JJ Bridges House
When Reverend John J Bridges DD and his wife Isobel retired to Orlando, they commissioned an architect named Wilson C Ely from Newark, New Jersey, to design their new home. The property was completed in 1916, and Ely’s creation was the first of its kind. In contrast to those that came before it, the JJ Bridges House was understated and elegant. Having departed from the grandiose style employed by previous Orlando architects, Ely ushered in a new era of home design: Colonial Revival.