's west side. Completed in 1822, it was the fifth pavilion built. Its four plastered white-painted columns are topped by Doric capitals that were made in Charlottesville. Pavilion I has center doorways on the first and second floors and a center chimney. Jefferson designed the Chinese-inspired trellis railings on the second floor. The first occupant was John Patton Emmet, professor of natural history, who taught classes in chemistry, botany, and comparative anatomy. Emmet’s botanical experiments -- which included growing grapes, rare flowers and fruit trees, and Chinese mulberries on which to raise silkworms -- soon overgrew the garden space provided with the pavilion, so he bought the property near the University still called “Morea,” the botanical name for mulberry. Visit Academical Village Central.