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J.J Bridges house

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Historic Landmark)


J.J Bridges home is a historical home in Orlando. It was the first Colonial Revival Style home in Orlando designed by Wilson C. Ely for retired clergyman Rev. John J Bridges. On January 26,1984, it was added to the U.S National Register of Historic Places.


The Bridges house is located at 704 South Kuhl Avenue. On January 26th, 1984, the house was added to the US National Register of Historic Places. J.J Bridges house can also be located on Facebook with its location and the option to “check in” and rate your experience.

Historically, the house inspired a second generation of residences which were simple and elegant. This architectural style resembled homes that reflected renewed interest. The homes appear plainer and mostly assembled than crafted. They were part of the new suburbs and were built with durable material. This designed was soon to be considered nationalistic in the United States. Colonial Revival Style homes peaked in the early 1950s. Since this house was built in 1916 it was considered one of the first Colonial Revival Style homes not only in Orlando but in the United States. 

Rev John J. Bridges and his wife Isobel retired to Orlando following a successful  career as a clergyman in New York and northern New Jersey.


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704 S. Kuhl Avenue
Orlando , FL 32806
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This location was created on 2016-09-19 by Tom Kurulkar , University of Central Florida - History GEP; Instructed by Amy Darty.   It was last updated on 2017-01-05 by Amy Darty .

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