High Banks

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High Banks
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High Banks is located in Virginia
High Banks
High Banks is located in the US
High Banks
Location 423 High Banks Rd., near Stephenson, Virginia
Coordinates 39°12′22″N 78°04′12″W / 39.20611°N 78.07000°W / 39.20611; -78.07000Coordinates: 39°12′22″N 78°04′12″W / 39.20611°N 78.07000°W / 39.20611; -78.07000
Area 70 acres (28 ha)
Built c. 1753 (1753) c. 1858; 1920; 1944
Built by Thomas Helm; James D. Stillwell
Architectural style late Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 11000066[1]
VLR # 034-0109
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 1, 2011
Designated VLR December 16, 2010[2]

High Banks, also known as the Helm-Clevenger House, is a historic home and farm located near Stephenson, Frederick County, Virginia. The house was built about 1753, and is a two-story, three bay by two bay, center-hall, double-pile, limestone dwelling. It has a one-story, two-bay by three-bay frame addition and a frame rear wing. The front porch and interior features detailing in the late Greek Revival added about 1858. Also on the property are a contributing foundation and partial wall of a post-Civil War bank barn and an 18th-century icehouse pit, both of stone.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 2/28/11 through 3/04/11. National Park Service. 2011-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ James C. Massey and Shirley Maxwell (September 2010). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: High Banks" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos

External links[edit]

  • Media related to High Banks at Wikimedia Commons