The Eldridge Society was formed in 1976 by a group of people who had a
vision - to form a meeting place for neighbors to gather and share their ideas
about how to improve and maintain their historic neighborhood.|
Today, the society, like the neighborhood, is made up of people of all ages and walks of life who share an intense interest in exploring the history of their neighborhood and their individual homes, whether simple or palatial, and who share a commitment to preserve the district's history, beauty and gracious ambiance.
The Eldridge Society works with Bellingham Parks and Rec to plan the Summer Concert Series at Elizabeth Park. In the past the society has refurbished the bronze fountain and constructed the gazebo at the park.
Funds raised over the years have contributed to improvements of Carl Lobe Park, the Columbia School grounds, and construction of a monument of the historic district marker.