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Mid-19th century. 5369 Main St.

By the mid-nineteenth century, frame had surpassed log as the primary construction material for houses in Stephens City. This, the town's finest example of a Federal frame house, is a symmetrical, two-story, three-bay building, with a gable roof and two interior gable-end brick chimneys. A front porch has paired square posts and a transom with tracery over the front door. Other examples of brick Federal houses in Stephens City include 5286, 5381, and 5425 Main Street. Greek Revival was adopted for a few houses in town, but was more popular in the rural portion of the county.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "House", [Stephens City, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-FR30.

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