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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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.