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About the Society

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.  During our monthly meetings, neighbors visit with one another, discuss neighborhood concerns, share restoration tips and enjoy participating in organized programs.

The Eldridge Society has two main sources for raising funds.  On alternating years we sponsor Home Tours and a Holiday House.   The proceeds from these events have gone toward the Summer Concert Series at Elizabeth Park, as well as the refurbishing of the bronze fountain and construction of the gazebo at the park.  Funds raised have also contributed to annual tree plantings, improvements to Carl Lobe Park and the Columbia School grounds, and construction of a monument of the historic district marker.

We invite you to join any of our meetings on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May, at various neighborhood homes.   For further information on the Eldridge Society, please contact the President, or any club officer.


The Eldridge Society for History and Preservation
P.O. Box 4
Bellingham, WA 98227