The rear gardens
The gardens of Pavilion VII
The West RangeJefferson's "Academical village" consisted of four parallel rows of structures from north to south. The inner rows were made up the pavilions and linking student rooms. The outer rows were made up of student rooms and "hotels" (refectories); Jefferson designed these separate dining rooms rather than one large mess hall. The student rooms are behind the arcaded loggia.
The serpentine walls, one brick thick--an economical solutionPendleton Hogan explains that "Jefferson did not invent serpentine walls. Almost surely he saw them in England in 1786, and he may have seen a type of them earlier at Governor Sir William Berkeley's Green Spring plantation, built about 1645 three miles west of Jamestown. But there can be no doubt that by placing such walls throughout the university's grounds, Jefferson brought them enduring appreciation" (71).
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