The Bridges House

The home of New Hampshire’s governor, its people, and its history.

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Welcome to The Bridges House

In many ways, this home and surrounding property reflect the spirit and values of the people of New Hampshire.

The Bridges House was gifted to the State of New Hampshire in 1969 by former Governor and United States Senator, Styles Bridges. Over recent years, it has been renovated and restored to its former beauty.

Although this is not the official residence of our Governor, The Bridges House does not stand empty. We believe this property is being managed in precisely the way Styles Bridges intended when he and his family donated the home to the state.

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Informative video about the life of Senator Styles Bridges and the history of The Bridges House.

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History of The Bridges House

A historically and architecturally significant home built in 1835, The Bridges House is located in East Concord, New Hampshire. The house is listed on both the New Hampshire and the National Register of Historic Places.

Styles Bridges was a self-made man and legendary politician who lived in this home with his family. He was a well-known and respected political leader in New Hampshire, serving as New Hampshire Governor from 1935 to 1937 and US Senator from 1937 to 1961.

Styles Bridges never forgot his roots. First and foremost, he was a gentleman farmer. At one point, the property was a working farm with vegetables and livestock.

But don’t underestimate this farmer from New England. Not only did he serve on the powerful Appropriations Committee, he was also deeply involved in the Manhattan Project, the development of the atomic bomb used to help win World War II.

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Recent Restorations

In 2004, former First Lady Susan Lynch launched an aggressive effort to restore, preserve, and update the landmark, in order to share this unique treasure. “Friends of Bridges House” was created and has raised private funds for repairs and renovations. The renovations of The Bridges House are mostly complete and the beauty of the residence has been restored to its potential. But we must continue to raise the necessary funds to provide furnishings and equipment to ensure the functionality of the facility.

The house is listed on both the New Hampshire and National Register of Historic Places.

The photos displayed here represent the way that we hope The Bridges House can look with the help of our donors. The furniture featured in the pictures is, unfortunately, not the property of The Bridges House and was used only for the staging of these photos. We are graciously accepting donations of time-period furniture and historic artwork in order to get the interior of the home looking as elegant as these photographs suggest.

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